One of the first books to ever make me cry as a child, The Velveteen Rabbit is a beautiful story of love and loyalty. Written by Margery Williams and published in 1922, the story has enthralled children for decades. The beautiful illustrations, drawn by William Nicholson, make the characters seem so real. I remember wanting to hear the story over and over again as a child. I loved listening to the rabbit as he got to know the other toys in the nursery, feeling elation when he became the boys best friend, sadness when he was cast aside, and pure joy when he became real. This is an incredible story to share with your children.
Of course, you can just read this book with your children for pure pleasure, but if you would like to do more, check out these resources.
Arkarts.com has a PDF with activities that involve studying the life cycle of real animals, visiting the seaside and learning about scarlet fever, crafts like making your own bunny, and more.
Pearson has a guide with some printable activities for younger elementary students.
This PDF has vocabulary activities, writing activities, discussion questions and activities for older children.
At EDHelper, find links to crossword puzzles, writing prompts, quizzes, and bunch of other activities for younger and older students.
Snuggle up on the couch with your kids and their favorite stuffed animals and enjoy a classic, heart-warming story!
Thanks for joining me for Booklovers Anonymous this week. If you have your own special memories of this story, please let me know in the comments. See you next Thursday!