Easter Scavenger Hunt
- Easter on the Net--
- What is the Easter egg a symbol of? (fertility and new life)
- What do bright colors on Easter eggs represent? (sunlight of spring)
- What kind of eggs are created by using beeswax? (Pysanki eggs)
- What country used hollow eggs with the insides blown out with a straw? (Germany)
- When and where was the first edible Easter bunny made? (Germany, early 1800s)
- When was the Easter bunny tradition brought to America? (1700s)
- Between what dates does Easter occur each year? (as early as March 22 or
as late as April 25)
- History of the White House Easter Egg Rollhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/history/tours/easter.html
- Who started the first Easter egg roll? (Dolley Madison, James Madison's wife)
- Where was the first Easter egg roll held? (the grounds of the United States Capitol)
- During the war years, where was the Easter egg roll held? (National Zoo)
- What kind of eggs do the children hunt for? (wooden signature eggs signed by famous people)
- Happy Easter--http://homepages.tesco.net/~derek.berger/holidays/pancakeday.html and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eostre and http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/lentpask/estrmyth.htm
- What does the word Pascha mean? (Passover)
- In Egypt, who is the goddess of motherhood and fertility? (Isis)
- What do Christians celebrate on Easter? (resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead)
- Who was the ancient goddess of Spring? (Eostre)
- What is Shrove Tuesday also known as? (Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras)
- How do people in Olney, a town in England, celebrate Shrove Tuesday?
- What is the first day of Lent called? (Ash Wednesday)
- What do the four ingredients in pancakes represent? (Eggs - Creation, Flour - The staff of life, Salt - Wholesomeness, Milk - Purity)
- History, Traditions, and Symbols of Easter--
- What do the French call the Tuesday before Lent? (Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras)
- What do Catholics put on their forehead on Ash Wednesday? (A cross drawn in ash)
- What is another name for Maundy Thursday? (Holy Thursday)
- On which special day are hot cross buns traditionally eaten? (Good Friday)
- What color are Easter eggs dyed in Greece? (red)
- Easter Links--
- What do the three stages of the butterfly's metamorphoses represent to Christians?
(the three stages in the life cycle of Christ and the Christian)
- What does a butterfly's cocoon represent? (the tomb)
- What do gold Easter eggs represent? (the sun)
- What do silver Easter eggs represent? (the moon)
- What does the word Lent mean? (Spring)
- What is a Jack-a-Lent? (similar to a scarecrow used to represent Judas)
- What is a lion the emblem of? (earthly power, strength, dignity, courage, and royalty)
- Why does a Weeping Willow supposedly weep (HINT: Legend of the cross)?
(because its branches were used to scourge Christ)
- Easter Bunny or Easter Bilby?
- Why are Australians against using rabbits to signify Easter?
(because they are a major environmental problem there)
- What is a Bilby? (long eared bandicoot)
- Easter Riddles--
- Why did the Easter egg hide? (he was a little chicken)
- How does the Easter bunny keep his fur neat? (with a hare-brush)
- Kid's Domain Easter Time--
- Print out a maze or word search (the advanced, big kids version, of course) and solve.
- Letter from the Easter Bunny--
- Fill in the blanks on this webpage to create a letter from the Easter Bunny. Print the letter.
Thanks for trying the Easter Scavenger Hunt.