“Easter Rabbits”, a Counting Rhyme

Here’s a fingerplay about rabbits for Easter…

Easter Rabbits

Five little Easter rabbits
(Hold up all 5 fingers )
Sitting by the door,
One hopped away,
And then there were four.
(Bend down one finger)

Refrain
Hop, hop, hop, hop,
(Clap each time you say hop)
See how they run!
Hop, hop, hop, hop,
(Clap each time you say hop)
They think it is great fun!

Four little Easter rabbits
(Hold up four fingers)
Under a tree,
One hopped away,
And then there were three.
(Bend down one finger)

Refrain

Three little Easter rabbits
(Hold up three fingers )
Looking at you,
One hopped away,
And then there were two.
(Bend down one finger )

Refrain

Two little Easter rabbits
(Hold up two fingers)
Resting in the sun,
One hopped away,
And there was one.
(Bend down one finger)

Refrain

One little Easter rabbit
(Hold up only one finger)
Left all alone,
He hopped away,
And then there were none.
(Hide hand behind your back)

Refrain

Hop, hop, hop, hop!
(Clap each time you say hop)
All gone away!
Hop, hop, hop, hop!
(Clap each time you say hop)
They’ll come back some day.

This rhyme can be used throughout the year, if you take out the word “Easter”.

But now it’s Easter time, so let’s leave it in!

Happy Easter!

Lisa

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