Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas is another wonderful book by this beloved children’s book author. We meet Bob and his friends who love to rhyme. Bob though can’t find the right words and that upsets his friends. But Bob has a very good reason for his behavior: he is trying to save them!
If you do not know the book you can order it from Amazon or watch the narration on YouTube.
Why is rhyming so important?
Rhyming is an important skill for children approaching Kindergarten. The ability to recognize and produce rhyming words is an important phonemic awareness skill – of working and playing with language and sounds. Research indicates there is a connection between phonemic awareness and reading ability.
And it is also important because it is fun! It keeps kids motivated when they can make up their own rhymes, real and nonsense words, and they will realize that learning can be entertaining! When young children are enjoying themselves, they’re so much more invested in their learning. So keep on rhyming!
I prepared free printable worksheets for you to download. They will help your preschooler to practice their rhyming skills with cute graphics by Pam Hyer. You can download them right below.
Also check out the matching rhyming cards available in the shop for more practice. Print and cut out the cards, laminate them and you are ready to find the matching partner.
And now to the crafty part!
- Cardstock in white
- watercolors, paintbrushes, pipette (optional)
- googly eyes
Mix the watercolors with A LOT of water. We actually poured water over the palette and used the paintbrushes to mix the colors.
Then either use the Pipette or a paintbrush to drip paint on the paper. Take the straw and blow the paint over the paper. Turn it and blow from different angles to give it that messy dust bunny look.
Repeat with different colors. You can also combine two colors and see how they mix with each other.
Let the paint dry. This might take a few hours. Once completely dry glue on google eyes and draw arms, legs, and faces onto your dust bunnies.
Don’t they look happy?!
If you enjoyed these dust bunnies book activities you might also like activities to Mix it up! by Herve Tullet.
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