Easter is right around the corner! I love this time of year where Spring is here and there is time for some real great time for family and friends. Here are some great Easter traditions to add to your family celebration.
Plant an Easter Garden
Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting a colorful spring garden for Easter. You can look up flowers, herds and vegetables that can bloom through spring. It will look great while you are enjoying more time outdoors. You can enjoy the fresh produce throughout the year.
Journey to Easter through Scripture
Easter is a deeply religious holiday for many, packed with significance in the resurrection of Christ. Research related scripture that can be shared throughout the weeks leading up to the holiday that tell the story of Easter.You can also attend local church services and activities.
Decorate Easter Eggs
A tried and true tradition! Dipping eggs in a brightly colored dye and watching it take hold is a delightful experience for kids of all ages. Decorate with glitter, paint, and stickers and use them to decorate the house or Easter baskets. If you want to up the ante, plan an Easter egg decorating competition.
Egg Decorating Competition
Think of Halloween pumpkin contest and instead decorate eggs contest. This is good because you won’t get stuck decorating all of the eggs yourself. Let everyone take one egg and do a one of a kind design, then choose a winner.
Bake Easter Goodies
Bake a really cute bunny cake or cupcakes. If you want to keep it simple, try sugar cookies or box pastry recipe instead. Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter, get the kids involved and bake for Easter guests and even the Easter Bunny.
Host an Easter Brunch or Dinner
Planning your Easter menu is easy. There are many websites that you can access for free. There are Easter brunch recipes for kids as well. Incorporate the whole family to have potluck to make the load easier.
Treats for the Easter Bunny
This tradition is similar to leaving cookies and milk for Santa, but make it a rabbit-friendly treat. Put carrots and water out before bedtime.
Hunt Easter Eggs
While the egg hunt is probably an Easter tradition you enjoyed as a child too, spread the fun out for more than one day for your kids. Hide Easter eggs around the house, in your yard or on the playground. Let them hunt plastic eggs several days after Easter is over. The thrill of the hunt doesn’t fade for kids.You can get older kids to join by putting money in them. Nothing gets my teenager acting like a little kid more than looking for a little extra cash.