Easter features a lot of things kids love. Baby animals, an Easter Bunny who delivers gifts, and Easter eggs hidden throughout the yard are some of my (and probably your) favorites. I am really looking forward to Easter fun this year because over the last several months my kids have become fun and not quite as difficult to manage. Here are some Easter family traditions we love:
Easter Family Traditions
Decorate hard boiled eggs.
This is something I remember doing as a kid, of course, and now I get to do it with my kids. Instead of messy paints, I go a different, fun route with easier cleanup: We use stickers, markers, or, if the egg is still warm after hard boiling, even crayons. The heat from the eggs will melt the crayon tips and give the eggs a little bit of color.
If you are feeling extra crafty, you can even use glue to attach bunny ears and a tail to an egg (cotton balls work perfectly)!
Have a special breakfast.
On Easter morning, hold a special breakfast with a spring theme. There are lots of yummy Easter recipes out there. Serve orange juice. Make cinnamon rolls by using one roll and cutting another into pieces to make bunny ears. Cut up fruit and serve in an Easter bowl. The kids will love it!
|The Easter Bunny
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Hunt for those eggs.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good Easter egg hunt. My sister usually hosts a hunt, and we often try to make it to a local park with an Easter egg hunt, too. Who doesn’t love searching around the house, yard, or local park for countless eggs full of candy, stickers and maybe even some coins or dollar bills? If you don’t want to give the kids tons of candy, consider adding healthier treats such as yogurt-covered pretzels or raisins. You can even let the kids “trade” their treats for a bigger present like an Easter-themed book.
Explain the reason for Easter.
Last but not least: explain what the day means. We are a Christian family, so for us, Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. This concept isn’t the easiest for children to understand, so focus on thanking Jesus for coming back to save us and tell the kids the day is a celebration!
Hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations! What Easter family traditions would you like to share?
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