When I do these rhymes I always do the Five and Five Eggs rhyme first with the mother hen. Then I read a book, sing a song and do the other rhyme, Sleepy Chicks, with the same mother hen, but a different nest.
Five and Five Eggs
Five and five eggs
that makes ten.
Sitting on top is mother hen.
Crackle! Crackle! Crackle!
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chicks as yellow as can be!
I made two nests and stacked them on top of each other. When I say the crackle line, I take off the top nest and ...ta da! there are the 10 yellow chicks! Even the caregivers laugh when they see the surprise! The chicks are made of yellow cottonballs with little google eyes and orange felt beaks glued on.
calls mother hen.
"It's time to take your nap again."
So under her feathers the small chicks creep,
and she clucks a song till they fall asleep.
Chickens are a lot of fun at Storytime!