Story Time Starter â€” Bunnies
Spring is just around the corner and one of the cutest signs of this season are the topic of this month’s story time starter—bunnies!
If you are looking for a good nonfiction book about baby bunnies, A Baby Rabbit Story by Jeni Wittrock is an excellent choice. For story books, try Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes or Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson. And if you love reading fun, interactive books, Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! by Jan Thomas is a great read!
Rhymes go along perfectly with stories! Here are a few of our favorite bunny rhymes and fingerplays:
Five Little Bunnies
(Hold up open hand and bend down one finger with each verse.)
Five little bunnies standing by the door,
One hopped away, and then there were four.
Four little bunnies sitting near 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 enjoying the sun,
One hopped away, and then there was one.
One little bunny sitting all alone,
He hopped away, and then there were none!
Here is a Bunny
Here is a bunny
(Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole
(Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears,
(Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole
(Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.
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!
Add some songs to your story time! Here are ones we recommend:
Little Bunny Foo Foo (#10) and Little Peter Rabbit (#22), Animal Songs & Stories
Bunny-Pokey (#32) and Like a Bunny Would (#33), Holiday Piggyback Songs
Mr. Rabbit (#5) and John the Rabbit (#6), Greg and Steve: Bounce and Boogie