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Have an Easter Parade!

Make an Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it. You can wear it yourself or give it to your mom or sister. Then dress up in your best for an Easter parade. Whether you stroll through your neighborhood with every bike you have festooned with ribbons or take a proud walk all around your own house, an Easter parade is a fun way to chase away gray rainy days.

Don't Forget the Eggs

After your parade, why not go on an egg hunt or create your own Easter eggs? Dyeing eggs is an old, old custom and maybe one of the most handsome traditions of the season. Whether you go all out and learn the Ukranian folk art of making pysanky eggs or stick to a basic kit from a store, you can't beat a beautiful egg.

These books and Web sites will get you started with ideas for fun ways to celebrate the coming of the Bunny. Click on any book's title to go to the catalog and place a request for it.

In the Library

175 Easy-To-Do Easter Crafts: Easy-To-Do Crafts, Easy-To-find Things by Sharon Dunn Umnik.
Lots of fun ideas for spring crafts. The bright photos and simple directions make this one a good choice for crafty kids.
 
Easter Crafts by Judith Hoffman Corwin.
Easter craft patterns to trace, copy, cut, and use. Includes recipes.
 
Easter Eggs by the Dozens! Fun and Creative Egg-Decorating Projects For All Ages! By Rhonda Massingham Hart.
What's an Easter parade without Easter eggs? Lots of decorative ideas here from simple techniques for youngsters to the more advanced pysanky eggs.
 
Easter Parade by Eloise Greenfield.
Two African-American cousins get ready for Easter parades in 1942. Leanna is excited about her new clothes, but Elizabeth misses her father who is fighting overseas.
 
Easter Parade by Mary Chalmers.
Got a little brother or sister? They will surely love the bright and beautiful pictures of the animals' parade at Easter Farm.
 
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!
If it's spring, it must be time for Snoopy to dance with the bunnies! This video is a great way to chill out after munching all those marshmallow peeps.

On the Web

Easter Bonnet Cake
http://www.themepartiesnmore.com/Recipes_Easter.html#EASTER_RECIPES_
Here's one Easter bonnet that's good enough to eat.  
 
The Youth Online Club: Easter Bonnets
http://www.youthonline.ca/easter/easterbonnets.shtml
Fast and fun Easter bonnets for more experienced crafters or the very beginners.