Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bunny Books and Sight Word Games

"Chasing the Bunny" Games for Sight Words or 3 Letter Word Beginning Reading

Our favorite Easter books are bunny books: we'll be reading our bunny set as a new Easter tradition. My Firefly is starting reading by herself. So I thought of making a quick The Runaway Bunny game. Since she is 3 years old, the few sight words she knows are easy for her. The challenge and excitement is the 3 letter words. That's what we play with when following the adventurous bunny through the stream with fish, the hidden garden, and the mountain of rocks. See our previous spring activities here: The Science of Spring: Observation Skills.

Finding Bunny Sight Word Game for Easter

"The Runaway Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown is our book of choice for this game. Toddlers and preschoolers find something new in it with every reading! The famous bunny travels through all the exciting places with his mother chasing him.

We decided to help Mommy Bunny find her traveler. The first set of the game is a trout stream. The cards on the blue tray have a fish image on one side and the word on the other side.

  • The players are to take turns to catch a fish. Each player reads the word.
  • If the word is read correctly, the player keeps the cards.
  • If the word is not read, the fish goes back into the stream.
  • One card has an image of a bunny. Whoever finds the bunny is a winner.

Fish in the Trout Stream Colored Sand Preschool Art

The fish are a coloring page printed on the thicker paper. My Firefly painted each fish with the white glue and used the salt shaker to shake colored sand over the fish.

The Hidden Garden

We used DIY stampers to stamp the flowers onto construction paper. My Firefly also wanted to make a hand print frogs.

Spring Flowers and Frogs Painting and Stamping for Kids

I cut the picture to make cards. On the down side, each card has a word to read, or an image of the bunny.

The Mountain of Rocks

I wrote words on construction paper cards and crumbled them to make "rocks". The mountain of rocks turned out to be a winner! It's so great for little fingers to open the rocks, read a word, and close them again. One of the rocks is a hidden bunny.

Bunny Books

Quiet Bunny by Lisa McCue
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson
Bella Loves Bunny by David McPhail
Curious George Flies a Kite by H.A.Rey
What Am I? Easter by Anne Margaret Lewis

Creative Easter Activities for Kids

DIY Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers & Preschoolers from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
10 Ways to Decorate Eggs from Betsy’s Photography
Spring Tot Trays from Something 2 Offer

Washi Tape Easter Eggs by Teach me Mommy
Resurrection Garden Sensory Play from Schooling a Monkey
PEEPS Candy Science from Schooling a Monkey
PEEPS Engineering Activities from Schooling a Monkey
Messy Play: Dyeing  Easter Eggs from Schooling a Monkey
Easter Tuff Spot Play from Adventures of Adam
Bunny Books and Sight Word Games from My Bright Firefly
Easter Egg Puffy Paint, with a Montessori Twist! from Study at Home Mama

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