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This week we enjoyed reading Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs, by Janet Morgan Stoeke. In this story, Minerva finds an Easter Basket that she thinks is a hat for her to wear. When she puts it on she notices an egg inside of it. Minerva Louise does not want the egg to be cold so she sits on it to warm it with her fluffy feathers. As she is looking for the egg’s mother she notices another egg and then another egg. Soon she decided to tell her friends what is going on, when they come out all the eggs are gone. They look for answers however the Chocolate Easter Bunny and Marshmallow Chicks are no help! Finally they find one last colorful egg that is quickly snatched up by a little hand. The other hens felt better that the “farmers” were doing a good job taking care of the eggs and left, but Minerva Louise, found a nice full Easer Basket for her nest.
The girls loved this book and especially how silly Minerva Louise is! To go along with this book we made some of our own colorful eggs. When I saw the idea to use jell-o powder with glue like on Pinterest I knew that we had to try it and that it would work perfectly with this book.
I cut out egg shapes for each of the girls and placed them on a cookie sheet. I also poured the powdered jell-o mix into egg coloring cups, that I saved from last year, in corresponding colors. The girls made designs with their glue and then spooned the jell-o over the glue like using glitter. It was a lot of fun to watch the pale jell-o mix turn a vibrant color as it hit the glue. (The jell-o was a pale color, I picked up one great value one from Walmart and it was a dark red color to start so the effect was not as dramatic) It also smelled amazing as they were working!