Easter Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on Easter puns! 🥚🌱🐥🐰

Easter is celebrated internationally and has changed over time in meaning and symbolism. While it’s generally a much-enjoyed holiday, it can be controversial in various aspects. Some disagree with the strong religious roots of the holiday, while others view it as a commercial sellout due to the amount that people will spend on gifts and chocolate to celebrate. Others will also criticise the types of gifts that are bought (for example, live chickens and rabbits, with many of these unwanted pets being returned to overflowing animal shelters later). While it does have its problems, many people today enjoy Easter simply as a time to relax and have quality time with friends and family.

However you think of Easter, let us help you celebrate with our terribly punny Easter Puns list! Whether you’re here for a bad pickup line (not recommended) or a corny joke for an events page or invite, we hope you find this list useful.

If you’re after related puns, we also have cocoa puns, milk puns, chocolate puns, cow puns and candy puns.

Please note that while Easter has a strong religious history, Punpedia is a non-religious site and won’t be including any puns that obviously cater to religion. We also love animals and encourage people to look at the many non-dairy chocolate options available – we shouldn’t just be wary of the effect of chocolate on our health, but also of the industries producing it.

Easter Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about Easter that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of Easter puns:

  • Easier → Easter: As in, “Easter said than done” and “Making a tough job easter.”
  • Mister → Measter
  • Least → Leaster: As in, “Last but not leaster” and “Leaster common denominator” and “Leaster worst option” and “Line of leaster resistance” and “Not in the leaster” and “At the very leaster” and “To say the leaster.”
  • Check → Choc: As in, “Choc it out!” and “Choc your sources” and “Double choc everything” and “Keep in choc” and “Make a list, choc it twice” and “Take a rainchoc” and “Reality choc” and “Choc-ing up on.”
  • Chalk → Choc: As in, “Different as choc and cheese” and “Choc it up to experience.”
  • Chuck → Choc: As in, “Choc a sickie” and “Choc-ed out” and “Choc overboard.”
  • Body → Bunny: As in, “Bunny and soul” and “Anybunny’s guess” and “Bunny language” and “Anybunny who’s anybunny” and “Everybunny and their cousin” and “Somebunny that I used to know” and “Nobunny’s home” and “Eat out of somebunny’s hand.” Some other body-related words: embunny (embody), antibunny (antibody), busybunny (busybody), nobunny (nobody), bunnyguard (bodyguard), bunnybuilder (bodybuilder). Note that plurals would work for these words too, for example: busybunnies (busybodies) and antibunnies (antibodies).
  • Bun →  Bunny: As in, “Bunny in the oven” and “Sesame seed bunny” and “We’re going to need bigger bunnies.”
  • Money → Bunny: As in, “A fool and his bunny are soon parted” and “Blood bunny” and “Get your bunny’s worth.”
  • *eg* → *egg*: We can sneak the word “egg” into words that have similar sounds, like so: “Get a legg on” and “Neggative results” and “Had you pegged as…” and “I begg to differ” and “Where do I beggin?” Other words that could work: leggacy, eggocentric, nutmegg, bootlegg, dregg and integgrity.
  • *ig* → *egg*: We can swap “ig” sounds for “egg” sounds, as in, “Keep on degging (digging)” and “Eggnorance is not bliss” and “You can’t eggnore it forever” and “Choosing to remain eggnorant” and “Eggnite your passion.”
