Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Take A Peep At This!

Hello Peeps! We had the MOST FUN today! We adopted baby PEEPS!🐣 Well.....sort of. Yesterday I went to the store and stocked up on bunny shaped peeps (pink and blue), plastic eggs and jelly beans. I put a peep in each plastic egg and  I wrote a letter from the "Easter Bunny" telling the firsties that he and all the little bunnies were so busy getting ready for Easter that they didn't have time to take care of the new little batch of peeps that were almost ready to be born.  The letter asked the firsties if they would be willing to take care of the peeps until he returned on Thursday to pick them up. The kids were so EXCITED!! We said a magic poem to wake the peeps from their slumber and opened our eggs.  Some firsties got girls (pink peeps) and some got boys (blue peeps) and one lucky firstie got TWINS!  How fun!

Next we made a chart listing good peep names, things that peeps eat and where peeps live.

Then the kids went to work naming their peeps and filling out their Birth Certificate.

The firsties were responsible for keeping their peeps safe, so they set to work making the perfect peep nests.  We used styrofoam cups and the kids decorated them with permanent markers and filled them with Easter grass.

Since they were responsible for their peep, they couldn't leave it alone for even a minute.  They were given "Bunny Money" (5 jellybeans) that they kept in a plastic egg.  If they needed to leave the room to go to the restroom or get a drink, they had to hire a babysitter to watch over their peep while they were gone.  But they had to be frugal.....and if they started to run out of Bunny Money they had to work as a babysitter for someone else to earn some more bunny bucks!

Finally, we completed our "Peep Baby Book" - complete with Peeps First Photo, a picture of it's shell before it was born, a page devoted to their favorite "peeps" (friends) and all their favorite foods, tv shows, etc.  While they were working on their Peep Book, I played some cute Easter tunes.  you can find them on my YouTube channel here.

When it was time for the firsties to go to art they put their peeps down for a nap.....ahhh, quiet time.

Tonight they are responsible for taking their peep home, reading it a bedtime story, tucking it in and bringing it back to school tomorrow.  If they are responsible and do this....the Easter Bunny will bring them a special treat.  Tomorrow we will be writing all about their peeps first big adventure when they went home and we will do a directed draw of our peep.  I hope all the peeps make it back in one piece!!! I will let you know how it goes 🐣

If you would like to try this activity in your classroom this week, you can hop on over to my TPT store to pick up "Adopt A Peep".  It comes with everything you saw in this lesson....all you need to do is get your peeps (I suggest getting blue and pink bunny shaped peeps since this matches everything in the packet), eggs and jelly beans!  And it's on SALE for a limited time, so hippity hop quick over to my TPT store!