The Story of Easter + The Easter Bunny

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today, I am linking up for Tuesday Tea with Samantha, Renee, and Jenni! How adorable is this link-up?? "Tuesday Tea...because it's too early for cocktails", ADORABLE!! Love it! Anyways here we go...

Last year for Easter, Olivia was newborn and Gus was just over a year old and had absolutely no idea what was going on so we saved ourselves the trouble and money and didn't do Easter baskets. We went to Easter Mass and has a nice Easter Brunch but that was the extent of our Easter Celebration. 

This year is going to be the first year that we really do all of the Easter stuff...Easter baskets, the Easter Bunny, etc., as Gus will be almost 2.5 and he is understanding a lot these days. Naturally if we do  Easter baskets for one we have to do it for the other one...these two are fighting over everything these days. They always want what the other one has...i feel like I have twins sometimes...literally. 

So I am excited to slowly be putting Easter baskets together for them but here is my little problem...I want to start an Easter tradition for my little family, now that little Gus is more aware of what's going on around him. I want to somehow tie the story of Easter, the Resurrection: Jesus rising from the dead and the Easter Bunny and why the Easter Bunny brings Easter goodies. 

First, I don't even know where to begin to explain to him, Jesus Rising from the dead...I mean he's two. There has to be a good children's book out there that explains it in a simple enough way for a child's mind to grasp it.

I have been thinking and thinking about it and I just  can't seem to think of a good story to tie them together. I thought maybe I would be lucky and find a children's book, linking the two together...negative. hasn't happened.

Do you have any ideas how I could tie Jesus rising from the dead and the Easter bunny together?

Did you have any fun Easter traditions growing up?

Please share if you do!! I would love to hear some great ideas!! 


  1. You know, now that you mention it there really isn't a good tie between the two. As a child, I attended Sunday school and knew that Easter was about the resurrection of Jesus, but I also never questioned the Easter Bunny connection... Maybe you should come up with your own story and make that part of your family's tradition?

  2. I once read a really great article about Santa from Mark Driscoll about how with things of this world we can accept (although I'm sure it was an R word for continuity sake), reject, or redeem it...I just remember loving the attitude.

  3. I'm not sure if this ( ties it in in the way you are looking for, but I thought it was a cute way to do eggs and the resurrection story.

    I loved that my papa would hide the eggs we dyed for Easter around the house, so when I woke up I got to find them. As well as the plastic egg hunt we did outside or at church. That's pretty much all I have planned for Easter right now. And a basket!

  4. We don't have any tradition during Easter, only the easter egg hunting.


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