"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bunny Tales

We spent the week listening to bunny tales and pretending to be bunny rabbits! One, Two, Three, Oops! by Michael Coleman was a definite hit.

Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen was a really, silly book but we loved listening to it and singing along.
A “hole in the ground” was a fun place 
in which to hide...
This is the song we sang:
Here is a bunny with ears so funny
(hold up two fingers)
And here is a hole in the ground.
(use fingers on other hand to make a “hole”)
When a noise he/she hears,
He/She perks up his/her ears
(straighten fingers)
And he/she jumps in the hole
in the ground!
(place two fingers into “hole” on other hand)

At our sensory table, we had lots of different colors and designs of eggs to sort and count. We practiced being the favorite bunny of all times- the Easter Bunny! An egg spinner added to the sensory fun.
It was fun to decorate headbands and add bunny ears to add to our dramatization of our favorite bunnies. We used bunny tails for painting. 
A must for every bunny is a bouncer for a lot of expert jumping practice.
Bunny footprints provided us with a trail for hopping.
As we hopped we sang:
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way
Bringin’ ev’ry girl and boy
A basketful of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay!

Dipping hard boiled eggs in paint , we rolled them back and forth in a pan. We had two masterpieces- an egg and a painting! We ate the egg for lunch.

Our favorite bunny tale was the story of “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter. We read several books with different illustrators.
To the tune of "Battle Hymn of the Republic", we sang a song about Peter Rabbit that goes like this:
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose
And he flipped it and he flopped it and it flew away!
We sang it over and over again, changing "nose" to different body parts like, toe,  ear, elbow, etc.

We planted a garden for Peter Rabbit. We planted radish seeds, carrots seeds, peas and beans. They've started growing. We can't wait until we can place them outside to continue growing.
Listen Buddy, by Helen Lester, reminded us how important it is to use our "listening ears". 
We played a listening game called "Bunny Says" for practice. 
We used our bunny expertise to dance to the "Bunny Pokey".
You put your bunny ears in
(hands above head like ears)
You put your bunny ears out
Your put your bunny ears in
And you shake them all about
You do the bunny pokey
As you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about!
You put your bunny paws in...
You put your bunny nose in...
You put your bunny tail in...
You put your bunny self in...
That's what it's all about!
Our Egg Hunt was loads of fun. The Easter Bunny surprised us by hiding eggs in the house since it was cold and wet outside. There were lots of fun prizes tucked inside the eggs.

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