Five Little Bunnies Rhyme

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Five Little Bunnies Rhyme

Activity for ages 1 to 5.

My twenty month old has a serious case of the ” I hate car rides!” so I’ve been pulling out all of my tricks to help make drives more bearable. My current go-to, guaranteed slam dunk is the rhyme “Five Little Bunnies”. It’s perfect for the Easter season and is a huge hit with my kids.


Since my boys love HEARING the words so much, I was excited to create a set of free printable bunny finger puppets they could use to act out the rhyme. The puppets give my boys valuable practice connecting to the silly story, and repeating the rhyme helps them begin comparing ending sounds in words – a skill they’ll use later when they’re learning how to read.


To join in the fun, cut out your own copy of the printable {available in the right hand column}.  Then, place one bunny on each finger like this:

5 Little Bunnies Free Printable

Recite the words included in your packet:


Five little bunnies knocked on the door.

One hopped away

And then there were four.


Then bend one finger down like this:

5 Little Bunnies

Continue reciting the rhyme and bending down one finger after each verse until all of the bunnies have disappeared. That’s it! Pretty easy, huh?!

I hope your kids enjoy the activity as much as my boys do. And for more Easter-themed fun, try out our ABC Easter Egg Hunt and Stamp and check out our list of 15 educational Easter basket ideas for kids.

About Malia Hollowell

Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher turned stay at home mama to three young kids {4, 2.5 and 5 months}. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education {go Stanford!} and spent seven years teaching in a classroom. Since starting Playdough to Plato in 2012, her ideas have been featured in Parenting Magazine, Pinterest's Top Educational Pins and Kiwi Crate.


  1. Thanks for this wonderful, simple idea! I’m going to teach it to my 4 year old’s preschool class at their Easter party next week!

  2. Yay! I’m so happy to hear that the Five Little Bunnies finger puppets are helpful, Kristie! I hope you enjoy every minute of your child’s preschool party. :)

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  4. Love this rhyme and puppets! TY, again, for sharing via FB today!

  5. Thank you for the Five Little Bunnies activity. My daughter loves it! This is my favorite early childhood site and I look forward to my weekly newsletter filled with fun activities and tips. Thank you Malia for helping me be a better teacher and mom!

  6. Your note totally made my day, Mary Beth!! Thank you for being such a loyal fan. I love knowing that the activities are helpful. :)


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