Get Into the Spirit of Rebirth With Adorable Bunnies and Chicks!
As Easter Sunday approaches, even adults can find it difficult to recall the original meaning of the holiday. In Christianity, that is the anniversary of Christ’s resurrection after the events of Good Friday. Well, calling it “good” may be a bit of a misnomer but hey: all’s well that ends well.
In any case, if you’re not familiar with the Christian canon, you may struggle to explain the presence of a rabbit imagery. But if your preschooler happens to ask about it — as they are wont to do — here’s how to explain. Namely, both bunnies, eggs, and chicks represent the spirit of the holiday, which is all about rebirth and new life.
Since Easter generally comes in late March or early April, it also ushers in the new season. In fact, the holiday overlaps with spring festivals in several cultures so it can also be a secular celebration of the rebirth of nature.
One of the best things about Easter coloring pages is that kids can go wild with the colors. While Easter eggs should canonically be red to represent the blood of Christ, we tend to skip over that tidbit when talking to toddlers.
Besides, the tradition of dyeing eggs has expanded to include all sorts of interesting colors, patterns, and designs.
We recommend having your children take a crack at coloring these printables several days before the holiday. If they get excited, you could have them paint styrofoam, wooden, or plastic eggs together, too.
Once the project is complete, you can scatter the eggs around the yard or use them to contribute to a public egg hunt at the nearest park.
More Easter Bunny Coloring Pages for Kids
As you might have noticed, most of our printable coloring sheets are geared toward the younger crowd. But if you’re looking for different design styles, we have several recommendations for you.
Lauren Greutman and Best Coloring Pages for Kids have drawings with more religious symbolism. There are images of Christ, his tomb, crosses, spring lilies, and eggs, as well as the Easter Bunny on both of those pages.
Super Coloring has a wide array of art styles at different levels of difficulty. We particularly like the Easter Mandalas on their site. Still, kids might prefer doing Easter-inspired drawings of famous cartoon characters instead.