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The Calming of Jumpy the Rabbit

The Calming of Jumpy the Rabbit

Sunny meadow, A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes the Rabbit hopping, day time
In the middle of a sunny meadow, Jumpy the Rabbit was always hopping around.
Friends resting, A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes unable to sit still, shaded area
He couldn't sit still, even when his friends were trying to rest under the shade.
A gentle gray mouse with small, curious eyes the Mouse speaking, afternoon time, question to A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes
One afternoon, Molly the Mouse said, 'Jumpy, why don't you relax with us?'
A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes responding, expressing his restlessness
Jumpy replied, 'I don't know how! I always feel like I need to move!'
A gentle gray mouse with small, curious eyes introduces a game, smiling, friendly suggestion
Molly smiled gently, 'Let me teach you a game. It's called Statue.'
A gentle gray mouse with small, curious eyes explaining the game, A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes listening carefully
Curious, Jumpy listened as Molly explained, 'When I say statue, freeze like a stone!'
A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes trying the Statue game, succeeding, feeling content
Jumpy tried it. He wiggled his nose, but he stayed still as can be. And he liked it!
A cheerful yellow bird with bright, round eyes the Bird giving advice, chirping, teaching breathing
Next, Benny the Bird chirped, 'Take deep breaths, it'll help you calm down.'
A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes practicing deep breathing, feeling relaxation
Inhale, exhale, Jumpy felt his body relax. 'This is great!' he exclaimed.
A kind red ladybug with tiny, friendly eyes the Ladybug suggesting counting activity, offering help
Then, Lola the Ladybug offered, 'Count the flowers. It's a fun way to focus.'
A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes counting flowers, achieving calmness, concentration
Jumpy counted one, two, three... He reached ten and found himself very calm.
A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes learning calming techniques, feeling happy, equipped with tools
Now Jumpy knew how to calm down. Statue, breathing, and counting were his new tools.
A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes thanking friends, feeling gratitude, enjoying the meadow
He was grateful to his friends. 'Thank you,' Jumpy said. 'Now I can enjoy the meadow too.'

Reflection Questions

  • How do you think Jumpy felt when he couldn't sit still?
  • What are some ways that Molly, Benny, and Lola showed kindness to Jumpy?
  • Can you think of a time when you felt restless? What helped you calm down?

In the middle of a sunny meadow, Jumpy the Rabbit was always hopping around.

Sunny meadow, A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes the Rabbit hopping, day time

He couldn't sit still, even when his friends were trying to rest under the shade.

Friends resting, A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes unable to sit still, shaded area

One afternoon, Molly the Mouse said, 'Jumpy, why don't you relax with us?'

A gentle gray mouse with small, curious eyes the Mouse speaking, afternoon time, question to A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes

Jumpy replied, 'I don't know how! I always feel like I need to move!'

A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes responding, expressing his restlessness

Molly smiled gently, 'Let me teach you a game. It's called Statue.'

A gentle gray mouse with small, curious eyes introduces a game, smiling, friendly suggestion

Curious, Jumpy listened as Molly explained, 'When I say statue, freeze like a stone!'

A gentle gray mouse with small, curious eyes explaining the game, A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes listening carefully

Jumpy tried it. He wiggled his nose, but he stayed still as can be. And he liked it!

A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes trying the Statue game, succeeding, feeling content

Next, Benny the Bird chirped, 'Take deep breaths, it'll help you calm down.'

A cheerful yellow bird with bright, round eyes the Bird giving advice, chirping, teaching breathing

Inhale, exhale, Jumpy felt his body relax. 'This is great!' he exclaimed.

A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes practicing deep breathing, feeling relaxation

Then, Lola the Ladybug offered, 'Count the flowers. It's a fun way to focus.'

A kind red ladybug with tiny, friendly eyes the Ladybug suggesting counting activity, offering help

Jumpy counted one, two, three... He reached ten and found himself very calm.

A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes counting flowers, achieving calmness, concentration

Now Jumpy knew how to calm down. Statue, breathing, and counting were his new tools.

A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes learning calming techniques, feeling happy, equipped with tools

He was grateful to his friends. 'Thank you,' Jumpy said. 'Now I can enjoy the meadow too.'

A very active brown rabbit with big, expressive eyes thanking friends, feeling gratitude, enjoying the meadow

Reflection Questions

  • How do you think Jumpy felt when he couldn't sit still?
  • What are some ways that Molly, Benny, and Lola showed kindness to Jumpy?
  • Can you think of a time when you felt restless? What helped you calm down?