Create your own bunny alphabet game for springtime with just sidewalk chalk and this bunny themed printable! You can head outside to play this game and enjoy the springtime weather too with your preschooler. Here’s how to play…
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Bunny Alphabet Game
Preschoolers have a lot of fun when it comes to Easter and Bunnies! It’s fun to see their imagination spark as they anticipate the upcoming holiday. To capture this excitement you can create a teachable moment with this printable bunny alphabet game. Encourage your child to learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds with this bunny themed game.
For the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids we’re featuring the theme of bunnies!
We choose one of our favorite authors Mo Willems to feature for this week’s book. The book is called Knuffle Bunnyby Mo Willems. In the story the characters Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes her beloved bunny was left behind. Mo Willems uses the backdrop of black and white photos with his adorable illustrations to share this humorous storyline of when Daddy’s in charge and a lovey is left behind.
Carrot Clip Art from MyCuteGraphics.com
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Bunny Headband
- Kids Scissors
- Printed Bunny Alphabet Printable
- Stuffed Bunny
- Easter Basket
Directions for Alphabet Bunny Game
1. Read a bunny themed book with your preschooler. We’re featuring Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale but there’s a list of books available at the end of this activity with our favorite Bunny Themed Books for kids.
You can print the bunny book list here.
2. Create a bunny headband from construction paper or from felt. See Tutorial HERE Or you can you a storebought one, we grabbed ours for $1 at our local dollar spot.
3. Print the Bunny Alphabet Game to get ready for the game! Cut out each of the carrot letters and place them into your basket.
4. Now it’s time to head outside for some bunny alphabet game FUN! Grab your sidewalk chalk and let’s go!
5. Using the Sidewalk Chalk , have your child create large letter of the alphabet with you on the driveway or sidewalk. You can add a little more Easter fun and make egg shapes too around the letters or bunny footprints. For younger child you will need to create these objects and then encourage them to color them in.
6. Put on your bunny headband, it’s time to play the bunny alphabet game! Reach into the basket full of alphabet carrots and find the letter as quickly as you can the letter that’s on your carrot. HOP over to that letter and shout out it’s letter sound.
7. Keep playing the game until you’ve found all of the bunny’s alphabet letter from the basket.
FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN start with a few letters of the alphabet and then add as they become more confident. You can make it more of a matching game and you be the one to help first with letter sounds.
ALPHABET GAME ALTERNATIVES
- Create a matching game with the alphabet carrots
- Make your name with the carrots.
INDOOR VERSION of Bunny Alphabet Game
Take your favorite Stuffed Bunny and hide a letter behind it and see if your child can figure out which one is missing. Start first with just a handful of letter and then as they master the game add more and more letters to increase the difficulty.
No matter how you play be sure to end with another sweet book about Bunnies. Here’s some of my favorite bunny themed books for your preschooler. We keep thees out all spring to enjoy. Many of them are series of books that we look for each time we visit the library.
Bunny Books for Preschoolers
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
- The Velvetten Rabbit by Margery Williams
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
- The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
- The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
- The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
- Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohman
- Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
- Hopper by Marcus Pfister (The whole Hopper series is sweet)
- Max and Ruby Series of Books by Rosemary Wells (Read the series of books)
- White Rabbit’s Colors by Alan Baker (Read the Series of books)
I’d love to know which bunny themed book is your favorite? Tell me in the comments. Be sure to print out this list to keep with your on your next visit to the book store or library or as you peek on Amazon for easter gift ideas for your child’s Easter basket.
Our Virtual Book Club for Kids coshosts have created bunny themed activities that we’re excited to share with you for bunny week! Be sure to stop by their blogs by clicking on the links below.
Share your own bunny ideas in our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group.
Bunny Themed Activities for Preschoolers
- Sidewalk Chalk Bunny Alphabet Game – The Educators’ Spin On It
- Bunny Hop Number Line Game- Teach Beside Me
- Shredded Paper Bunny Craft – Artsy Momma
- Hopping Bunnies | A Measurement Activity for Kids – Inspiration Laboratories
- How to make homemade Bunny Crayons – Messy Little Monster
- Knuffle Bunny Color Exploration Activity – JDaniel4’s Moms
- Bunny Color Hop for Toddlers and Preschoolers- Toddler Approved
- Eraser Stamped Bunnies – Mama Smiles
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