Along with The Alphabet House theme, we learned about Animal Homes. Bunnies live in holes. We learned that burrows keep bunnies safe and warm. Large predators can’t fit in the hole.
For our related creative activity, we made bunny headbands with the kit materials: headband ans trips, sticker eyes, and pompoms. After making our headbands, we pretended to be bunnies and did the “Hop Little Bunnies” song. It’s on The C.R.S. Players All Join In CD, available on Amazon.
It says: See the bunnies sleeping, till it’s nearly nooon…shall we wake them with a merry tune….
They’re still so still…are they ill? Wake up little bunnies..
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop , hop….hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop.
See the bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon….shall we wake them with a merry tune….jump, jump, jump, jump…
….skip, skip, skip….
It’s so fun, and so adorable! This type of music and movement and dramatic play is great for the kids to listen and follow along. It helps teach listening skills as well as self regulation. Love it all!
Wearing our Mother Goose Time bunny headbands makes it even more real and fun!
You can find this music track for download on Amazon. I highly recommend it – your kids will request it again and again!
More ideas for Animal Homes: Holes
This great number concepts page was included in our Alphabet House kit. It can be used in so many ways. I chose to leave all the pieces together, like a large poster. Then we used large magnetic numbers to match up the numbers. It could also be cut apart and used as matching cards. Put magnets on the back for the magnetic board.
The activity in the teacher’s guide involved gross motor, which is a great way to get kids learning and moving. Invite children to explore different ways of hopping (high, bending low, backwards, in a circle). A rabbit hops everywhere it goes, even inside the burrow.
Set out the numbered cards all around the room. Put the the dotted cards in a bag. Child draws a dotted card and counts the number of holes/dots on it. Then, hop to the card that has teh same number on it.
So many ways to learn with Mother Goose Time! I love involving dramatic play and movement – after all, children learn through play!