the festival of the Christian Church celebrating the resurrection of Christ, held [in the Western Church] on
the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.
- ORIGIN Old English, related to EAST.
Easter has other links beside those for the Christian religion. It was first a pagan festival celebrating the beginning of spring, with the Goddess known as Eastre having a rabbit as her symbol, hence the Easter Bunny. The Easter Rabbit did not become a commonly used symbol, however, until the 19th century. Similarly, the sharing of eggs was a common practice during spring celebrations, though they may not have been quite as colourful or made of chocolate. Further information on the history and traditions of Easter is found below.
This page covers history, traditions, Easter in Australia, arts, crafts, cards, games, religious meaning, material for the very young, education material, Easter images, … .
- Burra Nimu, The Easter Bilby
‘An Australian children’s story’.
- Easter Bilby
Australian site urging replacement of the Easter Rabbit with the Easter Bilby.
- Easter Crafts - Easter Activities
Fun and games, activities, more.
- Easter in Australia
General information plus a significant array of links grouped under selected headings. Dated but still basically applicable.
- Easter in Australia 
‘A website that gives a short summary of Easter and some of the events that occur in different parts of Australia. Perhaps of greater use, would be the material to be accessed by the various links on both sides of the home page.
- Save the [Easter] Bilby
‘A website to support the endangered Australian bilby’. There are Teacher resources, activities, fun stuff and links. All schools received log in details at the beginning of 2003 for the teaching resources.
Easter Art & Craft Ideas
- Easter Activities
Pinterest. ‘Easter activities, recipes, games & projects for school-age kids’. 320+ pins for activities, etc..
- Easter Activities for Children
Dyeing Easter eggs, crafts, colouring pages, traditions, games, puzzles, printables, recipes, other links.
- Easter Colouring Pages
A range of colouring pages around the Easter Theme.
- Easter Craft
A huge range of ideas from tie-dyed Easter eggs to printable Easter materials. Includes Hatching Pompom Easter Chicks, suitable for primary level students.
- Easter Craft 
A large collection of craft activities.
- Easter Craft 
Easter colouring pages, Easter stationery, games, musical postcards, other links, write a letter to the Easter bunny.
- Easter Eggs and Favourite Friends Easter Colouring Pages
‘Discover dozens of kids’ Easter activities & ideas for a fun family Easter. Make it great holiday with egg-cellent crafts, games, recipes & egg decorating.’.
- Free Easter Crafts
Extensive listing of craft activities [nearly 100 at time of checking]. Big variety.
- Learn to Make Your Own Pysanky
Learn how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs. Parental supervision required with younger children.
- Printable Easter Egg Colouring Pages &
‘We’ve designed some fun Easter egg colouring pages and templates just for the occasion. Check out our twelve designs, which includes basic and detailed designs of Easter eggs’.
- Activity Village Easter eCards
‘Easter e Cards, Easter Greetings & Easter Greeting Cards’.
- Easter Cards
A range including many with Flash animation.
- Easter eCards
‘Easter wishes are in full bloom ! Share the beauty of the season with Easter ecards’.
- Easter Greeting Cards : Free, Unique Ideas to Make
- Easter Greetings
Easter Greetings, e-cards and greeting cards.
- Happy Easter Cards
A wide range of cards to choose from.
- Easter Games
A small collection of Easter games. Other links to different Easter aspects.
- Easter Games 
Both online and print games.
- Easter Games 
Easter maze, Easter egg fun and the funny Easter bunny.
- Easter Games [ActivityVillage]
‘We have a growing collection of Easter games for your children and family’.
- Easter Games [PrimaryGames]
Featured game. Multiple games to choose from.
- Easter Clip Art
This opens on the Bunny Clip Art pages but check the Categories on the right for more Easter clip art.
- Easter Clip Art [MyCuteGraphics]
- Easter Graphics [Pinterest]
550+ pins provide a wealth of material.
- Easter Graphics Guide
Annotated links to multiple sources.
Easter Traditions Around the World
- Easter [Wikipedia]
How they find the date, background, position in the church year, non-religious Easter traditions, religious traditions, controversies, meanings of Easter in other languages and more.
- Easter Around The World
Looks in particular at Africa, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
- Easter Around the World 
Links to many international country sites.
- Easter Around the World [FTfs]
‘Find education resources about Easter, free for use in your classroom. Included are facts and general information for students about the traditions and cultures of Easter in Australia and around the world. Also find a selection of curriculum-linked lesson ideas and accompanying student activity sheets and extra resources’. Australia.
- Easter Symbols and Traditions
HISTORY.com. ‘Bet you didn’t know : Easter Traditions. How did Easter traditions like the Easter bunny and egg hunts become part of the holiday celebration ?’ Article, videos, more.
- Easter Traditions from around the
‘International editors tell us all about the Easter festivities in their countries’.
