Easter is coming so we read a new book about a bunny and a cat and tried a new art medium inspired by the illustrations from the book. We also used the book to talk about poetry, rhyming words, and friendship.
Both of my children enjoyed this book each time we read it and I am assuming they are not the only ones because it is a Caldecott Honor Book. It’s about a baby bunny and a cat who naturally you might expect would not get along very well. It’s fun to read their adventures together as they learn to live together including the pet owners poetic explanations of having a pet bunny, “A bunny nibbles all day long, A bunny doesn’t think it’s wrong…” The story ends sweetly with adorable pictures of a bunny and cat together being friends.
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MarshmallowThe Country Bunny and the Little Gold ShoesPat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)The Runaway Bunny
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Have child draw a picture with the charcoal. Little Dragon (age 4) thought the charcoal was so fun he used it to cover his whole page and then his hands. I wish you could see his smile that went from ear to ear. The nice thing is that the charcoal washed off with water and he was returned to normal when the activity was over.
Little Tiger (age 6) used the charcoal to draw a bunny family. In fact, it is our family in bunny form with a daughter, son, dad, and mom. As you can see in the picture, her daddy is a big bunny! 🙂
She then drew another picture with a single bunny.
She like using her finger to smudge the charcoal and make different textures appear. When she was done we talked about the poems from the story and noted some rhyming words on our white board.
Then I had her think of two rhyming words to go along with her picture. She chose bunny and funny and came up with the sentences, “I have a bunny. She is very funny.” Afterwards she proceeded to ask for a pet bunny and promised to take care of it–Maybe next Easter kiddo… 🙂 We hope you enjoy the book Marshmallow and coloring with charcoal as much as we did and have a Happy Easter!
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