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Explaining the Meaning of Easter To Children

Explaining Easter to children can be a delicate matter, especially for very young children who may not fully understand the tenets of the Christian faith.

Although Easter ends with Jesus Christ emerging from his tomb, prior to this glorious miracle there are subjects of betrayal, suffering and death. These religious messages can confound when commingled with the imagery of bunnies delivering chocolates, chicks and pastel-hued eggs. How do well-meaning parents relay the message of Easter without scaring or confusing children?

A child’s age bears consideration when gauging just how much to...


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