(Note to parents: As we do on special holidays, today we've included an extra math problem about Easter, for those who celebrate or would like to learn more about the day. Enjoy!)
Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead. On this holiday we also mix in a lot of fun, playful stuff, like Easter bunnies hiding colorful eggs for us to find. Easter egg hunts are one of the most exciting ways to celebrate Easter. Best of all, the eggs you find sometimes have candy inside them -- and as we see here, the treats can add up fast.
Wee Ones: If you find a blue egg, then a yellow, then a green, then back to blue, then yellow...what color do you think you find next?
Little Kids: If you find a blue egg, then a yellow, then a green, then back to blue to repeat, what color is the 8th egg?
Bonus: If each of the 8 eggs has 2 candies inside, how many candies in total did you get?
Big Kids: If the Easter Bunny hides 4 purple eggs, twice as many pinks as purples, and 3 times as many blues as pinks, how many eggs is that all together?
Bonus: If 1/2 the eggs have a jelly bean and a chocolate egg inside, while the other half have 2 jelly beans, how many jelly beans are hidden in the eggs?
The Sky's the Limit: The Easter Bunny has to keep secret how many eggs he hid. But he can tell you that if you multiply that number by itself, add 9, and then subtract 2, you get 56. How many eggs did the Easter bunny hide?
Wee Ones: Green.
Little Kids: Yellow.
Bonus: 16 candies.
Big Kids: 36 eggs, since you have 4 purple, 8 pink and 24 blue.
Bonus: 54 jelly beans!
The Sky's the Limit: 7 eggs.