Anyone who knows me knows I love books that answer life’s questions. I have finally found a book that answers the question of why do we color Easter eggs. The story covers a little boy named Thomas and his journey to learning/remembering the meaning of Easter eggs. Thomas and his sister are playing and he asks “What are Easter eggs?” Instead of answering right away, the sister teases him. Later that night, she becomes sick and Thomas is separated from his sister while she recovers. While staying with family friends, Thomas learns about Christ’s death, resurrection, and the reason we should have hope.
My only complaints about this book are that it does not include Bible verses or focus more on the resurrection. The book does end with a discussion of the traditions and symbols of the Easter season. The illustrations are wonderful and remind you of a simpler time. It also includes several wonderful vocabulary words and would make a wonderful addition to a homeschoolers library. In fact, check out homeschoolshares for a lapbook activity. http://www.homeschoolshare.com/legend_of_the_easter_egg.php
So before your Easter egg hunt this year, read The Legend of the Easter Egg and help them understand the connection of Easter eggs to the resurrection of Christ. I am super excited that my friends at Zonder agreed to give one supporter a copy of The Legend of the Easter Egg as well as two other books The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith and 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation. One winner will receive all three books. Books will be shipped from Zondervan. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter.
Until next time, please continue to pray for me as I pray for you.