Thursday, August 20, 2015

Garden Bunnies - Munch Munch!

Building on last week's garden storytime, today we read about rabbits and gardens - and you do know what rabbits like to eat, don't you?

We read lots of carroty stories! Muncha, Muncha, Muncha! by Candace Fleming told about a man who planted a garden, then worked night after night to be sure rabbits didn't eat his crops. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds told about a boy who helped himself at a wild carrot patch - and what the wild carrots did to stop him! Creeeepy! Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino told of owl and rabbit, who lived happily side-by-side until one of them needed a small change to his house.  And Carrot Soup by John Segal was about Rabbit, who loved his soup and what happened when he tried to make it.
As you can see, our craft was another garden one. A paper bag was glued on three sides to a large paper. Garden plants were colored on the bag. Then carrots (some of them creepy!) were made with crepe paper leaves. The carrots fit inside the bag, with leaves sticking up, so it looked like they were growing in the soil of the "garden". Tug them by the leaves, and up the carrots come! Some kids left creepy eyes peeking out of their gardens, just like the vegetables in Creepy Carrots. A rabbit to color and glue finished the project - and a cotton ball was the end of the t̶a̶l̶e̶   tail.

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