Today we have some fun Easter facts for kids that you can download and print out to use at home or in the classroom. The printable Easter info sheets include two versions: a full color printable PDF set and a black and white printable set that also doubles as Easter coloring pages.
Funny Easter facts for kids
If you’re wondering where the Easter Bunny story came from or why Easter Sunday has a different date every year, you’re about to find out! Easter is more than just Easter egg hunts and chocolate eggs. Click the green button to download and print your Easter fact pages now:
Easter begins on Good Friday and the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. Other Easter traditions like gummy bears, a chocolate bunny, and painting a hard-boiled egg are ways to celebrate.
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Interesting facts about Easter
Easter, also known as the Day of Resurrection, is a very important celebration for Christians worldwide and there is so much to learn about it! You may be surprised at some of these facts…
1. Easter Sunday is a symbol
Easter Sunday is a very joyful symbol of rebirth and hope.
2. Easter falls on a Sunday
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full moon, which occurs after March 21stStbeginning of spring.
3. Where the name Easter comes from
The name “Easter” was derived from the name of a goddess named Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and dawn.
4. The origin of the Easter Bunny
The origin of the Easter Bunny actually begins in pre-Christian Germany, where it is said to have carried a basket and brought sweet pastries to village children.
5. Origin of egg painting
Painting eggs comes from a Ukrainian tradition.
6. What are the symbols of Easter?
Eggs, chicks, rabbits and flowers are symbols used at Easter to represent new life, growth and joy.
7. How popular is Easter?
Easter is the second most important holiday for selling candy after Halloween.
8. Millions of Easter cards are sent out every year
Over 120 million cards are sent to family and friends at Easter every year.
9. How many peeps are eaten?
Americans eat about 1.5 million peeps at Easter.
10. Millions of chocolate bunnies are sold at Easter
Around 90 million chocolate bunnies are sold at Easter – only in the USA!
Additional Easter Fun Facts for Kids
11. When was the first chocolate egg made?
The first chocolate egg was actually made by chocolatier Cadbury in 1875.
12. When were the first Easter baskets made?
The first Easter baskets are believed to date back to the 17th century and were popular with German Protestants.
13. When did the traditional act of painting eggs begin?
In fact, one of the earliest records of egg painting dates back to 1290!
14. What is the biggest chocolate Easter egg?
The largest chocolate Easter egg is actually 34 feet and 1 inch tall. It was 64 feet and 3 inches round and was made in Italy.
15. Easter is the end of Holy Week
Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter. The Christian calendar celebrates the Son of God and his resurrection on the third day.
16. Hot Cross Bun
Did you know that hot cross buns are a popular Easter meal? The custom of eating hot buns at Easter originated in Greece.
To start using our free Easter facts coloring pages, just click the download button below, print them out, grab some crayons, and you’re all set for a cute coloring activity with your little ones.
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Great Easter books for even more Easter fun
1. Easter Bunny Flip Book
In this delightful Easter Bunny Flip Book There are sides with cute little bunnies and flaps to lift. Many surprises await the little ones under the flaps.
2. Little Easter Sticker Book
Celebrate spring with lambs, hopping bunnies, fluffy chicks and an Easter egg hunt Small sticker Easter book. Add a bit of fun to any scene with lots of reusable stickers. You can always create your own scenes!
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What was your favorite Easter fun fact?