Friday, March 23, 2018

Bunnies,Rabbits and Chicks Theme ( UPDATED)

Bunnies, Rabbits & Chicks Theme

Talk: Show pictures of rabbits or bunnies and chicks you can also used stuffed animals or puppets too if you have them. Start by asking a few questions
about bunnies and chicks--
  • Have you ever held a rabbit?
  • Have you ever seen a rabbit?
  • Do you know
    another animal which looks a lot like a rabbit?
  • What color are rabbits?
  • Do rabbits have small or big ears?
  • How do rabbits move?
  • Do rabbits have fur or feathers?
  • Can a rabbit lay an egg?
  • Have you ever held a chick? 
  • What sound does a chick make?
  • What color are chicks?
READ: Books-

My Friend Rabbit By Eric Rohmann
How Do You Read to a Rabbit By Andrea Konigslow
Little White Rabbit By Kevin Henkes 
Surfer Chick By Kristy Dempsey Count with Maisy - Cheep, Cheep, Cheep By Lucy Cousins
Little Bunny Foo Foo By Paul Brett Johnson Chick By Ed Vere 
Dance By Matthew Van Fleet
What Does Bunny See By Linda Sue Park
Duck Rabbit By Amy Krouse Rosenthal 
Tough Chicks By Cece Meng
Little Chick By Amy Hest
Five Little Chicks By Nancy Tafuri
Read to your Bunny By Rosemary Wells
Chicks By Laura Ellen Anderson 
Chicks Run Wild By  Supdipta Bardhan Quallen
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick By Lucille Colandro
Guess How Much I Love You By Sam
Charlie Chick By Nick Denchfield
 Owen's Marshmallow Chick By Kevin Henkes
Will you be my friend By Nancy Tafuri
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny By Marilyn Sadler 
Bunny and Me By Adele Greenspun  
The Runaway Bunny By Margaret Wise Brown
Lovey Bunny By Kristine Lombardi
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny By Jeffrey Burton
Five Little Bunnies By Dan Yaccarino 
Everybunny Count By  Ellie Sandall
Tippy, Tippy, Tippy, Hide By Candace Fleming
Muncha, Muncha, Muncha By Candance Fleming
Bunnies Book club By Annie Silverstro
Quiet Bunny's Many Colors By Lisa McCue
Curious George and the Bunny By H.A. Rey
Bunnies By Laura Ellen Anderson
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale By mo Willems (Series about Knuffle Bunny)


Another Movement activity: I have laminated bunnies if you want to put them around the room you can taped to the walls for them to find and then count (only use 10) and they can count on their fingers with you once they attached  them with the tape to the white  a- frame board.

If you want to sing a song –( tune of ten little Indians)
1 little 2 little 3 little bunnies
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies
7 little 8 little 9 little bunnies
10 little bunnies go hop, hop, hop! (bounce hands up and down)

Fingerplay: “Here Is a Bunny”
Here is a bunny with ears so funny (hold up index and middle fingers for ears)
And here is his hole in the ground (make a circle with the other hand)
At the first sound he hears, he pricks up his ears (extend two fingers)
And hops in the hole in the ground (fingers jump into the hole)
Credit: Early Literacy and storytime Katie

Puppets: “Five Little Bunnies”
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
Five little bunnies went out to play.
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
One little bunny hopped away.
(No more bunnies are playing today,
I hope they come back another day.)
Credit: Twizzle Magazine and Storytime Katie 

Baby Bunnies  Credit Everything Preschool

Baby bunny bounces high (Jump high)
Baby bunny bounces low (Jump low)
Baby bunny blinks his eyes (Blink eyes)
Baby Bunny waves good-bye (Wave) 
Here Comes a Bunny  Credit Everything Preschool

Here comes a bunny, hip-hop-hop
See how his long ears, flip-flop-flop
See how his nose goes, Twink-twink-twink
See how his eyes go, wink-wink-wink
Here is a bunny with ears so funny
And here is his hole in the ground
A noise he hears, And he pricks up his ears

Mr. Rabbit
Credit EducatAll

Mr. Rabbit hops, hops, hops
And his ears flop, flop, flop
He wiggles his tail
He wiggles his nose
Then once again he hops, hops, hops
And his ears flop, flop, flop

  • Music and Creative Movement --credit

    Invite the children to pretend to be bunnies as you sing these songs together.

    I'm a Little Bunny to the tune of 
    "I'm a Little Teapot"
    I'm a little bunny, with a cotton tail,
    See me hopping down the bunny trail.
    My ears then shake,
    And then of course,
    A bite I take.
    Sing See the Bunny to the tune of
     "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush"
    See how the bunny hops along, hops along, hops along, (children crouch and hop)
    See how the bunny hops along,
    On this (spring, Easter) morning.
    Other verses:
    This is the way he wiggles his nose... (children take their fingers to wiggle their noses)
    See how he jiggles his cotton tail... (children put one hand behind them and wiggle it)
    (Original Author Unknown)

    RHYME: Unhatched Egg
    I love this lead-in to the next story….although, one clever child in my group said “crack!” when I asked what an egg says.

    What does a rooster say?
         (Cock-a-doodle doo)
    What does a hen say?
    What does a chick say?
    What does an egg say?
    Good! And now you’re ready to listen to the next story!

    Adapted from and sunflower Storytime


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