For many babies and toddlers, this will be the first ever Easter holiday they would actually perceive and enjoy! And, to help them get a great first experience we collected some of our favorite Easter board books, age appropriate for kids age 1 – 3. Have a look and pick few of your favorites to read aloud to kids over the Easter week.
From Easter eggs to little cute rabbits, from chicks to Easter baskets, there are so many new things to learn, experience and enjoy! It is no wonder that Easter is one of the most beloved holiday by so many kids!
THE BEST EASTER BOARD BOOKS TO READ ALOUD
Like with our other board book recommendations, our selection for under 3 year old kids is based on one (or more, if we are lucky) things:
- short books with few pages since toddlers have a short attention span
- chunky and durable books to endure rough toddlers
- books with lovely and vivid illustrations
- books with textures or finger puppets for extra sensory experience during reading
Babies Love Easter
Introduce your baby or toddler to classic Easter traditions like hunting for eggs with this adorable lift-a-flap board book. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure, and grasping and lifting the sturdy flaps helps develop fine motor skills. Find the book Babies Love Easter here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Happy & Hoppy
Help the little bunny rabbits get ready for Easter! Look at all the different colors to decorate Easter eggs with and pick out the shapes you’d like to wear in the parade. Count all the yummy treats around town: one jar of jelly beans, two lollipops, three ice-cream cones and so on. Every flip of the page brings a new activity that each little boy or girl will love and babies are sure to enjoy the sturdy, interactive flaps. Find the book Happy & Hoppy here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Go on an adventure with the adorable bunny and its friends through this Easter board book with peek-a-boo holes and lovely illustrations. Bright, engaging colors and a sweet story are sure to entertain, while thick, sturdy pages are perfect for curious hands to handle and turn. Join the leaping lambs, chirping chicks, buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies, and hopping bunny rabbit in some springtime fun! Find the book Hello, Bunny here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Eggs Are Everywhere
The Easter egg hunt is on! With this bright and colorful hands-on toddler board book, the Easter tradition of the egg hunt comes to life in a playful, interactive way. Young children will turn the wheel to hide brightly colored Easter eggs inside baskets, under flowers, behind rocks, and even in hands. After the egg is hidden, it’s time to guess where it is! Lift the flap for the reveal in this game-in-a-book, then play again (and again) for hours of eggs-citing fun! Find the book Eggs Are Everywhere here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Happy, hoppy Easter from these springtime friends to your baby boy or girl! Each adorable scene entertains babies and toddlers with peek-a-boo surprises and bright illustrations of bunnies, chicks, eggs, and more. Lift the flaps throughout the book to learn festive fun facts, explore Easter traditions, and help decorate eggs with different colors and patterns. Practice building vocabulary by pointing out each labeled object in the story while helping the sweet animals get ready for the Easter parade. Find the book Peek-a-Flap Hop here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny
A fun and playful holiday twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for Easter! This Itsy Bitsy Bunny must hop at top speed so he can get all of his eggs hidden in time for the big holiday! Little ones will love this fresh springtime spin on a classic nursery rhyme. Find the book The Itsy Bitsy Bunny here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter
The pages of this book feature bright pictures of chocolate eggs, Easter baskets, chicks, bunnies and more to look at, and there are lots of different touch-and-feel textures including foil, glitter and fabric which little fingers will just love to explore. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny
Look no further than Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny for adorable nursery rhyme books. Follow the little bunny rabbit and its adorable bird friends in this finger puppet book as they hunt for Easter eggs. Wiggle the puppet to make the bunny in the story come alive! Boys and girls will love this board book surprise! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Happy Easter, Little Pookie
It’s Easter! Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the sweetest of holidays. Pookie’s mom arranges an Easter play date with their friend, Bean, where they hop around like bunnies and decorate eggs. At the end of the day, Pookie dreams of the Easter Bunny and, of course, chocolate! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Don’t Push the Button! An Easter Surprise
Larry is SO excited for Easter! Aren’t you? I don’t think the Easter Bunny is watching; but… Whatever you do…DON’T PUSH THE BUTTON! Go on a festive and fun-filled adventure with Larry the monster! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Activities to Try After Reading Easter Board Books
- It’s just the right time of the year to head outside for a walk, pick few fallen tree branches and use recycled egg cartons to make spring blossom with kids!
- Plant a carrot garden is a super easy activity to set up and helps child with both small movements and hand-eye coordination.
- Easter egg collage craft is the perfect way to get creative and have fun developing fine motor skills without anything seeming like practice.
- Your child is sure to enjoy shaving cream finger painting activity. Try it!