Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Book review: Lollipop Seeds That Sprout for Kind Deeds- An Easter Tradition

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

As my kids get older, one of the things that we spend time talking about is the importance of helping others and doing nice things for people.  Recently I received a book that encourages kids to do kind deeds, in a really fun and kid-friendly manner.  The book is called Lollipop Seeds That Sprout for Kind Deeds, by Cherri Prince. Here's a bit about it, from information that I was provided:

According to legend, thetradition of Lollipop Seeds goes back hundreds of years. Prior to Easter, children are encouraged to do something special for someone they love, from sharing a snack to washing the dishes. On the night before Easter, they toss the seeds, brought by the Easter Bunny, in the grass, make a wish for someone special, then place a marker by the seeds. When they wake on Easter morning, Lollipops will have sprouted, not by water or sun, but by kindness instead.
When the book arrived at our home, Vivian was the one to carry the package upstairs and open it. And as soon as she saw the colorful cover of this nice hardcover book, she was ready for me to read.  She sat by my side as I read her the story of the Easter Bunny who learned about the Lollipop Seeds from his grandmother.  And as soon as I finished the story, she was busy brainstorming ideas of nice things she could do for others and was begging to plant the lollipop seeds. It was so fun to see her so excited about helping others!

The book comes with 2 packets of lollipop seeds as well as 2 markers so you can know where the lollipops should be sprouting.  Lollipops not included, so don't forget to have some on hand! There's also a place at the back of the book to write down the kind deeds that your family does each year.  What a fun family tradition! We're excited to plant our seeds soon.  Happy Easter!