An Easter Read-Aloud for the Whole Family

Does your family enjoy coloring Easter eggs? Here is a great Catholic story to help your children connect colorful eggs with the real meaning of Easter!


Book: Simon of Cyrene and the Legend of the Easter Egg by Terri DeGezelle

Book Summary: Legend tells us that Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry his cross up to Calvary, was an egg merchant. Passing by on his way to market, Simon is stopped by Roman soldiers and ordered to help Jesus carry his cross to Calvary. Three days later, Simon rejoices when he sees that not only has Jesus risen from the dead but his eggs have been transformed into a colorful new gift from Jesus-the first Easter eggs!


Listen to the story with Sister Christina Miriam.  


Activity: As you dye eggs, talk about the colors of the eggs and how the different colors can relate to Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. Want to take it a step further? Consider working together to create a simple set of “Resurrection Eggs.”


We would love to see how your eggs turn out! Tag us in your social media posts @kolbeacademy or use the hashtag #kolbeacademy

Blog Post written by:

Stacey Jarzynka

Stacey Jarzynka