Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Whispering Rabbit

My 4th teaching class was on the Golden Book The Whispering Rabbit by: Margaret Wise Brown (and illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres)

The story is cute. It is a rabbit that yawns and a bee flies into her throat. She thinks the bee is sleeping and is worried that she might wake it and get stung. She asks her friends (animals) what they think she should do. The wise owl Told her to cover her mouth when she yawns (manners). The groundhog eventually tells her to whisper so she doesn't wake the bee and if she yells she might startle it.
So we put Proverbs 15:1 with it: "A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger."

We had felt bunny rabbit hand puppets that they "sewed" then added wiggle eyes and a wooden bumble bee.

We even found these for the snack. The kids even got why we chose HONEY flavor (bee)

We had this game so we used it. The kids dropped the balls into the bee hive and if they did it, music went off.
Again we played a version of Duck, duck, goose. They LOVE this. :) We played Rabbit, Rabbit, Bee!
This was my favorite picture from the day!


  1. That's awesome!!!
    Very nice way (and cute, as well) to show how to have manners and how to be polite, and such a wonderful verse to incorporate wit the book. :)


  2. OMW!!! They are sooo cute!