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The Book: The Adventures of Peter Cottontail
The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, written by Thornton W. Burgess in 1914, tells the stories about Peter Rabbit and his desire to change his name, as well as his many run-ins with Reddy Fox. His endless curiosity has him tracking down friends in an attempt to understand where they are going for the winter. Even though he is quite a trickster, we can’t help ourselves from loving him!
We have created an annotated version of The Adventures of Peter Cottontail ebook, that is available for purchase. Along with the original text, we included end-of-chapter question guides to help prompt discussion and gauge reading comprehension.
We highly recommend using the guide side by side with the website. Below you will find some other resources available to help you teach the moral lessons from this story, as well as online activities and book suggestions.
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Thornton W. Burgess not only filled his stories with scientific knowledge about animals, he also gave his characters attributes and situations that help us teach about moral character. Each book contains a variety of traits that can be turned into discussions about proper behavior and attitudes.
Visit our character traits page to learn more.
► Rabbit facts for kids
► Rabbit paper dolls
► Popsicle stick bunny craft
► Bunny mask
► 25 rabbit crafts
► Diversity lesson and art ideas
► Find out the meaning of a name
► Rabbit hole game
► Teaching with carrots
► The Carrot Seed 60th Anniversary Edition book and lesson plan activities
► Fingerprint carrot and bunny craft
► About the clover plant
► Shamrock (clover) crafts
► Peter Rabbit sensory bin (this is for Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, but it still works here! Just substitute a fox for the farmer.)
► Hidden animal photos
► Preparedness drills for kids
► Games to teach survival skills for kids
► Animals in winter printable
► Hibernation cupcakes
► Hibernation craft
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