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Greetings, Little New-Yorkers! This week we’re so pleased to introduce you to our friend Bunnybear, from the picture book named after him by Andrea J. Loney and Carmen Saldaña. Bunnybear was born a bear but feels more like a bunny. He prefers bouncing in the thicket to tramping in the forest and struggles to find his place among the forest creatures. Come celebrate Bunnybear in all his unique, independent glory this week and create your own Bunnybear, complete with interchangeable ears to play with at home.
Follow along with this post to create with us at home and don’t forget to join us live every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm where we sing a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, do silly stretches and exercises, and read a storybook, all from the comfort of your living room.
- Printed Bunnybear template (Print Template)
- Something to draw with: colored pencils, markers, crayons
- Something to attach: gluestick, tape, stapler
*A note on supplies: If you don’t have exactly the supplies listed, improvise! These projects are designed to be versatile, so feel free to use whatever materials and tools you have at home. And if your final product looks different than what you see here, that’s wonderful!
STEP 1: Color in Bunnybear and ear options
Using your coloring materials, color in Bunnybear, and his three ear options.
STEP 2: Cut out Bunnybear and ears
Carefully using your scissors, cut out Bunnybear and his three different ears.
STEP 3: Play!
Experiment with different Bunnybear ears to find the ones that most fully express his Bunny- and Bear-ness at any given moment. He might want to be more bunny or more bear or both! Tape a pair down or leave them separate to keep switching it up.
Create your own ears for Bunnybear, or, if you’re feeling extra crafty, for yourself! What animal (or combination of animals) best expresses your inner you? Create some ears to wear, show it off, and share.
We hope you enjoy this activity! Share your creations in the comments below and during our online sessions of Little New Yorkers @ Home Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 pm. See you then!
By Olivia Sweet