Have I ever mentioned how much I love my local thrift store? It is seriously a huge source of inspiration for me. I always love going there to find cool little quirky things that catch my eye. Even more, I love putting those things together in new ways to use in the classroom. I was very stoked to find this unopened magnetic dress-up set with an Easter bunny. You can see it in the photo below just the way I bought it. I feel the need to say this, though it may be unnecessary. Some Montessori teachers wouldn't feel comfortable putting this out since it portrays an animal in an unrealistic way. I, however, am comfortable with it in my classroom.......obviously. When I showed this activity I did point out to the students that even though they would be dressing the rabbit in clothing, real rabbits, of course, wouldn't wear clothes. I have full confidence that they understand the difference and that's why I am okay with including this as a seasonal activity.
I had a blank white magnet board that I used to hold all the pieces after I pulled them apart. You can see that below.
Below you can see the fantasy bunny in his skivvies.....I guess I should have dressed him before photographing him. How rude of me!!
The photo below shows our new bead-stringing work for Easter. The little container and the gold basket were both found at..............my local thrift store.
Inside the very inviting mother-of-pearl inlaid box are........bunny beads for bead-stringing. How fun is that?