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Easter Freebies!

Have you had the pleasure of reading this beautiful book by Jan Brett?



My class is a big fan of all things Jan. We just love her fun stories and absolutely BEAUTIFUL illustrations. 

The Easter Egg is a sweet story about generosity, bravery and selflessness.  Little Hoppi wants to decorate the most beautiful egg so that he can win the honour of helping the Easter Rabbit deliver eggs. But he's overwhelmed by the many choices and the enormity of the task.

After Hoppi comes to Mother Robin's rescue, a lovely surprise is in store for him.

Looking for some activities to go with the book?  I have a few right here!



My class is learning about story elements, so this is the template we used today.



We also painted our own beautiful eggs. This idea was originally from the blog, Art Projects for Kids. The kids drew their designs in crayon and then we painted a wash of colour over top.



The kids then chose their favourite 3 eggs, cut them out, glued them into their journals, then wrote a description.




We also painted these gorgeous bunnies. It was a directed lesson. We used blue construction paper, tempera paint and black crayons for outlining. I found this idea at the Art Teacher's Closet blog.



Since we're having an Easter egg hunt tomorrow we got busy and made our bunny baskets.



And finally, here's the poem we've been learning all week.


To grab the poem, response sheet and egg template just CLICK HERE!  If you do, please "like me" on Facebook or follow by email.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!





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8 comments

  1. Need to get that Jan Brett book. Like all her others, it looks gorgeous. Thanks for the freebies.

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  2. I have that book! Funny thing is that I have never used it at school. However, I have read it with. Y kids and nieces and nephews. Love your ideas but especially love the look in the eyes of the first guided bunny drawing.
    Happy Easter
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

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  3. Oh my gosh, you did so many cute bunny projects! I just love the painted bunnies in the grass. I definitely need to get that Jan Brett book too.
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  4. Those painted bunnies turned out awesome! I love the story elements activity. I'd like to spend some time in your classroom. Always so much fun!

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  5. I love your bunny bags! So simple and so cute!!
    Karli

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  6. You have been busy with bunnies. I especially like the paintings. I'm sure they all had character.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  7. I have that book. It is a great one! Beautiful eggs! Makes the classroom so bright and beautiful!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  8. Oh so many cute ideas here! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog and I'm so happy to come and find yours! LOVE Jan Brett and her amazing illustrations - a real inspiration. I watched a video of her creating in her home, and thought it must be such a wonderful job to create those books!
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

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