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Read Right Now! Easter


03/09/2021 | Online Storytime, Holidays & Seasons

The Easter Egg

In, The Easter Egg, Hoppi's friends and neighbors are all working on creating eggs for an Easter contest. Each friend he visits is making a different kind of egg. It is fun to see the different ways Hoppi's friends are making eggs. Some are predictable like the egg made of chocolate, but others are surprising, like an egg made of wood and a mechanical egg that has moving parts. Hoppi wants to make an egg to enter in the contest, but he gets sidetracked by kindness and becomes an Easter hero instead...at least mama Robin thinks so! You can listen to Hoppi's story right now!

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Talk!

After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.

  • What color was the egg Hoppi found?
  • Where do you think the egg was before Hoppi found it?
  • What was your favorite part of Hoppi's story? Why?
  • Would you want to help hide Easter eggs?

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Read!

Here are several more stories about Easter and about eggs. Each is a video read aloud, just click on a book cover to hear the story! If you enjoy these, try 100+ Free Video Read Alouds. You might also like to listen to more Online Storytimes from IndyPL.

You can use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books and audiobooks for your child from home right to your device. See our Easter e-book and audiobook collection from Axis 360 Kids. Or come visit us to choose a book about a favorite character enjoying Easter traditions, from family dinners to dyeing and hiding Easter eggs. See our list of Easter Favorites for Kids.

Chicken SundayRechenka's EggsEgg The Easter EggIts Easter Little CritterTale of Peter RabbitHome for a BunnyThe Fuzzy DucklingThe Whispering RabbitHatch!The Golden Egg Book

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Sing!

In this version of the traditional lullaby "Hush Little Baby" a father rabbit comforts his little baby bunny and keeps it safe. Listen to the music and sing along as the words appear on the screen. A tiny bunny hops along the words to help you with the rhythm. Based on the book Hush Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein.

Now singalong as Raffi sings "Five Little Ducks." Would you like to make the sound of the mother duck? Raffi will sing "Mother duck says...." and you make the sound for him!


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Write!

Find some crayons or makers to color an Easter picture, practice writing the letters in Easter words, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.

Hunt for Eggs with Duck and GooseEaster Six Easter EggsHush Little Bunny Maze

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Play!

Here are six play ideas about rabbits from Kevin Henkes, the author of Little White Rabbit and Egg. Scroll to the section Moving, Making, and Playing for several ideas to get your little bunny jumping.


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