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Bunny and Chick Themed Activities For Spring

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1-2-3 Come Do Some Chick and Bunny Craftivities With Me

I love springtime. There's something magical and invigorating about it; and there are so many themes you can incorporate into your lessons.

The chick and bunny seem to be popular symbols, so with that in mind I used them to design some quick, easy and super-fun craftivities, which practice a variety of standards. 

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesI'll be featuring 4 of my favorites, along with today's FREEBIE.  First up is a chick-themed -ick word family packet.    

The packet includes:

* An -ick chick word slider craftivity, featuring 20 words, with 2 size options.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activities* An -ick family poster with 22 words, plus  10 “flip the flap” -ick word booklets, as well as an “ABC Me” worksheet.  I've also included ...

* A cover to make an -ick word family dictionary, along with an Itty Bitty -ick word family booklet, plus a "Fill in the blanks” missing -ick word, sentence worksheet along with ...

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activities* A set of -ick word family picture cards, with matching -ick word cards, so you can play “Memory Match” and “I Have; Who Has?” games, individually, with a partner or as a whole group activity.

* To mix math with literacy, there's an “Isn’t it slick that I can skip count with my chick?” slider craft, with 2 size options.
These number sliders skip count by 2s, 3s, 5s, or 10s

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesYou can also practice the -op word family with my bunny packet.

The format is similar. The -op word family poster has an alphabetical list of 49 words, with some new words even to me, llke kop and trop, so I've also included a cover to make an —op word family dictionary.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesI chose 18, or those -op words and made "just the right size", mini-cards.  Students can put them in alphabetical order, as an independent center, or partner up to see who can do it the fastest.  

Another idea, is to have children choose 2-3 cards and use the words in a sentence. 

The bunny and chick were also perfect to design some more "shapely critter crafts" which all started years ago with the penguin packet.

It's a wonderful, hands-on way to review 2D and 3D shapes.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesMake a large set to use as flashcards, for whole-group games, and anchor charts, then have children pick their favorite and create their own.

Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board. 

I've included several posters for the center of your display. 

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesThe packets include an emergent reader, games, worksheets, and a "certificate of praise" bookmark.  

For the emergent reader, students read, trace and write the shape word, fill in the shapes to look like chicks/bunnies; trace the shape and then draw that shape.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesThey also underline the capital letter and add end punctuation

Both animals are super-cute, but my personal favorite is the bunny.

There are 3 pattern options for the rabbit: A whimsical looking one, a "fluffy" faced one, as well as blank templates so children can draw their own.  

I've also included a paw pattern to make the shapes look even more like a bunny.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesI think part of the bunny's charm, is that I also added a set of butterflies and ladybugs, which feature the various shapes. 

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesFor a bit of 3D pizzazz, students choose one and glue the bug to the top of one of the bunny's ears. 

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesTo get the 3D "pop" bend the ladybug's antennae forward. 

For the butterfly, give children 2 different colors.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesThey trim and fold one of the butterfly's wings, then glue just the thorax to the top of the other butterfly. Easy-peasy and looks fabulous! 

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesBesides the standard 2D shapes, due to many requests, I've also included the trapezoid and rhombus "pattern block" shapes, along with the hexagon, pentagon and octagon

Since many teachers are also teaching 3D shapes, there's also patterns for the cone, cube, cylinder and sphere.

Click on the links for the "Slick Chick Spring Shape Up" packet, and the "Hop To It" Bunny Shape packet.

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesFinally, while diddling around with pattern blocks, I discovered that you can use other pieces, to make a hexagon

Since this is a really new shape for my Y5s, it tends to be a "toughie" for them to remember. 

I think part of the difficulty, is because there are not many "real life" examples for them to see.  With that in mind, I designed the "Don't be vexed by the "hex", hexagon challenge.

I putzed 'til I created a dozen arrangements, and have included a full-color, as well as a black & white template (filled in with lines, plus blank) for them to place pattern pieces on.

Later, after they've created some patterns, turn it into a "Speed" game; set a timer and see who can make the most hexagons before it rings. 

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, skip counting activities, spring bulletin board ideas, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesToday's FREEBIE also has a bunny theme, which practices skip counting.

Your students will enjoy hopping to the next number, as they skip count with the bunny, by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's.  I've also included "What's Missing?" worksheets for each skip counted set.  These are great for "early finishers" or homework to send over spring break.  

ick word family activities, op word family activities, easter crafts, chick crafts, bunny crafts, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 3D shape activiteis, skip counting activities, spring bulletin board ideas, 3D shape crafts, hexagon activitiesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for visiting.  Time to switch gears and put my nana hat on, as I'm taking care of my grandchildren today. 

Kaiden (3) and Kaitlyn (1) put the grand in grandma. 

Wishing you a love-filled day filled with lots of hugs and giggles.

"I love music of all kinds, but there's no greater music than the sound of my children and grandchildren laughing." -Sylvia Earle

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