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Awesome Vegetable Books

It can be hard to get preschoolers excited about vegetables. Here is a list of awesome vegetable books to help your child view vegetables in a positive light.

Awesome Vegetable Books!
Vegetable Books

10 Vegetable Books:

Supertato

1. Supertato by Sue Hendra—

There’s an evil pea on loose and it is terrorizing the other vegetables! Who will stop it? Here comes Supertato to the rescue. No pea can match Supertato’s speed, strength, and determination! In this funny supermarket battle between the vegetables, Supertato defeats the pea and locks it back up in the freezer so all of the other vegetables can live in peace. Full of jokes, action, and bright illustrations, you and your child will enjoy reading this book together! Fortunately there is a whole series staring Supertato and his vegetable friends so the fun can continue 🙂

Grandma's Garden

2. Grandma’s Garden by Mercer Mayer —

Little Critter is a preschool favorite! In this story, Little Critter and Little Sister help Grandma grow a vegetable garden. They pick their seeds and carefully plant them. Little Critter learns that plants need water to grow and that he has to keep the weeds away so that the little veggies have room to grow. Wow, gardens take a lot of work! In the end, all of their hard work pays off and they get to enjoy a yummy meal made from their garden! Like the other Little Critter stories, this one is full of good intentions gone wrong and the author’s trademark humor to leave preschoolers giggling.

I will never, not ever eat a tomato

3. I Will Never, Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child—

Lola is a fussy eater, but her older brother, Charlie, comes up with all sorts of funny names for the foods that Lola believes she won’t like and Lola is convince Lola to give them a try. For example, she won’t eat carrots, but she will eat orange twiglets from Jupiter! So far Charlie is able to convince her to everything except tomatoes. After trying all of the foods that Lola declared she would never eat, the only thing left at the table is the tomatoes. She points to the tomatoes and asks Charlie to hand her one. Charlie is in shock! Lola takes a tomato and says, “Moonsquirters are my favorite! You didn’t think they were tomatoes, did you Charlie?” My son loved the illustrations and the collage art style!

Vegetables in Underwear

4. Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman–

In this short book, vegetables model an assortment of underwear. My son laughed at potato’s small undies and at the beet’s funny underwear! Everyone wears underwear, even babies, the book says. Wait a minute…babies don’t wear undies! Cue the giggles 🙂 With bright, silly pictures of veggies in undies, this book will make your preschooler laugh.

Eating the Alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z

5. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert—

We love Lois Ehlert’s books! In this yummy book, Ehlert takes the reader on a journey around the world to learn about fruits and vegetables. She includes a pronunciation guide in the back so you can look up how to say each one. As I read this one to my son, I like to say “Oh, I love broccoli” or “okra” and have him tell me which ones are his favorites to eat. This book is great for learning the alphabet, as well as incorporating some healthy eating habits.

Growing Vegetable Soup

6. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert–

Lois Ehlert teaches young gardeners the steps to growing their own vegetable soup! With bright illustrations, and not a lot of words, this books shows the necessary tools to tend a garden, planting seeds, caring for your garden, and then harvesting your vegetables and preparing the soup! Ehlert’s art style will keep your preschooler enthralled with the garden process and pique their interest in growing their own vegetables. The book also includes a recipe for vegetable soup.

Tops and Bottoms

7. Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens–

A clever hare with a family to feed convinces a lazy bear, who owns lots of land for growing yummy veggies, to split his the crops in half — tops and bottoms. Bear chooses “tops,” so Hare plants root vegetables. This leaves bear with useless “tops.” Next time, Bear picks “bottoms” so Hare grows corn! The book is filled with humor and opens vertically, to better illustrate tops and bottoms.

The Turnip

8. The Turnip by Jan Brett—

In this retelling of the Russian folktale, Jan Brett provides beautiful illustrations and her trademark humor to tell a story of a family who grows a turnip so large that they can’t pull it out of the ground. One by one, family and friends try their hardest to free the turnip, but without success. Finally the rooster comes along and proclaims that he can get the turnip out of the ground! Out pops the turnip, but was it really the rooster who freed it? Pay attention to the pictures of the bears along the sides of the book and watch as they become the real heroes.

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies by Jorge Lacer

9. Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies by Jorge Lacera —

This is a humorous story about a young zombie who loves vegetables, not brains. The little zombie comes up with all sorts of schemes to get his parents to eat veggies! Will his parents finally try vegetables? A little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun, this book is perfect for young monster-lovers.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

10. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming —

This one of my favorite “vegetable books!” Mr. McGreely has dreamed of planting a vegetable garden. Finally, this is year that he is going to do it. Three little bunnies are excited about the new vegetables he’s growing and they sneak in to eat the yummy food each night. Mr. McGreely builds fences, walls, a moat, and finally a fortress around his vegetable garden to keep the bunnies out. It looks like the bunnies are finally locked out of the garden. Mr. McGreely does a happy dance and carries his basket into the fortress, across the moat and over the wall to pick his vegetables. But who is that hiding in the basket? It’s the bunnies! Muncha, muncha, muncha!

Check your library for these and other vegetable books. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book through one of my links, then I get a small percentage of the sale (at no additional cost to you). Thank you for your support! Happy Reading 🙂

Vegetable Worksheets:

  1. Which ones are vegetables? Color the pictures of vegetables. Circle your favorite veggie.

2. Living or Non-living? Cut out the pictures below and then paste them either in the living column or the non-living column. What vegetables do you see?

Animals, Concepts, Math, Spring, STEM

Bug Graphing

Bug Graphing STEM activity for preschoolers

Add some STEM fun into your preschooler’s learning with this bug graphing activity!

Bug Graphing Activity:

Start by printing this free template. The bug graphing template includes the di, colored tiles, and graphing chart. I used regular printer paper; however, if you use cardstock, then your dice will be much sturdier.

Begin by cutting out the dice. Gently fold the gray tabs inward. Then begin to fold your squares into a cube shape. Add some glue to the tabs and glue them onto the underside of the squares as you form your cube. The very last tab is hard to glue and might require tape. Once your cube is formed, set it aside to dry.

Cut out all of the colored tiles. You will have 4 of each color–red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Each color corresponds with one of the bugs. My printer’s ink turned out to be darker than how it looked on my screen, so the blue and purple on the bugs were a little hard to distinguish. Here’s the color scheme: ladybug=red, butterfly=orange, bee=yellow, grasshopper=green, dragonfly=blue, and ant=purple.

Now it is time to begin bug graphing. Ask you child to gently roll the di. What color bug is on top? Is it a yellow bee? Take a tile of the same color and set it on the graph above the corresponding-colored bug. Keep rolling the dice and setting tiles in the correct columns until you reach the top of the column. Since you are not gluing the colored tiles to the chart, you can use this activity over and over again. The grasshopper was the first to reach the top for us. Which bug made it to the top of your graph first?

Why STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. It is important to introduce these concepts to preschoolers in a fun way so that as they get older, they are excited about STEM subjects. What are preschoolers learning in this activity? Preschoolers are learning their colors (science)! They have to identify the color on the di, find the same color on the chart, and then correctly add the same color tile to the graph. Preschoolers are learning how to graph, an important math concept! Add some extra math into this activity by counting how many of each color tile is on your graph and how many tiles your have altogether. Preschoolers are also learning about engineering as they help build the di!

More STEM Activities

If your child enjoyed this graphing activity, I made a free blank di template so you can customize it with your own pictures. You can add computer images, stickers, or draw whatever you want on the dice and graph for your child to practice more graphing skills.

Check out my STEM activities: https://imaginationsrunningwild.com/stem/

Bug Stuff!

My son is really interested in bugs and I’m sure a lot of your kids are too! We have made some great bug crafts together and enjoy playing with these bug finger puppets. The finger puppets look pretty life like and allow us to exam bugs without having to hold real ones! You can your own set through the Amazon Affiliate link posted above. I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program to help cover the costs of my site. If you buy a product through one my links, then I may get a small percentage of the sale at no additional costs to you.

Spring

Garden Stories for Preschoolers

Garden Stories for Preschoolers

Gardens are a lot of fun to do with your preschooler. Whether a vegetable garden, a flower garden, or both, gardening takes a lot of work to get a good result. Check out these garden stories from your library and get ideas for your own gardens and see what steps are involved with creating and caring for a garden.

