Here are some Plant & Garden Nature Study extensions we’ve enjoyed so far:
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
This DVD includes three delightful tales: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny,” “The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse,” and “The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck.” This high quality BBC production has charming animation. We love how calming it is, it’s great for before nap or bedtime or in the middle of a muggy summer afternoon. (Each tale is about 25 minutes.)
If your family enjoys this first DVD you may also like The Beatrix Potter Collection. This is the complete 9 episode box set of Beatrix Potter tales produced by BBC. This set is a total of 225 minutes with each tale being about 25 minutes long.
After watching some of Beatrix Potter’s work your family might enjoy the story of her life in Miss Potter. This 2007 movie is rated PG and stars Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, and Emily Watson. Here’s a movie review from Focus on the Family. It is definitely a very clean movie (much less controversial than many animated films) and is not a complete romance as the cover would have you believe. This would also be a good way to involve the whole family and would be a good addition to an author/illustrator study of Beatrix Potter.
Here are some more activities to incorporate with Peter Rabbit:
:: Answer Mr. McGregor’s questions about plants and gardening (this is really cute)
:: Peter Rabbit Stand Up Dolls Printable
:: Little Peter Rabbit Singing Hands Song
:: Emergent Reader Printable Book
:: Rabbit Pre-Writing Cards
:: P is for Peter Rabbit Do-A-Dot or Magnet Sheet
:: Feed the Rabbit Printable Game
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