Preschool Corner: Rabbits

So, I’ve decided to split up what the superheroes do and what Princess does in my posts. They’re still essentially doing the same thing, but I’m moving their work to slightly different levels. So, here’s what the boys did this week to learn about rabbits.

First we read all sorts of books about rabbits. As soon as I figure out how to do the bookshelf widget I’m adding that in. We’re also reading a chapter book about rabbits to get them used to the idea of books not having lots of pictures. Superman really likes this because his name is in one of the books.

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First the boys had to make a book about what wild rabbits eat. They had to cut out the shapes of the vegetables and glue it into the book. One very impotrant thing I learned, always do all of the glueing before assembling the books. I had to be very creative in making sure it didn’t glue together.

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It looks funny, but the pages aren’t glued together now.

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The next project was putting together what a pet rabbit eats. This time I searched out all the pictures from clip art online and we went through and glued down what rabbits eat everyday, fruits and vegetables and things that are poisonous. My boys are now going around telling me rabbits can’t eat “amonds and avender.” I also hear nonstop about how much rabbits like salad.

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Finally I found a dot to dot for the alphabet, I was really looking for a number one, but haven’t found it. I just need to buy a book of those, they really need the practice with numbers.

 

This week we’re going to continue learning about rabbits and also about Easter. We’re going to make a rabbit warren by draping blankets over chairs and make tunnels. When I do it, I’ll post it. It’s amazing how much there is to do in such a small amount of time.

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Tot School Rabbits: Princess edition

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I’m writing this on Friday, because we’re leaving this afternoon to go out of town for a few days. We’re going to Scarborough Fair, and then to Wolf Creek Lodge. I’m looking forward to having all sorts of great things to tell ya’ll about.

So, this week we studied rabbits, my goal was to learn what rabbits ate, where they lived, and to read lots of rabbit books. So, here’s what we did. I got my activities from Homeschool Share. It’s intended for elementary age, so I only took the ideas we could make using pictures.

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Am I left handed?

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Or am I right handed?

I did two levels of difficulty, Princess, who I’m talking about here on most of the crafts just had to do the glueing. I cut out the pieces for her because it was above her skill level.

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How can I best shred this?

For the second activity, I cut it into pairs of pictures and let her cut apart the different food pictures. This just ended up with shredded vegetables, and flowers. But, her cutting skills will improve someday. Maybe.

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And today we did a rabbit dot to dot, which she isn’t quite ready for, but she had fun. She also got to do a Peter Rabbit sticker book. Oh, and put all of the elements in the lap book. We still have to put the cover on, but she so thoroughly painted the rabbit that it looks like a brown blob. So I need to cut it out, so it looks like a rabbit.

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And of course as soon as I was done with all my activities for the week, and just wanted a dot to dot, I found this great site Peter Rabbit Actitivies. Oh well, I’ll have it for another time I do rabbits.

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