20 Apr 2014

CELEBRATING EOSTRE, THE BIRTH OF THE EASTER BUNNY (OR IS IT THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVENTION OF CHOCOLATE?)

 I remember reading somewhere that research showed that something like 53% of children aged ten and under believed that the whole purpose of Easter was to celebrate the birth of the Easter bunny. That more than a quarter thought it was the anniversary of the invention of chocolate so with that in mind I thought I'd share these gems with you.....

Named in honour of the Goddess Eostre (aka Ostara) after whom the springtime Paschal festival is named though a time of spirituality, of the turning of the earth, there is no reason why it can't also be fun which is where this fun ritual perfect for children comes in.

For The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit you will need ..... 

  • A bag of jelly beans
  • Marshmallow chicks, bunnies etc
  • A chocolate rabbit for each participant
  • A glass of milk for each participant
  • To click HERE for full details.


..... This morning in the Terry household

An elderly man is driving along a country lane when he hits something.
Getting out of the car, to his dismay he realises he's knocked over and killed the Easter bunny*.
Not knowing quite what to do he waits by the road side until another driver pulls over.
Full of remorse he explains what has happened to the motorist who goes back to his car to retrieve what looks like a spray can of deodorant which he liberally sprays over the deceased bunny who gets up and runs off.
"Oh my goodness," exclaims the elderly man. "Its a miracle, what was in that can?"
"Hmm," says the motorist looking at the spray can "It says here its hair restorer." 

* You'll be pleased to know no bunnies were actually harmed in the telling of this joke. TT

Sung at the end of each school day I loved sharing this with a class full of children and now enjoy it with our great-nephew aged three.


(Standing in the middle of a circle surrounded by children pretending to sleep) See the little bunnies sleeping till its nearly noon,
Come and let us wake them with a merry tune.
They're so still,
Are they ill?
(Putting finger to lips and whispering) Ssh, ssh, ssh.
(Loudly) Wake up soon.
(Children jump up and hop around) Hop little bunnies in the clover,
Hop little bunnies day is over.
Stop little bunnies,
Stop, stop, stop (Children stand still).


And last but by no means least .....


Some of you may have seen already seen these 'Vintage Easter bunny photos that will make your skin crawl' but for those of you who haven't ......

Click HERE.


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16 comments:

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

Thanks for some great Easter stories and I hope that you are on chocolate overload today!

My Godson and his wife, have just adopted a 5 year old boy and never having been parents before, they often turn to their 'facebook' community for advice in sticky situations ...

Son asks father, "Where do Easter eggs come from?" .... Some bright spark messages back "Same place as everything else 'Asda'"

Are we so completely brainwashed? ... Probably!! LOL

Have a great Easter weekend, despite today's wet and dreary weather,

Yvonne

Brian Joseph said...

Thanks for sharing the origins of the holiday. That stuff is so interesting. I did not know those facts.

I totally agree that there is no reason for children and adults not to have lots of fun and good times during these holiday

Jave a Happy Easter!

Kelly said...

Enjoy those chocolate bunnies today, Tracy. I will indulge in a few Cadbury Cream Eggs.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

mmm your goodies look yummy! And Easter is the birth of the easter bunny? that's kind of cute that kids would think that.

Sherry Ellis said...

Cute Easter Bunny joke! Have a very Happy Easter!

Suko said...

Fun post, Tracy! Have a very "hoppy" Easter! :)

Alexia561 said...

Happy Easter to you and Mr. Terry! Love the Chocolate Ritual, though I might skip the peeps and go straight to the chocolate! And whoa, but those bunnies were scary! Poor kids!

Joan Robertson said...

Love the bunnies hopping around and lol at the jokes, shock horror at the vintage bunnies , they can only come from abroad surely we wouldn't have published them

Literary Feline said...

How funny! Thank you for sharing. :-)

We had a nice Easter. My husband and I wouldn't celebrate Easter much at all if it weren't for my daughter. We made it lots of fun for her. It made today hard for all of us, having to get back to our regular routines.

Heather said...

My son is a photographer, and after viewing some earlier Easter Bunny photos, I have advised him never to take such photos. they are too scary.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Great Easter post! Happy vernal equinox! Loved the jokes. :D

Kelly Steel said...

Happy Easter! Enjoy all the chocolate!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm all about the Easter chocolate. Although I can't believe so many kids think that the holiday is to celebrate the Easter Bunny's birth!

chitra said...

Hi PW, I am here to say Hello to you.
I had a enjoyed my North Indian Pilgrimage. Now getting back to work. Shall be around.

So many books, so little time said...

Sorry I am late, happy Easter. Hope you enjoyed yoru chocolaye, mine is still sitting untouched :O

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh no, that Easter bunny joke. Sigh. Okay I grinned, a bit.