At Mums NI, we believe that education starts at home. We, as parents, are our children's Primary Educators. Together, we can inspire young minds and make learning fun!
In this Fun Facts Friday, we are going to find out about Easter Eggs! This Sunday, we will all be indulging in this delicious treat so get your little ones and snuggle down for this fun fact mission to find out more about them.
What size is the worlds tallest Easter egg? What is the most popular chocolate egg? Why do we get Easter eggs?
Lets find out . . .
The Cadury Creme Egg is the world's most popular chocolate egg. The Cadbury Factory makes 500 million of them every year - that's a lot of eggs!
The Cadbury Creme Egg has a thick chocolate shell with white and yellow gooey fondant inside. The fondant is made to represent the inside of a chicken egg - white for the albumen and yellow for the yolk. Thankfully, they taste sweet!
Chocolate eggs are just too tempting! The average time a child has eaten their Easter Egg on Easter Sunday is by 11 am. What time will you be eating yours? Yum Yum!
The world's tallest Easter Egg measured in at just over 34 feet high and was a little bit over 64 feet wide! That is massive. It weighed 7,200kg. That's taller than a giraffe and heavier than an African Elephant! Woah! You'd need to share that egg with your friends for sure!
Why do we get Easter Eggs?
An egg is an ancient symbol of new life and the celebration of Sping. For Christians, Easter Eggs are said to represent Jesus emerging from the tomb and his resurrection.
We love painting eggs, making them as colourful as possible. Do you paint eggs?
In the Ukraine, the traditional name for painting eggs is Malyovanky. It comes from the verb malyuvaty which means "to paint". Eggs are painted using brushes with oil or water colour paints. It's a tradition that pre-dates Christianty.
On average, children receive up to 8 chocolate Easter Eggs from the Easter Bunny, relatives and friends. That's quite a lot of chocolate! How many eggs do you get? I get two. Make sure you don't eat all your Easter Eggs at once or you'll make yourself ill.
ahhh the Chocolate Bunny. Did you know that 76% of people will eat the bunny's ears first? What do you eat first? I definitely go for the ears - yum! Do a survey in your house and see what results you get.
We hope you enjoyed this week's Fun Facts Friday.
Wishing you all a lovely Easter Break!