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Rabbits Action Science: Hearing, Hopping, Hoping - That They Don't Get Eaten

from Author Valerie Marsh

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Rabbits! Explore how their adaptations help them survive! How do their special ears help them hear predators? How do their
amazing feet help them escape? How do their unique teeth help them stay safe? Enjoy a multicultural folktale about a
rabbit with big feet and even bigger ears. Then make your own ears and hop
into some fun science experiments about ears, teeth and feet.

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By Request: $120.00
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30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2 Homeschoolers Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

2 classes

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Sciences, Special Education, Literacy, Reading, Problem Solving, Special Needs

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No charge for weather related cancellations.

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Author Valerie Marsh

Johns Island, SC
United States

     Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books, a writing teacher, and storyteller. Her books include Paper Cutting Stories A to Z, A Treasury of Trickster Tales, Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell Draw, and Fold, and Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition. Other books include Puppet Tales, and Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram figures), and Sign Language, She offers workshops for students, and professional development for teachers. Her story methods are easy, involve audience participation and get kids excited about writing! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your class! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz Science Wiz joins Valerie for the Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets and physical actions to anchor basic scientific facts presented in our programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science concepts!

Please note: All of our programs are for learners in school or at home, or both!

Author Valerie Marsh
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Program Details


1. We begin with introductions and a looking at map of where everyone is!.
2. Students discuss and identify fiction and non-fiction pictures of rabbits.
3. Author Valerie Marsh tells a funny folktale about a rabbit who wants big ears.
4. Students draw and cut out rabbit ears along with Valerie. Younger students may have pre-cut rabbit ears.
5. Students discuss the definition of predator and prey.
6. Students identify a rabbit's predators.
7. Students use their 'ears' to act out a rabbit's ear motion of listening, cooling off, and moving their ears.
8. Students then use their ears as rabbit feet and act out a rabbit hopping, jumping, changing direction and thumping.
9. Students then use their ears as teeth to act out how a rabbit uses its teeth.
10. We review and act out all adaptations!


Students engage in Action Science to learn how rabbits' adaptations help them survive!
In the process, they
1. enjoy a folktale
2. create their own paper rabbit ears
3. learn lots of vocabulary words
4. act out these adaptations to apply this knowledge
5. develop an appreciation of adaptations

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standards Covered in this Program:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 to .4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 to .7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.1 to .3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 to .6
NA-VA.K-4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6
K-PS2-1, PS2.A, PS2.B. PS3.C
K-ESS2 - 2.2
K-LS1 - 1