I tell them if they are good girls that the Easter Bunny will come and bring them chocolate, good enough explanation for almost 3yr olds.
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04-04-2012 17:09 #11Senior Member
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04-04-2012 18:04 #12
...and then the commercial sector grabbed on to the idea and milked it for all it's worth.
(can you say this without some kid whose dad works for woolies getting offended?)
*shrug* ...depending on your child's age, some people sugar coat the past, others don't.
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04-04-2012 20:38 #13Senior Member
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As with all religious stuff, I when talking to my kids I preface every sentence with "some people believe...", and if I know of another example I put that in too, so that my kids are aware of all different beliefs.
So I don't really understand why there's an issue with kids being told about the religious meaning of Easter, it's not like they have to believe it, it can just be like a story to them if you want it to be.
Our latest example is creation. The kids came home from school the other week asking me if God really created the world in seven days. I told them that some people believe that He did, but some people believe in the big bang/evolution, some people believe in the Dreamtime, and some people believe in all kinds of other things. I left it at that and then after a couple of minutes they made up their own mind about which sounded most likely (FYI, it was the big bang/evolution, the science freak in me was so proud ).
04-04-2012 21:25 #14
04-04-2012 21:51 #15
No hot cross buns for us, the dairy free are not gluten free and the gluten free are not dairy free, and I ran out of gf flour so can't make any.
07-04-2012 14:28 #16
My family have always celebrated it but definitely not in any religious sense. My Mum is all about mother nature and eggs representing birth of life...sooo we used to make a 'nest' out of twigs, bark, leaves etc and in the morning it would have eggs in it (chocolate and decorated).
I'm not overly fussed about doing anything but DH would like to do something so we might do the nest thing or a hunt.
When they are older I will explain the different ways that it is celebrated all over the world.
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we won't be doing the easter bunny or chocolate, but instead its 'long weekend where we go and visit family,
07-04-2012 14:52 #18
07-04-2012 15:08 #19
I just do the Easter bunny.
07-04-2012 15:12 #20
We'll be doing what was done in both DF's family and mine growing up - Easter Bunny will come and leave eggs and a present, and we'll eat hot cross buns.
I have good memories of Easter egg hunts and checking in the morning for bunny footprints
If the religion behind it ever comes up then I'll explain that some people believe that but we don't. When they are older I'll give a more detailed explanation!
This year we arent doing anything. DS is not quite 2 so doesn't understand (and doesn't eat chocolate).
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