HOP is a fun, funky new movie that came out around Easter, 2011. E.B. (voiced by Russel Brand) is the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. Like the 1980s Roger Rabbit and Space Jam, HOP features live actors with animation. Here are free printable crafts and coloring pages from HOP.
Begin your HOP free printable activities quest at Squidoo (click here). Scroll down for several free printable coloring pages featuring E.B. and his skateboard. There are also two free coloring pages of Carlos and E.B.’s dad. There are free printable HOP Easter bunny mazes. Help E.B. collect eggs and Easter treats. Further down the page are free printable HOP codebreaker games and connect the dots activities.
HOP Movie Site has more free printable downloads and activities. Along with the Squidoo coloring pages and activities, HOP has free printable crafts. Check out E.B.’s Easter Basket for free printable egg holders, Easter bunny ears, Easter egg coloring pages and games.
Hip and Hop Although not from the HOP movie, Hip and Hop are two bunnies from the PBS Driver Dan television show. Here are free printable cut and paste puppets of Hip and Hop, Driver Dan, Milly, Lilly, Taloulah, Vrooms, Loopy, Precious and Sweetie. Children may like to use these free printables to make friends for E.B.
I Want Candy makes some pretty cute cartoons. They also made “Despicable Me” (Steve Carell, Russel Brand). Did you like “Despicable Me”? How about some free printable coloring pages from that movie? Here are coloring pages of Gru, Vector, Dr. Nefario, Margo, Edith and Agnes. What “Despicable Me” coloring book would be complete without minions? There are free printables of them, too.
It should be noted that like “Rango”, HOP is rated PG. “Rango” contained several instances of profanity and suggestive comments. HOP has similar mature content. Most children would probably not notice the suggestive references (Playboy, for example). The language may bother some parents.
These activities would make great party games and crafts for a HOP theme birthday party or Easter theme party. Here is a link to free printable Easter crafts, games and activities to use for your party. Using these crafts, you’ll have a complete party.
Two of my children have birthdays near Easter. I have used Easter themed crafts and games for their parties (egg dying, Easter egg hunts and Easter crafts). We also bought a package of pre-cut Easter cookie dough for each guest and let them make their own cookies. Here are Easter and egg-themed treats.