This file has things about the bunnies and baskets as well as the spiritual aspect of the holiday.

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Songs about Easter

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail,
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's one it's way..
Bringing gifts to girls and boys,
Baskets full of Easter joys
Hippity, Hoppity Happy Easter Day.

He's got jelly beans for Tommy
colored eggs for sister Sue,
There's an orchid for your Mommy
And an Easter bonnet too.

Oh . . .
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippity, hoppity
Happy Easter Day!

Hop and Stop

The first little rabbit went hop, hop, hop.
I said to the first rabbit, "Stop, stop, stop!"
The second little rabbit went run, run, run.
I said to the second rabbit, "Fun, fun, fun!"
The third little rabbit went thump, thump, thump.
I said to the third rabbit, "Jump, jump, jump!"
The fourth little rabbit went sniff, sniff, snuff.
I said to the fourth rabbit, "That is enough!"
The fifth little rabbit went creep, creep, creep.
I said to the fifth rabbit, "It's time to sleep!"

The Bunny Wiggle

Bunny rabbits wiggle,
So much they make me giggle.
They wiggle their ears,
They wiggle their nose,
The tail on their rear,
Wiggles too, I suppose.
And just when I say,
"Stop wiggling, stop!"
They wiggle all over,
And take a big hop!

Some Things That Easter Brings

Easter duck and Easter chick,
Easter eggs with chocolate thick,

Easter hats for one and all,
Easter bunny makes a call!

Happy Easter always brings
Such a lot of pleasant things!

Easter Parade

(Marchette Chute)

My button gloves are very white,
My parasol is new,
My braids are braided nice and tight,
And there are very few
Of all the people that I see
Who are as beautiful as me.

Meeting the Easter Bunny

(Rowena Bennett)

On Easter morn at early dawn
Before the roosters were crowing,
I met a bob-tail bunnykin
And asked where he was going,
"Tis in the house and out the house
A-tipsy, tipsy toeing,
Tis round the house and 'bout the house
A-lightly I am going."
"But what is that of every hue
You carry in your basket?"
"Tis eggs of gold and eggs of blue;"
I wonder that you ask it.
"tis chocolate eggs and bonbon eggs

And eggs of red and gray,
For every child in every house
On bonny Easter Day."
He perked his ears
And winked his eye
And twitched his little nose;
He shook his tail-
What tail he had-
And stood up on his toes.
"I must be gone before the sun;
The East is growing gray;
"Tis almost time for bells to chime."
So he hippety-hopped away.

My Chocolate Bunny

(Suzanne Tillman)

I love you chocolate bunny, dear,
I think I'll nibble on your ear.
And it won't do you any harm,
If I nibble on your arm.

I don't think anyone will know
If I nibble on your toe.
Oh, chocolate bunny, you're so sweet,
I think I'll nibble on your feet.

You're better than an Easter Egg.
I think I'll nibble on your leg.
I love you chocolate bunny so,
Oh no! Where did my bunny go?

from Easter Parade

(Irving Berlin)

In your Easter bonnet with
all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady
in the Easter Parade.

I'll be all in clover, and
when they look you over
I'll be the proudest fellow
in the Easter Parade.

Oh, I could write a sonnet
about your Easter bonnet
And of the girl I'm taking
to the Easter Parade.

All I Need to Know I learned from the Easter Bunny!

Easter ABC's

(by Nora Tarlow)

A is for April, the heart of the Spring.
B is for bunnies and the Baskets they bring.
C is for Cart, with eggs piled upon it.
D is for Daisies we pick for our bonnets.
E is for Eggs, each a bright color.
F is for Family, sister and brother.
G is for Garden, hiding a treat.
H is for Hopping on quick bunny feet.
I for Indoors, after egg hunting ends.
J for the Joy we share with our friends.
K is for Kindness that makes the day bright.
L is for Lilies, lovely and white.
M is for Music we gather to play.
N is for Nest, filled with eggs the birds lay.
O for Outdoors, where we hunt by the hours.
P for the Puddles that follow a shower.
Q is for Quiet in the soft morning light.
R is for Rabbit, dressed up just right.
S is for Spring, when the world is in bloom.
T us for Tulips we place in each room.
U for Umbrella in sunshine or rain.
V is for Violets found in the lane.
W is for Water where rabbits are gliding.
X marks the spot where the eggs are hiding.
Y is for Young ones, happy at play.
Z is for Zeal as we greet Easter Day.

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The Spiritual Aspect of Easter

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Songs about Easter


Glorious Easter!

Only God could have created
all the loveliness of spring.
Made the bough to bud and blossom.
Taught the robin how to sing.
Only God could have remembered,
Through the winter, cold and gray,
How to renew the earth with beauty
And give us this Easter Day.

The Magic of Easter

There is magic all around us,
You can feel it in the air,
For the lovely signs of springtime
are unfolding everywhere.
It's a time of fulfilled promise,
It's a time of hope and cheer,
Joyful time of resurrection--
Blessed Easter time.

On Easter Day

Celia Thaxter)

Easter lilies, Can you hear
What they whisper, low and clear?
In dewy fragrance they unfold
Their splendor sweet, their snow and gold.
Every beauty-breathing bell
News of heaven has to tell.
Listen to their mystic voice,
Hear, oh mortal, and rejoice!
Hark, their soft and heavenly chime!
Christ is risen for all time!

Easter Story Cookies

To be made the evening before Easter

You need:
1c. whole pecans, 1 tsp. vinegar, 3 egg whites, pinch salt, 1c. sugar;
zipper bag, wooden spoon, tape, Bible

Preheat oven to 300F.

Place pecans in zipper bag and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1c. sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.

Read Matthew 28:1-9

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