While playing in the backyard this week we discovered a rabbit had built a nest right next to our swing set. That was all the motivation we needed to learn more about rabbits!
I found a book (perfect for preschool/toddler aged children) about rabbits at the library.
The book covered a lot of basic information about rabbits - where they live, physical attributes, feeding, life cycle, making nests and mating.
After learning how rabbits build their nests, we decided to make our own. First I had each kid paint a paper plate brown. While they dried, the kids cut out bunny shapes that I drew for them.
Once the paper plates were dry, we cut them in half and stapled them together to form a "nest"." The kids used Easter grass, crayons and paper cut to look like straw to decorate their nests. Finally, we glued in the rabbits.
I was also able to find some poetry books about rabbits at the library.
Nibble Nibble (by the author of Goodnight Moon) contains 5 simple poems. The illustrations are lovely and the poems are quick reads.
Rabbits, Rabbits contained many more poems including some longer poems than the previous book. My kids really enjoyed the variety of poems in this book.
We also continued our Letter of the Week activity with Chaos. This week we made a "Bunny B." He loves that the ears are so long they hang off the page.
Finally, we did some "bunny math" using Carrots for the Rabbit play doh mats at the PreKinders blog.
What have you been up to this week?
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