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Easter Bunny Art and Book Review

Yesterday my class and I were talking about Easter. One of the kiddies said that her Easter last year was very strange because the Easter bunny showed up the next day! Then another child said the Easter bunny didn't even come to his house, but instead showed up at Grandma and Grandpa's!

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade
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Right then I knew I had to read them The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs because THIS book explains why sometimes Easter might just be a little strange.

THE BIG BUNNY AND THE EASTER EGGS


Author: Steven Kroll

Illustrator: Janet Stevens

Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 1986

Ages: 3 to 7

Theme: Easter, Perseverance, Friends

Synopsis: This sweet book is all about Wilbur the Easter bunny who gets very sick on Easter Eve. There's no way he can deliver the eggs in time without the help of his four bunny friends.

Why I Like It
  • The pastel pics are gorgeous
  • I love how Wilbur's friends chip in and help him out
  • They know he's VERY sick, but they just can't accomplish the egg deliveries on their own so they push him around in a wheel barrow .... poor Wilbur
  • It helps explain why some kids get their eggs on different days and times
  • It shows the value in perseverance
  • My class really liked the book and laughed at several parts
  • It's an excellent lead-in to the lumpy, bumpy, loveable bunnies we painted 


Related Activities:

Bunny Art! I found this fabulous art activity on Artventurous, which you'll definitely want to check out because she illustrates step-by-step how to draw these cutie pies.

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade

We followed the instructions and drew our bunnies.  Then we outlined our bunnies in black pastel and coloured in the ears and muzzle.

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade

Then it was time to begin the paintings! Everyone used their own pan of watercolours (the cheap ones you can buy in office supply stores) but I provided them with big brushes.

They were instructed to use any colour they liked (except brown and black) and to paint the background.

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade

The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs book review and related Easter activities for first grade

I just think they're the sweetest paintings ever and they look so colourful and festive hanging in our hallway.


PIN THIS!

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For even MORE Easter activities, click the following links:


Easter Clipart Set (this one isn't free)

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett book review PLUS Easter art ideas and a super cute Easter poem





You can find more fabulous book reviews at Perfect Picture Book Friday, hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have a fun Easter activity you'd like to share, please leave a link in the comments.


6 comments

  1. LOVE the pictures your kids drew, Barbara!!!! And this book is an oldie but a goodie. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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    1. Hey you're welcome, Vivian! Thanks so much for dropping by. :)

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  2. Cute, cute, cute. I loved the pics your kids did. Very colourful and a great idea.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It was definitely one of my favourite art projects:)

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  3. This was one of my daughters favorite books as I child. We read it over and over. She now teaches first grade and I bought this for her personal classroom library.

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    1. Oh fun! She must get a kick out of reading the book to her own class now:)

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