Happy Easter! It’s technically our second Easter, which meant a bit of candy this time and an Easter egg hunt. These books we have about Easter egg hunting suddenly seem to make more sense to someone who recently found herself 12 Easter eggs, that is once she solved the mystery of what was happening.
These tittles aren’t exactly mysteries; however, they are excellent counting practice, sturdy boards, and include brilliant decorations and physical aspects to get your kids’ hands on the books!
The first was Barney’s Easter Basket, a Scholastic Barney book. It has a place for a little hand to tote it around like a basket and jewels which stick out on the front. So far, no jewels have managed to pry loose. Using rhyming couplets, you help Barney find five Easter eggs.
In Ten Little Easter Eggs, another Scholastic, each page is a different egg, stacking on top of one another, glittering. Sweet animal faces look up at you through the gaps as the familiar sing song lines count “one little, two little, three little Easter eggs” which we locate on in an beautiful pasture.
Both of these are a hit with Evy who likes to take things into her own hands. For smaller ones, the words enough should entertain. For older kids, they make great self entertainment or early reading practice. The only take a few brief minutes for whatever age you have.
However you celebrated Easter, we hope included reading a book or two, maybe even the most relevant of all!
From John Chapter 20, a beautiful, intimate scene that reminds us this day began darkly and ended better than could be expected.
“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
That’s what he said, her name, her first name. She recognized him then, at once. This moment in our service was disturbed a bit by someone sitting very close to me- not name names mind you- shouting, “Yeah!” Ha. ha. ha.
Wishing you joy!
-Evy and Me.