I don’t know where the last four months went but suddenly I find myself looking for fun Easter activities for the kids in the family. This year is the first year our daughter will be old enough to really have fun with it so we’re excited to see her reaction to the whole thing.
Growing up my memories include going to church and rushing home to search high and low for the hidden treats the Easter bunny had left. If Easter fell late enough in the year, as it does this year, our fun was almost always outside. All the kids in the family would spend hours looking for hidden treats in the yard. This continued well past us believing the Easter bunny, we still had fun with it all (as grown adults my in-laws still insist on giving us treats!).
In planning our Easter this year, the first place I looked for inspiration was Pinterest, an Easter idea Mecca! I’m hopeful that we should be able to plan a few outdoor activities if Mother Nature cooperates!
This wasn’t anything I found on Pinterest rather something we did as kids. My aunt would draw a few hopscotch patterns on her driveway where we kids would spend hours hopping around, with bunny ears on our heads. This was of little cost. She would give us cheap bunny ears to wear (pre dollar store days, she would make them from construction paper, such as this, but you can buy them at dollar stores now). If the weather isn’t good you can make a hopscotch game with painters tape or masking tape on the floor.
Glow in the dark Egg Hunt
This is a new-to-me idea where you fill little plastic Easter eggs (again, cheap from any craft or dollar store) with flexible glow sticks and treats and search for them in the dark. Though this would be a super fun idea to do outside when the kids are a little older, I’m planning on doing it inside after dinner since it will still be light outside when kiddo goes to bed. Shutting the blinds and making it dark in the basement while searching for glowing eggs should be a fun game.
Decorating cookies, gingerbread houses and cupcakes is something we always did at Christmas, never any other time of the year which was sort of silly in hindsight. I plan on making simple sugar cookies or cupcakes for dessert and providing Easter appropriate ‘decorations’ for the kids to have fun with. There’s certainly no shortage of your choice of favorite Easter candy decorations!
Though Easter is traditionally a religious holiday it’s always nice to have fun with it, especially with kids. There’s no reason why you need to spend a lot of money though. Have fun on the cheap, kids are more interested in playing and spending time with family than they are monetary value!
Do you do anything special at Easter for family fun?