Oh my word, are we really thinking about April already?!?! My friends and I are sharing our favorite April Read Alouds (although Easter is actually in March this year) to help inspire some great ideas for your lesson plans.
Jan Brett is another one of my favorite authors. My students always love reading The Gigerbread Baby, The Mitten, and The Hat but did you know that she wrote a great book for Easter too? Here it is, my April book pick, The Easter Egg.
In this book everyone is making beautiful Easter Eggs, but Hoppi isn't having much luck. He really wants to make a special egg so he can help the Easter Bunny.
I really like using this book for comparing and contrasting. Hoppi finds a robin's egg in the woods the he takes care of until Easter, so we compare Hoppi's egg with the beautifully decorated Easter eggs that everyone else has made.
I also like to use the story as inspiration for writing about what students would do if they were the Easter bunny.
Some of my other favorite Easter activities include writing and planning an Easter egg hunt with Last One In is a Rotten Egg by Diane DeGroat.
How to Writing with Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco,
And decorating our own eggs with this cute craftivity.
You can find all of these Easter activities, along with many more here in my Read & Respond: Easter Pack.
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