Two Easter books for kids, toddlers, children – EVERYONE!

by Mary Ann on April 7, 2012

I recall one Easter in my large family of origin. There were nine of us children and my mom and dad lived on a shoe string. This particular year my mom couldn’t afford baskets and so she made a nest of Easter Grass (very cheap) for each of us. To make it more exciting she hid the nests all over the house. I recall mine was in the bathroom shower. : )

I have another memory of Easter. I remember reading a great Easter book for kids, The Country Bunny by Du Bose Heyward. My mom never took us to the library. I just learned to use it by myself and for the most part I walked. So although this is a book for younger children I was probably in third or fourth grade when I read it. I didn’t care. I loved the book.

I remember that I really liked the pictures. They were just plain interesting.

I also loved the story. I really wanted to be that mother bunny. I love that little mother bunny; her wonderful helping children, her outwitting of the swift-footed, pompous hares, & her tender perseverance. I did grow up to have 7 children! (Heaven forbid 21!)

I was intrigued by the golden shoes. I wanted some. I knew that someday I was going to make one of those fabulous sugar eggs that she delivered with the help of the golden shoes.

I also had a question which has never been answered: How did they decide which children got regular eggs, chocolate eggs and those beautiful sugar eggs? Hmmmmmm!

Your kids will like this book and they might like making some beautiful sugar eggs.

Henri, Egg Artiste

Here is another very readable Easter book that is new to me this year, Henri, Egg Artiste by Marcus Pfister’s. I liked it because it is about art!

Henri is a true artist who has grown tired of decorating his eggs in the same old way. Your children will be led on an exploration of the art world as Henri creates beautiful works in the styles of celebrated painters of the past,Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Claude Monet are just a few of the geniuses who inspire Henri, Egg Artiste.

This is a delightful way to introduce children to a world of masterpieces. The book has applications that extend far beyond the obvious Easter promotions.

Put some books in your Closet that show more paintings by these artists. Have the materials for your children to paint a few of their own eggs. Then let them create an exhibit in their own back yard and invite the grandparents and neighbors over to enjoy their work.

What are your favorite Easter book and traditions? We would love to have you share!

For more ideas on inspiring your children through the educational tool, the Closet, check out the Rockin Closet Idea Packets, sent to you monthly via email. Take the stress and time out of inspiring!

Possibly Related Posts:

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: