|Russian Faberge Egg|
"The story began when Tsar Alexander III decided to give his wife the Empress Maria Fedorovna an Easter Egg in 1885."Made made by the House of Faberge from 1885 through 1917. The majority of these were miniature ones that were popular gifts at Eastertide. They would be worn on a neck chain either singly or in groups.
The most famous eggs produced by the House were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia. Of the 50 made, 42 have survived. The eggs are made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones. The term "Fabergé egg" has become a synonym of luxury and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweller's art." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faberg%C3%A9_egg
Since Easter is a few weeks away on the Roman Catholic calendar I offer you a few stories that are sure to turn you “sunny side up!”
The Boiled Eggs - Danish
The Talking Eggs – Creole/United States
Gollywhopper’s Eggs – A New England Legend
The Magic Egg – Ukraine
The Ostrich-Egg Wife - South Africa
Rumble-Mumble Goose-Egg - Norway
Story of the Duck with the Golden Eggs - Russia
The Story of Swet-Basanta – From Folktales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day, 1912. The story of a beautiful young girl who is hatched from an egg; it is the fifth story in the book.
The Uncooked Eggs - Haiti
The Talking Eggs Discussion Guide – This discussion guide is connected to the book by Robert San Souci, an adaptation of the Creole folktale.https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/talking-eggs-discussion-guide/
The Incredible Egg – 4-H 73 page classroom curriculum guide for grades 4-5. http://collier.ifas.ufl.edu/4H/Publications/4-H%20Egg%20Guide%20for%20leader's.pdf
The Case of the Uncooked Eggs – Lesson plan for grade six to complement the Haitian story above.
Education World: Egg Theme Unit – Elementary science lesson plans.
Golden Eggs.com – From Australia a colorful site full of fun activities, printables, magic tricks and jokes to keep them “yolking” it up!
Parents.com – Eight egg carton crafts.http://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/kid/creative-egg-carton-crafts/?slideId=34853
April 16 happens to be Eggs Benedict Day. Who knew? Here is a recipe to help you celebrate. Any reason for a party works for me!
Karen Chace 2011 ©
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