Believe it or not, Easter is right around the corner. It will be here before you know it, and it’s always a good idea to start preparing early. If you’re looking for ways to make this wonderful spring holiday more meaningful and fun for your children, try incorporating some of these creative ways to celebrate Easter ideas into your celebrations.
Creative Ways to Celebrate Easter with Your Kids
An Indoor Hunt: If you often celebrate Easter with your extended family where all of the children go on a big egg hunt together, consider doing a separate hunt for your kids in your home on Easter morning. One wonderful way to accomplish a unique take on the normal hunt is to make it into a scavenger hunt with clues hidden around the house. This is an especially useful idea for those of us who live in climates that might see rain or cold on Easter Sunday. Grab each of your kids a personalized Easter basket, place the first clue inside them, then set the basket outside their bedroom door for a surprise they can wake up to. The first clue can lead to another in the living room, then another in the guest bathroom, and so on. Each clue could feature a fun treat. It will help them cultivate their detective skills, and they’ll discover their final surprise in the hiding spot of your choice. Think of it as the personal “hunt before the hunt.” It’s definitely something your kids will remember for years to come and is just one of the creative ways to celebrate Easter with your children.
Some Easter Décor: Enlist your children’s help to decorate the house for the Easter holiday with some easy and delightful crafts. Perhaps you’ll decorate small plastic cups with bunny and duck faces for some festive drinkware. You could also have a paint party with ceramic pots and help your kids plant seeds to harvest later in the summer. This way they can watch the plants grow over the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, and will also teach them a wonderful lesson about care and commitment.
Make some Easter friends; simply twist a pipe cleaner around your finger and affix a cotton ball for the head. Let the kids attach googly eyes and pipe cleaner ears for friendly little buddies that will decorate the Easter table perfectly. Whatever craft you come up with, it’s the quality time spent together that you and your kids will treasure most. Check out Michaels.com for an assortment of good deals on all the supplies you need — they have new coupons every week!
Some Out of the Box Treats: Instead of purchasing all of your Easter candy from the store, incorporate some sweet treats into Easter cuisine crafts. Make some birds’ nests out of pretzel sticks and marshmallow fluff mixed together and shaped. Place a few egg-shaped candy pieces in the middle for a treat your kids will giggle over. Turn cupcakes into little Easter chicks by using yellow frosting and yellow-dyed coconut shavings. Use brown M&Ms for the eyes and a triangular gummy candy for the beak. So simple, yet so cute! Turn fruity pebbles and marshmallows into a new twist on Rice Krispies treats. Follow the same steps, but place the still wet mixture into an empty plastic Easter egg. Let them dry, open the egg container, and you’ll have a multicolored, egg-shaped treat that all of your family members will devour. There are so many creative ways to celebrate Easter, but this is also a tasty way!
A New Take on Egg Dye: You’ve likely dyed eggs with your little ones before, and if you have, you know just how much of a mess and headache this project can turn into. Try something a little different this year with tissue paper for a unique look your kids will love, and a cleanup you can appreciate. Grab multicolored tissue paper and cut it into smaller scraps. Wet each egg and allow your little one to drape the tissue paper of their choice over the eggs. Once dried, this paper will come off and leave a beautiful hue behind on the egg — no dye involved.
Take Some Funny Family Photos: Plan a family afternoon and take some silly Easter photos that you’ll cherish forever. Have everyone don some bunny ears, dress your little one in this sweet as a pea chick costume from Chasing Fireflies, and put on some plastic beaks that will have your kids cackling with one look at you. This will definitely be an experience your kids will remember for a lifetime, and you’ll have the memento of it to look back on.
Make Easter even more memorable this year by taking part in some of these creative ways to celebrate Easter with your kids. It will definitely make for a holiday experience they will always treasure.
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