The book isn't thick, but it's a bit long so we spent the week reading through it, a little each day. Due to the amount of reading on each page, I thought the boys would complain once we got started. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised by their willingness to be still and listen. Several times throughout the week, someone would reference a part of the story later in the evening. It makes this mama pretty happy when they later relate to something we've read or discussed.
Each day, we spent a few minutes reading through the story together and looking at the very colorful pictures. As the daily reading ended, we would discuss what we just heard, paying special attention to each scroll. The boys were especially interested in what the scrolls had to say. Each time we read a riddle scroll, the boys would guess where the clue was taking them next.
In addition to the story book, we also received the curriculum download. It was filled with ideas of how to bring this story to life in your home or event. It included activities ideas, printable activities, snack options, even invitations if you would like to use this with a group of people. The download is mostly geared toward a larger group (like a church group) but they did enjoy printing off a few coloring sheets to complete while I was reading. When we get these eggs out again in a few weeks for Easter, I hope to make a snack or two featured program guide.
When the book was finished, it was finally time to get started with the eggs. The boys were incredibly excited to see these interesting glow in the dark eggs. We added the stickers to the scrolls and placed them inside the eggs. I also added a few pieces of candy inside each egg. We set them under a lamp to "charge" for about an hour (a self-imposed time allowance). My middle son, Zander, wanted to be sure they would reach their maximum "glow-ness" so he set a timer and pretty much watched the clock.
When the time came, I sent the boys upstairs to wait while I set out to hide the eggs throughout the first floor. I hid them on the floor, behind chairs, in the corner of the couch, places that would be easy to reach in the dark. Then, I called for my anxiously adorable sons. The search for the eggs was on. They each found a few eggs and then excitedly opened them for the goodies. Then, the endless egg hunting ensued. Charge the eggs, hide the eggs, find the eggs, repeat.
For a family that enjoys plastic Easter eggs, this was a really fun way to learn more about the meaning of Easter and play with something fun and new. Now, I hope I can keep all of these eggs put away so we can do this again in a few weeks for Easter.
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