Rabbit and Bunny Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish by Maragrita Engle, illustrated by David Walker

Tiny rabbit's big wish cover image

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Flannel: 5 Little Bunnies

Movement: “Bunny Breath” – Kira Willey: Mindful Moments

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Book: Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall

everybunny dance cover image

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

Song: “Roll your hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Bunny Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bunny puppet

Book/Puppets: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Rhyme: Here is a bunny (Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole (Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears, (Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole (Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.

Song: “Did You Ever See a Bunny?” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Sam Williams

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Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Book/Puppets: Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

Wee Little Bunny book cover

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Paper bunny hand puppets

preschool story time bunny hand puppet

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Bunny Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue

Quiet Bunny's Many Colors book cover

Song: “Fast and Slow” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: A Baby Rabbit Story by Jeni Wittrock

 A Baby Rabbit Story book cover

Song/Puppets: A little brown rabbit popped out of the ground”

Song: “Do the Bunny Hop” – The Tinseltown Players: Do the Bunny Hop

Movement: “Bunny Breath” – Kira Willey: Mindful Moments

Book: Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf by Michaël Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf book cover

Flannel: Five little bunnies

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper bunny hand puppets

preschool story time bunny hand puppet

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Bunny Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: bunny

Book: The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO by Jonathan Allen

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Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Rhyme: Here is a bunny (Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole (Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears, (Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole (Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.

Song: “Sleeping Bunnies” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

book cover

Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: paper bunny ears

Spring Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! book cover

Rhyme: Little Brown Rabbit Popped Out of the Ground

Flannel: There’s something in my garden

Song: “Won’t you plant your seeds with care” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Maggie Smith

What Does Bunny See? book cover

Song: “It Is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Puppet Show: Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand (abridged)

Spring is Here book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Fork-painted tulips

fork paint tulip preschool spring story time craft

Lost and Found Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Found by Salina Yoon

Found book cover

Song: Icky Sticky Bubble Gum

Book: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny book cover

Song: Hug My Bunny (Tune: “Found a Peanut”)
Hug my bunny, hug my bunny, hug my bunny just now,
Just now I hug my bunny, hug my bunny, just now.

Load the laundry
Play outside
Lost my bunny
Can’t stop crying
Check the washer
Found my bunny
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Book: Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

Where's My Teddy? book cover

Song: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Show: Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? By Joan Nodset

Who Took the Farmer's Hat? book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Make a key (cut teeth, cover with foil; color other side with what it’s for)

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Bunny Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Rabbit

Book: Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Sam Williams

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Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Puppets/rhyme: A little brown rabbit popped out of the ground

Rhyme: One, two, buckle my shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe (clap, tap shoes)
Three, four, shut the door (clap, cover eyes)
Five, six, pick up sticks (clap, wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, lay them straight (clap, raise arms)
Nine, ten, a big fat hen (clap, widen arms)

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “Did You Ever See a Bunny?” – Junior Jukebox; Four Seasons 18 Sunshiny Tunes!

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
Credit: Leah Portz

Rhyme: Trot, trot to Boston

Song: “Bunny Hop” – The Tinseltown Players; Do the Bunny Hop

Book: Bunny and Me by Adele Aron Greenspun and Joanie Schwarz

bunny and me

Song (shaky eggs): “Bunny Brown” – Caspar Babypants; Hot Dog!

Rhyme: Baby bunny bounces high
Baby bunny bounces low
Baby bunny blinks his eye
Baby bunny waves good-bye

Closing rhyme

Bunny Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for bunny

Book:  Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Sam Williams

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Song: “Say, Say Oh Baby” – Priscilla Hegner: Baby Games

Song: “Here we go up, up, up” (Tune: “Here we go looby loo”)
Here we go up, up, up (lift baby)
Here we go down, down, down,
Here we go up, up, up
Here we go down, down, down.

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Maggie Smith

whatdoesbunny

Song: “Did You Ever See a Bunny?” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Song: “Hop, hop, hop along” (Tune: “Row, Row, Row your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (bounce)
Or bounce on someone’s knee
Higher and higher and higher and higher
Bunny hop with me.

Rhyme: That’s Me Complete
I have ten little fingers and ten little toes (wiggle fingers and toes)
Two little arms and one little nose (wave arms, touch nose)
One little mouth and two little ears (touch mouth and ears)
Two little eyes for smiles and tears (touch your eyes)
One little head and two little feet (touch head, wiggle feet)
One little chin, that’s ME complete! (touch chin and pat chest)
(Source: Wadsworth Library)

Book: Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

wee little bunny

Rhyme: Baby bunny bounces high
Baby bunny bounces low
Baby bunny blinks his eye
Baby bunny waves good-bye

Song (with shaky eggs): “Bunny Brown” – Caspar Babypants: Hot Dog!

hot dog

Closing rhyme

Bunny Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bunny puppet

Sign language for bunny

Book: The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO by Jonathan Allen

 little rabbit who liked to say moo

Song: “Did You Ever See a Bunny?” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Maggie Smith

whatdoesbunny

Rhyme: Here is a bunny (Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole (Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears, (Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole (Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.

Song: Sleeping bunnies (with ukulele)
See the little bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon (pretend to sleep)
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune
Oh how still, are they ill, wake up soon
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop (hop around)

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Song: “Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Toddlers on Parade

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Bunny masks with paper plates (source: Bethany Vangrin/pinterest)

bunny mask