Easter is one of my favorite holidays.
The fresh blooms of flowers, the darling decorations, the delicious food and the family traditions. Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, pastel colors, and perfect Easter outfits for Sunday morning. We’ve put together some great Easter activities and traditions you could begin with your family this year!
~Decorating Easter Eggs - Whether you’re making your own dyes, getting a store bought kit (love this natural dye kit!), doodling with markers, or decorating with stickers, getting crafty with hollowed out eggs can be a great activity for all ages!
~Planting Flowers - Spring and Easter both represent rebirth, so what better time than to get those garden gloves and shovels out! You can plant bulbs outdoors or indoors, whichever you prefer, and be sure to get the kids involved! You could even incorporate a few little science lessons as you watch the process of the tiny seeds blooming into beautiful flowers.
~Visit a Farm - See if you can find a nearby farm or nursery that you can walk around and even visit with animals! It’s a great way to get outside, and learn about the farm life. There are lots of farms that even have egg hunts and hay rides around this time of year!
~Easter Egg Hunt - Kids love these!! Even the littlest tots love a good hide and seek game. Disperse multi-colored eggs all throughout your home, your yard, or even take them to a local park or playground. Fill the eggs with stickers, mini bubbles, tiny treats, and dollar store trinkets! Have one golden egg with a really special surprise inside for a fun spin on the adventure!
~Easter Crafting - I have found a plethora of adorable, affordable, and easy craft activities for you! Some of these we’ve tried, some we plan to try this year! Here are a few of my favorites:
- Peek-a-boo Clothespin Eggs - these are so cute, and take less than 5 minutes to make.
- Cupcake Liner Flowers - these are simple, but end up looking pretty darn amazing!
- Salt-dough Easter Eggs - these look adorable hanging on a mini tree, and will last for years to come!
- Paper Easter Wreath - use old scrap paper to make this adorable hanging craft
~Baking Sweet Treats - We love to cook and bake in our home, and especially during the holidays! Carrot muffins and homemade strawberry shortcakes are two fun and yummy treats that kids and adults alike love to indulge in. Our favorite baking tradition is making Resurrection Rolls together as a family. A few simple ingredients (crescent rolls, marshmallows, butter, and cinnamon sugar) are all you’ll need, and it tells the story of Easter in a sweet and beautiful way. Here’s the recipe and full story we use!
2 Cans of Crescent Rolls
16 large marshmallows
½ c melted butter
¼ c granulated sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet
- Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles
- In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar
- Dip the marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture.
- Wrap the marshmallow in one triangle of dough, covering it completely like a ball/rock, and pinching the seams closed. Place on baking sheet.
- Repeat with all marshmallows and triangles
- Place in oven until golden brown - about 12 minutes.
- Allow rolls to cool, and then reveal the empty “tomb” when you break apart the rolls before eating!
What are some Easter traditions you had from your childhood, or celebrate with your family now?