Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Book Review: Lollipop Seeds That Sprout for Kind Deeds and Giveaway #sponsored

We have many traditions in my home when it comes to holidays throughout the year. We are very loyal to our traditions but do allow for new traditions to be added to make the holiday even more special. This year we learned about a book that tells a cute little story about how the Easter Bunny learns of a tradition long forgotten where the Easter Bunny brings special lollipop seeds that sprout when your child does kind deeds.

The book is colorfully illustrated and a fun way to teach children about doing good for others. My son enjoyed the story. He loved that the Easter Bunny had brothers, sisters and a Grandma in this story. I thought it was cute that they live on the East Pole where it is always Spring.

The last page of the book has room to write the year and the kind deed that was done by your family.

According to legend, the tradition of Lollipop Seeds goes back hundreds of years.  But, it was only recently re-discovered by the Easter Bunny when he asked his Grandma about the meaning behind other Easter traditions like eggs and candy.
Once the Easter Bunny learned of the Lollipop Seeds tradition, he couldn’t wait to hop on it and start delivering them to kids everywhere.
The magic of the seeds lies in the heart of the child who plants them.  They sprout into lollipops on Easter morning, not by water or sun, but by kindness instead.

After reading the book I talked to my 4 year old about what we could do as a kind deed to make our lollipop seeds grow. He had a few ideas, mainly ones about animals but he did say we could grow strawberries and share with Grammy ( his grandma that lives in CA). I thought that counted as a kind deed, to grow a plant with fruit to help feed someone he loves. We made a wish of happy thoughts and tossed our lollipop seeds into the dirt in the yard. The seeds are not for eating, they will grown into flowers, my son and I bought a strawberry plant to plant for the kind deed.

We had fun reading the book, planning a kind deed and sprinkling our lollipop seeds. I know next year we will do the same. I love to encourage my son to do kind deeds for others and this book is a great tool to start the conversation of helping others.

The book includes two Lollipop Seed packs and plant markers.


To celebrate Easter and to encourage others to do kind deeds we will be hosting a giveaway for a copy of the book Lollipop Seeds That Sprout for Kind Deeds by Cherri Prince and illustrated by Marco Bester.

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*Limited to US residents 18 years old and above. Giveaway starts April 10, 2014 and ends on April 17, 2014 at 12:01 am EST. Winner will be emailed and has 72 hours to respond before another winner is selected. I was not paid for this giveaway or post. The opinions on this item are 100% mine and may vary from others. The sponsor is responsible for providing the prize. I was sent a product to review for this post.



Danielle K said...

We dye eggs and do a special Easter egg hunt with the grandparents followed by brunch :)

Unknown said...

We have themed Easter baskets. This year my daughter will be getting one on gardening- Hello Kitty gloves, watering can- this book and seeds would be perfect, and so meaningful!!

Maybe Tomorrow said...

What a great book idea! My daughter is 3, and we've been working on how to do kind things for others. When I was younger, My mother always had about 6 or 7 small baskets for my sisters and I, hidden around the house. So we'd go on a basket hunt, followed by egg hunt and a bunch of food!

Sue Hull said...

I dye eggs with my nieces. On Easter my sister has Easter Potluck and our whole family goes over there,like 40 people. We have so much fun and a couple adults hide the eggs for the 3 kids. Next year I'll have my granddaughter who is due May 6th. The more kids the funner the holidays are. I know that's probably not a word.LOL! Thank you for the great giveaway :) Happy Easter
sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

We have a family dinner and then have an egg hunt. When I was little I always went to church with my grandma on easter.

Unknown said...

We go to my aunt and uncle's house and have a huge egg hunt that even the grown ups are involved in.

Diana said...

I love coloring easter eggs with my granddaughters

Ashley P said...

We are a fairly new family and this is the first year that my daughter is old enough to really understand whats going on. Unfortunately this Easter me and the children will be traveling and my husband has to work, so we won't be starting any new traditions until next year.

Darlene said...

I always hide the boys Easter baskets for them to find.

Tami Valentine said...

Even though my 3 kids are older and teens, they still like to dye Easter eggs. We always do this on Good Friday.

Karen Propes said...

We go to Sunrise Service and then go out to eat before Church. Then we have a large dinner and egg hunt.

corey1971 said...

We go to Easter Egg hunts. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

lilyk said...

having dinner with loved ones

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