We're having a puppet show after Easter dinner, but this time it wasn't my idea! The most rewarding moments in a grandma's life are appeals for a repeat of something fun done in the past. The one that sent me scrambling for today's feature came from Brielle a few weeks back: "Grandma, are we going to have an Easter play for all of us cousins like we did at Thanksgiving?"
What else was there to say?.....
"Of course we are, you sweet little bunnykins!"
I sought inspiration via an online search for something light, happy and easily understood by a younger audience, but alas, found not a rabbit hole to tumble into! That, coupled with a serious bout of mental bunny block, led me to reach for a classic child's book, one with a story suited for telling with a handful of simple paper puppets.
We're going to perform The Runaway Bunny, the endearing 1942 classic by Margaret Wise Brown who also penned Goodnight Moon.
rock on the mountain top
Mother Bunny fishing
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If you're not familiar with the book, You Tube narrations abound. This one, by Grandma Annii, is my favorite!
The Runaway Bunny tale is also suitable for family Mother's Day entertainment!
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