Spring and Easter Theme: Spring Fling

Ready for spring? Have fun with these books, fingerplays and songs!

Books: Meow Monday by Phyllis Root, Bunny’s Easter Eggs by Helen Rossendale, Eggday by Joyce Dunbar, The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown, I Can Help by David Hyde Costello, Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar, Big Fat Hen illustrated by Keith Baker, Yummy Chocolate Bunny by Jocelyn Jamison, Little Robin Redbreast illustrated by Shari Halpern, The Easter Egg by Jan Brett, Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr, Sorry by Norbert Landa, Flora’s Surprise by Debi Gliori, A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza, Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root, A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan, Charlie Chick by Nick Denchfield, Max’s Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells, I Need an Easter Egg by Harriet Ziefert, Easter Egg Hunt by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Fingerplays:

Joe the Bunny(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a little bunny, my name is Joe, (hold up 2 fingers)

I hop fast and I hop slow, (hop fingers quickly and slowly)

Whenever I get sleepy, my ears droop low, (bend fingers down)

But after my nap, up they go! (stick fingers straight up again)

Fluffy the Bunny

Fluffy the bunny is fat, fat, fat, (stick arms out around fat tummy)

His soft little paws go pat, pat, pat, (tap feet)

His soft little ears go flop, flop, flop, (use hands to make ears on top of head & flop back and forth)

His strong little legs go hop, hop, hop. (jump three times)

Here is a Bunny

Here is a bunny with ears so funny, (hold up two fingers of R hand, bent down)

And here is his hole in the ground. (form circle with fingers of L hand)

When a noise hears, he pricks up his ears, (extend R hand fingers)

And hops in his hole in the ground. (hop R fingers into hole made with L fingers)

Ten Fluffy Chickens

Five eggs and five eggs, that makes ten. (hold up 5 fingers on each hand)

Sitting on top is the mother hen. (put palm of R hand over L fist)

Crackle, crackle, crackle, (clap three times)

What do I see? (open hands outward)

Ten fluffy chickens as yellow as can be! (hold up ten fingers & “Cheep, cheep, cheep!”)

Puppies and Kittens

One little, two little, three little kittens were napping in the sun. (hold up 3 fingers, then bend them down)

One little, two little, three little puppies said, “Let’s have some fun!” (hold up 3 fingers of other hand)

Up to the kittens, the puppies went creeping as quiet as could be… (creep puppy fingers toward kitten fingers)

One little, two little, three little kittens went scampering up a tree! (quickly straighten kitten fingers and scamper them upward)

Music:

“Dance Like a Duck” by Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band (Zooboogie CD)

“Are You a Rabbit?” by Lunch Money (Dizzy CD)

“Bunny Pokey” by Kimbo Educational (Holiday Piggyback Songs CD)

Books and compact discs can be found using our catalog at

www.alpl.org

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