Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hippity Hop - Bunny Fun!

Last week we read The Little Rabbit ~ and had lots of fun doing bunny things!

Since the book is filled with photos of bunnies rather than drawings like many books - I let the girls take some of their own pictures to understand photos. We gathered all the bunny toys, books, etc that we could find and that is what we took pictures of.

I got them developed and we made them into bunny books:

We hopped like bunnies, did a bunny rhyme, made bunny ears over each others' heads:

I made bunny ears to wear to dinner:

and bunny pancakes:

Of course, we could not resist trying the bunny ears on Samuel:

We had a bunny lunch inspired by this great idea a reader sent me (thank you, Becky!):

I made bunny biscuits with shredded cheese added:


Sliced up little carrot sticks and put them in "carrot seed" envelopes:

Cut apples to look like carrots:

And, served some of Annie's Bunny Cookies. I cut brown paper lunch bags to look like bunnies and packed their food inside of these. A cotton ball on the back made a perfect tail!


I made little napkin rings to look like grass - which bunnies like to play in!

Then, we went to a pet store and saw bunnies!

25 comments:

Katy said...

oh my goodness Monica! Come live by me!!! Your ideas just amaze me!!! You have such a wonderfully creative mind! I love it! I love all the things you did with the girls and enjoyed seeing all the pics! Your girls will really remember these special things you did for them as they get older! What special memories!
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And thank you for sharing your sweet ideas with us! :)

Lisar said...

How sweet Monica....you are so amazing with all the activites you do with your children....on the subject of bunnies....I have been enjoying seeing "wild" bunnies in my overgrown grass recently...this morning there were 3 of the little cuties....It makes me somewhat reluctant to mow the grass.... Blessings, Lisa

Ginger said...

You always amaze me! These are just darling ideas, Monica!

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

I love all your themes and family fun! So inspiring!

Wendi said...

Those are some cute ideas! I am going to file some of these away for some Easter fun. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

You always blow my mind with the ideas you come up with!! I would love to have you in my co-op. Do you think all these ideas up yourself or do you have a book?

Catherine said...

Wow! We just finished "The Little Bunny" last week. I wish I had waited to see what you had done first! I did find a lovely idea for "The Snowy Day" which I just posted, but no doubt you would have thought of it yourself! At the dinner table after our first day of this book, my son said to hid daddy "daddy, we've had a very rabbity day today"!
Thanks for all your creative ideas - I love them!

mom said...

Oh my goodness, Monica -- you are the queen of theme! What fun activities and precious memories -- thanks for sharing these photos! Love to all, Mom

Dawn said...

Well, I helped you with the practicality of homeschooling...now you have to help me with the creativity of homeschooling!! LOL! For someone who isn't "officially" homeschooling yet, you are hitting it out of the park, girl!
Oh, your blessed children.
I love how you took something you weren't at all sure about(homeschooling), and have given it your absolute BEST. What a difference it has made.
Love,Dawn

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Monica...what vitamins do you take??? LOL! I wish I had *half* your energy. ;)

gail said...

were you a preschool teacher in your former life? you are soooooooooo creative! i love it.

Monica said...

What an awesome week!! You are such an encouragement to spend intentional creative time with your children. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas!!

Oh, my name is Monica, too and I'm from SC.

debra said...

Sounds like a fun week! Very creative ideas. Don't you love that you can make pancakes into just about any shape? Great memories for your girls. :)

Sirena said...

How do you find the time to do all this? And I'm not just asking to make a point. I seriously want to know how you have time to do all these things and still have normalcy in your house!

Amy said...

What a fun theme- I am sure your children loved every minute of it. My daughter is obsessed with bunnies- she sleeps with five bunnies currently, so I know she would love those pancakes. So cute!

~Babychaser~ said...

I'm so excited about this lesson plan! I'm getting ready to start "regular" lesson plans for my 22 month old and these are a great start!

Jenny S said...

cute bunny idea. Love the bunny hats.

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Sirena -

I get asked this question frequently. I think the best answer I can give is that I truly love doing it. When you are doing something you love - you find time, create time and thrive on spending the time doing that thing. Creating fun times and memories for my family is one of the things that does this for me - it is energizing.

Practically speaking, I also work ahead ALL the time. I am always working ahead on multiple things. It is truly the best way for me to get more done.

Monica

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Judy -

I am using the Before Five In A Row curriculum guide. However, I have added lots of other things to it.

My mind just seems to love ideas - so when I have seen an idea before, often it will come back to me at a later time (like cutting the paper bags to look like bunnies). Also, sometimes it is just the right idea coming along at the right time - like the reader who sent me the cute lunch link.

And, other ideas are my own. It is a big combination of lots of resources and since I love ideas so much - I read magazines, blogs, catalogs, etc... just filing ideas away!

Tara said...

You are a GREAT Mom!!! I am so boring!! lol How in the world do you come up with all these wonderful ideas?? And where do you get the energy??? :) I am so impressed!

Jenny said...

Wow! You always go above and beyond with all your themes. Are you sure you don't want to start a preschool so all of us other moms can take advantage of your high energy and talents. :)

*carrie* said...

You are the QUEEN of themes--such fun ideas!

Linda said...

Whoaa..... did I mention yet that I think you're the best mummy in the world? ;)

greetings from the netherlands!

brantlee said...

Monica, you get my vote for coolest Mom ever! Love the ideas.

Beth said...

You are pretty much the mom I wish I knew how to be.