BUNNIES!!! STORYTIME!!!

Early spring, and coming up on Easter, meant it was perfect timing for a bunny storytime. There are so many possibilities with this theme, that it was a lot of fun just to explore options. Here is what we landed on:

We began storytime with What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park. This made for a really fun guessing game where the kiddos tried to figure out what color the bunny was seeing based on a rhyming word. Orange was one of the colors, so I warned the kids that it would be tricky since it doesn’t rhyme this time, and with the help of some grown-ups they figured it out!

whatbunnysee

We did our construction rhyme next, which I am sharing with you again below! (It first appeared in this storytime.)

This is the library under construction

And this is the storytime in the library under construction

And these are the children who came to the storytime in the library under construction

And this is the librarian who sang LA LA LA LA with the children who came to the storytime in the library under construction

And this is the CONSTRUCTION: BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! … that surprised the librarian who sang LA LA LA LA to the children who came to the storytime in the library under construction

And this is the library – shiny and new – filled with books just for you.

Next we read We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes. This was a great interactive book, because the kids got to do different actions for each part of the book. The actions we used are as follows:

Lambs in grass – swish, swish

Chicks – cheep, cheep

Bees – shhhh

Ducks in water – splish, splash

Wolf – run

goingonegghunt

We followed that book up with “Little Bunny.” I found this delightful action rhyme on Storytime Katie. We ran through it twice, because it was so fun to make the funny faces at the end!

There was a little bunny who lived in the wood.

He wiggled his ears as a good bunny should.

He hopped by a squirrel. He hopped by a tree.

He hopped by a duck. And he hopped by me.

He stared at the squirrel. He stared at the tree.

He stared at the duck. But he made faces at me!

And last but certainly not least we read Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry. I am obsessed with this book, but I mean who wouldn’t want to yell “Bunnies!!!” several times during storytime. It also offers a lot of good talking points, since the story plays out a little more in the pictures than the words.

bunnies

We ended storytime with “The Shaker Hop” by Carole Peterson. This is a fun activity to get the kiddos moving and dancing and shaking their egg.

Put your shaker in, put your shaker out
Do the shaker hop, HOP HOP HOP
Put your shaker in, put your shaker out
Do the shaker hop, HOP HOP HOP
Put your shaker in, put your shaker out
Do the shaker hop, HOP HOP HOP
Let’s dance!

This was spring break week, so you never know if you’ll end up with a huge group or a tiny one. For us it turned out to be a smaller group, but they still participated well and had a great time!

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