Lots of animals come from eggs
Some with fins
And some with legs.

Some that chatter
And some that cheep
Some that fly
And some that creep.

Some that slither
And some that run
Some with feathers
And some with none.

Animal eggs can be quite small
Or just as big as a tennis ball.

The animals here
They’re quite a few
Hatch from eggs
And lay them, too.


Eggs! Eggs!
Who lays eggs?
Hens lay eggs.
That I knew!
Only hens?
All birds do!
Only birds?
Not true!
Fish lay eggs
And quite a few!
Birds and fish
And insects, too!
And reptiles and
Amphibians do!
Who’s in an egg?
Someone new!
Time to hatch!
Open, you
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!

Meish Goldish

Bird’s Nest

Among the trees
Is a bird’s nest,
And in the nest
Her three eggs rest.

And in each egg–
Hush, you’ll be heard!–
There lies asleep
A tiny bird.

H.N. Bialik

Five Brown Eggs

Five brown eggs in a nest of hay,
One yellow chick popped out to play.
Four brown eggs in a nest of hay,
Another yellow chick cheep-cheeped Good day.
Three brown eggs in a nest of hay,
Crack went another one, Hip hooray.
Two brown eggs in a nest of hay,
One more chick pecked his shell away.
One brown egg in a nest of hay,
The last yellow chick popped out to say,
Happy Easter!

Baby Chick

Peck, peck, peck
On the warm, brown egg.
Out comes a neck.
Out comes a leg.

How does a chick.
Who’s not been about,
Discover the trick
Of how to get out?


My hen, Hildy, has a secret
Of the most amazing kind,
For Easter she laid patterned eggs
That she, herself, designed:
Eggs with diamonds,
Eggs with stars,
Eggs with twinkly-winkly bars,
Eggs with crescents,
Eggs with flowers,
And two eggs with rainbow showers!

My hen, Hildy, is a marvel.
She’s a darling and a dear.
Best of all, she’s promised me
To lay them every year!

Jeanene Engelhardt