Spring Bunny Scavenger Hunt!

Every since I used Lisa’s What Will Pumpkin Be? Halloween scavenger hunt last fall, I knew I wanted to create my own version at some point.  Spring seems like a great time for a passive program,  so I went with a spring bunnies theme. One of the library assistants at my branch contributed her amazing artistic talents and helped me design the book character costumes for each bunny. A huge shout out to Penny for making these bunnies look absolutely amazing!

So here’s what to do:

1. Download and print the book character bunnies.  Don’t forget to check update 1 and update 2 for even more bunnies!

2. Paste them onto a piece of construction paper and fold over one half, creating a card kids have to open to see the bunny. This part is optional.  You could just put out the bunnies.


3. Hide the bunnies around your library.

4. Make copies of the scavenger hunt sheet and leave for kids to complete. I put out a ballot box for kids to place their completed sheets.


I’m planning on leaving it out for two weeks and then drawing a few winners.  Aren’t convinced to try this out yet? Check out the bunnies!


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My favourite is Franny K. Stein.  I hope your library kids enjoy this scavenger hunt as much as mine have!

33 thoughts on “Spring Bunny Scavenger Hunt!

  1. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all the hard work you guys do and your willingness to share! Thanks.

    1. Thanks so much, Danielle! We love getting comments like this.

  2. They are all wonderful, but I think that Waldo just might be my favourite. Lovely passive Easter scavenger hunt, hope some of the children decide to draw the costumes themselves!

    1. I love Waldo too, especially the way his little hat sits on the side πŸ™‚ Hope the kids at Kensington enjoy the scavenger hunt!

    1. haha, you crack me up, Marge! So glad you like them!

  3. This super cute and a great way to welcome spring (which I am so ready for!) I’ve been looking for some new ideas for passive programming – and this is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    1. No problem, Laura! I am so ready for spring too (minus the allergies that always seem to accompany it!)

    1. Of course πŸ™‚ That’s what a PLN is all about.

  4. Thank you so much for posting and sharing! These bunnies just made my day. I’m going to tweak this just a bit and use it for National Library Week. Thanks again!

    1. Awesome! It is completely adaptable so I hope it works out for National Library Week.

  5. This is awesome! I love it! Thank you so much for linking the incredible artwork. I reaallllyyyy appreciate it!! I’ll be doing this at my library next week!

    1. Yay! Glad I could share it with others πŸ™‚

  6. Your young patrons will love this activity! Your literary bunnies are the cutest! Thanks for sharing this.

    1. You’re very welcome! Thanks for commenting – just discovered your blog and added it to our blogroll πŸ™‚

  7. Would you perchance have a blank bunny? I’d like to do an all picture book one for a program next week, so I could use a few other characters. Thanks!

    1. Hi Elizabeth, if you download the scavenger hunt sheet with the blank bunnies on it you should be able to copy the image into another document and resize it. That’s what I did to make the larger bunnies we decorated.

  8. This is so cute, thanks for sharing! Our kids are loving the scavenger hunt. I used your colored bunny images to make stickers to give the kids when they finish.

    1. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. I did a Spring Bunny Scavenger Hunt at our library over the past two weeks and we had a fantastic response from our patrons. It was so nice to see children and their parents working together to find the bunnies and record the information. Thank you so much for your great ideas!

    1. This is so lovely to hear! Glad the bunnies were enjoyed by all πŸ™‚

  10. We do the same thing! Except we did eggs this month instead of bunnies, and they had to write the color of each egg on their sheet. We’ve been doing this for about 6 months now, and use a different theme each month (reindeer for December, frogs for the “leap” year in February, etc.). The kids LOVE it. Sometimes they work as teams, other times their caregivers help them – either way we can tell it is starting new friendships and building relationships, which is magical. We’ve had hundreds of children participate within just a month (in fact we had over 100 submissions just the first week). Definitely happy to see other libraries taking advantage of this sweet and simple passive program!

    1. That’s awesome! Long live scavenger hunts.

    1. If you download the scavenger hunt sheet you can copy one of the uncoloured bunnies from there and enlarge it in another document. That’s how I made the ones I coloured.

  11. Thank-you so much for this wonderful idea! Our kids have loved it!! I added a Pinkalicious Bunny, because we no longer have Waldo books. After the kids find all the bunnies, they get to pick a prize from our library treasure chest.

  12. This is so cute! I’d like to make this a passive activity at my library where the kids decorate the bunnies as their favorite book character and then we display them around the library. Do you still have the original, blank template? And if so, would you be willing to share it?

    Thanks for all of the fun ideas and helpful information y’all have shared!

    1. Hi Rosie, if you download the scavenger hunt sheet with the blank bunnies on it you should be able to copy the image into another document and resize it. That’s what I did to make the larger bunnies we decorated. I created a landing page for the spring bunny scavenger hunt and someone did something similar to what you are describing if you want extra inspo: https://jbrary.com/spring-bunny-scavenger-hunts/

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