We are currently reading The Easter Chick by Geraldine Elschner. Hilda the hen laid an egg and waits weeks for her baby to hatch. One day she hears a voice from inside the egg asking, "Mother, when is Easter?". Hilda is not sure because the date seems to change every year. The little chick wants to hatch on Easter Sunday to be a true Easter chick, so Hilda sets out on a mission to find out how to determine when it will be Easter. Luckily, the wise old owl offers up an answer to help the little chick. This is a nice book to help children understand why the date changes. The book also offers hidden bunnies to be found throughout the book, as well as religious symbols (a church, three crosses on a hill in the background).
I thought it would be fun to make a hatching chick treat. I made marshmallow crispy treats in the shape of eggs and arranged marshmallow chicks hatching out of the eggs.
I also used cookie cutters to make marshmallow crispy bunnies with candy, sugar, and icing eyes, noses, whiskers, and ears.