The Easter Bunny song is full of the joys of spring, and who can resist hopping along to the catchy chorus?
This Song can be sung either when going on an egg hunt together, or as a circle game at an Easter party. All you need is a little basket with some Easter goodies inside (little chicks, bunnies, flowers and decorated Easter eggs.)
- Everyone holds hands in a circle and lifts up their arms to make ‘windows’.
- One child goes in and out of the windows carrying the Easter basket.
- When each verse comes to an end, the child passes the basket on, so that the next child has a go.
Eostre was the ancient goddess of spring. She brought new light and life to the world after the long dark sleep of Winter. The Christian calendar then borrowed her name. And now Easter is the most important Christian festival of the year.
The long weeks of Lent give way to the dawn of a new Spring, and Easter is a festival of light, life and renewal. Of course, the egg is a symbol for this rebirth, as around us all the animals produce their next batch of young. The countryside awakens all bursting with life and renewed energy.
So on the morning of Easter Sunday we go outside to search for the arrival of this symbol of new birth. In some places it’s traditional to prepare ‘nests’ made from grass and twigs and decorated with spring flowers.
These nests can be left out in the garden, and hopefully the Easter Bunny will leave some eggs in them. But then perhaps he’ll scatter them in a trail as he magically passes by?
The Easter Bunny Song
For some more Easter and Spring craft activities to accompany this song, check out our Spring Into Easter Pinterest board for lots of lovely ideas. You’ll soon fill up your Easter baskets with flowers, bunnies, chicks and decorated eggs!
These Easter Bunny masks are such a quick, cute craft! And they’d be perfect to wear while you’re singing the Easter Bunny Song!