Turtle and the Bunny

Activity Instructions:

Have children sit in parent’s laps. Explore Bumping and Bouncing fast, and walking slowly with left or right leg up. This is a version of the tortise (turtle) and the hare (bunny). Use the turtle and the bunny in your lap.

Lyrics:

[FAST- bounce Part 1, bump Part 2]
The turtle and the bunny met one day, met one day, met one day
The turtle and the bunny met one day, met one day, met one day
The turtle and the bunny met one day, met one day, met one day
and they decided to have a race

Hopalong bunny sped away, sped away, sped away
Hopalong bunny sped away, sped away, sped away
Hopalong bunny sped away, sped away, sped away
Hopalong bunny sped away
and the turtle began his very slow chase

[SLOW – one knee up, other knee up, alternate]
Slow & Steady wins the race
wins the race, wins the race
Slow & Steady wins the race
Turtle followed at his own pace

[FAST- bounce Part 1, bump Part 2]
Hopalong bunny turned around, turned around, turned around
Hopalong bunny turned around, turned around, turned around
Hopalong bunny turned around, turned around, turned around
He couldn’t see the turtle and so he sat down

Hopalong bunny, tired out, tired out, tired out
Hopalong bunny, tired out, tired out, tired out
Hopalong bunny, tired out, tired out, tired out
Shut his eyes and took a nap

[SLOWLY – one knee up, other knee up, alternate]
Mr. Turtle kept on walking
past the bunny’s napping place
Mr. Turtle kept on walking
Slow and steady wins the race