I found this lovely Christian Easter bunny and thought it was such a clever way to tie the bunny to the Bible. As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ve allowed the girls to believe that there is an Easter Bunny. This activity uses Scripture to give biblical attributes to the Easter Bunny.
I printed out copies for the girls to decorate. While they were busy, we spoke about the verses.
Real Easter bunnies are white as snow because Jesus takes all sin away. (Isaiah 1:18b) I asked how He took all sin away. The response: “He rose from the dead.”
Real Easter bunnies have big ears that are quick to listen. (James 1:19) I love that this is included. I added that they have big ears that are quick to listen to their mommies. (I use every opportunity I get to drive home the idea of cheerful, first time obedience!)
Real Easter bunnies eat what is healthy by filling up on God’s Word every day. (Psalm 119:11) I explained that God’s Word is the Bible, and asked what they thought ‘filling up on God’s Word every day’ meant.
Real Easter bunnies have no voice for complaining or arguing. (Philippians 2:13) I added they don’t whine or nag or shout or say unkind things either. I asked the girls if they thought they could be Easter bunnies like this. “Sometimes we’re naughty,” said my eldest with a sigh, “but sometimes we’re good.”
Real Easter bunnies have big feet to go tell others about Jesus so they can be like Easter bunnies too. (Matthew 28:19-20) I told the girls that not everybody knows who Jesus is, and one way of showing love to their friends is to tell them about Jesus and what He did for them. They’re probably still a bit too young to preach salvation, but they can tell people, “Jesus loves you.”
Real Easter bunnies are quiet in prayer but hop with thanksgiving and rejoicing. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) My little Easter bunnies tend to hop during prayer time as well!
Real Easter bunnies are gentle, kind-hearted and forgiving. (Ephesians 4:32) Both girls are in a “mine, mine, mine” stage at the moment, and we’re working on cheerful sharing as opposed to snatching and whining.
Real Easter bunnies have big eyes to look carefully and choose what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21) This is something we’re also working on with the girls; my eldest, especially. She is at the age where she can think before she does something, and is aware that there are consequences to her choices. Most recently, the consequence for back-chatting resulted in all her stuffed animals moving to our bedroom. She can now earn them back one at a time with good behaviour.