We've enjoyed being a part of the Summer Virtual Book Club these last few months, starting with Mo Willems in June and then Audrey Wood in July. It has helped us explore new authors as part of our #SummerReading.
This month's author is Kevin Henkes, and we read the book Little White Rabbit.
When possible, I like to try and Eat, Draw, Learn! with books, like we did with My Abuelita for Cinco De Mayo. This format worked again with this great book - perfect for my toddler. This book would be great for Easter too!
2. Draw - Art Activity - When I read this book, the possibilities for an art activity really excited me. The little white rabbit explores his world and wants to experience what he sees. First, he thinks of what it would be like to be green, like the other animals in the grassland. Next, he wants to be tall like a fir tree, and then completely still like a rock. He also pretends he can fly like the butterflies. Finally, he hops home and kisses his mother!
|We made our Little White Rabbit with cotton balls.|
|Then we turned him green with food coloring...|
|Next, we put the rabbit tall in a fir tree using a branch.|
|Wild Thing loved examining rocks to make our stone rabbit.|
Finally, we loved pretending to be the rabbit. First, we hopped and hopped like a rabbit and then hopped and hopped like a frog when we pretended to be green. Next, we stretched tall like a fir tree, curled up and got really still like a rock and then flapped our arms and flew around like a butterfly. Finally, Wild Thing kissed me just like the rabbit in the book -- how perfect! This pretend play allowed us to retell the story - great for Early Literacy.
We've decided to keep the Book Club for Kids going throughout the school year. September's author: Lois Ehlert, which really excites me as we love Eating the Alphabet from A-Z! We've already done a great P is for Peas activity and can't wait to read another of her books too!