What do Eggs and Bunnies have to do with Easter?
Easter itself, was originally a Pagan Festival celebrating the Return of Spring. The Festival commemorated the Anglo Saxon's goddess of Springtime and Fertility, Eastre. Her earthly symbol was the Hare.
In the Second Century, Christian missionaries tried to convert the Anglo Saxons to Christianity. Early converts were reluctant to give up their own holidays. Slowly they tied the Springtime celebration of Eastre to the same time that was recognized to celebrate the Risen Christ. The name was eventually changed to Easter.
In the 18th Century, German Immigrants brought the idea of an Egg Laying Hare to the United States. That's right a Hare, not a Rabbit. According to legend, only good Children would receive colored eggs in the Nests that they made in their caps and bonnets.
Catholics were forbidden to eat Eggs during Lent. Easter then became the time that they could eat them again. The egg is the symbol of rebirth and also of Fertility. Thus the abundance of Eggs on Easter Sunday!