Friday, March 22, 2013

Real Easter Bunnies...

Last year for Easter I wanted to not only celebrate the Easter bunny coming to visit, but wanted to teach the kids how Christ and "The Real Easter Bunny" are similar. I ran across the perfect activity on Pinterest, of course, and wanted to do the exercise as a family by making our own bunnies. I taught Kindergarten and First grade for ten years and know that hands on learning sticks the best so I pulled out the paper and glue and we got started. ;)


  • Soup cans
  • foam paper or card stock
  • wiggly eyes
  • cotton balls
  • white & pink paint
  • pink crinkle paper
To prepare for the activity I painted the cans white ahead of time and let them dry. I had also marked the scriptures in our bible so that we could go straight to them when we were to that part of the bunny. Our bunnies don't have arms, feet, or a "heart" drawn on them, but we still talked about each part of them bunny as we made our own. Place the crinkly paper inside the can after you have put your bunny together to give it just a little more extra cuteness! :)

White Bunnies- (using white paint to paint the outside of the can) Are white as snow because Jesus takes all sin away. Isaiah 1:18b

Ears- (cut out of foam paper or card stock) Have big ears that are quick to listen. James 1:19

Food- Eat what is healthy by filling up on God's word everyday. Psalm 119:11

Mouths- (draw a mouth with a black sharpie) Have no voice for complaining or arguing. Philippians 2:13

Feet- Have big feet to go tell others about Jesus so they can be like Easter bunnies too. Matthew 28:19-20

Feet- Are quiet in prayer but hop with thanksgiving and rejoicing. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Heart- Are gentle kind hearted and forgiving. Ephesians 4:32

Eyes- (use squiggly eyes) Have big eyes to look carefully and choose what is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21

This activity was wonderful because we were able to sit down and do it as a family and it also gave us the opportunity to open up the word and study more about Christ during this special season. I think they turned out really cute. I love that they are all different and hope to pull them out every year for Easter.

Happy Easter!

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