Little Hands that Cook with Books: Bunny Bread


We are learning about Bunnies by making Bunny Bread with Little Hands that Cook with Books.  We started off with a few adorable bunny books.  If you haven't discovered Hopper, a sweet little bunny created by Marcus Pfister, you need to go check him out.  We enjoyed reading Hopper, Hopper's Easter Surprise, Hopper Hunts for Spring, Hang On Hopper and Hopper's Treetop Adventure.   

                      
Marcus Pfister brings us the adorable collection of books about Hopper


Bunny Finger Poems & Songs

Funny Ears
Here is a bunny with ears so funny
And here is his hole in the ground.
When a noise he hears, he pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole in the ground.

BUNNY POOKA by Jean Warren
Tune: “Hokie Pokie"

You put your bunny paw in.
You take your bunny paw out.
You put your bunny paw in
And you shake it all about.

You do the Bunny Pooka
And you hop around a lot
That’s what it’s all about!

Continue with other items to put in and take out, such as: bunny foot, bunny nose, bunny ear and bunny tail.
                                    
BUNNIES, BUNNIES by Liz Ryerson
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, hop.
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, stop.
Twitch your ears and twitch your nose.
Twitch your tail and twitch your toes.
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, hop.
Bunnies, bunnies, hop, hop, stop.
(Let your children act out the song as you sing.)

Bunny Crafts
Create a story from the writing prompt If I Were a Bunny.  I had my daughter create her own body parts for the bunny as seen above but you could easily make a stencil for kids to trace or just precut for younger ones.  Then have them print off this prompt and write.  Then glue it all together for a little bunny fun. 
You can just print this bag or you can create a stencil from printing this Bunny Bag.  Create your own bunny bags or precut for younger ones to color and create.   We used these to make little treat bags for our neighborhood friends.  

Hopper talks about how is fur will change in the season so it's a opportunity to learn about seasons too.  This is how JDaniel4's Mom used Hopper's Easter Surprise  with her son by creating Spool Painted Paper Bag Season Trees.

Resource of Ideas for Egg and Bunny Activities related to the story 
Let's Get Cooking! 

BUNNY BREAD Roundup! 
I know I wanted to find something similar to our Teddy Bear Bread and Heart Breadsticks which have been such a big hit.  We found some adorable Bunny Bread recipes that I Pinned on our Cooking with Kids Board.  Pinterest can be such a great source of resources for Moms , Grandparents or Teachers.  Check out how many different ways you can create a bunny! 

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  1. Maple Wheat Bunny Rolls by Lunch Fit for a Kid
  2. Bunny Bread by Munchkin Munchies
  3. Cinnamon Bunny by Recipe Link
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4. Easter Bunny Bread by Taste of Home
5. Bunny Biscuits by Taste of Home
6. Bunny Bread by Mama's Little Muse

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7. Cinnabunny from Betty Crocker

Have fun making your own Bunny Bread with your little ones.  We sang our bunny songs and made our bunny & writing while our bread cooked.  Then we enjoyed eating them as we read a few more Hopper Books.  Email us or Post on Facebook which Bunny you made with your little ones.  Happy Cooking! 

We love Pinterest too! If you are sharing one of these pictures please make sure that you Pin the original source to give the creators their proper credit! 

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6 comments:

  1. How fun for the kids! Thanks for including my bread in the line-up, and thanks for the link~love too:)

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    1. We loved your pictures Sue on how to create those sweet little bunnies. It would be fun to even use that method to create playdough bunnies too.

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  2. These are great ideas! I am sure your kids have a lot of fun with this bunny theme!

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    1. My daughter has really had so much fun this week doing all sorts of bunny activities. Hope you can use these with your little one too.

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  3. Oh What a cute post! Thx for linking back to my post on Bunny Bread! I like your blog! Nice to "meet" you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Carolyn, I love how your bunny bread turned out! We like your blog too!

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