Easter is a fun time to celebrate with your family. We have really enjoyed spending time together and celebrating our traditions! We especially like to take time to think about our Savior and His suffering and sacrifice on our behalf. He truly lived an amazing life.
Here are some of our favorite traditions. Pick some that will work for your family. Let me know what you think!
Here are some of the fun activities we do:
- Dye Easter Eggs-If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you should get one just to cook hard-boiled eggs. It is quick and it makes it so easy to peel. You can use regular dye (we like to use a white crayon to make designs before you dye it), you can use the shrink wrap, you can use permanent markers to make cool designs, or you can even use chalk eggs if you don’t like to eat hard boiled eggs.
- Easter Egg Hunts– We don’t actually hide the hard-boiled eggs we decorate. Growing up we always seemed to miss finding one…that leads to a rather unpleasant smell. So instead, use plastic eggs filled with a small treat or toy. I’ve started buying bigger plastic eggs because so many of the candies and toys we like to give are bigger. We take all the filled eggs and put them out all over the lawn. We hide a gold and silver egg filled with money for the kids to really look hard to find.
- Family and Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunts– Every year we go to both grandparents’ houses for an Easter Egg Hunt and dinner. We bring 10-12 filled eggs for every kid that will be participating. There is a lot more variety of treats this way. We also love inviting neighbors over for a little mini hunt in our backyard. Some years we have even done a hunt for the entire neighborhood at the park. We always line them up by age and let the little ones go first.
- Night Easter Egg Hunt-If your kids are getting older, try a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt. You can use glow-in-the-dark eggs or put a light or a glow-stick inside. Try the glow sticks for borders or around necks or arms to see each other.
- Public Easter Egg Hunts-Look online. You should be able to find lots of Easter Egg Hunts nearby. Check local stores, recreation centers, malls, libraries, and local parks host Easter Egg Hunts for free. We did a lot of these growing up. Just know that there are a lot of people that go to these. These are usually Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of Easter weekend.
- Easter Baskets-Yes, we still do this even though my kids are getting older. They love it! I don’t like to put in fake grass. It just makes a mess and takes up space. I usually start looking for little toys and treats a few months before Easter. I might go a little overboard because I start so early! But it is fun to search. Sometimes it is silly-like I found shrink wrapped corn on the cob for my daughter who loves it! Jewelry, Nanoblocks, their favorite chocolates, whatever you want. We put their baskets in a big garbage bag, write their name on the outside, and hide them. They wake up Sunday morning and look for their baskets. We’ve hidden them in the shower, hamper, even under the bag at the bottom of the garbage can. One year we were lazy and put them all in the trunk of the car. You could do a scavenger hunt to find them also. Have fun with it!
- Easter Games-We love playing fun games. We have played “Don’t Eat Pete”, Bunny Sack races, inflatable bunny-ear toss, make Easter Rockets, Easter Perler Beads, paper bunny pops craft, and plastic egg stacking game.
- Easter Decor-I love to decorate for Spring and Easter. There are fun wood plaques to paint, free printables to frame, wreaths to make, and cute crafts to finish.
- Easter Food– We usually eat ham and funeral potatoes for dinner. But we like to add other Easter treats to the menu. Try resurrection rolls, rainbow fruit kabobs, carrot-shaped cheeseball, chick deviled eggs, or bunny butt sugar cookies. Get creative and have fun!
Some Spiritual traditions we do:
- Family Easter lesson. We like to read about the last week of Jesus’ life. We like to watch Easter Dream or one of the Easter videos Here.
- Easter Coloring book
- Go to church find a church near you here.
- Easter Egg Scripture activity
- Sing Easter Hymns
Some of my inspirations:
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