Easter Songs


To the tune of If your happy and you know it

If you like the Easter Bunny, hop, hop, hop (repeat)

If you like the Easter Bunny and you think he’s really funny,

If you like the Easter Bunny – hop, hop, hop.


I got this fingerplay from a book (sorry, I don’t remember which one) and use it every year.

Here is a bunny with ears so funny, ( put “bunny ears” behind your head with your two fingers)

And here is his hole in the ground. (Make a circle with thumb and forefinger)

When a noise he hears,

He pricks up his ears, (make “bunny ears” stand up straight)

And he jumps in his hole in the ground! (Make two fingers jump in “hole”-other two fingers)

The kids love this fingerplay!


Little Peter Rabbit (tune-Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Little Peter Rabbit (use fingers to make bunny ears) had a fly (flap arms) upon his nose (point to nose),

(repeat 3 times)

And he flipped it (use fingers to flip away from your nose)

And it flew away! (flap arms)

I let my children sing this through once, then begin to do the motions instead of singing the words. For instance, we do motions only for “Little Peter Rabbit” (use fingers to make bunny ears) and sing the rest of the song:

Had a fly (flap arms) upon his nose (point to nose), (repeat 3 times)

And he flipped it (use fingers to flip away from your nose)

And it flew away!(flap arms)

The next time we sing the song,we do motions only for “Little Peter Rabbit” and “fly”. The following verse has motions instead of words for “Little Peter Rabbit”,”fly”, and “nose”.

This continues until there are motions only with few words in between. The children love to see if they can remember when to use motions and when to sing the words!


This is a cute fingerplay for the young 3’s.

Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny (Make bunny ears on top of head)

Pink and White

Come Fill My Basket (Pretend to fill basket)

Overnight! (Pretend you are sleeping by using praying hands and slightly tilting head to side)

See I told you it was cute!!!!!!

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.