This post was originally published in 2014, updated in 2016, and is now back for its 3rd revision in 2023. Please re-download and use this packet again with your young ones! ❤
My girls were 7, 5, and 3 1/2 when we completed this many years ago. I updated the pictures to the current packet, but I have left the wording of the post mostly intact. Goodness, that was such a sweet phase of life for me!
My girls and I have been rolling along in our literature-based unit studies. We just love them! This past week, we worked our way through The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Reading through The Tale of Peter Rabbit was nothing but sheer delight! My girls and I just adore Beatrix Potter, so reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit 5 days in a row was such a treat.
While we occasionally use Five in a Row as a guideline, I throw in lots of my own ideas as well.
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit Activities
Beatrix Potter describes Mr. McGregor’s hoe on page 49 of the book: “…scr-r-ritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.” Of course this was the perfect time to introduce onomatopoeia!
I created a neat little flipper book for my girls to brainstorm other types of sounds. We had a ball thinking up words! And it was a great way for my 2nd grader to work on her spelling.
My little girls worked on a sorting activity of items that you might find in a garden.
My 3 1/2 year old can’t use scissors well enough to cut out her own pictures, but she had a great time sorting and gluing.
Our favorite activity this week was “playing the question cards” as my daughters called them.
I made a set of printable comprehension cards taken from the story. Each day, we’d put the cards in the middle of the table face down. Then we’d take turns drawing a card and answering the question.
Why this activity was such a hit, I have no idea! I occasionally use this same “game” during our Bible time. I’ve also used it in our other literature-based units and my girls have always claimed this as their favorite activity!
Throughout the course of the week, we also read many stories from our Beatrix Potter anthology.
This particular edition has all of Potter’s original works. I absolutely love that there’s a description section about each book!
While The Complete Tales doesn’t have the same charm as the little books, my girls and I have spent hours reading Ms. Potter’s creative stories.
Such good memories!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Worksheets
This printable packet is geared towards Kindergarten and First Grade children.
In this 17-page worksheet and activity set, you’ll find:
► Notes Section – Ideas and directions to use these printable activities with your own children or in your classroom
► Vocabulary Word Cards – Words taken from the story
► Comprehension Cards – Questions taken from the story
► Mrs. Rabbit Coloring Page
► The Tale of Peter Rabbit Word Search
► Onomatopoeia Flip Book – Brainstorming activity using the prompts
► Found in the Garden Sorting Activity – After cutting out each object, determine if the object could be found in the garden
► Rules at My House – Discuss Mrs. Rabbit’s rule and the rules at your own house
► The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Report – Simple prompts including title, author, characters, and setting
► Handwriting Pages – 3 pages of vocabulary words to write and practice
► Where are the Shoes? – Peter lost his shoes in the garden; find 25 “lost” shoes in this garden!
Enjoy this wonderful word of Peter with your own children! ❤
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Thank you so much. I look forward to using this later this fall with my 1st grader when we’ll be reading Peter Rabbit. I love our copy of The Complete Tales. I’ve become familiar (and enchanted) with some stories I never would have encountered without this book.
I am so glad you can use the printables, Dineen! Yes, The Complete Tales has become the most requested book in our house! It is the treasury of stories that just keeps on giving. And the added info about each story is our favorite part!
Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂
Wow, this is so perfect. My reluctant reader is enthusiastic!
I’m so glad your early reader can use it! Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂
THANK YOU for creating these printables! They are making our Five in a Row experience so much richer, and easier for mom! Are you planning on doing more? 🙂
I’m so glad you can use them, Ambra! Oh yes – I have several sets already completed (Lentil, The Rag Coat, Grandfather’s Journey, The Blessing Cup) but I just haven’t found time to proof them and post them! That takes such a long time.
But yes, it is on my to-do list to get the next one up, which is The Rag Coat. 🙂
Hopefully in the next week or two.
These are fantastic. My two youngest are totally in love with Peter Rabbit and will enjoy doing these pages. Thank you.
I’m so glad you can use them, Jennifer! Peter Rabbit never grows old!
Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂
I found your blog through Pinterest and was wondering if I could get your permission to use this unit with our little pre-k writing class. Our older (homeschool) children are doing IEW during this time once a week, but we have about eight 4-5 year olds who cover a book with worksheets/craft/unit during that time. I was just told this week that I would be teaching on Peter Rabbit and found your unit to be the best out there. Feel free to email me if this is a possibility. Thanks!
Amy, you are welcome to use these Peter Rabbit printables with your class. THank you for asking first! xo
Thank you so much, this is a wonderful resource!
I’m so thrilled they’ll work for you! We just love this story, and it never grows old! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!
Thank you so much for this. We just visited Beatrix Potter’s house when visiting my parents in England and my Dad just bought our family the complete set of books. I read them to my children and I am going to do this activity with a few homeschooling friends for our poetry tea time. Thank you for these wonderful activities they are a blessing!
Rachael, HOW AMAZING that you got to visit the house!! I am so jealous! To me, that would be the ultimate homeschool field trip! 🙂
I’m glad you’re able to use the printables.
Thanks for sharing about your adventure.
Hi, The link for personal use doesn’t contain the file described anymore. Does the paid-for document work?
Hi Hannah! Sorry for the delay in answering your question.
This particular unit is downloaded about 100 times each day, so it definitely works! Maybe check your wi-fi connection and see if a stronger connection would work for you?
I subscribed to your site but never received the free printables for Peter Rabbit
Check your spam folder and see if the confirmation email is sitting there! If not, let me know!