Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Easter Surprise in Delightful Picture Book
Delightful Adventure with the Easter Bunny and Eggs
Books are a fun choice to include in your child's Easter basket. Picture books that celebrate the holiday encourage young children to read. Emma Randall's Our Easter Adventure is a delightful read for this year's basket.
Easter has arrived and the children are excited about hunting for the colorful eggs that the bunny has brought. The Easter Bunny also brings chocolate each year. The children try to find clues as to where the eggs and treasures are hidden. They spied the bunny heading across a bridge and so they follow that trail. They find it hard to follow that fast little bunny! Soon all the eggs are found and they come upon a beautiful surprise with a waterfall. They wonder what is behind that waterfall. Young readers will be delighted to discover what the children find as they go behind the waterfall. There is an Easter lesson to be learned at the end of the story.
Randall's Our Easter Adventure is illustrated in brightly colored illustrations with all of the spring colors that go along with the Easter season. The text is written in rhymes and simple ideas that tell the story. It is recommended for ages 4-7.
Our Easter Adventure was published by Penguin Workshop, a division of Penguin Random House and has an ISBN of 978-1-5247-9333-3.
Spring Colored Illustrations Tell the Easter Bunny's Story
More Easter Reading With This Fun Paperback for Your Child's Basket
D.J. Steinberg's Easter, Here I Come! is also a charming Easter story to put in your child's basket. Books are a great idea to include in Easter baskets.
Easter, Here I Come! is written in rhyming text with delightful illustrations that tell about activities that families participate in for this holiday. How about doing the Bunny Hop with the children in the book? This book includes a page of stickers that children will enjoy for the holiday. A bit of history about the first egg roll hosted at the White House is included.
Colorful Illustrations Add to the Reading of Easter, Here I Come!
Enhance the Reading With Fun Activities for Easter
Adding fun activities to reading encourages young children to read. Picture books always present a wealth of ideas to do after reading the story. I used picture books in my early childhood classroom to teach many concepts. Easter is a fun time to teach lessons and Randall's Our Easter Adventure offers the opportunity for adding activities to enjoy the holiday.
*Read Our Easter Adventure in a story time session. Call attention to all of the beautiful spring colors in the illustrations.
*The children have their Easter bonnets ready. Provide materials for your child to create their own Easter bonnet.
*Have egg coloring items for your child to color their own eggs to hide. What are the color words in the text of the story?
*Call attention to the patterns on the eggs that the bunny has brought in the story.
*Encourage children to be creative with their colored eggs. Provide markers for children to draw patterns on solid-colored eggs.
*Provide stickers to decorate the eggs with.
*Provide materials for children to create their own Easter baskets. Milk cartons, construction paper, markers, and glue can be used to create baskets.
*The children in the story have yummy treats to eat after they discover the bunny. Make treats for children to enjoy after reading the story.
*What is the lesson that the bunny teaches in the story? What is the reason that he brings the eggs? Use this lesson to engage children in a discussion of the new life that the bunny says that his eggs represent. Spring represents new life just as the Easter season represents. Take a walk around your neighborhood to see new life in flowers, birds that have returned to the neighborhood, and the new green grass on lawns.
*What other activties does your family engage in for Easter? Engage your children in a discussion of all of the activities that your family participates in for Easter.
*Add other stories to read to celebrate the Easter holiday.
*Have a tea party with Easter eggs as a snack along with cupcakes, drinks, and ice cream after reading.
*A fun math activity to enhance the idea of patterns on the decorated eggs is to sort the eggs by colors, stripes, polka dots, and other patterns that you might create.
*Have special treats hidden along with your Easter eggs for children to find. It is a good idea to ensure that all children find an equal number of eggs. Encourage children to share if one child finds more than others.
Happy Easter reading!
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