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Print and Play Easter Games

Both Christian and secular Easter games are available in this printables collection sold by Python.

Choose your favorite games or save on the complete collection of printable Easter party games.

Easter Traditions: Rabbits, Baskets and Eggs - Origins of Easter Symbol

What does a rabbit have to do with Easter?

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Easter is right around the corner and with Easter comes the sunny days of spring, children dressed in their best seersucker suits and bonnets with baskets full of chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs.

But what in the world does a bunny have to do with Easter?

The symbol of the Easter Bunny originally came from the pagan festival of Eastre or Eostre, the goddess of fertility. This festival celebrated replenishment, rebirth, the renewal of life, and spring.

The consort of Eastre was the symbol of fertility, a hare. According to some stories, Eastre gave the hare the ability to lay colorful eggs (an ancient symbol of fertility) once a year.

In Germany it was believed that the Easter Hare would leave gifts of colorful eggs for all the well behaved children who had made a nest for the animal.

The children would build their nests in secluded places out of their bonnets or caps and excitedly await the arrival of the Oschter Haws.

It is believed that the Germans brought this tradition with them as they migrated to North America during the 18th century.

However the celebration of the Easter and the rabbit were not widely celebrated in America until after the Civil War.

easter peeps with word artAs time passed the traditional took on some new forms and by 19th century America the Easter Hare morphed into the Easter Bunny and children's nests of caps and bonnets became baskets which are now filled with more than just colorful eggs.

Baskets now include chocolate candies, jelly beans, marshmallow peeps and other assorted goodies, a and this spring holiday is celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike as a celebration of life and spring.

Easter party print games now

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Easter: Find Your Other Half Easter Egg - $3.95

Easter: Egg Facts Trivia Game - $6.95

Easter: Famous Rabbits Trivia - $3.95


Easter: Egg Scavenger Hunt - $6.95

Easter: Bible Trivia I - $3.95

Easter: Bible Trivia II - $3.95

Easter: Left-Right Bible Easter Game - $6.95

Easter: Bible Scavenger Hunt - $3.95

Print Games Now Easter Collection
Printable Set: Easter Games
from: Print Games Now

Party Pack contains all the games above, plus many more!

Bunny Baby Bib
Reversible Blue Bunny Bib by imagefactory

Purple Easter Bunny Wrapping Paper
Bunny Easter Wrapping Paper by Diamond_Willow

Hoppy Easter Candy Jar
Hoppy Easter Candy Jar by PaperPiecingsbyNikki

Easter Cross Button
Easter Cross Button Badge by imagefactory
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