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Rabbit's Good News Activity
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2
By: Mandy Wallace

Introduce students to the signs of spring with this book by Ruth Bornstein.


  • Rabbit's Good News by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
  • Coffee filters
  • Washable markers
  • plastic cups
  • paper towels
  • clothes pins
  • pipe cleaners


  1. Read the story "Rabbit's Good News" by Ruth Lercher Bornstein
  2. During the story ask for predictions of what the rabbit will find next.
  3. Discuss what the things the rabbit finds in the story have in common. (They all are things associated with spring.)
  4. Make butterflies for a bulletin board or to hang around the room.
  5. Use washable markers in bright colors to color the coffee filter and clothespin.
  6. Children should place their names in the middle and not color the middle.
  7. Fold the coffee cleaner in half 3-4 times and place the tip in a cup of water.
  8. Secure with clothespin and watch the water climb the coffee filter.
  9. After the coffee filter is saturated place on a paper towel to dry.
  10. Once dry take the clothespins and place in the middle of coffee filter creating a butterfly.
  11. Use a pipe cleaner to make antennae.
Any other springtime craft can be used with this book.


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