Test Your Easter Knowledge with These Trivia Questions
Every year, many places in the northern hemisphere experience the spring season in March or April. The snowy winter melts away, flowers bloom, and the air brings balmy breezes. Springtime also signals a special holiday has almost arrived—Easter!
Unlike Christmas or Valentine’s Day, Easter falls on a different day each year. Easter occurs on the Sunday after the first full moon of the spring equinox, which means it falls on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. For observant Christians, Easter is an important religious holiday. But it can also be a celebration of spring that includes dressing up, eating sweets, and having a good time with friends and family. Many cultures follow different traditions during Easter. Whether it’s eating jelly beans in the U.S., flying kites in Bermuda, or lighting large bonfires in Northwestern Europe, Easter offers chances to bond with family and create memories. Take this opportunity to start a new tradition with your family through this Easter trivia game for kids.
Try This Egg-cellent Trivia Game with Your Kids
This Easter trivia game will test your kids’ knowledge about Easter traditions around the world. There are Easter questions for preschoolers and older kids, so pick the best questions and answers for your children.
Play this game with the whole family or integrate it into your next Easter egg hunt. Each correct answer could provide a clue about where the eggs are hidden!
7 Easter Trivia Questions Your Kids Will Love
Question: What is Easter’s traditional flower?
Answer: Daffodils. These sunny yellow flowers typically bloom during early spring, with some varieties sprouting in February or March. Because of this, daffodils mark the beginning of new life and a new season.
Question: Where is the largest Easter egg museum in the world?
Answer: Poland. Decorating Easter eggs has been a Polish tradition for centuries, and the country’s Easter Egg Museum houses more than 1,500 eggs decorated with wax, paint, yarn, and even poppy seeds. But… if you guessed “Canada,” you weren’t far off! While the Great White North doesn’t have the largest Easter egg museum, it’s home to the world’s largest Easter egg. The Psyanka—the Ukrainian word for “Easter egg”—is a 25-foot (7.5-meter) aluminum statue of an Easter egg in Alberta.
Question: In which country did the Easter Bunny tradition originate?
- The U.S.
Answer: Germany. The Easter Bunny first appeared in German writings from the 1500s. By the 1700s, many German immigrants had settled in the U.S. and introduced Osterhase (the Easter Bunny) to the country.
Question: Which U.S. city hosts the world’s largest Easter parade?
- Los Angeles
- New York City
Answer: New York City. This Easter parade started after the Civil War as a “fashion promenade” where wealthy New Yorkers could flaunt their Sunday best as they strolled down 5th Avenue. Today, the Easter parade draws thousands of people dressed in Easter finery with fancy hats and bonnets.
Question: Which U.S. president hosted the first Easter egg roll on the White House lawn?
- James Madison
- Rutherford B. Hayes
- John F. Kennedy
Answer: Rutherford B. Hayes. People did roll eggs in Washington, D.C., before the Hayes administration (some historians believe that James Madison’s wife, Dolley, suggested hosting a public egg-rolling event during Madison’s presidential term). But in those days, egg rolling took place on the lawn outside Congress.
The Easter parties were so messy that Congress passed the Turf Protection Law in 1876, banning people from playing on Capitol grounds. Although it’s unclear why the tradition was brought back, the first White House Easter Egg Roll took place in 1878.
Question: Most people eat which part of a chocolate Easter bunny first?
Answer: Ears. According to a survey, about 59 percent of people eat a chocolate bunny’s ears first. Only four percent start with the feet or tail, and the remaining 33 percent don’t pay attention to what they eat first, as long as it’s chocolate.
Question: Which marsupial does an Australian chocolate company use to replace the Easter bunny?
Answer: Bilby. Bilbies are desert-dwelling animals with large, floppy ears, just like a bunny’s. However, these Aussie natives suffer from significant habitat loss—so much so that by the 1960s, a smaller version of the species called the “lesser bilby” went extinct. In the 1990s, Haigh’s Chocolates began selling Easter bilbies to spread awareness about conservation efforts for this cute animal.
Getting to Know Easter Symbols and Traditions
Kids’ Easter trivia is an interesting way to teach your family fun facts about this springtime holiday. If your children are eager to learn more, here are some fascinating histories of common Easter symbols and traditions.
In the original German folk tradition of the Easter Bunny, locals told of an egg-laying hare that would leave colorful eggs in a nest for well-behaved children as spring arrived. When Germans immigrated to other parts of the world, they carried this tale with them, and the Easter Bunny became a global phenomenon.
Eggs are now an inseparable part of Easter, but they were initially related to other holidays celebrating the spring equinox—not surprising, since both eggs and spring represent new life.
People began coloring eggs in the thirteenth century because eggs were forbidden food for Christians during Lent (the forty days leading up to Easter in the Christian calendar). Decorating the eggs marked them as something special and made eating them on Easter Sunday all the more fun.
Chocolate eggs are a common Easter treat, but it’s also typical to see an Easter basket loaded with jelly beans. These legume-shaped candies were a Christmastime treat in the 1800s, and they became prominent at Easter during the First World War. Eggs were in short supply in many places during the war, so many families added jelly beans to their Easter celebrations to make up for the lack of decorated eggs. The tradition has stuck to this day.
The Easter basket is a tradition left over from medieval times. Romans would prepare a basket of goodies at the end of Lent and bring it to a church to receive a priest’s blessing. These days, kids receive various gifts in an Easter basket, including:
- Easter candy
- Finger paint
- Plushies (such as the Little Passports Mia and Max Plush Set)
- Sidewalk chalk
- Books (such as the Little Passports Souvenir Picture Book)
- Puzzles (such as the Little Passports World Animals Puzzle)
It’s Time to Get Hopping!
We hope you and your kids enjoy yourselves this Easter, find some eggs packed with chocolates and jelly beans, and have fun with our Easter trivia! This special time of year is perfect for creating new family traditions and lasting memories. And don’t forget to check out our World Edition subscription box. It’s filled with recipes, stories, and activities to spark your kids’ love for learning about cultures around the world.