In this lesson, you will
- #1 “Welcome to School”- play instruments
- echo Bunny Bobo
- #101 “Sleepy Bunnies” – dramatize
- #111 “One Green Jellybean” – move to the beat
- #126 “Easter Bunny Hops Along” – play along, make eggs, play game, make rhythms
- create word rhythms with “Bunny” and “Egg”
- #130 “Old Mr. Rabbit” – sing, “Old Mr. Rabbit” story
- #127 “Easter is Here” – create movement
- #129 “Colour the Eggs” – play shakers
- #120 “Tingalayo”
5 Keep the beat with #126 “Easter Bunny Hops Along”
Keep the beat with the song.
Use body percussion (pat, clap, stomp) or play instruments.
Play a hiding game with Easter Eggs. Adapt as needed.
Have each child cuts out their eggs (or draw and cut an egg if printing isn't possible).
Choose 1-2 students to be egg hiders.
They move a cut-out paper egg from hand to hand behind their back.
The class guesses which hand it’s in.
You could take turns guessing, and give a pretend jellybean each time there is a correct guess.
6 Make Egg Rhythms
Cut out the eggs.
Make a pattern with the eggs.
Decide how to play the pattern. You could use body percussion or instruments.
Do you like the pattern? Keep it. If not, change it.
If you do the pattern as a class, you could sing the song as an A section, then perform the rhythms as a B section.
8 Learn the song #130 “Old Mr. Rabbit”
Listen to the song.
Play the video again and sing along.
Play the game: Line the children up on one side of the room. They are the little “bunnies.” On every second beat they take one small hop closer to you, the “farmer.” At the end of the song, the farmer “shoos” the bunnies out of the garden.
10 Create movement to #127 “Easter is Here”
Sing and move to the music!
In verse 1, move for eight beats like “bunnies.”
In verse 2, move for eight beats like “baby chicks,” and in verse 3 like “lambs.”
Verse 4 is left blank so the children can think of something else that they can move like.
11 Play shakers along with #129 “Color the Eggs”
If you are in-person, you could give students different colored shakers to play along with the song.
At home, invite children to make their own shakers by filling small containers with rice, pasta or lego.