Easter is such a special season to me. Growing up we would go over to my grandma's and she had this massive Easter scavenger hunt for both the kids and the adults that was so much fun. I'll be sharing more about the hunt and how I've carried on the tradition but today I'm sharing my son's Easter book display! I love using books, baskets and even pajamas as decor, especially for my kiddo.
My son's room is one of my favorite rooms in our house, it was the first room we really added some personality to. I knew he was going to have a lot of books, so I started swapping them out seasonally and I think it makes each holiday a bit more special to have its own set of books.
I have a few tips around building a kiddo Easter book display, but fair warning the best part about having seasonal books is reading them together. So it will be neat and tidy maybe twice a day. 🙂 But, isn't that how it should be?
Building a Seasonal Collection
You don't have to rush out and buy all the Easter books in one go. We usually add a book or two a year for each season and it grows over time. My mom was a children's librarian, so we got a pretty decent jump start on our collection. A few places I like to buy books (besides the box stores) include Thriftbooks, library sales and thrift stores. You can usually find so many gently used books for a dollar or less. We even found a book about the Easter Bunny visiting Kansas City once right after we had moved here.
More Kiddo Book Ideas
How to set up your display
When putting together a display I like to put his favorite books on the bottom shelf. If you're using floating shelves think scan work too. That way when he's reaching for them they're right there and maybe a few will remain in place. Then I'll put a few in other parts of the room on different shelves or on top of his dresser. Just for another pop of fun and color. You can also make a stack of books with colored spines and put the Easter book on top. I surround the books on display with some decor pieces and in this case his Easter basket. I just added this homemade paper bag easter basket too and he loves putting things into it and taking them out! A fun garland really ties the display together.
His Favorite Books
I fully expect this to change every year, but right now Miles' favorite Easter books are Little Blue Truck's Springtime, Happy Easter Curious George and Count on the Paw Patrol Easter. Although I am all for the fun of the season and the Easter hunt, etc I have to stress how important it is that even though he may not understand the sacrifice of Christ yet that my son understands the significance of the season. There are some phenomenal kids books that help explain the cross and the resurrection that I highly recommend and that we're already reading to Miles. Jesus Rose for Me, and The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross are amazing. Also, Good New, It's Easter is a classic in our home.
Storing Your Books
When it comes to putting each seasonal bookshelf away I keep them all together in totes along with other decor. That way it's easy to store and easy to see what you have. I recently saw a tip on Instagram (source) recommending adding different colored lids to totes for different holidays and I'm going to start implementing that because I think it's brilliant! You could also put them in a cabinet or on a closet shelf if you're short on storage space.
Happy Easter! If you have a kiddo Easter book display I'd love to see it- send us a dm or tag us!