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"Egg"cellent Traditions


"Egg"cellent Traditions
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.13

     challenging words:    tradition, religious, boiled, part, whose, liquid, vinegar, during, meant, eggs, powder, life, winner, large, million, hidden
     content words:    Easter Egg Roll, White House, William Townley, Easter Egg Dye, Pennsylvania Dutch

Other Languages
     Spanish: Tradiciones con huevos

"Egg"cellent Traditions
By Jody Williams

1     Eggs are a part of the Easter tradition. Many years ago, religious groups used the egg as a symbol. It meant new life. Today, friends give Easter eggs as gifts. Games are played with eggs during the holiday. Every year there is an Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Children use a large spoon to push an Easter egg across the grass. Another tradition is an Easter egg hunt. Eggs are hidden. Children run to find them. Easter traditions are celebrated all over the world. Egg tapping is a game played in England. Eggs are hard boiled. Each player has an egg. The eggs are rolled. Each player tries to hit another player's egg. The winner is the person whose egg is not broken.
2     Many Americans decorate eggs as part of their Easter tradition. William Townley invented something to help. In the late 1800s, he invented a powdered dye. When placed in water and white vinegar, the powder tablets .....
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