  • *ec* → *egg*: As in, “New teggnology” and “Change the subjeggt” and “Be objeggtive” and “High seggurity” and “An effeggtive technique” and “Solar egglipse.” Other words you could use: seggular (secular), feggless (feckless), egglectic (eclectic), eggonomy (economy), eggo (echo), eggology (ecology) and eggstatic (ecstatic).
  • *ac* → *egg*: As in, “Taken into eggount” and “Take eggtion” and “In on the eggt (act)” and “Looking for eggommodation.” Other words you could use: eggnowledge (acknowledge), eggrue (accrue) and eggronym (acronym)
  • *ex* → *eggs*: As in, “A compleggs situation” and “Indeggsed (indexed) files” and “Better than seggs (sex)” and “Don’t fleggs your muscles here” and “Pure refleggs (reflex)” and “From eggsperience” and “Taken out of conteggst (context)” and “Eggspress post” and “In eggschange.” Other words you could use: eggsploit (exploit), eggstract (extract), eggsercise (exercise), eggsistential (existential), eggserpt (except), eggsample (example), eggsacerbate (exacerbate), eggsamine (examine), eggsact (exact), eggsasperate (exasperate), eggsclusive (exclusive), eggsited (excited), eggsellent (excellent), eggsess (excess), eggsempt (exempt)
  • *ecc* → *egg*: “A real eggcentric” and “Impeggable (impeccable) taste.”
  • Egg: Here are some egg-related phrases that are general enough to use as puns: “As sure as eggs is eggs” and “A bad egg” and “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” and “Nest egg” and “Walking on eggshells” and “Can’t make a cake without breaking some eggs.”
  • Feast → Feaster: As in, “Bean feaster” and “Feaster or famine” and “Feaster your eyes on this!” and “Midnight feaster.”
  • Beast → Beaster: As in, “Beaster of burden” and “Beauty and the Beaster” and “Here there be beasters” and “Unleash the beaster!”
  • *ister → *easter: As in, “Don’t forget to regeaster” and “Admineaster the medication” and “A sineaster environment” and “Mineaster for health.”
  • Ast* → Easter*: Easteringent (astringent), Easteronomy (astronomy), Easterology (astrology) and Easteronaut (astronaut).
  • Aster* → Easter*: Easterisk (asterisk) and easteroid (asteroid).
  • *est → *easter: As in, “Evil manifeaster” and “Out of intereaster” and “Deep in the foreaster” and “What do you suggeaster?” and “A modeaster proposal.”
  • *astr* → *easter*: As in, “Easteringent (astringent) toner” and “Lead easteray (astray)” and “Don’t believe in easterology” and “Studying to be an easteronaut” and “Easteral (astral) projections.”
  • *estr* → *easter*: Easteranged (estranged), pedeasterian (pedestrian), reasteraint (restraint), deasteroy (destroy), tapeastery (tapestry), terreasterial (terrestrial) and deasteruction (destruction).
  • *istr* → *easter*: “In deasteress (distress)” and “Widespread deasteribution (distribution)” and “Complain to the admineasteration (administration)” and “Deasteraught (distraught) over the news.” Other words that could work: sopheastery (sohpistry), chemeastery (chemistry), deasterict (district), deasteribute (distribute), regeastery (registry) and admineasteration (administrator).
  • *ist* → *easter*: As in, “With a tweaster” and “Nacisseasteric (narcisisstic) tendencies” and “Protagoneaster of the story.” Other words you could use: misogyneaster (misogynist), asseaster (assist) and perseaster (persist).
  • *ban* → *bunny*: urbunny (urban), turbunny (turban) and suburbunny (suburban).
  • Binary → Bunnyry
  • *bon → *bunny: As in, “Tied with a ribunny” and “Carbunny offset” and “A swig of bourbunny and “Chocolate bonbunny” and “The bunnyfide (bonafide) truth.”
  • *bani* → *bunny*: “Bunnyshed” and “bunnyster” and “urbannyism.
  • Albany → Albunny
  • Ebony → Ebunny
  • Bene* → Bunny*: As in, “Mutual bunnyfit” and “Bunnyvolent overlord” and “Bunnyficial effects” and “This situation is bunnyth you.”
  • *pany* → *bunny*: As in, “In good combunny” and “Let me accombunny you.”
