Nature Tales: Spring and Eggs

Nature Tales: Spring and Eggs

Nature Tales is a once a month story time program provided by Woodbury County Conservation Board and Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.


Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Read story and talk about the different animals that lay eggs, not just birds. Look at pictures of snakes, turtles, insects, etc. that lay eggs too.

Egg Matching Game

Show egg replicas. Examples: Canada goose, wild turkey, mallard, great horned owl, American crow, blue jay, northern flicker, bluebird, American goldfinch, and hummingbird eggs. Show pictures of each bird and matched the eggs to the pictures. Show an ostrich egg. This is the largest egg in the world.

Craft: Spring Baby Bird

Materials needed for each child:

  • 1 section of an egg carton
  • 1 pompom or cotton ball
  • 2 wiggly eyes
  • orange paper or orange triangle foam pieces
  • green shredded paper or plastic “grass”
  • green paint
  • glue
  • paint brush

Paint the egg carton section and set aside. Cut out a beak from orange paper (or use a foam triangle) and glue to pompom. Glue on wiggly eyes. Add green grass to egg crate and glue pompom chick on top.


We took a short walk outside to listen for birds and look for nests.

Activity provided by:

Woodbury County Conservation Board
Dorothy Pecaut nature Center
Theresa Kruid
4500 Sioux Road
Sioux City, IA 51109

_ 0-1
_ 1-2
_ 2-3
_ 3-4
✓ 4-5
✓ 5-6

Category: Adult-Child

1 hour


Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.1, 9.3, 9.4, 11.1, 11.2, 12.1, 12.4, 13.1, 14.3

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