Little Learners: Rabbits

Hop, hop, hippety, hop, we're exploring rabbits all week long!  

#READ: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park

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A rabbit explores a garden, finding flowers of every color, before hopping home for a nap and dreams of rainbows. Rhyming clues invite the reader to answer the question: What does bunny see? Linda Sue Park's sprightly verses and Maggie Smith's cheerful illustrations will delight young children, as each turn of the page yields a colorful surprise. 

Increase pre-literacy skills as you read together: 

  • Before reading the name of the color on the page, see if your little one can tell you what it is. 
  • Show your little one some of the words that rhyme and say them together. For example, beds/red/head or clean/green/between. If your child is older, see if they can guess the color based on the rhyme.  
  • As you read, tell your little one the meaning of words they might not know.  
    • Nibble- take small bites 
    • Burble- a bubbling sound 
    • Warble- singing  

READ

#SING: See How the Bunny Hops Along 

(Tune: Here we go 'Round the Mulberry Bush) 

See how the bunny hops along,
Hops along, hops along.  
See how the bunny hops along, on a sunny morning.  

This is the way she wiggles her nose,
Wiggles her nose, wiggles her nose,  
this is the way she wiggles her nose, on a sunny morning.  

This is the way she flops her ears,
Flops her ears, flops her ears.  
This is the way she flops her ears, on a sunny morning.  

This is the way she thumps her feet,   
Thumps her feet, thumps her feet.  
This is the way she thumps her feet, on a sunny morning.  

This is the way she crunches carrots,
Crunches carrots, crunches carrots.  
This is the way she crunches carrots, on a sunny morning.  

This is the way she shakes her tail,
Shakes her tail, shakes her tail.  
This is the way she shakes her tail, on a sunny morning.  

#EXPLORE: Bunny Snack Time

Bunch of veggies

Get your little one involved in snack time! 

Various fruits and vegetables such as: carrots, romaine lettuce, bell peppers, blueberries, strawberries, grapes. Materials:  

Instructions:  

  1. Ask your little one to make a snack time list with you. 
  2. Talk about what fruits and vegetables they think bunnies like to eat. 
  3. Show them how you write down the foods they say on the list. 
  4. From the list, choose just a few foods to get for snack time. 
  5. Take a trip to the grocery store and show your little one how you pick out the foods they suggested, or create a mini grocery store at home and help them "shop" for the fruits and veggies. 
  6. Then let them help make a plate of their chosen foods and eat their bunny snack! 

Cute bunny

#JOIN: Attend a program virtually or in person!

View all early childhood programs and events offered this week.  

For virtual programs, registration is required to receive the Zoom link; use the link in the program information to register. 

For in person programs, registration is required; if space allows, walk-ins will be admitted. Use the link in the program information to register. 

#KEEP READING: Looking for more bunnies? Check out these rabbit-filled reads!

 

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