Rabbit Adaptations Life Science: Hearing, Hopping, Hoping - That They Don't Get Eaten

by  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? Use sign language and participate in a multicultural folktale
about a
rabbit with big feet and even bigger ears. Then make your own ears and
into some fun science experiments about ears, teeth and feet. Hands-on
interactive learning!

We will mail you all the fun supplies!

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About This Program


By Request: $155.00
By Request Premium: $145.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, Homeschool/Family Storytelling!

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

2 classes

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, STEM

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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 Paper Cutting Stories for Holidays, Puppet Tales, and True Tales of Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and tell), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram objects), and Sign Language. She offers a wide variety of programs for students of all ages, as well as professional development workshops for teachers. Her writing methods are easy, involve audience participation, and engage students! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your students! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz the Science Wiz joins Valerie for our Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets, sign language and action 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
317 441 0158

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 engage with the sign language for our animals.
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, and cooling off,
8. Students then use their 'ears' as rabbit feet and act out a rabbit hopping, jumping, changing direction and thumping.
9. Students then 'change' their ears into teeth to act out how a rabbit uses its teeth.
10. We review and act out all adaptations! We review the story and the signs!


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 important vocabulary words and concepts
4. act out these rabbit adaptations to apply this knowledge
5. develop an appreciation of adaptations
6. learn the sign language for our animals

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