Knuffle Bunny is the story of a young girl named Trixie who goes for a walk to a Laundromat with her father, only to discover on the way home that she has lost her most treasured stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny. To build understanding of the story’s setting, students will use dramatic play at a Laundromat center to collaboratively wash, dry, and iron their clothes. This module invites students to connect to their own favorite stuffed animals through photography and writing, dramatically explore big feelings, and go on a creative movement journey down, through, past, and into a variety of texts.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled Preposition Exploration for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Doing the Laundry
- Much Loved
- Preposition Exploration
- Down. Through. Past. Into.
- Feeling Bubbles
- A Whole Bunch of Feelings
- Mixed Media
At the end of the module, you’ll find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
Prior to delivering the module, preview all the included materials with this Artful Reading kit, read all included texts and Teacher cards, and make note of any additional supplies you’ll need to gather before starting.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Bawled, Boneless, Cautionary, Laundromat, Preposition, Tale
Note: This module is part of Kindergarten: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.