This week we are looking at the symbolism of Easter and how this fits in with Christianity. Contemporary, commercial images of Easter, such as eggs, chicks, lambs, rabbits, Easter egg hunt and hot cross buns.
Recap the Easter story with your grown up.
All the modern celebrations that are symbolistic of Easter are from Christianity:
Eggs/chicks represent new life. Easter eggs are hollow to represent finding the tomb empty. Lambs are a sign of new life and Jesus was called the Lamb of God. Rabbits mean new life, lots of new babies and Spring- the time of renewal. Easter egg hunts began in the 16th century, men would hide the eggs for the women and children to find. This was to remember the story of the resurrection, in which the empty tomb was discovered by women. Hot cross buns are made of sweet bread-bread being the body of Christ. On top they have a cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, the spices inside are said to remind Christians of the spices put on the body of Jesus before he was placed in the tomb. Lots of Christians make Easter gardens at Easter. What do you think the garden symbolises?
That is correct it symbolises-NEW LIFE.
Design an Easter Card or an Easter Garden- You can make it any way that you like.