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Goony Bunny

Remember what happened when Little Bunny Foo Foo didn’t listen to the Good Fairy?
 

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Colors
Imagination
Listening and Speaking
Fine Motor Skills

What you need:

  • Little Bunny Foo Foo, illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson 
  • Two or three sheets of paper 
  • Pencils, crayons, or other drawing materials 
  • Glue or paste 
  • Glitter, cotton balls, colored paper, pipe cleaners, and other decorative items 


 Reading tips:

  1. This book is based on the classic children's song "Little Bunny Foo Foo," and follows the misbehaving bunny as he repeatedly ignores the Good Fairy's warnings.
  2. As you read, ask your child if you think Bunny Foo Foo will heed the Good Fairy's warnings. What visual clues did he use to decide? 
  3. After reading the story once through, use the printed lyrics at the back of the book to teach your child the song. Then practice singing the song with the hand movements! 
  4. Try reading the book again, but this time let your child sing the chorus each time it appears.


To extend the reading:

  1. Draw a picture of a bunny on a blank page. You can trace Bunny Foo Foo from the book or create your own bunny.
  2. Let your child color the bunny. 
  3. After the bunny is done, use the cotton balls, glitter, glue, and pipe cleaners to transform each bunny into a goon. The sillier the better!

Learning benefits:

  • Strengthens fine-motor skills 
  • Connects music and reading
  • Encourages creativity

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