The second theme featured on the Picture Book Month calendar is those pesky rascally rabbits or bunnies, whatever you’d like to call them. I’m trying to keep pace with the calendar and blog about either the person or the theme featured each day of this month on the calendar. Some days I might even be able to do both! I’m taking this opportunity to post a story time I did for some kids up to two years of age, although I take no credit for the rhymes featured here. That’s all someone else, I just paired them up.

1. Charlie Went Over the Water (the song I start every story time with)
2. Here is A Bunny
Here is a bunny with ears so funny
(hold up index and middle fingers for ears)
And here is his hole in the ground
(make a circle with the other hand)
At the first sound he hears, he pricks up his ears
(extend two fingers)
And hops in the hole in the ground
(fingers jump into the hole)

3. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
4. Bunnies Nibble
Bunnies nibble
Bunnies doze
Bunnies twitch their bunny nose

Bunnies huddle
Bunnies hide
Bunnies like to dig outside

Bunnies run
Bunnies stop
Bunnies do the bunny hop

5. Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill (Irrational Anthems cd)
6. Bunny and Me by Adele Aron Greenspun and Joanie Schwarz

7. Little Bunny Fofo
Little Bunny Fofo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And pulling them out of bed.
Along came a fairy god mother and she said

Little Bunny Fofo
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And pulling them out of bed.
I’ll give you two chances, and then
I’ll turn you into a goon!

Repeat with one more chance
Repeat first verse, and then “Poof!”

8. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

9. Once I Saw a Bunny
Once I Saw a Bunny (close fist and extend middle and index fingers)
And a green, green cabbage head (make fist with other hand)
I think I’ll have some cabbage
The little bunny said
So he nibbled and he nibbled (wiggle the two fingers up and down)
And he pricked up his ears to say (extend fingers straight)
Now I think it’s time
I should be hopping on my way. (hop hand away)

10. Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson
11. Ring Around the Rosie (The song I end every story time with)

Other book suggestions include:
Me and You by Janet Holmes
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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