The Runaway Bunny {Homeschool Book Unit}

The Runaway Bunny

Written in 1942 by Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny is a poignant tale of a little bunny who wants to runaway from his mummy and be free and grownup.  

The Runaway Bunny book

The mummy bunny counters every plan he has by stating that wherever he goes, she will follow.  No matter the great extremes the bunny goes to runaway from his mummy, she pursues him so thoroughly that in the end he decides it’s probably better just to stay with her!

Books to Go Along with the Runaway Bunny

As I always do, I used the other wonderful bunny themed FIAR books.  Goodnight Moon:

Goodnight Moon book

And The Little Rabbit:

the little rabbit book

Muffin Tin Meal

I love making muffin tin meals, especially themed ones, which is great because the girls love them too!  

BFIAR-Runaway Bunny-muffin tin meal


I made some tortilla cheese bunny shaped sandwiches resting on some basil to represent the two bunnies climbing the mountain top; we made a chocolate bunny lolly holding a strawberry on a stick (fishing net) ‘fishing’ in a pond of rather revolting looking blue jelly with raspberries in;  We also made chocolate covered tortillas and placed them in a flower bed of little gem biscuits to represent the garden;  I made some boats out of mini Babybel cheeses, which I halved, attaching half a tomato using a cocktail stick and added some basil sails and finally I added the obligatory mini carrots.  All in all a fun tin,  well A4 certainly thought so and she loved the blue jelly!


BFIAR-Runaway Bunny- muffin tin meal 2


Bunny Themed Snacks

We have done so many bunny snacks in the last few weeks:

1. Chocolate Bunny Lollies: 

BFIAR-Runaway Bunny-Chocolate Bunny

A4 melted the chocolate and then put it into the molds and allowed to harden

2. Chocolate bunny tortillas

A4 cut out some bunny tortillas and then spread them with chocolate spread:

cinnamon bunny shaped tortillas

3. Rabbit shaped scones:

I just simply used the bunny cookie cutters to create these:

BFIAR-Runaway Bunny-Scones


Runaway Bunny Sensory Bin

I made up a Runaway Bunny sensory bin which they loved!  It has a large fluffy mummy bunny and a smaller plastic baby bunny.  Fake flowers and lots of pompoms for extra floral effect!  Birds, trees, a shovel, rake and a wheel barrow.  I also added bits of a magnetic fishing puzzle with a fishing net.

BFIAR-Runaway Bunny-Sensory Bin

Learning Trays

I also arranged a few tray activities for A4 whenever she felt like it.  These included a Melissa & Doug Bug-Catching Magnetic Puzzle Game and some bunny cutouts with some paints, and of course the sensory tray:

BFIAR-Runaway Bunny-Activity trays

Felt scenery with lots of animals, a colouring in bunny and two bunny rabbit puzzles:

Little girl with three learning trays with bunny toys

A phonics book with some pens, spelling puzzles and farmyard water painting (love these!):

Little girl with learning trays

Runaway Bunny Gardening

By Friday she was well enough to do a little light gardening with Daddy.  In the book the Runaway Bunny hides from his mummy in the garden, among the crocus’, so we thought it would be fun to plant some and watch them come up over the next few weeks.  I bought some crocus bulbs, a fun little watering can, matching gardening gloves and a child’s trowel:

bulbs and watering can

Abigail placed some earth in a pot and buried the bulbs:


girl planting bulb
Putting in the bulb

She then watered them and we popped them onto the windowsill to hopefully watch grow over the next few weeks:

girls watering newly planted bulb

Considering we were ill during this week of schooling, we did pretty well!


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