How Many Students and One Class Bunny?

I went to IKEA this weekend.  Does anyone else love that place as much as I do?  Half of our home is furnished by IKEA and  I love the way it looks.  I am into the slightly traditional styles instead of the modern styles.  Luckily they are bringing in more traditional style items.

But I digress.

So I went to IKEA this weekend and LOOK what I found!  How cute is this guy?!?!
I fell in love with this sweet, little, stuffed guy.  He was in the baby section and was a decent size- almost 8 inches tall.  At first I snagged him for my little girl, but she already has a million stuffed animals.

And then I started thinking of my classroom.

Which led me to the idea of a class pet.  Bunnies are often class pets, right?  Last year I posted about Gingerbread Fred.  The students LOVED him!  I think the first month of school we will have our class pet go home with a different student each night! Who will the pet be?  The cute fuzzy-wuzzy bunny above!  

I think I will let the students name could be a fun graphing intro maybe?

I am going to put this on iron on transfer paper and use it to decorate a canvas bag. Which reminds me, I never did this for Gingerbread Fred so I need to make him one, too!  I think I am coming up with the beginning of my Monday Made It!  Then I am going to print another copy of the page out, cut out around the fancy border and glue it onto the cover of a composition notebook.

I will glue in a copy of the sheet onto the front inside cover.  I am also going to laminate the sheet to keep inside the bag.

I also ordered these two books from Amazon  (affiliate links which mean I may receive a small commission from any purchases through the links below)

for the kids to read to our class pet each night!  I thought they looked super cute!

The best part about this lil' cutie?  He was only $4.99!    I picked up TWO in case something happens to the first one and he needs to take a bath....or take a visit to the dumpster, or something like that!



  1. The bunny is so stinkin' cute. He will make a terrific class pet. I love the idea of ironing on the info to the bag. Very smart!

    The Teaching Thief

  2. I would love a class pet or mascot. I am definitely going to see if I can find a pirate or a parrot for my classroom. Great idea!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Cuuuute! A couple of years ago the district adopted a no pet policy. This would be a fun way for my kids to have a class pet or mascot. I love it!! Thanks for your ideas!


  4. I love this idea for a class pet! So much easier than having a live animal! He looks like the Velveteen Rabbit. I can't remember how long that book is, but if it's not too long, maybe that should be one of his favorite stories... just the first thought I had after reading this post! LOVE this idea!!!


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