Circle Time: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
We gathered our blankets together in a quiet corner of the garden to read the story of Peter Rabbit. I love this classic tale. The language is beautiful and the pictures perfect and simple. It is a little longer story than we sometimes read, but I think the novelty of being outside (and the fact that it is a fun adventure story) helped the children sit longer.
Activity 1: Walk in the GardenAfter reading the story, we explored the gardens with the children. The garden has a flower garden and a vegetable garden. We even spotted a gardener who looked a lot like Mr. McGregor! We kept our eyes out for Peter, but he stayed hidden!
Activity 2: In the TreesPeter and his family live inside of a tree. Our garden also has a large magnolia tree that has an open area underneath to play. The children explored the area and pretended to be rabbits. They also found a tree to climb.
Activity 3: Bunny, Bunny, RabbitTwo moms played Bunny, Bunny, Rabbit (played like Duck, Duck Goose) with the children while the other moms prepped for the next activity.
Activity 4: Easter Egg HuntThe children each brought 12 eggs with them and the mother's hid the eggs. The children had a fun time searching for the eggs together. I know it has nothing to do with the story, but it was our Easter themed Mommy and Me class. If you were doing this book a different time of year, you could leave out the egg hunt.
PicnicWe enjoyed a picnic lunch together and all our good little bunnies ate blackberries for dessert.