This feed the rabbit activity can be used to teach preschoolers colors, letters, beginning sounds, nutrition and more. It’s also perfect for spring. How’s that for useful!
My kids love feed the animal activities. We fed alphabet fish to a bear and acorns to a turkey, so I thought we should feed some fruits and vegetables to a rabbit!
I love this one because you can change it up to meet the needs of learners at differing ability levels. I wanted to use it to do a color learning activity with my toddler, but I also wanted to be able to repurpose it for my almost 5-year-old.
I created a printable that makes it super easy to do this. You can leave it as is and practice colors, counting or beginning letter sound identification, but you can also write letters on the cards and turn it in to an alphabet activity. For even more fun, hands-on alphabet activities, check out my list of alphabet activities.
- Fruit and vegetable cards (link at bottom of post)
- Brown paper bag
- A sheet of brown and sheet of pink construction
Setting Up the Bunny Activity
- Print out the fruit and vegetable cards on cardstock, for durability. I printed two copies so I would have more of each fruit and vegetable. Then cut them apart.
- Draw and cut out bunny ears from the brown and pink paper.
- Draw a bunny face on the bag. Then cut out the mouth hole.
- Glue or tape the top of the bag closed. Stick the bunny ears on the bag with glue or tape as well.
Feed the Rabbit Activity
To begin, I wanted to use this to teach my daughter colors. So I laid the pile on the table next to the bunny and invited her to feed it fruits and vegetables. I would ask her to “feed the rabbit something green” or “feed the rabbit something orange.”
She would search through the cards and look for a fruit or vegetable that was that color. We did this over and over again until all of the food had been fed to the bunny. She never tired of it and thoroughly enjoyed feeding the rabbit.
If you want to teach letters with this activity, you can write a letter on each card and ask your child to feed a specific letter each time. You could also teach beginning letter sounds by asking the child to feed the rabbit “something that starts with the letter ___.”
You can turn it into a counting game by using dice and having your child feed the rabbit the amount of food that corresponds to the number on the die.
It is so versatile and super easy to make so it’s a great way to get a lot of use out of one activity! And it pairs perfectly with the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit!
Check out all of the other activities inspired by the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit ABC Carrot Patch by Growing Book by Book
Name Tracing Rabbit Fun by The Educators’ Spin On it
Carrot Number Matching Activity by 3 Dinosaurs
Peter Rabbit Sensory Bin by Still Playing School
Bunny Color Sorting by Toddler Approved
Rabbit Food Lettuce Wraps for Kids to Make by Rainy Day Mum
Plant Science Experiment Inspired by Peter Rabbit by Inspiration Laboratories
Carrot Painting Pre-Writing Practice by Preschool Powol Packets
Peter Rabbit Paper Plate Pop-Up Garden by I Can Teach My Child
Bunny Treat Bags by Mama Miss
Bunny Cracker Snack by The Pleasantest Thing