THE BUNNY HOP
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Congratulations!! I'll pass your name on to Erica and I hope you enjoy the book! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Please share PBJamz with your teaching, musician, author, and homeschooling friends :-)
Video -- Read aloud of THE BUNNY HOP
Something a little different this week. I decided to do a read aloud of the book for this week. It's a simple little chapter picture book. 3 very short little chapters, but there are lots of great tie-ins and curricular connections. Check out the sections below for teaching topics, and check out the YouTube playlists and Pinterest boards for tons of amazing ideas that would connect beautifully with this little book.
PB (Picture Book Tasting)
THE BUNNY HOP is a 1992 book written by Teddy Slater, illustrated by Larry DiFiori, and published by Scholastic. It is an easy reader book with three short chapters. It is a Hello Reader level 1 book, designated for preschool - grade 1. It follows a group of bunnies who need one more participant to dance The Bunny Hop. Then we're introduced to Buddy, who never learned to dance because of his large feet. But when Buddy hears the music, he quickly becomes the leader of this bunny-hopping conga-line, gaining self-confidence, and having lots of fun.
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind)
I'm sharing two this week. Same basic song. If you want to use it for students to see people doing the Bunny Hop historically and see the instruments, use the Ray Anthony one. The Disney one just has the song, but the steps are sung clearly. There are a couple variations. There's a great video on the YouTube list in the links section that gives wonderful directions if you want to do a conga line version. If you don't want students getting so "up close and personal", you can have them do the steps in their own personal space. There are lots of other songs and dances and music activities in the playlist that would go wonderfully with this little book.
Teacher Tips/Curriculum Tie-ins
Tips and Topics for Music Teachers
Writing Prompts/Author Tips
Links, More Fun, Extensions for Families and Everyone!
Recipe for Peanut butter and jelly dip
If you're making this to go along with the theme, serve it up with Annie's Bunny Grahams and it's a perfect bunny hop snack! :-)
Guest Links and Giveaways
Buy THE BUNNY HOP (only used copies available)
I'm giving away a non-rhyming picture book critique (less than 1,000 words) To be eligible, leave me a comment below by midnight Wednesday, April 13. I'll draw a winner. I can't wait to read someone's story!
4/12/2022 05:04:40 am
What a wealth of wonderful resources for teachers and story time librarians too! I will be sharing this!
4/21/2022 09:09:57 pm
Thanks so much for stopping by, Samantha, and thank you for sharing! New content drops each Thursday, so I hope you'll stop back by often! :-)
4/12/2022 10:16:09 am
I love all these curriculum tie-ins! So fun!
4/21/2022 09:11:55 pm
Yay, Karyn! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Writing prompts each week, too, for the writers among us. :-). New ones each Thursday! Please share this with your teacher friends, music teacher friends, homeschooling friends, and anyone else who might find it helpful! Thanks so much for stopping by!
4/13/2022 09:51:39 am
My kids loved The Bunny Hop! I wish they were still young so I could give their teachers all of these great ideas!!! Thanks🌷
4/21/2022 09:13:37 pm
Thanks for hopping in, Jennifer! It's such a fun little book -- an oldie, but goodie! And perfect for this time of year! So many great musical connections, too! Please share PBJamz with anyone else who might find it helpful or interesting! Thanks so much!
4/13/2022 11:00:46 am
As a dance therapist and music lover, this post speaks to me.!I can see so many possibilities for classroom, therapeutic group work, and even individual intervention. And just plain fun!
4/21/2022 09:15:47 pm
Wonderful, Ann! I'm so glad you found it valuable! Please share with others in your world who might find ideas to help them, too! You might want to check out the episode with LET'S DANCE by Valerie Bolling, too --lots more great ideas in that episode for dance :-).
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