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Since we are entering Holy Week, I thought I would share a book we
|Easter Lily Source: By UpstateNYer (Own work)|
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|Poinsettia Source: By KENPEI|
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The underside of the sand dollar has what people describe as the Christmas flower. I am assuming they mean the poinsettia.
The legend then tells us that if you break open a sand dollar shapes of doves will come out. Now I wanted Hazel to try this so I searched for sand dollars. Since it is off season, the shell stores are not open yet. I finally found some at A.C. Moore (none of the other craft stores near me had any). I bought her three. She has two on her nature table and we broke one the last time we read this story.
I let Hazel try to break it, but she needed some help. For being such fragile creatures, they are actually a bit hard to just break. We broke it over a basket to catch all the pieces. Can you see the doves?
Here is one I took a picture of separately. They look more like a dove from a distance.
To finish this exploration I planned on making some sand dollar cookies like the ones at Mama Miss: Sand Dollar Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. However we had beautiful weather so we spent most of the day planting and playing outside and did not think about baking cookies. Oh, well, another time.
For more Easter and Underwater Creatures check out:
- Easter in Ukraine and Russia
- Multicultural Easter Books
- My Easter Craft Round-Up
- Easter in Guatemala
- My Easter Pinterest Board
- Shark Exploration
- Cinderella Penguin
- Wild and Free: Dolphins, Whales and Manatees
- Jellyfish Exploration
- Trip to Boston
- Ocean Pinterest Board
I hope you will join us for more Easter posts this week. Many will be how Easter is celebrated in other countries!