“Hooray for Hoppy” and “Easter” Learn and Play Ideas

There are so many lovely stories for children to enjoy at Easter time and those of you who have purchased one of my Easter bundles will be enjoying some of the best picture books I’m come across. Hooray for Hoppy by Tim Hopgood has been a favourite story of ours for many years. My little dude was given it as a gift when he was almost two and it became an instant favourite! It’s a lovely story about springtime and the senses, which encourages children to be mindful and use their senses to engage with the natural world around them. For those of you who haven’t come across the story, Hoppy the rabbit wakes up after hiding away throughout winter. It’s the first day of spring and the story follows him as he discovers a world full of wonderful things! But after he’s sniffed the fresh air, listened to the singing birds and tasted the fresh green grass, he starts to feel a little lonely. So he finds a way to wake up his friends so they can enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of spring all together.

If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can order it here. https://amzn.to/2X8JDX1

Hooray for Hoppy Book

There is so much learning and playing to be done using this book as a starting point. I have collated lots of learning ideas based on springtime and the senses. I have covered a range of curriculum areas for your littles one to enjoy and they are downloadable here.

Easter ideas to Learn and Play

After enjoying Hooray for Hoppy and learning lots about spring, you can then move on to  the related Learn and Play Easter activities. I have chosen a non-fiction information book about Easter to base our learning on, this was part of the 4-8 bundle if you have it. If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can order it here. https://amzn.to/2Xm7BhV However, there are so many other amazing Easter stories available and any Easter story that you have on your bookshelf will be a great starting point for the Easter learn and play ideas. If you are in need of some more inspiration, I have listed some titles below. We’re Going on An Egg Hunt by Bloomsbury. https://amzn.to/39Kp2uW The First Easter Egg Hunt by Egmont. https://amzn.to/2ysAiPx Hop Little Bunnies by Bloomsbury. https://amzn.to/3dZ2DgD Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt by Egmont. https://amzn.to/34deXFR Busy Baby Animals by Campbell Book. https://amzn.to/2xPutvr Happy Easter Peter by Puffin. https://amzn.to/34bfbgx These are affiliate links so I will get a very small amount of commission if you use them, at no extra cost to you. Do let me know what you think to the Hooray for Hoppy and Easter learn and play ideas by leaving a comment or writing a review. In the meantime, happy reading, playing and learning! If you take any pictures of your little people enjoying the Story Station activities then do tag @storystaion3 on Facebook or Instagram as I would love to see them. Happy Easter to you and your families! Natalie x

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