MUSEUM STORIES

For anyone who is getting a bit jumpy and stir crazy, we were inspired by Paul T. Granlund’s Downside Up (1993) with the theme of bunnies this week. Check out the fun books and songs we found to help you recreate Museum Stories in your home.  Listen, read, hop, jump, count, have fun!

 

Here are a list of books and songs for inspiration:

  • Book: Little Bunny Biddle Bunny by David Kirk / Song: The Bunny Hop by Patty Shukla
  • Book: Pete the Cat, 5 Little Bunnies / Song: John the Rabbit by Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Book: It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler / Song: Bright, Shiny Noses

Bright, Shiny Noses (to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean”)

Some rabbits have bright shiny noses
I’m telling you now as a friend
The reason their noses are shiny–
Their powder puff’s on the wrong end
Wrong end, wrong end
Their powder puff’s on the wrong end
Wrong end, wrong end
Their powder puff’s on the wrong end.

Some of the stories can be found on YouTube. Songs can be found on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

Craft: Make a bunny card out of your child’s handprint.  Trace their hand on white paper and cut it out.  Glue cotton balls over 3 of the fingers and draw a quick face on.

Get ahead with kindergarten readiness: practice counting, and naming and identifying body parts. 

Thanks to kiwico.com for the craft inspiration.

Paul T. Granlund. Downside Up. 1993. Bronze

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