Seven Garden Stories

Lola Plants a Garden

1. Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn —

I love the Lola stories! They are perfect for preschoolers because they are not too wordy, super cute stories, and great illustrations. In this Lola book, Lola and her mommy read garden poems, which inspires them to plant their own garden! They go to the store and get everything they need. Lola demonstrates what is involved with planting seeds and helping them grow.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

2. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming —

Mr. McGreely has dreamed of planting a vegetable garden. Finally, this is year that he is going to do it. Three little bunnies are excited about the new vegetables he’s growing and they sneak in to eat the yummy food each night. Mr. McGreely builds fences, walls, a moat, and finally a fortress around his vegetable garden to keep the bunnies out. It looks like the bunnies are finally locked out of the garden. Mr. McGreely does a happy dance and carries his basket into the fortress, across the moat and over the wall to pick his vegetables. But who is that hiding in the basket? It’s the bunnies! Muncha, muncha, muncha!

Planting a Rainbow

3. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert —

We love Lois Ehlert’s books! They always have great pictures. In this book and child helps mom plant a flower garden in a rainbow of colors. The book shows a great step-by-step guide to the planting process for children. Once the flowers bloom, each color is highlighted in its own spread and the names of the flowers are given.

A Green, Green Garden

4. A Green, Green Garden by Mercer Mayer —

Little Critter learns that gardening is a lot of work! The Critter family demonstrates the steps that go into planting and caring for a vegetable garden. Preschoolers will like this short story that ends with a bunch of colorful vegetables for the family to enjoy! This book presents a nice opportunity to name the vegetables and gets kids excited about growing their own garden.

My Garden

5. My Garden by Kevin Henkes —

In this fanciful story, a girl helps her mother with a garden, then the girl grows all sorts of interesting things in her imagination. She grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big a beach balls, and jellybeans. And one of the coolest parts is that the flowers change colors just by wishing them to change! A nice look at what is involved with a real garden, as well as enjoyable, imaginary place.

6. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog by Lucille Colandro —

The silly old lady gets spring fever and she begins swallowing all sorts of things, starting with a frog. After swallowing dirt, seeds, rain, sunlight, gloves, and a rake, she burps everything back up and gets a garden! With rhyming text and silly pictures, preschoolers will enjoy this book. A great look at sequencing. Try asking: What did she swallow first? What are the steps to create a garden?

The Curious Garden

7. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown —

In an ugly, greenless city, a curious little boy named Liam discovers a few wildflowers trying to grow along the railroad tracks. Liam takes it upon himself to care for the plants and nurture them into a thriving garden. The garden grows restless and begins to expand along the railway. Liam tends to the growing garden throughout the spring and summer. When the snow falls, Liam uses the time to gather supplies to revive his garden in the spring. The curious garden comes back to life in the spring and begins spreading throughout the city. The plants loved all of the old and abandoned places! Soon, other people begin helping tend the garden and the city is transformed into a beautiful place.

Check your library for these and other garden stories. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book through one of my links, then I get a small percentage of the sale (at no additional cost to you). Thank you for your support! Happy Reading 🙂

Spring

Earth Day Tissue Paper Craft

Earth Day Tissue Paper Craft

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. Add some Earth Day fun to your preschooler’s day with this Earth Day tissue paper craft. Ball up the tissue paper and glue in onto the Earth template!

Supplies Needed:

Earth Day tissue paper craft supplies

You don’t need very many supplies to make this! I love that I had everything on hand so we could immediately start crafting.

How To:

Print off your Earth template. We used regular printer paper. However, if you want it sturdier, use cardstock.

If your tissue paper is not already in small pieces, cut it into 1″x1″ squares. You will need a lot! My son and I decided to start with the water first. We both scrunched up the blue tissue paper squares together — great for preschool fine motor skills. After we had a lot of of tissue balls, my kiddo covered part of the ocean in glue and then glued on the tissue. We continued gluing the blue tissue until all of the water area was blue.

