Here are a few favourite Easter traditions to try out at home with the children!
Serve breakfast in half an Easter Egg! Everyone wants chocolate for breakfast at Easter – enter the Easter Egg cereal bowl! My kids were a bit unsure about this at first (they didn’t want the milk to spoil their treasured Easter Eggs) but loved it in the end.
Gift an Easter Basket My oldest two were born in Canada, where the Easter Bunny brings Easter Baskets instead of chocolate eggs. Usually they are full of fun springtime treats, such as bubbles, bunny snacks, crafts and things you can use in the spring, such as wellies, sunglasses, seeds to plant, a watering can, etc. We have kept this tradition going and the kids are so excited to see them on Easter morning – it’s like Christmas (but cheaper!!). This year they are getting sticker books, squishy carrot toys, activity books, mini science kits and of course, an Easter Egg.
Set up an Egg Hunt Your favourite egg hunt might be cancelled, but you can set one up at home instead. This blog has some fun clue ideas if you need inspiration!
Decorate Eggs You can have loads of fun adding crafty bits and bobs to some hard boiled eggs, or use dye to create some fancy colours. You can find plenty of ideas for inspiration here.
Enjoy some Easter Games From egg tossing to bunny racing, egg rolling and a glow in the dark egg hunt, this blog is full of fun Easter games that you can play together as a family at home.
Bake an Easter dessert We like to try a different recipe every year, but usually take a homemade Easter dessert to the grandparents for Easter dinner. Past favourites have included carrot cake and No Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake (which as you can see, was a hit with my nephew!). Simple options include bunny-shaped biscuits, cereal and chocolate nests and buns with Easter sprinkles. You can find the cheesecake recipe here.
Plant a Jelly Bean Garden Sprinkle some jelly beans (or Smarties, sprinkles or small bright sweets) in the garden with the kids before they go to bed, then replace them with lollipops for a sweet Easter morning surprise!
Take a Bunny Ear Photo! This is something I love to do with the cousins – when we’re not social isolating – and take a new one each year. Print out some bunny ears for everyone – or even better, ask the kids to make some – stick them onto a headband and take a cheesy Easter photo.
Bunny Hand Prints For a quick and easy Easter craft, turn your handprints into a family of cute bunnies! Draw the outline of your hand on card, cut it out then with some simple drawing and folding you’ve got a set of bunnies that you can use as decorations and add to each year to see how they’ve grown! How-to guide here.
Happy Easter Mumblers!
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