Four important steps:
1. Know the story of Easter
>After Jesus was crucified, he was buried. Yet three days later, he raised from the dead. He met Mary and Mary's mother and told them the news. He then met his disciples in Galilee and told them to spread the word of his teachings. He then was summoned to heaven to be with God. Thus, Easter celebrates the rising of Jesus Christ on the third day after his death.
2. Know what Easter represents
>Christ rising from the dead represents new beginning for humanity. Therefore, following the rising Jesus is the path to salvation and God.
3. Know what eggs represent
>Eggs can symbolize the renewal of life that comes with the Spring and fertility.
>The rabbit is an old pagan symbol that was related to spring celebration festivals. The rabbit, a symbol of fertility, is associated with the pagan spring renewal celebration of Ostara, which falls very closely to Easter.
Read more from the links below to find a simple way of explaining Easter and the Easter bunny to your children.
Washington Post- What we tell our kids about the Easter bunny
Yahoo Voices- How to explain the Easter bunny to Catholic children
Mahalo-How to explain Easter to children