It seems like just yesterday your little one wasn't even old enough to form a complete sentence, then you blinked, and now your kid is a question-asking machine. Sure, there are the classic ponderings about why the sky is blue, the grass is green, and where the sun go at night. But then there are the bigger questions, like "Where do babies come from?" and "Is the Easter Bunny real?" Even the most seasoned parenting vet might take a moment to figure out how to explain Easter to children. To say it's complicated is an understatement.
Whether you and your family are particularly religious or not, the holiday of Easter is celebrated by people of all walks of life throughout the world. For many, egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and obligatory pictures with a giant costumed rabbit are all just a part of growing up. Though you might not be able to protect your child from discovering the truth about things like the Tooth Fairy, Santa, and the Easter Bunny, you can prepare your child by explaining Easter in a kid-friendly way. After all, the magic of childhood can live on by understanding the underlying "big picture" lessons of life, death, community, and kindness.