The Real Story of Easter Bunny and the Chocolate Egg

According to Christian belief Easter is time when Jesus came back to life. However, everyone around the world celebrate Easter as a sign of fertility.Joyous springtime comes after cold and windy winter. Flowers are blooming, Trees are budding Mother Nature comes back to life in true sense during springtime!

You can make most out of baby easter pictures by connecting with your kids and family members. All you need to celebrate Easter is as follows:

Egg decorating ideas

Plan out some easy egg decorating crafts to enjoy with your kids. You can buy some egg decorating kits and follow instruction on how to do it.
You can get some books on egg decorating if you have teens that enjoy craft activities with you.
Try out decorative edible eggs using marker type food colours, Easter special sparkles and embellishments.
Easter egg hunts game ideas for kids:

Search through internet about egg hunt game ideas and plan accordingly.
Include colourful eggs, bunny costume and creative clues to make egg hunt game more interesting.
Easter basket:

Buy jelly beans and chocolates of your kid’s choice. You can even get Easter special toys, video games, story books to fill in special items that your kids will remember lifelong.
Try using colourful edible grass or edible golden or silver eggs to make it more special.Easter cup cakes and cookies
If you love to bake cookies and cakes yourself. Spend some time looking for Easter special moulds for your cookies.
Variety of Easter special cake decorating items are available in the market. Use some of them and everyone will love it!
Easter Movie & Music

You can get some Easter special movie DVD and plan to watch it with your family.
You can even get some Easter special audio CDs for your car.
Easter Party

Plan a special Easter party for your kids. Let them help you create invitation cards by drawing Easter eggs on the invitations.
You can get all the party goods like disposable colourful plats and glasses on Easter theme.
Easter Decorations

Lily is the best spring flower. Get some fresh lily or carnation and decorate an Easter Centrepiece.
Take out all the soft toys like teddy bears, bunny, chicks etc. Place them around your home with a bowl of candies and chocolates. Kids and adults will love to munch candies offered by toys!
You can even make them hold banners “Happy Easter” to make it more festive.

“Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity,
Happy Easter day..”

Easter is a wonderful time of year. The children are on holiday, the parents are off work, and the springtime has definitely sprung. It’s the perfect occasion to enjoy being a family and give Easter gifts to celebrate the occasion.

For Christians, Easter is a traditional and sacred commemoration filled with church services and prayer. As most of you probably know, it’s an occasion to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ on this day. For others, it’s a celebration of spring, lovely weather and fertility. For children, it’s almost certainly a celebration of furry bunny rabbits, Easter egg hunts, yummy sweets and chocolate.

But what on earth does the long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny have to do with this festivity? Why do little ‘uns paint eggs, play egg hunting games, and gobble up chocolate like there’s no tomorrow? And what’s with all the fluffy yellow chicks – do they have anything to do with the resurrection of Jesus?

Well, no, not really. There’s nothing in the Bible about any of this, and real rabbits certainly don’t lay eggs! If truth be told, all this stems from Pagan roots. when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The goddess of spring and fertility, known as Eostre, was worshiped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol of the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.

The bunny as an Easter symbol was first revealed in German writings in the fifteenth century; it was believed the bunny laid colourful eggs in the nests that children made out of hats. Then in the eighteenth century, the first Easter Bunny was made from pastry and sugar. The German settlers brought the ‘rabbit-laying-eggs’ tradition with them to America and eventually, nests became decorated baskets and colourful eggs were replaced with treats like sweets and other small gifts.