The Runaway Bunny (B4FIAR)

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Princess and I recently finished up rowing our latest Before Five in a Row book, The Runaway Bunny. This book was a lot of fun and Princess loved every minute of it!




(Please note: this post contains lessons from the FIAR manual AND activities that were added by me.)

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd is a classic children’s book and is written by the same author as Goodnight Moon. It is a bunny’s conversation with his mother where he imagines different ways he can run away, but each time his mommy is always there. It’s a beautiful story about the love of a mother and child. The rabbit theme tied in very well with our last book, The ABC Bunny and with spring and Easter right now.

We spent a lot of time learning about rabbits and used a lot of great books about them.




We also read all of the Goodnight Moon go-along books, as well as other books by Margaret Wise Brown.




In one of the bunny’s fantasies, he imagines being a fish and another one a bird so we got out a few books about those animals. We love these Crinkleroot books by Jim Arnosky.




We used some free printables from and to go along with the story.






In one of the FIAR manual lessons, we learned about scarecrows because in the last picture in the book there is a scarecrow in a garden. Princess loves scarecrows because we did a lot with them last fall. I cut out of felt scarecrow pieces for her to put together and we got those back out to play with. She had a blast!






We made a lapbook using free printables from homeschoolshare and homeschoolcreations. I also used a few printables from and from our Evan-Moor Giant Science Resource Book.










The Bible verse we talked about was Jeremiah 31:3 that talks about God’s everlasting love and we talked about how God is always there, no matter where we go just like the mommy bunny.

We talked about shapes and looked for different shapes in the story and played a memory game to see if we could remember the different things the bunny imagines.

Princess enjoyed this book so much, as she does with all our books. We’re looking forward to our next book, The Carrot Seed and following along with a lot of Spring books and projects! It’s a beautiful time of year to be homeschooling!





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