Earth Day Tissue Paper Craft

We repeated the process with the green tissue. The green areas took slightly less tissue balls than the water area. By this point, however, we were squishing them into little balls so fast! My son knows what city, state, and county we live in, but this project gave me a great excuse to talk about the oceans and the continents. I explained that we live in North America by the Pacific Ocean.

Once you have your land and oceans covered in tissue paper, let your project dry before showing it off.

Animals, crafts, Spring

Tissue Paper Sheep Craft

Tissue Paper Sheep Craft
Tissue Paper Sheep Craft

My 3 year old was inspired to make a tissue paper sheep craft after reading Mem Fox’s Where is the Green Sheep? This craft is perfect for going along with sheep stories and a great addition to preschoolers’ spring craft fun.

Supplies Needed:

  • white paper (we used cardstock)
  • pencil
  • tissue paper
  • construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick

How To:

I drew a “cloud” shape on a piece of white card stock and told my son it was a sheep.

My preschooler wanted to make his sheep green, just like in the story, so he grabbed a bunch of pre-cut green tissue squares. If you don’t have the pre-cut squares, you can cut your large tissue paper sheet into 1″ x 1″ squares or tear it into small pieces. He covered his sheep shape with a glue stick and then stuck on the squares to make the sheep’s wool.

Next, I cut out 4 rectangles from green construction paper and my son glued them on as his sheep’s legs. Then I cut out a head for him to glue on.

My son loves googly eyes and always wants to use them for his crafts. He added his 2 googly eyes and called his project done. Use your creativity to give your sheep a smile or a cute little nose.

Looking for more fun crafts to make this spring? Check out my SPRING CRAFTS page.

Animals, crafts, Easter, Spring

Hatching Chick Craft

Hatching Chick Craft

With so many animal babies being born in the springtime, this hatching chick craft is a great way to incorporate some of that baby-cuteness into your preschooler’s activities. Use a brad to connect the top and bottom pieces of the plate to turn this into a moveable craft. Gently pull the top of your plate and watch your chick hatch!

Supplies Needed:

  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • yellow construction paper
  • glue stick
  • feathers
  • googly eyes
  • brad

How To:

First turn your paper plate into an egg by cutting a zig-zag line across your paper plate. Connect the two plate pieces with a brad on one side. This allows the plate to open and close so you can pretend the chick is hatching! Movable crafts are tons of fun and a great way to show “hatching.”

Next, cut an oval shape out of your yellow paper. This will be your baby chick. Glue feathers onto your chick. Our feathers were large and covered a lot of the chick so we didn’t need a beak. My son added two googly eyes and called his chick done.

Now that you chick as feathers and eyes, glue the bottom part of your chick onto the back of the bottom plate piece. Let your project dry before showing off your hatching chick craft.

For more fun spring crafts try:

Paper Plate Bunny— print off the free template, color and cut out the pieces, and glue them all onto a paper plate to make a bunny.

Mosaic Egg— use left over scraps of paper to make a beautiful mosaic egg.

Torn Paper Nest–tear up construction paper and use the pieces to make a nest.

Animals, books, Spring

Sheep Stories

Sheep Stories for Preschoolers
Sheep Stories for Preschoolers

8 Sheep Stories

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

1. Baa, Baa Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera–

Jane Cabrera’s nursey rhyme books are the best! I love the illustrations, her sense of humor, and the positive portrayals of some dark stories. The sheep keeps generously giving its wool to the girl and other animals, allowing everyone to have something cozy to wear or snuggle into. Eventually, however, sheep runs out of wool. Now what is going to do? The little girl comes up with an idea to repay the sheep’s kindness. She knits a sweater for sheep to wear!

Russell the Sheep

2. Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton–

This is a whimsical, humorous story about a sheep who can’t fall asleep. Russell struggles at bedtime, thinking maybe it’s not dark enough. Perhaps he’s too hot or too cold. Maybe he needs to adjust his pillow! We’ve all felt like Russell at some point. Finally Russell decided to count things in hopes that he falls asleep. Hmm, what should Russell count? Why sheep, of course! This does the trick and soon Russell is fast asleep.

Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep

3. Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep by Eric Barclay–

This book is so funny! My son and I just cracked up reading it. This book is about a whimsical, but clueless sheep and the sheepdog who tries to protect her. Sheep is a self-declared expert at watching sheep. When the dog arrives to take over the position, sheep decides to help sheepdog do the job properly. Sheep pins back the dog’s hair from its eyes, finds some binoculars, and gets a map. While sheep is being “helpful,” the dog has to save her from predators, as well as her own mishaps because she is not paying attention. After both go through so much trouble to help the other, sheep realizes that she is NOT a sheep watching expert. What is she supposed to do now? Dog suggests that maybe sheep is dog-sheep. Of course! Everyone knows that sheep is an expert at watching dogs.

Sheep in a Jeep 5 Minute Stories


4. Sheep in a Jeep 5-Minute Stories by Nancy Shaw–

My son loves all of these sheep stories. His favorites are “Sheep Take a Hike,” “Sheep Blast Off,” and “Sheep Go to Sleep.” Each story is silly and the sheep always seem to accidently cause trouble! Preschoolers can relate to good intentions going wrong. Get ready for lots of giggles as you read this set.

Time for Bed

5. Time for Bed by Mem Fox–

Although not a book solely about sheep, I had to include this beautifully illustrated and rhythmic bedtime story. Darkness is falling, the stars are out, and its time for young animals to go to bed. The term for each baby animal is given as each little one snuggles in with a parent. In this sweet book, the parents provide love and comfort and wishes for sweet dreams to each animal. The story ends with a mother putting her child to bed. Good night.

Wee Little Lamb

6. Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson–

Little lamb is just a baby and too shy to leave its mother’s side. Preschoolers will be able to relate to the longing to try something new and the trepidation that often comes with venturing out on one’s own. Little lamb meets lots of animals, but isn’t ready to go off and play yet. It’s okay to do things are your own speed and comfort level. When a little mouse and its mother come along, little lamb finally feels brave enough to step away from mom and play with its new friend!

Where is Green Sheep?


7. Where is Green Sheep? By Mem Fox–

Preschoolers will love this rhythmic story featuring lots of fun sheep. They’re swinging and sliding, playing and traveling, near and far, and some are even in space! But where is the green sheep this whole time? Read this one and find out! My son loves this book and says that you have to check it from your library because it is so good 😊.

No Sleep for the Sheep!

8. No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont —

In this silly story, poor sheep is trying to sleep in the barn, but all of the other animals are noisy. One by one, they all come to the barn quacking, mooing, neighing, clucking, and oinking while sheep is trying to sleep. Preschools will enjoy the rhymes and the funny illustrations of sheep growing more and more exasperated with each new visitor. Check this one from your library and find out if sheep ever gets to sleep!

image of a cartoon sheep

Check your library for these and other sheep stories. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book through one of my links, then I get a small percentage of the sale (at no additional cost to you). Thank you for your support! Happy Reading:)

crafts, Easter, Spring

Mosaic Egg Craft

Mosaic Egg Craft

Whether you want this to be cheerful spring egg or an Easter egg, this mosaic egg craft will be a hit with your preschooler. Use this project to help with color identification as you say the name of each color as your glue it on. You can also count how many sides the shapes have too.

Supplies Needed:

  • multiple colors of construction paper*
  • glue stick
  • scissors

*I have a sandwich bag filled with scraps of construction paper that we use for making mosaic crafts. So if you don’t already have small pieces of paper ready to go, cut some out in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.

How To:

First: Cut your egg shape— pick a color for your egg. We made ours out of white construction paper. The egg shape was large and took up most of the paper.

Second: Making the Mosaic — My son covered his egg in glue from his glue stick, a portion at a time, and added the mosaic paper pieces. He picked a variety of colored mosaic pieces. He had to really work on spatial awareness as he determined which pieces would fit next to each other. In a few instances, I helped trim some pieces for a better fit.

Third: Complete the Project — Once he was happy with the mosaic look of his egg, I flipped the egg over and cut off all of the edges that stuck off the sides of egg. This gave our egg a more rounded look to it.

Now you have an awesome mosaic egg! I think these mosaic eggs are cute decorations for spring and I want my son to make a whole bunch for me. Maybe he could even do one color per egg and I can have a rainbow of eggs 🙂

More Mosaics

If your preschooler enjoyed this mosaic craft and is looking to make more, check out my mosaic butterfly craft! It uses little scraps of paper just like this mosaic egg craft.