- How Easter Works
‘We [will] explain the origin and significance of the Easter holiday and of many of the traditions associated with it’.
Specific Countries & Regions
- Czech Easter [Velikonoce]
- Easter in Denmark
Text and short video.
- Easter Day in France
‘People may attend special church services, eat a festive meal and search for Easter eggs’. A second site is at My Page About Easter In France by a 10 year old French student.
- Easter in England
Information collected and collated by a junior school.
- Easter in Germany
‘Find out the Easter traditions from Germany. Here are Easter recipes, facts, activities and customs’. A second site is German Easter Traditions.
- Easter Traditions and Celebrations in Italy
- Easter in Mexico
- Easter in Poland
Polish Easter Customs and Traditions. Also try Polish Easter from the BBC [now archived].
- Easter in Sweden - Traditions
Text based article.
- Easter in the Ukraine
Scroll down for the information.
- Finnish Easter Traditions
Covers traditions, religious celebrations, celebrating at home and more.
- Can teach : Easter Poems and Songs
A Canadian site with the words of songs and poems related to Easter.
Annotated links to Easter material including printable books, crafts, activities, themes, worksheets [various subjects], Easter Unit, songs, downloads, cards, more.
- Easter 
- Easter Activities for Kids
Games & activities, downloads, free stuff, other links.
- Easter Activities, Games And Crafts For
Kidspot, Australia. ‘There’s more to Easter than an Easter egg hunt when it comes to keeping kids amused. Try these egg-citing ideas to keep the kids occupied during Easter’. You can sort activities by ages.
- Easter Activities Preschool Theme
‘Includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Centre ideas for your Preschool Classroom. Scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your theme, or just click the picture links to go to the specific preschool activity type you are looking for’. USA.
- Easter [Activity Village]
‘A huge selection of Easter activities for you to enjoy with your kids, including colouring pages, printables, jokes, crafts and puzzles ! Explore them all’. Free. UK. Some sections have been included in other sections of the page.
- Easter [Teaching Ideas]
‘When Easter is approaching, don’t forget to try use our free teaching ideas, display materials and activity resources with your children’. Free. UK.
- Easter Teaching Resources [TES, UK]
More than 2 500 resources you can filter by age, subject, licence, type and file type.
- Determining the Date of Easter
Information on how this is done in Australia, a calculator, other information.
- Easter Dating Method
Find Easter for dates from 1700 to 2999 and also how Easter dates are determined, including programs for you to use.
- Easter Sunday Dates
‘Here is a list of Easter Sunday dates from 1990 to 2050. Below the list is an Easter Sunday date calculator for any year from 326 to 4099 ! Western Easters are the basis of public holidays, and are the dates celebrated by Western religions. The Orthodox dates below are based on the original calculation using the Julian calendar, converted to the equivalent date in the Gregorian calendar now in use’.
- Easter - Happy Easter
A site with a wide range of inclusion - books, facts, crafts, celebration information, gifts, Easter party, poems, recipes, songs, symbols and Traditions.
- Easter Links
A collection of Easter links done by a local library group in Boston USA.
- Easter Poems
Multiple sections including Bunny Poems, Easter Eggs, Easter Pictures, Short Poems and The Christian Story. You can submit Easter Poems for possible inclusion.
‘This is a quiz to be used for fun at Easter. There are three rounds, each with 10 questions. The first round is Eggs, the second is Easter around the World and the third is The Easter Story’. TES Educational resources.
- Easter Resource List
A compilation of resources from AussieHomeschool.
- Easter Recipes and Holiday Dinner Ideas
Recipes and menus for all types of foods as well as egg decorating ideas.
- Easter Resources
A huge range of material grouped into specific Easter topics ranging from Easter Celebrations to an Egg Theme Page and beyond. Covers lesson materials and worksheets.
- Easter Symbols
Text presentation. Links to other aspects of Easter.
- Easter Symbols and Celebrations
Brief description. Links to other aspects of Easter.
- Easter Teaching Resources 
TES Connect, UK. Nearly 800 resources are available.
- Happy Easter !
Cards, greetings, crafts, jokes, facts, games, features and more.
- Happy Easter 
A site which covers every aspect of Easter - history, songs, Easter across the world, foods, baskets, decorations, books, when it is, icons, games, crafts, cakes & cookies, even Easter Island !
- History of the Easter Egg
- Scootle : Easter
Classroom and teacher resources. About 40 at this time. Multiple filters available to narrow the focus.
- The Holiday Spot - Easter
Screensaver, history, stories, poems, recipes, colouring in, fonts, craft, wallpapers, greeting cards.
- The Mystery of the Empty Easter Bunny Basket
‘A mystery game for 6-12 children and 3-4 adults. Includes role playing and party games’. This is fee-based.
Other sections of the site may not be suited to children.