Symbols for New Life 

March 27, 2018

Bunnies, chicks and eggs symbolize new life, so you can see how they are associated with Easter. Butterflies also symbolize Easter. The butterfly’s life cycle illustrates the life of Jesus Christ. The first stage, as the caterpillar, stands for Jesus' life on earth. The second phase begins from the cocoon, portraying the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The third and final stage, as the butterfly, represents resurrection.

Plymouth Library offers books about Easter customs and traditions and stories about Easter bunnies. There is even a book to tell you what to do with that cute little chick someone gave your child! (Free-range chicken gardens: how to create a beautiful, chicken-friendly yard/Bloom, Jessi. 636.5 BLO). More suggestions: 

Celebrate Easter with colored eggs, flowers, and prayer/Heiligman, Deborah. J 263.93 HEI 

The bunny who found Easter/Zolotow, Charlotte/E ZOL

My First Easter/DePaola, Tomie, E DEP

A tale for Easter/Tudor, Tasha  J 394.2 TUD

Oh, happy, happy day! a child's Easter in story, song, and prayer/McKissack, Pat, J 232.97 MCK

–Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Topics: Church Life, Easter



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