That rhyme can be found here Ten Fluffy Chicks
Ten Eggs in a Nest: Gwen the Hen does not count her eggs before they hatch (smart hen!) and patiently waits. Red Rooster, on the other hand, is so excited that as soon as one egg hatches, he struts over to the store to buy ONE worm with ONE coin for ONE baby chick.
Red returns home to discover that TWO more chicks have hatched so he heads back to the store to buy TWO worms for TWO more baby chicks using TWO coins.
This continues until...
Red Rooster buys worms with coins (this adorable mini cloth bag is perfect for this flannel prop):
Young readers learn how to do (or review) simple addition in this begin-to-read book. If you are trying to incorporate more STEAM or STEM elements into your storytimes, I think this is a fun way to do that.
(Some more on STEAM: http://www.steamedu.com/ or http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com/p/all-things-steam.html)
Activity: Buy ONE worm with ONE coin
When I do this in storytime, I will probably hand each child ONE "coin" after I read the book. Their adults will have to tell them it's ok, but after storytime they can use it to buy ONE worm from me (gummy worm). Our library attracts large groups of kids so I'll have to have additional staff around for this activity.
Bringing storytimes home to Grayden, my almost 3-year-old: