Do you remember when you were a child, Easter was always an exciting time of year, but as adults we loose our childhood innocence. So what does a parent do when their kids are hyperactive on this special day? Well it’s quite simple, give them something to keep them occupied like Easter coloring pages, and let their imagination take over.
Of course you should make sure their coloring pages contain Easter themes to keep the Easter magic alive for them. Pages with Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, or Christian themed pages are ideal, and they’ll love practicing their outlining and coloring in. It won’t matter if they’re using pencils, paint or felt pens, the fun is in the coloring and completing Easter coloring pages to put on display.
With my own nephews and nieces I always encourage them to use bright colors and not worry too much about being exact or making their picture look realistic, mostly because I love seeing their art on my fridge and it always looks better with bold bright colors. After all they are children, and in their mind a chocolate egg can be blue or brown.
To make the experience even more memorable for them, why not arrange an indoor picnic with fruit juice or soda pop and cookies, and invite some of their cousins or neighbors over for an Easter coloring pages competition, but have an award for every child, one for best outlines, another for best colors, another for the neatest picture, or maybe an award for using the most colors. You can easily mix and match awards so no child is left out this Easter celebration.
If you would like another Easter color page then simply click on this rabbit coloring page or Easter decorations page.
Easter Bunny Coloring Page
It’s all very well knowing that every year at the end of March or the beginning of April we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and kids of all ages collect chocolate Easter eggs or chocolate bunnies. The origins of Easter are worth knowing, because the pagan festival that became Easter as we know it is part of our historic culture.
In the early days of Christianity it was dangerous to practice one’s faith when the majority of the population in the Roman Empire were pagan, so early Christians piggy backed their religious festivities onto existing festivals. The Resurrection of Christ adopted the date of the festival of Eastre as its time of year.
Eastre in Saxon mythology was the Earth Goddess, but in Roman times also coincided with the goddess Aphrodite, both of whom were the goddesses of fertility. Other goddesses connected with fertility were Ishtar, Kali, Demeter, Hathor, Ashtoreth and the Norse goddess Ostara.
Of course in history of this sort there are always other viewpoints, and some experts believe the name Easter is a corruption of ancient words that simply meant sunrise, but we’ll never know for certain, though since pagan festivals fell at the same time of year it seems reasonable that our explanation would be correct.
The spring equinox is the traditional time to celebrate Eastre, and is a time of rebirth, we see this in the trees regaining their leaves, or wild flowers growing and filling mountainsides, and in the birth of young animals, the springtime lambs being the most well known.
So the next time you think of Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, let your mind reflect on the time of year when everything is reborn, and remember that historically, the festival was called Eastre.
The History of Easter