Guess How Much I Love You tells the story of Big Nut Brown Hare and Little Nut Brown Hare as they try to express how much they love each other.
Sharing this story is the perfect way to start talking about special people and is a great story to get children actively involved in storytelling.
Watch the story
As you are reading or watching the story together, encourage your child to add some actions. For example:
- Holding onto ears
- Stretching arms wide
- Reaching up high
- Roly-poly movement with your hands (for tumbling upside down)
- Stretching out toes
- Hopping or jumping (you could bounce a younger child on your lap)
- After reading the story, talk about who is special to your child and mention friends and family members by name.
After you have finished the story, try these bunny-themed activities together:
Stretching and jumping bunnies
Play a game where you see who can stretch their arms the widest or jump the highest.
Find some bunny toys or draw some pictures of different size bunnies. Compare the sizes of the animals using words like big, small, tall and short. Ask your child to find the biggest/tallest and the smallest/shortest.
Retell the story
Use the toy bunnies or pictures of bunnies from the activity above to retell the story. You could use different animals or change the actions that you do.
Songs and rhymes
Sing the Sleeping Bunnies nursery rhyme and join in with the actions.
Sing the Little Peter Rabbit song and join in with the actions.
Visit the Guess How Much I Love You website and download some more activities to try.
For older children
Ask your child to draw a picture of someone who is special to them. They could write a sentence about that person and explain why they have chosen to draw them.