Is there a subject or topic your children are interested in and you would like to include in your homeschool plans? An easy way to do that is with a unit study. While there are many different ways to do a homeschool unit study, a great thing about them is the flexibility to go as in-depth as you want. You can make them last a day or a month, depending on your child’s interest level.
This time of year, thoughts tend to center around springtime, flowers, Easter, and new life – mainly chicks and bunnies. For this reason, we chose to offer you a free homeschool unit study on rabbits! Again, you can go as deep into the subject as you wish to, but this will give you a starting place with some subject and book suggestions, along with printables. Happy Learning!
Download your free rabbit homeschool unit study ebook at the bottom of this article.
Rabbit Book List
- National Geographic Kids – Hop, Bunny!
- National Geographic Kids Chapters – Rascally Rabbits
- Rabbits: The Ultimate Bunny Book by Jenny Kellett
- How to Raise Rabbits: Everything You Need to Know by Samantha and Daniel Johnson
- Rabbits for Kids by Rachel Smith
- Bunnies – A Wild Wonders Book by Mary Sivertsen and Sarah Jacobsen
- The Everything Pet Rabbit Handbook by Sarah Martin
- Bunny’s Guide to Caring for Your Rabbit by Anita Ganeri
- Lionhead Rabbits by Ann L. Fletcher
- Holland Lop Rabbits by Ann L. Fletcher
- The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
- Home For a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
- Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry
- The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
- It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler
- The First Snow: A Bunny’s Tale by H. and H. Noble
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
- Little Rabbit’s Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate
- Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein
- Hop-About: The Adventures of Benny the Bunny and Mr. Rabbit by Colin Krainin
- Bunny Coloring Book for Adults or Kids
- A Word Search Puzzles and Coloring Book, Featuring The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- Cute Rabbits Coloring Book for Kids
- Bunny Coloring and Activity Book Set
- Rabbits, Bunnies, and Hares!: A Fun Activity Book
- Have a Bunny Race! – Start by making some giant bunny feet (think 2 feet long!) from cardboard. Once you have them traced or cut out, have your child paint them white. They can even paint 3 ovals on the top to make them look more like rabbits’ feet/paws. Once dry, hot glue an empty tissue box (which can also be painted) in the middle of the foot for your child’s feet. When each child has prepared their bunny feet, line them up at the starting line and see who can run (or hop!) to reach the finish line fastest!
- Play Bunny Hopscotch! – Grab some colorful sidewalk chalk, and make a hopscotch board…but instead of drawing squares, draw bunny feet!
- Play Pin the Tail on the Bunny! – Draw the outline of a rabbit on poster board or cardboard, make a fluffy tail by gluing cotton balls onto cardstock, grab a blindfold, and have fun!
- Have a Bunny Bean Bag Toss! – Draw a rabbit outline on cardboard and paint or decorate it. Cut out the rabbit’s belly and a half-circle for the mouth area…or if you just want to draw/decorate a rabbit’s head, you can cut out the mouth and ears. See who can toss the bean bags into the bunny holes!
- Make a Paper Plate Bunny! – All you need for this fun activity is a paper plate (as the head), construction paper (for the ears), 2 googly eyes, a pom-pom and 3 pipe cleaners (for the nose and whiskers), a marker to draw on the mouth, scissors, and glue. Cut out your bunny ears, twist the pipe cleaners together in the middle and glue the pom-pom in the center of the twist, glue everything to the plate, draw on the mouth, and you’re finished!
- Bonus: Take a trip to a farm! – Learning about rabbits through books, printables, and online videos is great, but nothing compares to your children getting to actually see, smell, and pet a rabbit for themselves while hearing from someone who knows all about bunnies by taking care of them on a regular basis. Drive the learning home with a fun field trip!
- Carrot Snacks: Why not have some carrots prepared for a snack while you’re learning about rabbits? You can go the obvious route and either have carrot sticks or baby carrots, or add some goldfish, cheese ball puffs, or another orange snack to a disposable frosting bag and tie it with a green ribbon!
- Bunny Face: For this healthier option, you need a toasted English muffin covered with strawberry cream cheese. Add 2 small blueberries for eyes, the end of a strawberry slice for the nose, 6 small pretzel sticks for whiskers, and 2 strawberry slices for ears. Cute and nutritious!
- Bunny Rolls: Get a pack (or two!) of Grands Mini Cinnamon Rolls, and place all of the rolls except for one on the baking sheet. Carefully unwrap the last roll, and use pieces of it to make bunny ears over the other rolls. Bake, drizzle with icing, and enjoy!
- Rabbit Fruit Kebobs: Gather your ingredients – wooden skewers, marshmallow bunny Peeps, and small chunks of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, etc. Start layering fruit and either add the Peep in the middle or at the end. Your kids will love putting these together…and you’ll love that they’re eating this colorful candy alternative!
- Bunny Bootie Pancakes: If you want a creative breakfast idea that your kids are sure to love and remember, this is it!! You’ll be plating these to look like a bunny from behind, so you’ll need 1 medium circle pancake for the body, 1 circle pancake a bit smaller for the head, 2 ear-shaped pancakes (you can always cut them into the proper shape if your pancake skills are subpar like mine), and two small ovals for the feet. Once you have your pancakes arranged on the plate, add a banana slice and 3 or 4 blueberries on each foot to make the paw, and finish with a dollop of whipped cream for the tail. So cute!!
Rabbit Learning Videos
Rabbit Homeschool Unit Study Ebook
You’ll want to pull your rabbit unit study together with this easy-to-use downloadable free rabbit unit study ebook. Packed with a variety of activities and exercises that span PreK through 4th grade, your students will have fun practicing and reviewing math facts, language arts exercises as well as scientific investigations. We’ve also included games and printables of the book lists you see above.