Thursday, May 8, 2014

Christian Easter Book Countdown for Young Children

I wanted to share our Easter Egg Countdown activity with you today. Yes, I know . . . Easter is done and over with, but you can always prepare or use this simple idea next year. I love using books as countdowns. You could even place the books in your thematic or monthly book baskets if you use them. This book list is in no particular order. You can start shopping now while these items may still be on sale.  

Be sure to read about our Christmas Book Tree Countdown.

Easter Egg Countdown
First, I typed and printed a list of our Easter books. I cut each strip and placed it into a plastic egg. Each day leading up to Easter, my daughter opened an egg and we read the book aloud. 

The Christian Easter Book List
Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs by Melody Carlson

The Flowering Cross by Beth Ryan

What is Easter? by Michelle Medlock Adams

Easter Bunny: Are You for Real? by Harold Myra

The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs

My Jellybean Prayer Book By Diane Darr

J is for Jesus: An Easter Alphabet and Activity Book by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
He is Alive! by Helen Haidle

Celebrating Easter: The Easter Egg Hunt by Joel Kupperstein

My Easter Basket and the True Story of Easter by Mary Manz Simon
The Legend of the Three Trees by Dahl Taylor
The Story of Easter (Read and Share) Retold by Gwen Ellis

The Story of Easter by Patricia A. Pingry (Large Board Book)

The Story of the First Easter (Children’s Bible Classics) Retold by Bill Yenne

Best Thing About Easter Storybook to Color By Christine Harder Tangvald

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt

The Easterville Miracle (REVIEW COMING SOON)

Petook: An Easter Story by Caryll Houselander

What's on Next Year's Easter Book Wish List?

Some Graphic Images May NOT be Appropriate for Children
The Easter Donkey by Donna Thornton

What's Your Favorite Christian Easter Book?

I will link this post up at Marcy's Blogging Through the Alphabet Link-Up at Ben and Me. I missed "Letter A" even though I had my post all written. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the Linky was closed. I forgot. Click on the Ben and Me link above to read the Link-Up rules. Next week will be "Letter C." Hmmm . . . I have a few ideas for this letter now I just need to narrow down my thoughts. I will also link up at The Home School Link-Up with Squishable BabyHearts for the Home Blog Hop, and The Weekly Kids Co-op.
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God bless, 


  1. This is such a cute idea! I might have to save this and remember for next year.