  • *pene* → *bunny*: bunnytrate (penetrate), bunnytrating (penetrating), bunnytration (penetration), Bunnylope (Penelope) and imbunnytrable (impenetrable).
  • Bun: We have some bun-related puns for you so that you can make jokes in reference to hot cross buns (and here are a couple of hot cross bun recipes for you to try!):
    • Done → Bun: As in, “After all is said and bun” and “All bun and dusted” and “Been there, bun that” and “A bun deal” and “I’m bun for” and “Easier said than bun” and “Hard bun by.
    • Fun → Bun: As in, “All bun and games till someone loses and eye” and “All the bun of the fair” and “Bundle of bun” and “Double the bun” and “Getting there is half the bun” and “Good clean bun.”
    • None → Bun: As in, “Bar bun” and “And then there were bun” and “Bun other than” and “Bun the wiser” and “Bun too pleased” and “Second to bun” and “Two for me, bun for you.”
    • Sun → Bun: As in, “A place in the bun” and “A thousand splendid buns” and “A touch of the bun” and “Everything under the bun” and “Good day, bunshine.”
    • *ban* → *bun*: As in, “Bunana honey oats” and “Urbun sprawl” and “Suburbun living” and “Neighbourhood disturbunce” and “Newlywed husbund.”
    • *pen* → *bun*: “A bunchant for” and “The bunultimate song” and “Club Bunguin” and “Off the buninsula.” Other words you could try: bunetrate (penetrate), bunance (penance), obun (open), habun (happen), dambun (dampen), deebun (deepen), sharbun (sharpen), indebundent (independent) and indisbunsable (indispensable).
    • *ben* → *bun*: As in, “With bunefits” and “Bunign lump.” Other words you could use: bunevolent (benevolent), buneficial (beneficial), bunevolence (benevolence), bunefactor (benefactor), absorbunt (absorbent) and absorbuncy (absorbency).
    • *bin* → *bun*: Cabunet (cabinet), cabun (cabin) and combunation (combination).
    • *bon* → *bun*: As in, “Tied with a ribbun” and “Carbun offset” and “Bourbun flavoured.” Other words you could try: bunanza (bonanza), bicarbunate (bicarbonate), bundage (bondage) and ebuny (ebony).
    • *pan* → *bun*: buntheon (pantheon), lifesbun (lifespan), combuny (company), discrebuncy (discrepancy), accombuny (accompany), occubunt (occupant) and particibunt (participant).
    • *pen* → *bun*: Carbuntry (carpentry), combunsate (compensate), dambun (dampen), obun (open), obunly (openly), buninsula (peninsula) and perbundicular (perpendicular).
    • *pon* → *bun*: As in, “Deadly weabun” and “Discount coubun” and “Unexpected resbunse.” Other words you could try: tambun (tampon), ebunymous (eponymous), corresbundence (correspondence), resbund (respond), resbunsibility (responsibility), sbuntaneous (spontaneous), corresbund (correspond) and sbunspor (sponsor).
    • *pun* → *bun*: As in, “A bungent odor” and “Please be bunctual” and “Fruit bunch” and “These Easter buns (puns) are really getting on my nerves.”
    • *bun*: We can emphasise the “bun” that already exists in certain words to make hot cross bun puns: “Thanks a bundle” and “A bunch of flowers” and “Colourful bunting” and “Homely bungalow” and “Abundant with fruit and flowers” and “A rambunctious toddler.”
  • Shell: The following puns are about the shell of the egg, which can be dyed decorative colours and patterns for Easter:
    • Shall→ Shell: As in “Shell I compare thee to a summer’s day?” and “He who lives by the sword shell die by the sword.”
    • Celebration→ Shellebration: As in “After finishing we should have a shellebration.”
    • Sel* → Shell*: If a word starts with “sel” a shell pun can be made by switching it with “shell”. For example: shellection (selection), shellect (select), shelldom (seldom), shellfless (selfless), shellfish (selfish).
