Princess just finished up The Little Rabbit for Preschool (Before Five in a Row). We took a little bit longer on this one. As we’re getting close to the end of the school year, she seems to want to play more than do “school work”. So we just take it very slow and whenever she’s excited about doing school I try to get in as much as I can! We didn’t get to all the activities that I had hoped for with this book, but it all worked out!
(Please Note: This post contains lessons from the Before Five in a Row Manual as well as activities added by me.)
I love doing the rabbit-themed books this time of year, with Easter it is so much fun!
The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn and Phoebe Dunn is a little different than the other Before Five in a Row books in that the illustrations are actual photographs. It goes through the story of a little girl getting a pet rabbit and then the rabbit having babies. There is a few more books in this series about different animals and kids, my kids have always loved them.
Here are all the books we used with this unit:
For Bible, we talked about the verse that says a wise man is kind to his animals. (Proverbs 12:10) The little girl, Sarah takes good care of her rabbit and of the new babies.
As I mentioned before, the illustrations are in actual photographs taken with a camera so for art we talked about how they are different from most other children’s books that have paintings or drawings for the illustrations. We compared it with other books about rabbits.
For Science, we learned all about rabbits. We looked at books about how pet rabbits are different from wild rabbits and just learned as much about rabbits in general as she wanted to using a few library books. We also talked about animal babies and how they grow. We have some friends who own rabbits and happened to have some babies so we were able to visit them! That was pretty exciting and they were so cute!
The last thing we did was to make the (free!) lapbook from homeschoolshare.com
The lapbook has a lot of things to go along with the lessons in the manual and all about rabbits. Her favorite was the songs, we had fun doing the Bunny Hokey Pokey!
She also enjoyed the “Feed the Rabbit” game included in the lapbook.
It was a fun time working on Rabbits with Princess. We basically spent the entire month of April focusing on rabbits. Like I said before, just a few minutes here and a few minutes there is mostly how it went. She had a lot of fun and so did I! She only has two more Before Five in a Row books left to do! Moving onto Caps for Sale next, that’s one of my favorites.
Until next time,
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