My son also made a smiley face out of yellow pieces of paper and a mosaic gingerbread man craft too! Mosaic crafts are a lot of fun and I love how different each one turns out!

Animals, Spring

Bunny Books for Preschoolers

Bunny Books for Preschoolers

It’s Spring and cute bunny stuff is popping up everywhere! Preschoolers can’t resist cute little rabbits. Here is a list of my family’s favorite bunny books. Check your library for these and other stories with bunnies, rabbits, and hares.

Twelve Great Bunny Books

Bunny Cakes

1. Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells —

My son loves Rosemary Wells’ stories! The Easter Bunny brought him this book one year and he immediately wanted us to sit down together and read it 🙂 In this story its Max vs. his sister, Ruby. Both bunnies want to make a cake for Grandma. Max wants to make a gross worm cake and Ruby wants to make an angel food cake. Max makes his cake but it’s missing something—red hot squirters. When Ruby sends Max to grocery store, Max tries to add the red hot squirters to the list, but he can’t write yet. Max inadvertently keeps spilling Ruby’s ingredients, resulting in more trips to the store. Finally Max draw a picture of the red hot squirters and the grocer gives him some. Soon both cakes are ready. Grandma is so excited—She doesn’t know which to eat first!

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

2. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler —

In this funny book, P.J. Funnybunny doesn’t want to be a rabbit anymore. He lists all of the bunny things that he is sick of, and thinks that life would be better if he was a different animal. First he tries being a bear, but that wasn’t exciting enough. P.J. then tries living with birds, beavers, pigs, moose, possums, and skunks, but nothing is quite right. Finally P.J. Decides that he wants to be a bunny and he hurries back home to his family.

The Runaway Bunny

3. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown —

A mommy rabbit gently reassures her little bunny that no matter what may come or where the little one may go, mommy will always be there. The little bunny comes up with all sorts of fanciful scenarios that would take it away from mommy. Mommy, however, always has the perfect reply. A beautiful story about the strength of a mother’s love.

Bunny's Book Club

4. Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro —

Bunny loves attending the library’s outside Storytime. But when it gets cold and Storytime moves inside, Bunny is left out. Bunny comes up with a plan to sneak into the library at night and take books home to read. Soon Bunny’s friends want books too. When the animals sneak into the library, there’re caught by a librarian. The librarian gives the animals their own library cards! Now they all get to check out books and discuss their stories at Bunny’s book club 😀.

Wee Little Bunny

5. Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson —

It’s springtime and little bunny is too excited to sit still. There is so much to see and do! Bunny is super busy chasing dragonflies, making new friends, and checking out the world around it. When mama bunny calls, baby bunny races home to tell mama about its fun adventure. This book is not very long and has fantastic illustrations, making it a great choice for wiggly preschoolers.

A Boy and His Bunny

6. A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan —

This is a silly rhyming story about a boy and bunny who appears on his head one day. At first it seems like having a bunny on your head might be a problem, but both boy and bunny quickly show that you can do anything with a bunny on your head. Get ready to giggle as the boy races down a hill on a sled, eats, and drives a moped with a bunny on his head!

Guess How Much I Love You?

7. Guess How Much I love You? by Sam McBratney–

This story is a children’s classic! Little Nutbrown Hare and the Big Nutbrown Hare take turns saying how much they love each other. Preschoolers will enjoy the hares’ analogies of the size of their love–as high as they can jump, to the tips of their toes, and to the moon and back! This is a lovely and reassuring bedtime story to read with your little love.

The Rabbit, the Dark, and the Cookie Tin by Nicola O'Byrne

8. The Rabbit, the Dark, and the Cookie Tin by Nicola O’Byrne–

It’s nighttime, but Rabbit doesn’t want to go to bed (preschoolers can relate!). Rabbit thinks that if it doesn’t get dark, then he won’t have to go to bed. Rabbit hatches a plan to catch the dark in a cookie tin and not let it out so that rabbit can stay up. In this story, preschoolers learn the importance of nighttime, and eventually rabbit agrees to let the dark out of the cookie tin. The reader gets to lift the flap and open up the cookie tin, releasing the dark in an awesome pop-up!