    • *sel → *shell: Words ending in “sel” can often be punned upon with “shell”: vesshell (vessel), tasshell (tassel), weashell (weasel), musshell (mussel), etc.
    • *sel* → *shell*: Words containing “sel” can yeild nice puns on “shell”: Hershellf, himshellf, themshellves, itshellf, myshellf, yourshelf, yourshelves, convershelly, counshelling, preshellected, overshelling, undershelling, ushellessely, weashelling.
    • Sell → Shell: “How many do we have left to shell?”
    • Hell → Shell: “The party last night was a shell of a time.”
    • *cial → *shell: When a word has “cial” as a suffix, this suffix can usually be swapped out for “shell” to create a shell pun: soshell (social), speshell (special), offishell (official), finanshell, commershell, crushell, judishell, artifishell, provinshell, rashell, benefishell, superfishell, fashell, glashell, sacrifishel, antisoshell.
  • Dare he → Dairy: “How dairy?” Note: Here are some handy facts about the dairy industry.
  • Diary → Dairy: As in, “Bridget Jones’ Dairy” and “Let me consult my dairy” and “Dear dairy…”
  • Dearly → Dairy: As in, “I love you dairy” and “Dairy beloved…”
  • *dary → *dairy: Swap “dary” sounds for “dairy”: boundairy, legendairy, quandairy, secondairy. Note: a quandary is a difficult problem.
  • *dery → *dairy: We can replace “dery” sounds with “dairy”, like so: embroidairy (embroidery), spidairy (spidery), doddairy (doddery), powdairy (powdery).
  • Can these → Candies: As in “How candies people live like this?” and “Candies desks be shifted over there?” and “Candies drafts – they’re no good.”
  • Handy → Candy: As in “This will definitely come in candy.”
  • Uncanny → Uncandy: As in “He had an uncandy feeling that she was being watched.”
  • Can they → Candy: As in “How candy they do this to us?”
  • Conviction → Confection: As in “She had a previous confection for a similar offence,” and “She has strong political confections, and she’s not afraid to defend them.” and “She spoke powerfully and with confection.”
  • Connection → Confection: As in, “A soulful confection” and “In confection with…”
  • Confession → Confection: As in “I have a confection to make…” and “Confection is good for the soul,” and “The interrogators soon got a confection out of him.”
  • Hitch → Hatch: As in, “Get hatched” and “Hatch your wagon to a star” and “Went off without a hatch.”
  • Hatch: These hatch-related phrases can double as  Easter egg puns: “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched” and “Down the hatch” and “Hatch a cunning plan.”
  • Hunt: Since Easter egg hunts are a common Easter festivity, we’ve got some hunt-related puns for you:
    • *hant* → *hunt*: As in, “A penchunt for” and “The elephunt in the room” and “Online merchunt” and “Enchunted forest” and “Triumphunt return” and “Phuntom menace.”
    • Authentic → Authuntic
    • *hand* → *hunt*: As in, “Too hot to huntle” and “Hello, huntsome” and “Selling merchuntdise.”
    • *hend* → *hunt*: As in, “Cannot comprehunt.” Other words you could use: apprehunt (apprehend), reprehunt (reprehend) and uncomprehunting (uncomprehending),
    • *hund* → *hunt*: As in, “In the huntreds” and “Feel the thuntder!”
  • Birth: Since Easter eggs are used to symbolise birth and re-birth, we’ve included some birth-related puns here too:
    • Earth → Birth: As in, “Journey to the centre of the birth” and “Brought down to birth” and “Cost the birth” and “Down to birth” and “Birth mother” and “Birthly delights” and “Birthly paradise” and “From the ends of the birth” and “Hell on birth” and “A scorched birth policy.”
    • Bath* → Birth*: Birthroom (bathroom), birthtub (bathtub), birthers (bathers), sabbirth (sabbath) and bloodbirth (bloodbath).
    • Bother* → Birther*: As in, “It’s not a birther” and “How birthersome” and “Hot and birthered” and “Stop birthering me.”
