"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BFIAR: The Runaway Bunny

Book: The Runaway Bunny
Written By: Margaret Wise Brown
Bible Verse:
Jeremiah 31:3 and Psalm 139
We discussed how God loves us with an everlasting love and no matter what we do and if we try to run away from Him like the bunny does, He will love us and draw us back.

I chose to read the bunny themed books around Easter because I knew there would be bunnies everywhere in stores and it would be good for crafts. 
I had never read this book before--wow, it is so sweet. I got a little teary eyed!!
We read the book everyday.  We watched a youtube video of the book being read as well.  The kids like that! By the end of the week it's cute to hear Raelynn 'reading' the book herself.


For our felt board I cut out these little bunnies and we sang a song that goes:
"_____ little bunnies in the grass.  Oh, oh there one goes! He hopped away fast!"

Taught the kids Little Bunny Foo Foo and watched it on video a lot.  They loved that song!

Tot Notebook and Printable pages:
Raelynn loves mazes right now! So it was great that this story had a maze printable with it.

Working on "same and different" concepts

Bunny shadow puzzle
The book is full of "if/then" situations.  One is that if the bunny joins the circus, the mother will become a tightrope walker.  So here we are practicing our "tightrope walking"

which happened to be great practice for gymnastics!! :)
Found a fun printable for play dough.  Raelynn practiced making carrots and counting them.

cutting practice and little brother supervising
Finish the pattern:
Hidden Pictures:
Raelynn really enjoys and is very good at hidden pictures.  I have a few I have laminated so she can do them over and over.  This one happened to have a bunny!
B is for Bunny:
Little brother getting in on the crafts here.  They also made a bunny out of paper plates.
IF/Then Cards:
Sometimes we did this while we read the story.  Here she was doing it from memory
Another "if/then" from the story is if the bunny becomes a sailboat then the mother will become the wind and blow it where she wants it to go.
Being the 'wind' and blowing the puff ball where we want it to go.  I taped a paper to the floor and we tried to get it on there.  It's harder than it seems!
Retelling the story:
Exploring "shades" of colors and looking at the trees in the book:
In the book there are many shades of green.  I pulled all the green markers, crayons, and pencils we had to show how there are different shades to one color.
There is a photo of a tree that is dead and has cracked.  I pointed it out and of course Raelynn remembered it every time we read the book!
Love impromptu ideas that just come to us as we play and learn.  Sorting, then we counted and discussed 'more and less' concepts
Playing 'Find the Bunny' (same as '"Find the Bear")
Then she was distracted and got the playdough so we started making the number of carrots for the number shown on the crocus flower:
and that lasted until we got to the number 4 and she had enough.  Then we started sticking playdough on our faces:)
Sensory bin: We have a game with carrots so I hid those in there and also a little plastic bunny from a different game we have.  Another time I put cards in there--but that wasn't as fun for her.
This girl's new favorite thing is to make macaroni from the box because she can do it all by herself! (except the stove, of course) but while we were waiting for the noodles to boil she retold me the story with this little bunny moving it along the pictures:

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  1. Now I want to read the book! :)

    1. oh yes, you have to! It's so good--you'll love it! And now that I've read it, I see a lot of people design their nurserys or get printed art done of some quotes from the book!