Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus from the dead. That leads to fun, colorful Easter eggs, because eggs are a symbol of life: they hatch into chicks. So we also have the silly Easter treat called “Peeps.” Machines crank out 2 BILLION peeps each year, which if laid end to end would stretch around the Earth 3 whole times. That’s a lot for us to eat on Easter.

*Wee ones:* These Peeps are yellow. Try to find 4 yellow things in your room.

*Little kids:* If you can fit 3 Peeps in each hand, how many Peeps can you hold at once?* Bonus:* If you eat 1 of those 6 Peeps, how many do you have left?

*Big kids:* If you eat a Peep on Easter Sunday, then on Wednesday, then on Saturday, then on Tuesday…what day do you eat a Peep next to keep the pattern? *Bonus:* If the Peep people make exactly 5 million peeps every day, does that reach 2 billion Peeps in a year? (*Reminder if needed: *There are 365 days in a year.)

Answers:

*Wee ones:* Items might include shirts, socks, crayons, markers, or stuffed animal chicks!

*Little kids:* 6 Peeps. *Bonus: *5 Peeps.

*Big kids:* On Friday, since you eat one every 3 days. *Bonus:* Not quite. 5 million Peeps per day comes to 1,825 million or 1,825,000,000, which is 1.825 billion — a little less than 2 billion.