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

9. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming —

Mr. McGreely has dreamed of planting a vegatable garden. Finally, this is year that is going to do it. Three little bunnies are excited about the new vegetables he’s growing and they sneak in to eat the yummy food each night. Mr. McGreely builds fences, walls, a moat, and finally a fortress around his vegetable garden to keep the bunnies out. It looks like the bunnies are finally locked out of the garden. Mr. McGreely does a happy dance and carries his basket into the fortress, across the moat and over the wall to pick his vegetables. But who is that hiding in the basket? It’s the bunnies! Muncha, muncha, Muncha!

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

10. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book by Beatrix Potter —

No bunny books list is complete without Peter Rabbit! In this board book edition of the original Peter Rabbit story, preschoolers can get to know this naughty bunny who sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden. This version is shorter than the original, but still has Beatrix Potter’s charming illustrations.

Curious George and the Bunny

11. Curious George and the Bunny

George is a very curious monkey and always seems to get into trouble. One day, George finds a family of bunnies in a hutch. The bunnies look so soft and fluffy. George really wants to hold one, so he opens the door and takes out a baby bunny. Uh-oh, the bunny hops away and now George can’t find it! George didn’t mean to lose the bunny and he feels bad. He looks everywhere, but the bunny is still missing. Mommy bunny comes to rescue and finds her hidden baby! Yay! George puts the bunny family safety back in their hutch.

Creepy Carrots

12. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds.

This book has just the right about of humor and spookiness that preschoolers love! Jasper Rabbit loves carrots and eats them all of the time. All is well until the carrots start to follow him. . . (cue creepy music). My son loves this book and it’s sequel, Creepy Underwear. It was not scary for him at age 3, and he thought it was really funny.

rabbit

Check your library for these and other bunny books. To help cover the costs of this site, I joined Amazon’s Affiliate program. If you buy a book through one of my links, then I get a small percentage of the sale (at no additional cost to you). Thank you for your support! Happy Reading 🙂

More Bunny Fun!

Bunny Maze: help the bunny get through the maze to the yummy carrot!

Easter Bunny Letter Tracing: trace all of the letters in the words EASTER BUNNY and then color the pictures.

Adorable Bunny Paper Plate Craft: make this super cute bunny craft with a few supplies and the free template!

Animals, crafts, Easter, Spring

Adorable Bunny Craft

Adorable Bunny Craft

There are so many cute bunnies pictures/crafts/decorations popping on my social media feeds this spring! I was inspired to make a bunny craft by a picture I saw of a rabbit with a flower crown. The flower crown turned a boring paper plate into an adorable bunny craft! I love how this turned out 🙂 Whether you are looking for an Easter craft or a spring activity, this bunny craft is fun and easy to make with your little one.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 paper plate
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • pompom
  • bunny craft template (free PDF)
  • glue stick
  • white school glue
  • scissors
  • crayons/markers
  • 2 googly eyes (optional)

How To:

Print the free bunny craft template. It includes the ears, flowers, and leaves that you will need.

Color the ears, flowers, and leaves. While I usually have my son use crayons, the bold color of the markers prompted us to use them instead. After you color everything, cut out your pieces. The designs are pretty intricate so an adult should do the cutting.

Flip your plate over so that the center is now raised. Using your glue stick, glue your ears on the underside of the top of the plate. Glue your flowers and leaves around the top of the plate, making a cute crown.

For the bunny face, you will need 2 googly eyes (or draw your own), 2 pipe cleaners, and a pompom for the nose. We started by gluing on the nose. We used the white school glue to make sure that the pompom is securely attached. Then we folded our pipe cleaners in half (makes a V shape) and glued them on either side of the nose. We put a small amount of white school glue on the pipe cleaners and held them down onto the plate for a few seconds. To finish the bunny face, draw a mouth.

Let your bunny craft dry before showing off how cute it is! While your project is drying, read some EASTER STORIES together 🙂

For more spring craft ideas, check out my SPRING CRAFTS page. Happy crafting!