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The rabbit and also the hare are wonderful animals that children are drawn to as there is a wealth of children's  literature and toys that they can also refer to. Visit the rabbit theme or hare theme for various related activities that include online stories, learning about rabbits and hares, to tie in to the activities below.

The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft that features heart shapes and during the process many skills can be addressed.

The craft is appropriate for various holidays and occasions listed in the themes column. The craft is available in color as shown or black line format to color in.

Activity 1:  Hearts Bunny Rabbit Craft (or hare)  Ages 2.5+ 
Tell the children they are going to have fun with activities related to a wonderful and fun animal, and choose the rabbit or hare theme.

Review your options for printing the craft and assembly options that best meet your needs.  Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below:

Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Option 1
:   Print color template of your choice, cut out, conduct learning activities below and assemble.
Option 2:  Print black and white template.  Children can color, paint or decorate first,  cut out and proceed as above.
Option 3:  For Large Groups.
Print black & white template on your choice of color card stock, light-weight construction paper or color computer craft paper in pastel shades.  Children will still be able to color in and personalize the craft.

Other decorations and ideas for the craft option: 
1.  Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back to use as decoration or ornament.
2.  Puppet:  Glue the craft to a Popsicle stick or unsharpened pencil for an instant puppet.

Learning Activities to conduct before craft assembly:
Choose those activities you feel are appropriate on the ages of children.

Shapes & Colors Activity:
Ask children to identify shapes and colors on the template if using the color template.  Ask the children to identify the colors they've used to color/decorate the template.

Numbers/Pre-Math Activities:
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.

1. Sorting & Sizing:  Have the children sort the identifiable hearts by color and size (smallest to largest)

2. Counting:  Count how many of each size there are.  You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint the children with printed numbers.  in this activity you may want to also count the eyes.

Proceed with craft assembly.  Show the small image provided in the template to help the children see how the finished craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces.  After completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while conducting some of the activities below.

Activity 2: Alphabet Letter Activities:
Introduce or reinforce letter H is for Hare or R is for Rabbit and select the printable resources.

Character Education >
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Hearts Bunny Rabbit Craft
(or a hare)

hearts bunny rabbit craft
 illustrations only
templates below
Templates
*Yellow & Pink

*Black & white

*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with
*scissors

Optional:  yarn or pipe cleaners to create whiskers

Alphabet Printable Activities
letter h hare printable activities
Letter H Hare

letter r rabbit printable activities
Letter R Rabbit