Pat the Bunny Party!


Please indulge this blessed Nana while I share a little more about my precious grandchildren!

We recently celebrated Nora’s first birthday with a Pat the Bunny party!   Her Mom made these cute invitations, using fiberfill under the bunny cut out.

We planned a game for each page of the book.  I was thinking that many of these activities could be used to reinforce 5 senses too!

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Please overlook the chewed on bunny page, Nora did a little teething on my book!

Pat bunny times

I got these giant fly swatters at the Dollar Store.


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Sharpies worked well for decorating the outside of the styrofoam cups.

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Here are the pictures we used to match the smells.

I used baby food jars to make the smelling containers.  I punched holes in the lids and covered them with a strip of construction paper.

smell pictures


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I found these stick on glasses, mustaches, etc. online and bought an unbreakable mirror at the Dollar Store.


scratchy face dirWe made cut outs on the ends of a large cardboard box for the children to climb through.  On the inside of the box we attached bubble wrap, sandpaper, corrugated cardboard and cotton batting for the children to feel.


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Here are the pages for the books we made.  I just stacked all the pages and cut through them all and stapled them to make individual books for each child.  Some of the guests could do their own writing, parents wrote for the others.

Book to read

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Okay, I was stretching things a bit for the Bye Bye page!  Put they liked knocking down the cans. 



Nora had a wonderful time at her party – oh, and she loved her new wagon too!


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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. paulalyra
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 06:51:20

    You do an outstanding job for children. Congratulations! You are fantastic!


  2. Nana
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 04:09:49

    Dear Nora, had a great day with friends all arownd !
    My mother had this cut little book and used to tell us the story when we were little.
    I would so much like to have one of this !


    • dbsenk
      Aug 20, 2013 @ 09:05:22

      Pat the Bunny is still available on Amazon, and in many bookstores! It is a special book with wonderful memories for so many people! The author is Dorothy Kunhardt, published in 1940!


  3. christina welss
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 14:07:18

    I was wondering where you found the invitation? or the materials? thank you so much! Planning a baby shower!


    • dbsenk
      Jun 29, 2015 @ 16:47:48

      My daughter made the invitations using scrapbook paper from Michael’s Craft store. She traced the shape of the bunny onto the oval shape and cut it out, then put an oval of quilt batting behind the bunny shaped opening. She only had to make about 8 of these, it would be hard to make a large amount!


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