Family traditions are so important. Easter is a great time of year to celebrate and have fun with loved ones. But Easter can mean more than just a ham dinner and an Easter Egg Hunt. Here are some ideas to help you start a fun, family Easter tradition of your own this year.
Color Easter Eggs- We all know coloring Easter eggs is the usual tradition for most people. Why not add to the coloring experience by changing up the way your family colors the eggs every year? Start a tradition where every year you take turns deciding how you are going to decorate the eggs that year – stickers, decoupage, tie dye, googly eyes, themes, etc. Another idea is to paint wooden or ceramic eggs. Every year, everyone in the family gets to decorate one egg. Put their name and the date on the bottom, save them and you have some artwork to look back on.
Feed the Bunny- You leave cookies and milk for Santa, right? Well, what about the Bunny? He has to hop around all night delivering Easter baskets and hiding eggs. Let the kids leave out a plate of rabbit friendly snacks like carrots and a bowl of water for the Easter Bunny.
Make Bunny Footprints- All you need to do is draw a set of over-sized rabbit feet on a piece of paper. Then cut them out, and place them on the floor. Sprinkle flour or talcum powder around the edges. If you strategically place these all over the house, your child will be even more convinced the Easter bunny was there!
Jellybeans in the Toilet– What’s more exciting than finding out the Easter bunny had to go in your potty while he was there?
Rainbow Pancakes- Enjoy an Easter breakfast by fixing some rainbow colored pancakes to go along with the colored egg theme of Easter. Simply add food coloring to individual batches of pancake mix before pouring it on your Cuisinart Multifunctional Griddle, Grill and Panini Press from Beachcamera.com. If you are really creative, stack them on the plates in the order of the rainbow, ROY G. BIV.
Easter Egg Countdown– Like the Christmas Advent calendar, use plastic Easter eggs filled with little trinkets and treats to help the little ones count down the days until Easter.
Bunny Letter Exchange– Have your child write a note and leave it for the bunny. It can just be a quick note about school, an upcoming family trip, or a recently lost tooth. Just make sure there is a little note waiting on her when she wakes up on Easter morning.
Try Something New- Traditions are all about doing the same thing so you can look forward to the event, right? Well, make a tradition of doing something different for Easter. Instead of the usual dinner staples of ham, why not make it a tradition to try a different combination every year? Maybe even try cooking an Easter meal from another country each year. Such as Gubana from Italy, or leg of lamb from France. Just be sure to have your Cuisinart Stainless Steel Hollow Handle 15-Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set on hand for all your cutting needs before and during dinner..
Easter Tree- Gather the family to decorate the annual Easter tree with religious symbols and/or eggs, chicks and bunnies. Choose a larger tree to set on the floor, or a smaller one to use a centerpiece for your table. You can find pastel colored lights to place on the tree if you want it to light up the room. Be sure you stay safe by plugging those lights into a CyberPower 6-Outlet Professional Surge from Beachcamera.com.
As your kids get older you may be realizing more just how important it is to spend time together. Some of these traditions will help your family focus on the true meaning of Easter. Others are just for fun. Enjoy starting some of these new traditions with your family this Easter.