Families will be celebrating Easter this month, and there is a wealth of fun read-alouds to help children celebrate the holiday. Books are a great idea for filling Easter baskets instead of the traditional candy. Parents are looking for substitutes for all that candy, and books that children will love for years to come are the perfect solution.
Books can be used to introduce the Easter holiday to children who may be celebrating their first Easter this year. Familiar characters in these selected books celebrate Easter with beautiful eggs, which are always the main attraction for children. These selected books celebrate the colors that come with spring with creative illustrations. Bunnies are dressed in beautiful clothes for the holiday. Easter eggs are decorated with all kinds of patterns and colors. One book has a surprise ending that illustrates the concept of helping a friend with a task. One of the books has a special lesson in kindness that is rewarded by the Easter bunny.
Check out these fun read-alouds for your child's Easter basket this year. Books for your Easter books can become a family tradition to add new books each year.
"The Easter Egg" by a favorite author, Jan Brett, is a great choice for your basket this year. Hoppi and the Easter Bunny search for the perfect Easter egg. If Hoppi finds the perfect egg this year, he will get the opportunity to help deliver eggs with the Easter bunny on Easter morning. Hoppi goes into the woods and comes across a robin's blue egg that has fallen out of the tree. He keeps the egg warm until the baby bird hatches. He is rewarded for his kindness by winning the opportunity to help deliver Easter eggs with the Easter bunny. The watercolor illustrations are of special interest with their spring colors. There is also a special fold-out page. "The Easter Egg" by Jan Brett is recommended for ages 3-6, and was published by Penguin Young Readers Group. It has an ISBN of 9780399252389.
"Happy Easter, Mouse" by Laura Numeroff, and illustrated by Felicia Bond, celebrates Easter with a familiar character. Mouse colors his eggs the night before Easter. He discovers that the eggs that are hidden all over his house on Easter morning are not the same eggs that he dyed the night before. When the Bunny appears, the mystery is solved. This fun read-aloud for your Easter basket is recommended for ages 3-5. It was published by HarperCollins, and has an ISBN of 9780694014224,
Easter eggs for Easter morning
"Here Comes the Easter Cat" by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda is a fun choice for your basket along with the eggs. Cat would like to help deliver Easter eggs, but discovers that this is not an easy job. There is a surprise ending that children will love. This book is recommended for ages 3-6, and was published by Dial Publishing. It is has an ISBN of 9780803739390.