Easter is always a festive occasion for everyone. When we think of Easter some of the first things that come to mind are: Easter egg hunts, lots and lots of sweets, and the Easter Bunny. It symbolizes long weekends and celebrations with friends and family.
Easter is also a very important Christian holiday because it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although many believe that the Christians and Hebrews started the holiday, there are many things about Easter that are pagan in origin. In fact, there are many different Easter traditions from all around the world.
We’ve put together some fun print activities and free Easter printables inspired by Easter traditions all over the world to help you plan your Easter celebration. If you have kids at home, this would be a good opportunity to give them a quick lesson about the history of Easter!
Pin the Tail on the Bunny Printable
Let’s give the donkey a little Easter holiday break by adding a fun twist to this popular children’s parlor game!
Easter wouldn’t be the same without the Easter Bunny (otherwise known as the “Easter hare” in Sweden, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). Although there is no concrete explanation as to where and how the Easter Bunny was conceptualized and turned into a tradition, the thought of having a cute, fluffy bunny delivering Easter eggs filled with sweets and chocolate is too appealing that you wouldn’t really care about why it’s part of Easter, right?
Amber of FromABCstoACTs.com shares these wonderful free easter printables for Pin the Tail on the Bunny that will definitely keep your children entertained while you are preparing their Easter egg hunt. It’s reusable and it offers a great color-matching activity for younger children.
Free Easter Bilby Printables
Not everyone is too keen about the Easter Bunny – particularly our friends in Australia. No offense to the Easter Bunny, but his fellow rabbits are considered a pest in Australia due to the damage that they tend to cause the environment.
And thus – the Easter Bilby was born! The bilby, also known as the rabbit bandicoot, is an endangered animal which also has soft, long ears. Like the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bilby also gives out chocolates and sweets to children, so we can consider them to be on the same team.
This Easter Bilby Printable Pack by Our Worldwide Classroom will give you a great opportunity to introduce a new animal to your children and feed their interest in animals.
Free Printable Kisses Labels
Easter wouldn’t be the same without Easter sweets! Easter is one of the favorite holidays of candy manufacturers, particularly in America where it is the second best-selling candy holiday after Halloween.
We can trace back the origins of Easter chocolate eggs as early as the 19th century. Jelly beans are also another type of candy that is associated with Easter because they are shaped like an egg, which is associated with new life. The National Confectioners Association reports that over 16 billion jelly beans are made in the USA each year in preparation for the Easter holiday.
Surprise your children and guests with an assortment of sweets packed in a nice Easter egg container. You can personalize these sweets even further by printing out labels for individual candies such as this Free Printable Kisses Label from Anders Ruff Printables shop.
Printable Easter Silhouette Craft
Easter is a celebration of life. And what better way to celebrate life than with the ones you love the most?
Make Easter a meaningful holiday for you and your family by finding fun activities for you to bond with. You can engage your children in your Easter celebration planning by working together on this Printable Easter Silhouette Craft.
You can use these as decorations for your Easter celebration or give them as gifts to family and friends.
Don’t forget what the season is all about
It’s easy to get caught up with all the Easter celebrations, Easter activities and giveaways that we often tend to forget what the season is truly about. Easter symbolizes new beginnings. It’s about life and new experiences.
We hope that regardless of which activities you choose to do this Easter season, you will take some time to pause and reflect on how you can make the most out of your life and create new, meaningful experiences for yourself and the ones you love.