A Modern Day Fairy Tale: The Legend of the Easter Robin Review & Giveaway {+ Kids Craft}

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Legend of the Easter Robin Review & Giveaway {+ Kids Craft}


At Christmastime, we so often hear these great stories of how the symbols of Christmas remind us of Christ's birth, life and death. There are symbols to be found in candy canes, Christmas cookies and so much more. But what about Easter? You don't really hear about how the legends surrounding Easter, do you? At least, I never did... like the legend of the Easter Robin!

But in the fantastic children's book, 'The Legend of the Easter Robin', we learn all about it:


In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?” “We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said. Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled―and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As more eggs appear, Tressa witnesses the daily drama of the robins’ nest and learns how God cares for all creatures. Besides watching the birds, there are Easter eggs to color. And there is a very special story to hear―a tale of long ago about one small bird with a very big heart. How did the robin get its red breast? Tressa is about to find out as Gran tells her the story of the Easter robin. Brought to life with colorful, tender illustrations, The Legend of the Easter Robin will captivate and teach your child about compassion and faith.


So, what is the legend? It is an old Pennsylvania Dutch tale that celebrates the compassion of the robin and the sacrifice of Christ. The robin serves as a sign of spring and a sign of Christ's love, death and resurrection. The nest resembles a crown of thorns. The red breast a sign of Christ's suffering. And eggs to remind us of the new life that we were given in Christ. And this lovely book tells the story beautifully!

Perhaps you remember my post on The Legend of the Christmas Cookie last year? This is written by the same author and has that same wonderful style. It seamlessly mixes these great family stories in a more present setting to these legends of the past and helps us to look at these holiday traditions in a whole new light! If you loved that book, you will love this one. It is sure to become an Easter staple that your family can enjoy year after year, serving as a great reminder of the reason we celebrate!

To really help draw in the lessons of books such as this, I love creating fun little crafts that make them a little more interactive... so for this one we made Popsicle stick robin's nests! This super easy craft is ideal for home or Sunday School!

Popsicle Stick Robin's Nest






  • Popsicle/ Craft Sticks (I used larger ones that I had on hand, typical size works too!)
  • Glue
  • Easter Egg
  1. Start shaping a birds nest with the popsicle sticks, gluing them together. There really is no set pattern here, just have fun with it, piling the sticks on in all directions!
  2. Once you have your nest built up to your liking, add an Easter egg to the center!
Like I said, a super simple craft that your little ones can look at and remember the legend of the Easter robin!

Ready to bring this wonderful book to your home? You can learn more and connect at the links below:






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4 comments:

  1. How fun!! My stepfather is Pennsylvania dutch!! I bet he knows all about this!! We wouold love to have this legend for our son growing up too!! I love that you link crafts with books :) Makes it so fun!!

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  2. This sounds like a wonderful story for Easter. It has appropriate content for Easter. So glad to see a story like this for children. The craft project is great too.

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  3. I would love to win this for my nieces. Easter is so much more than bunnies and candy. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rachael Sutton

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  4. This looks like such a cute book. Love the cover. I'm sure my nieces would like this!

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