Easter coloring pages are usually about colorful eggs and cute bunnies. What sets this collection of coloring opportunities apart is the educational message that comes with the depictions of Easter’s most treasured symbol: the bunny.
“Easter” Bunny Coloring Fun From the House Rabbit Society
Warning would-be bunny buyers that rabbits are not a suitable gift for Easter, the organization does encourage the responsible – not season or holiday driven – adoption of available bunnies. The Coloring Fun from the House Rabbit Society booklet is an educational pamphlet that walks a preschooler or grade school child through the steps of adopting and caring for a first bunny. Plenty of coloring pages provide educational insights into the day of a bunny, its habitat in the home and the friendships it forges with people and other pets.
Promote Bunny Health and Safety With Printable Coloring Pages
Bringing up the topic of spaying or neutering a pet bunny should come sooner rather than later. The Billions of Bunnies coloring page from the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) encourages your child to understand the link between unaltered bunnies and overpopulation. Its Big Hearts for Small Animals page is a another great way to help a child think through the desire of having a bunny. While it may be the seasonal lure of the Easter bunny that has the child asking for this pet, exposure to the cute images of other pocket pets may change the youngster’s mind. Of course, the rabbit does feature front and center!
Another bunny coloring sheet comes from the Dublin SPCA. The hungry rabbit page features a bunny with a partially eaten carrot. A rabbit side view is perfect for decorating with Easter eggs and other holiday images. For a happy depiction of two bunny friends, head over to the Blue Cross for Pets, which publishes this rabbit coloring in sheet.
Educate Kids With Unconventional Easter Coloring Pages
For the sake of the animals’ welfare, do not perpetuate the idea that live bunnies are good Easter presents for children. Since it takes education from the ground up to help children understand that the bunny – cute as it is – requires more than a passing fancy is of crucial importance when getting youngsters to reroute their Easter holiday requests from pet bunnies to chocolate bunnies.
The Butte Humane Society warns that about 70 percent of Easter pets are either abandoned outdoors or surrendered to shelters within “the first few weeks of Easter.” In addition to warning parents away from buying bunnies on a whim, the organization also urges those in the market for baby animals to steer clear of ducklings and chicken.
Of course, if you are in the market for responsibly adopting this kind of family pet with a good understanding of the care these animals need in the next few years, consider visiting your local animal shelter or rabbit rescue organization – a few weeks after Easter Sunday.