Giggle, giggle, giggle. That is the sound that you will hear as you play with these super easy rhyming dust bunnies. Get ready to enjoy one of our favorite books for kids and practice building phonological awareness!
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Let’s start with the book. Oh, this book has been read at least 99 times in our house and I credit it with turning my two preschoolers into little rhyming kings.
In the Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Ed, Ted, Ned, and Bob are four fuzzy dust bunnies who love to rhyme. Well, Bob is a bit distracted and doesn’t really rhyme. But, he has a good reason. You know dust bunnies need to be on the look out for brooms and vacuum cleaners! Jan Thomas’ books are funny and bold which is a great combo for a read-aloud especially to a group. You also will want to check out Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny!
If you looked in the corner of my living room or maybe under the bed, chances are you will find some dust bunnies hanging around. But, we aren’t using those reoccurring pests for this activity. You will need four sponges (green, red, blue and purple), a black and red permanent markers and a pair of scissors.
Create a little hairdo on each sponge by cutting strips about two inches long on one end of each sponge. Add eyes and facial expressions similar to the ones in the book on each sponge. That is it! You are ready to rhyme.
Act out the story. Let the kids retell the story using the sponge puppets. You could also add a broom and vacuum cleaner to the mix.
Say a word and have the Ed, Ned, and Ted puppets each say a word that rhymes with your word. Then, have Bob say a completely absurd word and get ready for lots of laughter.
Enjoy your new little rhyming dust bunnies!
Note: If the sponges dry out and become hard, just give them a little soak in water and ring out.