"Sleeping Bunnies" on the Parachute!

Here's one of my favorite parachute activities! I actually mentioned it a few months ago when talking about my summer parachute playtime but it's become a storytime staple since. We've been doing this here at my 2 and 3 year old storytimes and it's a great activity that I thought deserved its own post. I learned the song "Sleeping Bunnies" from Mary and I had the idea to adapt it to a parachute activity.

We use the version from Kathy Reid-Naiman's Tickles and Tunes CD.

Here are the words:

Sleeping Bunnies
See the little bunnies sleeping til it's nearly noon. 
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune. 
Oh, how are still. 
Are they ill? 
Wake up soon. (Here I yell "WAKE UP BUNNIES!" and the kids shake the parachute.)

Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 
Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 
Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 

Then we say "good night" to the bunnies and repeat a few times.

Today's Flannel Friday is hosted by Cate! 


  1. This looks crazy fun, so I'm stealing it. :) Thanks Anne!

  2. Totally stealing it!
    Also, make sure you look up: "Bats are Sleeping" by Miss Carole from Season Sings by Miss Carole and "Sleeping Pterodactyls" by Kathy Reid-Naiman.

  3. Yes! I am going for the steal as well! So, it's a trifecta! Thank you Anne

    ~ jane

  4. OH. MY. GOSH. I'm getting ready to do my first-ever parachute play program and I'm TOTALLY poaching this brilliant idea! Just a quick question...do you do any action while the bunnies are sleeping...before the kids shake the 'chute? Walk in a circle or anything? Thanks, Anne!

  5. We sit on the floor the whole time with this! The bunnies don't bounce as high as they would if we were standing but it's a lot easier to control 12-15+ 2&3 year olds if they are sitting down.

  6. Gotcha. Thanks again, Anne! :D Looking forward to seeing you at MIKidLib 2015!


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