Easter is a Religious Holiday that is associated with the death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was crucified on the Friday before (Good Friday), and arose from the dead and ascended into heaven on Easter Sunday.
Easter is celebrated on different dates each year on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. The day after Easter is known as Easter Monday, and is a legal holiday in many Countries.
The Easter Egg is a symbol of fertility, rebirth and resurrection. The tradition of decorating eggs dates back to 2,500 years ago when ancient Persians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration on the Spring equinox. The egg is widely used as a symbol of springtime, and the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out.
Egg hunts are popular, and a fun thing for the kids to do on this holiday. Eggs are hidden, and kids run around with their baskets trying to find them. One idea that I found on Pinterest, to account for the fact, that the faster older kids typically find the most eggs, is to hide different colored eggs, and each age group (or child for smaller egg hunts) have to find their own colored eggs.
Typically, for Egg hunts, you can use the plastic eggs, and put treats in the different eggs. I like the ideas that don't include "SUGAR", like maybe putting some coins in the eggs, some small toys, or one idea I saw is putting different kinds of healthy snacks in the eggs, that the kids would then eat for their lunch.
Another fun idea is to take small glow sticks, and put them in plastic eggs. Then hid them in the house after dark, and turn off the lights for the hunt.
I loved this picture of the bunny rabbit, that I saw on Pinterest! Baby bunnies in particular are so adorable, that many parents present their kids with a live bunny for a present. However, their life span is around 8-10 years, and the novelty of owning a rabbit, especially if you don't have a place out in the country, often wears off. Animal Shelters are inundated with bunnies soon after this holiday, and they are the third most euthanized animal :( An adorable stuffed bunny is a great option!
I love animals, and I love the Best Friends Animal Santuary in Kanab Utah. It is so amazing, and I would love to be able to visit it one day. They have different little towns through out their Sanctuary for the different animals...below is a video of some of their favorite pictures of bunnies taken over the years from their Bunny House.
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