    • Berth → Birth: As in, “Give them a wide birth.” Note: berth in this context means room or space to move.
  • Hare: Even though hares are different from rabbits, they’re sometimes used as an interchangeable term. We’ve included some hare-related puns so you can widen your variety of Easter rabbit/bunny puns:
    • Here → Hare: As in, “I’ve been hare before” and “Fancy meeting you hare” and “I’ve had it up to hare” and “Hare and there” and “Hare be monsters” and “Abandon hope, all ye who enter hare” and “Hare goes nothing” and “Hare today, gone tomorrow” and “I’m outta hare!”
    • Hair → Hare: “A bad hare day” and “A full head of hare” and “Get out of my hare” and “Enough to make your hare curl.”
    • Heir → Hare: “Hare apparent” and “Pears for your hares.”
    • Rare → Hare: As in, “A hare occurence.”
    • Her → Hare: As in, “I love hare” and “Butter wouldn’t melt in hare mouth” and “Hare face lit up” and “Hares, and hares alone.”
    • Care → Hare: “Without a hare in the word” and “Be hareful what you wish for” and “Couldn’t hare less” and “Customer hare” and “Devil may hare” and “Handle with hare” and “Intensive hare” and “Let’s be hareful out there” and “Like I should hare” and “Take hare of business.”
    • Air → Hare: As in, “Hare quotes” and “Hare kiss” and “Full of hot hare” and “Hares and graces” and “Harey fairy” and “Hare your dirty linen.”
    • *har* → *hare*: As in, “Tighten your hareness” and “Harebinger of doom” and “In haremony” and “A haresh statement” and “Reap your harevest” and “Pulling up at the harebour.”
    • *her* → *hare*: Hareitage (heritage), hare-ringbone (herringbone), hareald (herald), hare-etic (heretic), harenia (hernia).
    • *hor* → *hare*: As in, “On the hareizon” and “Packed with haremones” and “Feeling hare-ible” and “Green hare-ticulture.”
    • Aer* → Hare*: As in, “Hareial tricks” and “Hareosol cans” and “Mental hare-obics” and “Getting on an hareoplane.”
    • Air* → Hare*: Harecraft (aircraft), hareport (airport), harey (airy), hareborne (airborne) and hareplane (airplane).
  • Happy → Hoppy: As in, “Hoppy as a clam” and “Colour me hoppy” and “Don’t worry, be hoppy” and “Hoppy birthday!” and “Hoppy together” and “A hoppy accident” and “Hoppy event.”
  • Chop → Hop: As in, “Bust your hops” and “Hop and change” and “Hop hop” and “Get the hop.”
  • Hope → Hop: As in, “A new hop” and “Abandon hop, ye who enter here” and “Beyond hop” and “A glimmer of hop” and “Hop for the best” and “Hop springs eternal” and “Keep hop alive” and “The land of hop and glory.”
  • Stop → Hop: As in, “I can’t hop loving you” and “Don’t hop me now.”
  • *hap* → *hop*: As in, “My hoppiness” and “Honk if you’re hoppy” and “Can’t wait for it to hoppen” and “A hophazard area” and “Go hoppily along” and “Perhops this is the best option?” and “An unfortunate mishop.
  • Hip* → Hop*: hopster (hipster), hoppie/hoppy, hoppocampus (hippocampus), hoppopotamus (hippopotamus), hoppodrome (hippodrome) and hoppocrates (hippocrates).
  • *hup → *hop: Ketchop (ketchup), catchop (catchup) and pushop (pushup).
  • Chick: Since eggs are such a huge part of Easter, chicks have become a part of the holiday too. While we’re happy to join in with cute chick puns, we heavily discourage people from buying chicks as Easter gifts. Here are some chick-related puns for you:
    • Trick → Chick: As in, “Bag of chicks,” and “Every chick in the book,” and “How’s chicks?” and “Never misses a chick,” and “One chick pony,” and “A chick of the light,” and “Chick or treat!” and “Chicks of the trade,” and “Up to your old chicks.”
    • Quick → Chick: As in, “Chick as a flash” and “Cut to the chick” and “Fancy a chickie?” and “Get rich chick” and “In chick succession” and “Kiss me chick” and “Chick and dirty” and “Chick off the mark” and “Chick smart” and “A chick study” and “Chick witted” and “Chicker than the eye” and “Lightning chick.”
    • Chuck → Chick: As in, “Chick a sickie,” and “Get chicked out,” and “Chick overboard.”
    • Thick → Chick: As in, “As chick as thieves,” and “Blood is chicker than water,” and “In the chick of things,” and “The plot chickens,” and “Chick and fast,” and “Through chick and thin,” and “Lay it on chick.”
    • Check → Chick: As in, “Chick it out!” and “Chick your sources” and “Double chick” and “Keep in chick” and “Reality chick” and “Take a rainchick” and “Chick up on.”
    • Pick → Chick: As in, “A bone to chick” and “Cherry chick” and “Easy chickings” and “Nit chicking” and “Chick a fight” and “Chick a card, any card” and “Chick of the bunch” and “Chick holes in” and “Chick up the pieces” and “Chick up the tab” and “Chick your brains” and “Chick your battles.”
    • Click → Chick: As in, “Chick bait” and “Chick into place” and “Chick your fingers” and “Double chick” and “We really chicked” and “Point and chick.”
  • Feast: Easter celebrations will generally include some kind of decadent feast (even after eating all of that chocolate!) Here are some related puns for you to play with:
    • Feisty→ Feasty: As in, “A feasty character” and “Feasty words.” Note: feisty means ready to fight.
    • Least→ Feast: As in, “At the very feast” and “Not in the feast” and “To say the feast” and “Last but not feast” and “The line of feast resistance.”
    • Faced→ Feast: As in, “Too-feast” and “Fresh feast” and “A bald-feast lie” and “Time you feast the truth.”
    • Fast→ Feast: As in, “Feast as greased lightning” and “Feast as his legs could carry him” and “Bad news travels feast” and “Feast and Furious” and “Going nowhere feast” and “Not so feast!” and “Pull a feast one” and “Think feast.” Notes: to pull a fast one is to trick someone.
    • *fes*→ *feast*: As in, “Feastering wound” and “Join the feastivities” and “Feastooned with ribbons” and “A feastive atmosphere.” Other words you could use: manifeast (manifest), manifeasto (manifesto) and manifeastation (manifestation). Notes: A festoon is a hanging ornament. If something is manifest, then it’s able to be perceived. A manifesto is a document of principles.
    • Beast→ Feast: As in, “Beauty and the Feast” and “Here there be feasts” and “The nature of the feast” and “Unleash the feast.”
    • *fas*→ *feast*: As in, “Feasten your seatbelts” and “Feast asleep” and “Moving in feast-forward” and “On the feast track to success” and “Skipping breakfeast” and “Holding steadfeast” and “Feastidiously (fastidiously) clean.” Notes: to be steadfast is to be loyal and consistent. To be fastidious is to be very fussy and particular about details.

Note: if you’d like further information about the dairy industry or avoiding dairy in your diet and lifestyle, the documentary Dominion is a great place to start. For further information on other animal industries and support in starting your own vegan lifestyle, Earthling Ed’s videos are a great source of information, as are the vegan and animal rights subreddits. Vegan chocolate options are also just a quick google away (and you’ll find lots of “accidentally” vegan chocolate in any grocery store). There are also dairy-free alternatives to some of the most common/popular chocolate bars, and there are plenty of dairy-free Easter eggs and goodies available too.

Easter-Related Words

To help you come up with your own Easter puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

easter, chocolate, choc, bunny, egg, hunt, hatch, hot cross bun, hare, rabbit, hop, chick, chicken, celebration, festival, holiday, feast

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