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Value: Being Content

Time: 20 min

Appropriate Ages: 3+

Materials:

  • Book: It's Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen

 

Activity/Discussion:

  1. Read the story all the way through. Then return to the following pages and ask the following discussion questions:

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Why do you think it was so hard for PJ to be

any other animal?

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Do you think every animal is happiest being themselves?

Do you think every person is happiest being themselves?

Extension Activity:

Walking around your house or classroom, find 5 objects that represent what you love about being yourself. Gather as a group again and explain what you love about being yourselves.

For example:

  • Tennis shoes: I love how I can run/play soccer/walk to my friend's house.

  • Pear: I love eating pears and enjoying their great taste.

  • Shampoo: I love taking warm baths and feeling the warm water.

  • Sister's shirt: I like living with my sister because she is my friend.