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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bunny Tales

We spent the week listening to bunny tales and pretending to be bunny rabbits! One, Two, Three, Oops! by Michael Coleman is always a favorite.
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)

Our sensory bins were filled with 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.

Plastic eggs were everywhere! They provide such great fine motor/manipulative play and learning experiences for all ages.

It was fun to decorate headbands and add bunny ears to add to the dramatization of our favorite bunnies. In our book, It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

P.J. Funnybunny wasn't sure he wanted to be a bunny anymore, but in the end decided that's just what he wanted to be.

We hopped along a trail of bunny footprints to get in some hopping practice as 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

and then we used bunny tails for painting as we continued to sing...

A must for every bunny is a bouncer or a mattress for a lot of expert jumping practice.

We read The Easter Egg Farm and absolutely loved it! There's no way we could decorate eggs as beautiful as Pauline's but we decorated ours in a pretty cool way...
Dipping hard boiled eggs in paint, we rolled them back and forth in a pan. We each had two masterpieces- an egg and a painting! We ate the eggs for lunch.

Our favorite bunny tale was The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. We read several books with different illustrators. This one had our favorite pictures...
Image result for the tale of peter rabbit michael hague
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 vegetable seeds of our choice for Peter Rabbit in some cute little egg cups. We added googly eyes and a tail.


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 got to take turns being the bunny...

Our Egg Hunt was loads of fun. The Easter Bunny surprised us by hiding our lunch inside eggs.

 There were lots of fun prizes tucked inside the ones we hunted for after lunch.

Happy Easter!
Happy Spring!

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