Finger puppets that go along with a book? The perfect way to get kids interested in reading, keep their attention, and practice finger isolation. This bunny puppet printable activity for kids will give your child some fine motor work and some exposure to cutting with scissors as she makes her own puppet that can go “tippy tippy tippy pat, dig scrabble scratch scratch scratch MUNCHA MUNCHA MUNCHA” – just like the book!
WHAT TO DO: Have your child color her bunny however she wants – be creative! If your child is younger, print out the larger bunny set and make it into a hand puppet! After both sides of the bunny are colored (mirror images on the printable), fold the bunnies so that they line up back to front. Help your child cut out the bunny by following the black lines. Glue the edges of the bunny together, leaving the bottom of the bunny open for their finger or hand to make the puppet. Read the book and have your child do the hand motions along with the action words.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Encourage your child to move her whole body along with the book. The silly rabbits are so desperate to get to Mr. McGreely’s carrots that they:
-spring (hop on one foot)
-tippy (walk on tip toes)
-splash (swim on the floor by raising arms and legs while on their tummy)
-Don’t have the book? No problem! Try the song “Little Bunny Foo Foo” or “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” instead!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cognitive skills, coordination, motor control