The Good Egg is a book by Jory John that teaches kids to focus on self-care and find freedom from the pressure of trying to be perfect.
The book is available in paperback, hardcover, and as an eBook.
Read the book to your kids or show this video reading of the book on YouTube:
The Good Egg Book Summary
The Good Egg does a lot of good things for other people, but this wasn’t always easy. The other eggs in the carton were not as good as the Good Egg. The Good Egg felt frustrated when the other eggs were not doing good things. All the extra pressure to be perfect made it hard for the Good Egg. Its shell started to crack! So, the Good Egg took some time away to find happiness through quiet time, reading, journaling, painting, and other creative projects. The cracks started to heal and the Good Egg decided to return home to the fellow eggs in the carton.
The Good Egg Reflection Questions
- Write or draw some of the good things you do for family, friends, or at school like the Good Egg.
- Write or draw some of the mistakes and misbehaviors other people do that makes you upset.
- The Good Egg put too much pressure on itself until it took some time to calm down and be happy. Draw yourself as an egg doing three activities that help you forget about your worries and enjoy yourself.
The Good Egg Worksheet
Using this worksheet, kids will reflect on the ways they have been like the Good Egg and the activities they can do to find peace from the pressures of perfection.
Download and print a copy of the worksheet here: