These were among the first words out of my 2 year old's mouth this morning and that is how we came to be making rabbits at 6.30am today. Elly has a fascination with rabbits at the moment and I happened to buy this book for her during the week, but intended to put it away until Easter.
Well, when she said 'Let's make Rabbits!', I just couldn't resist giving it to her early!
It is such a gorgeous book. This is how it starts;
'Good morning' said the scizzors to the pencil, 'What shall we do today?'
'Let's make rabbits' said the pencil. And so they do;
After reading the book, the girls wanted to draw some rabbits first...
Then they wanted to make rabbits out of fancy paper. I made it into a bit of a game, so my littlest one wouldn't get frustrated with cutting a tricky rabbit shape. So, I cut out all the shapes and drew a puzzle outline for them, which they covered in paste;
Then they got to work, sticking all the pieces together on top;
Even my nearly-3-year-old could do it;
This was one little activity where the girls felt really proud of doing all the steps to make a specific picture;
Now I'm keen to get our hands on some more beautiful books by Leo Lionni;
I would especially love the one called 'Nicholas, where have you been?' (my husband's name is Nicholas and he will think this title is funny. He has travelled the world and I have often said, 'Where haven't you been?') and I have heard 'The Alphabet Tree' is wonderful....but I think they all look absolutely delightful.