**Books:**

*Rabbits and Raindrops*

*Peter Rabbit*

*Runaway Bunny*

*Max’s Chocolate Chicken*

*Peter Cottontail*

*Happy Easter Little Critter*

*Max Counts His Chickens*

*Owen’s Marshmallow Chick*

*Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs*

*Muncha Muncha Muncha- great comparison with Peter Rabbit*

*Guess How Much I Love You*

*Max’s Easter Surprise*

*The Story of the Easter Bunny*

*Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones*

*The Rabbit and the Hare*

*The Easter Egg* by Jan Brett

*An Egg Is Quiet* (book about all kinds of eggs)

**Language Arts:**

Easter Bingo- list sight words, spelling words, seasonal words on bingo game boards. Play bingo and use seasonal markers. Easterbingo

5 Little Bunnies Book- this is a printable book where students color each egg on each page according to the rhyme.5 little bunnies

**Songs and Poems:**

Here is a bunny

(make a bunny with hand) With ears so funny

(wiggle ears) And this is his/her hole in the ground

(make a hole with other hand) When a noise she hears

(listen intently) She picks up her ears

(straighten ears) And jumps in her hole in the ground.

(make bunny jump into hole)

**Science:**

jellybean5senses Jelly bean observation. Kids can bring a jelly bean from home or you can provide one. Record what it smells like, sounds like, looks like, feels like, tastes like. Students can draw a picture of it. Last they get to eat it!

Place an egg in vinegar to see what happens! Students can record their observations in journals.

**Math:**

Estimation jar: fill a jar with jelly beans. Have the students use their strategies to guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. They can then share the treat. You can also substitute the jelly beans for thematic erasers if you have students with food allergies.

Egg carton math- In an empty egg carton, put number stickers in the bottom of each egg compartment. I number them from 1-12. Then place two puff balls into the egg carton. The students shake the egg carton and then open it up. They look to see where the puff balls landed and then write an addition or multiplication fact using the two numbers. For example, if the puff balls land on 2 and 5 then students write on their answer sheet 2+5=7 or if they are working on multiplication, then they would write 2×5=10. You can decorate your carton to look cute on the outside, with clipart and colored paper. I used yellow puff balls, to pretend they were chicks. This might also be a good way to introduce a dozen. *My son also came up with the idea that you do greater than and less than with the two numbers that the puff balls land on.

Jelly bean math packet:jellybeanpacket

Die cut a bunch of eggs or bunnies and program each one with a different number. Students need to put them in numerical order. They may need a number line to help.

In this activity you print out 5 bunnies for counting. I didn’t have enough all orange cubes to pretend they were carrots, so we used red for radishes, green for lettuce, and orange for carrots. The student lays out 5 cards (they can be just plain old numeral cards) under each bunny. Then he feeds each bunny according to the number under him. Next, the student leaves all of the food in place, but switches around the numbers. He then has to adjust the amount of food given to the bunnies to match the new number shown. For example, Frank had 7 carrots on the first bunny and the new number was 4, so I asked him if he had to add more food or take some away. He then took away 3 carrots to show the new number. *If you do use the playing cards, then they naturally provide an extra support for the counting since they have the number of symbols shown. Students can lay the cubes or manipulatives on top of the symbols to help count.

Provide each student with an Easter basket and 10 eggs, a plus and minus spinner, and a die. Students take turns rolling the die and then spinning the spinner to figure out if they should add eggs or subtract them. For example, if he rolls a 5 and then the spinner lands on plus, then he adds 5 eggs to his basket, but if it lands on minus, then he takes out 5. If it is not possible for the student to add or subtract the amount rolled on the die, then he just skips that turn. The first person to fill their basket with all 10 eggs wins or if time is up, you can spin the plus or minus spinner to see if the person with the most or least is the winner.

Fraction jelly beans- Give your students a small bag of jelly beans or some other seasonal nonfood item (just make sure they are all different and there are a variety ) if you have allergies in your class. Students then count how many items they have and record the answer at the top. Next, they write the fractions for each color.fraction jelly beans

Graph if you like eggs or graph your favorite ways to eat eggs. Brainstorm with the class the different ways they like to eat the eggs and then make the class graph.

Baskets are programmed with numbers. Students count out eggs to match the number on the basket. I put egg shapes at the top of the paper so students have some help to count. Other ideas are to program the basket with letters and then put picture eggs into the basket. For example: Write a C on the basket. Kids sort pictures that are on paper eggs, such as cat, car, etc. and place those eggs on the basket.

Easter Egg Probability: For this activity you need five of one color plastic eggs (orange) and two that are different colors (1 blue and 1 pink). Students predict which color will be chosen out of a bag most and tell why. Then have the students create a tally chart to keep track of which eggs are pulled out. Each time they pull out an egg they put a tally mark next to the color written on paper and then put the egg back in the bag. Shake the bag in between picking eggs. Do this about 20 times. *You can also do this activity with jelly beans if it is an independent activity.

Mrs. Cox has a bunny pattern block pattern.

Bunny Boy Body Bunny Girl Body Bunny Head

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