I had planned to decorate Easter eggs with crayon shavings again this year, but when Saturday dawned beautiful and not-freezing we decided to spend the day at Old Sturbridge Village instead. We had a wonderful time there, seeing newborn lambs and learning about maple syrup. We didn’t get around to boiling eggs until Sunday evening, and we forgot to pull some out while they were hot. So, in keeping with my quest for simplicity theme the kids enjoyed scribbling on cold eggs. Mike drew the Angry Bird faces, and Emma made one, too – but, sadly, her egg is the upside-down one, and all the eggs were gone by the time I realized my mistake. It was a cute little Angry Bird! Johnny decorated the black and red eggs on the left, and if you look closely you can see that the blue egg on the right is actually an angry bird – decorated by five-year-old Johnny! The three minimalist eggs were decorated by Lily. Emma had already eaten two of her three eggs by the time I took the picture.
MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.