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BUNNIES

BUNNY PICTURES
Invite your children to try one of the art activities below.
Draw a freeform bunny on a piece of construction paper. Glue on a cotton ball for a tail and add some green Easter grass, if desired.
Glue a flat, round, cotton cosmetic pad on a piece of white paper for a bunny body. Use crayons or markers to draw a bunny face and ears above the bunny body and to add other details. Complete by gluing on green Easter grass.

 
BUNNY MASK PUPPETS
For each of your children, select a white paper plate and cut two round eyeholes out the center part. Let the children use crayons or markers to draw bunny faces on their plates, incorporating the eyeholes. Then give them each two bunny ear shapes cut from heavy white paper to glue or tape to the top edge of their bunny faces. Finally, attach a sturdy plastic drinking straw or a craft stick to the bottom of each bunny face for a handle. Let the children use their mask puppets when telling bunny stories or singing bunny songs.
 

BUNNY PLATE GAME
Find five paper plates with a picture of a bunny on each one. Number the plates from 1 to 5. Attach 15 bunny stickers to 15 small cards. Set out the sticker cards and the plates. Then let the children take turns reading the numerals on the plates and placing the matching number of bunny cards on each one.
 
BUNNY TRAILS
On an 8 ½ by 11-inch piece of white paper placed horizontally, draw a bunny in the lower left-hand corner and a bunny hutch in the upper right-hand corner. Draw a simple trail, an inch or so wide, leading from the bunny to the bunny hutch. Make a duplicated copy of the paper for each of your children. Show them how to use a crayon to draw a line inside the bunny trail from the bunny to his home. When they have finished, let them color their bunny trail pictures any way they wish.
 
BUNNY STORYBOOK

Make up a short story about a bunny and write it down. Or choose a bunny story that your children are not familiar with. Ask the children to listen carefully as you read the story to them. (If you are using a published story, don’t show the illustrations.) When you have finished, invite the children to draw pictures illustrating the story. Then put the pictures together to make a bunny book for your library corner.
 
BUNNY HOPPING GAMES
Let your children take turns playing one or more of these bunny games.
Roll a die and name the number that comes up. Take that many bunny hops forward, backward, or around in a circle.
Stand in an open area. Follow such directions as these: “Bunnies hop on one foot; Bunnies, hop on the other foot; Bunnies hop three times forward; Bunnies hop three times backward.”
Play Follow the Leader, hopping around the room to music behind a Leader Bunny.
 
BUNNIES, BUNNIES

Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, hop.
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, stop.
Twitch your ears and twitch your nose.
Twitch your tail and twitch your toes.
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, hop.
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, stop.
Liz Ryerson

Let your children act out the song as you sing.
 

BUNNY SNACKS
Set out carrot and celery sticks plus any other fresh veggies your children think bunnies would like. Spoon a favorite salad dressing into small cups. Then let your children use the salad dressing as a dip while nibbling on the veggies like bunnies.