Math & Sciences
18 months – 30 months
Fill the tummy of the hungry bunny! This activity can help your child improve their counting skills and is a great activity for developing fine-motor skills and promoting imaginative play.
- Cereal box
- Black marker
- Coloured pens, pencils or crayons – white and pink
- Orange and green pipe cleaners (carrots)
- Zip lock bag
- Masking tape
- Small container to hold your carrots
Preparing your bunny
- Turn an empty cereal box inside out and draw a large outline of a bunny.
- Colour your bunny and cut out a small triangle for the mouth and a large circle for the belly.
- Place a zip lock bag on the inside of the box (zipper-side up).
- Ensure the bag covers the mouth and belly of your bunny. Secure the bag in place with tape.
- Cut a hole in the bag at the mouth of the bunny.
- Secure the box to the wall with masking tape. Ensure it is positioned at a comfortable height and leave the top of the box open so you can retrieve the carrots.
Preparing the carrots
- Cut the green pipe cleaner into three separate 1.5″ stems.
- Tightly wrap the orange pipe cleaner around all three stems. Leave a small piece of stem protruding so it looks like a carrot.
Feeding your bunny
- Feed the carrots into the mouth of your bunny and watch as they fall into its belly.
- Count each carrot as they are inserted in the mouth.
- Retrieve all the carrots and start again.
Increase the fun
Why not try feeding your bunny while blind folded? When your sense of sight is removed, your remaining senses, especially tactile, become heightened. Feeding the bunny blindfolded can help develop your child’s balance, coordination and spatial awareness and is guaranteed to promote lots of giggles.
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