Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crazy for Pysanky Eggs!

This week we have been learning about the beautiful Ukrainian Pysanky eggs. The children watched the Reading Rainbow episode featuring Rechenka's Eggs by Paticia Polacco. The younger students colored some geometric designed eggs, and the 4th and 5th graders created their own Pysanky egg designs. A wonderful parent of one of the children has loaned me her collection of eggs to display. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous that something would happen to these beautiful creations! A wonderful resource for this lesson was


  1. Thank you so much for bringing this art form and tradition that I love so much to the children. I love sharing the beauty of my collection and I love children to know how art comes to us from so many different cultures. Thanks for all you do for the kids! I will share your link with the eggs' creator and I know it will touch him, also to see how his gift has been "paid forward!"

  2. These are great! I'm heading over to look at your link. Thanks!
    Cristy (from rainbowofchaos)


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