"Okay kids, it's Easter on Sunday so we are hunting for eggs today. But Easter is more about Jesus dying on the cross and rising again. Easter also involves a bunny, although the most important part is Jesus. Anyway, we are going out to hunt for eggs. Just a tradition we do to celebrate Easter."
Too bad I didn't "Wikipedia" Easter egg before we went to play group this morning. I think I'll organize another Easter egg hunt for the Jones family celebration on Sunday where I will be more prepared to give a better explanation. As I am sure you will be "all ears." Because I just learned that the egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. So the two are connected. There ya go. Thanks wikipedia.