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Activities:  The bunny hop is always fun this time of year. I have found the music on several cds.

Crafts: Bunny Ears are popular. This is the easiest way I have found to make them.  Use a two inch strip construction

paper ( your choice of colors) Fit it to the child’s head and staple it in a circle to fit. Have the child draw and cut out the  two ears. Staple or glue them to the band.

Decorations: Since carrots are bunnies favorite food, make a carrot for decorating the table by making cone from orange paper. Put  green tissue  in the cone to make the leaves. Each person can make one to decorate the table.

Food:  Bunny buns

2 1/2 to three cups all purpose flour

2tablespoons sugar

1 package (1/4 ounce)dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1cup(8 ounces) sour cream

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

Put the butter, the sour cream and water in a small saucepan and heat, but do not cook. Cool to tepid then add the remaining ingredients. Knead. If thick add more water. Let rise until double in size. Cut into 16 equal parts.  Shape to round or egg shape. cut dough with scissors to shape ears. poke eyes with chopstick or sharp stick. You may stick pepper corn in if you like. Place on baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Literature: Here are some books your little ones might enjoy.

Runaway  bunny–Margaret Wise Brown

bunny hop–Slater

Bunny Bunny– Kirsten Hall

Tale of Peter Rabbit– Beatrix Potter

Bunny’s Noisy Book–Margaret Wise Brown.

A little older child Might enjoy

The Velveteen Rabbit –Spirin

 

Poems:  Five Little bunnies sitting by the door

One hopped away and then there were four.

Four little bunnies under  a tree;

One hopped away and then there were three.

Three little bunnies looking at you;

One hopped away and then there were two.

Two little bunnies resting in the sun;

One hopped away and then there was one.

One little bunny left all alone;
He hopped away and then there were none.

Music: LITTLE BUNNY FOO-FOO

HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL

 

Extras:

Little Peter Rabbit Song

Tune –Battle hymn of the republic

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his ear.

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his ear.

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his ear.

And he flicked it and it flew away.

Repeat the song, leaving out the nouns.

Little Peter Rabbit had a _____ upon his_____.

substitute a clap for each noun.

Here is the bunny

Here is the bunny with ears so funny

and here is the hole in the ground

When a slight noise he hears,

He pricks uup his ears, and jumps in the hole in the ground.

Rabbit Ain’t Got—tune Mary Had a Little Lamb

Rabbit ain’t got not tail at all, tail at all, tail at all,Rabbit ain’t got no tail at all,just a powder puff

Same song, second verse, A little bit louder and a little bit worse.

I found a bunch of poems on bunnies at www.childfun.com/holidays/383-bunny-songs

 

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