- Read “Rabbits and Raindrops” by Jim Arnosky. Point out that Jim drew the raindrops perfectly round because that is how raindrops are shaped when they fall. The book has beautiful pictures!! Amazon has it here.
- Rabbits & Raindrops Art
- Print out a rabbit clipart. I included a few to choose from above. Just click on the image.
- Cut out the rabbit and glue it onto a blue paper.
- Have the kids stick several white hole reinforcements above the rabbit to resemble the raindrops in the story (I found these at the dollar store). Or you can order them here.
- Use a white crayon to draw lines leading down to each raindrop.
- Cut out and glue small pieces of pink felt to line the rabbit’s ears.
- Add a soft cotton ball to the rabbit’s tail with glue.
- Glue pieces of green tissue paper to the top of the paper to make the rabbit's leafy shelter.
- Rabbit rhyme:
Here is a rabbit with ears so funny! (hold up 2 fingers, slightly bent)
And this is her hole in the ground (point to floor)
When a noise she hears (Cup hand around ear)
She perks up her ears (Bend 2 fingers as before, then straighten them)
And hops in her hole with a bound! (Pretend to jump in the hole)
- Rabbit Touch and Feel Book
- Print out the page above, cut in quarters and stack.
- Make a simple cover with a half sheet of colored paper folded in half. Staple along the edge.
- Label your book "All About Rabbits, by __________
- On page 1 ... Cut 2 pieces of pink felt to resemble long ears. Glue on.
- On page 2 … Cut 2 rectangles from a white plastic lid. Glue on.
- On page 3 … Glue on crumbled green tissue paper or an artificial leaf.
- On page 4 … Stretch out a soft cotton ball and glue on.
- Have your preschooler feel and read through his new book!
NOTE: The Mailbox, 2006-2007 Yearbook, Preschool, pgs 301 and 302 has a great rabbit booklet ready to copy!
Snack Idea: a spoonful of white chocolate pudding topped with a dollop of whipped cream looks just like a fluffy rabbit tail.