If you like salsa beats and hopping like a bunny get your students hopping like mad. Ask them to put on their bunny ears (using fingers on top of their heads) and hop when directed in the song. Lyrics below. Learn what the cottontail rabbit's best defense is and other fun facts about the cottontail. Fun interactive activity with a science lesson too. Great to introduce or end lessons about animals, wildlife, mammals and defense mechanisms in the wild. This song is titled "Hop Hop Hop" from the "Move Like An Animal" CD by Birdie's Playhouse (winner of a Parents' Choice and CD of the Year).
LYRICS: She has a short white tail, looks like a cotton ball
She has wide, long ears, they stand straight up and tall
This fluffy little mammal can run 18 miles an hour
Hopping down the bunny trail she’s got a lot of power
And when she feels something in the breeze she’ll freeze!
1, 2 Hop Hop Hop 1, 2 Hop Hop Hop
Salsa Cottontail, 1, 2, Stop!
Hop Hop Hop (Repeat)
She has to look out for, predators who prowl
There could be coyotes, foxes even owls
And when she freezes she’s not trying to pull a rabbit punch
She’s just trying to make sure she’s not gobbled down for lunch
So when she feels something in the breeze, she’ll freeze!
All the rodents call me M.C. Cottontail
Cuz my feet are a blur on the bunny trail
I’ve got great big chompers, and my teeth are as sharp as nails
I eat a whole lotta carrots and kale, So my 20/20 vision never fails
If a predator is near I freeze -- waiting to exhale
Is that it? Is the song over? No way!