Spring has sprung, and very early too. The weather around here has been amazingly mild and all of the trees and flowers have bloomed early.
To celebrate spring and the upcoming Easter holiday, I taught a Spring Bunny lesson to my K, 1st and 2nd graders. This was inspired by a lesson I saw on Deep Space Sparkle. If this lesson is too holiday-y, you can easily omit the Easter eggs and add more flowers instead.
Day 1- To begin, we drew the bunny together step by step. I had the kids use chalk so it would show up on the dark paper. This did create some problems for the kids who wanted to erase. Bunny body parts included one head, 2 ears, a nose, eye, whiskers, body (u-shaped), 2 arms, one hind leg, and a fluffy tail. Students sponge painted the whole bunny in white. Then they went back with a small brush and outlined the bunny in black, and add nose and ear details in pink.
Day 2- Students drew 3-4 eggs on different colored papers (using templates) and colored them in creatively. They cut these eggs out and glued them onto their bunny picture. Then they painted grass and flowers using tempera paint. Final step was gluing a cottontail on (1 slightly stretched out cottonball).
Students seemed to like this project. Some bunnies weren’t so bunny like, but that didn’t stop my first graders from showing them off to their friends and saying “isn’t this cute?” Haha!
Adaptations: For kindergarten, I drew a bunny outline for them. They used crayon to add details to the bunny instead of black and pink paint. This was still a lot of steps for a kindergarten project, but they handled it well.