Family Easter Activities
In just a couple of weeks Easter will be here. I know, itís hard to believe that almost a quarter of the year has already passed us by! As a mom with a young son at home (4), Easter gets more exciting for my husband and I with each year. Our little one is just now to the point where he understands the meaning of Easter (religious) as well as the traditions that go along with it, making it a fun time for all of us. Below are a few of the Easter activities my family enjoys doing together Ė maybe your family will too!
1. Decorating Easter Eggs Ė Iím not sure about you, but I have fond memories of decorating Easter eggs when I was a child. I want my son to have the same memories to share with his children. Therefore, my husband and I take the time to sit down with him and help him decorate Easter eggs the day before Easter. For very young children (2-4) itís wise to buy the kits containing stickers that your child can simply stick on the egg. Once they are a little older, you can break out the dyes and help them color their own eggs.
2. Visit the Easter Bunny. Generally, every community has an Easter bunny that comes for a few hours right before Easter. I love taking my little guy to see the Easter bunny. He enjoys visiting with the bunny and I enjoy getting the pictures for his scrapbook. If youíre going to visit the Easter Bunny this year, consider getting a cute little girlís Easter dress or boyís suit for your child to wear. It will make the picture that much more darling!
3. Participate in a Community Easter Egg Hunt. While hunting Easter eggs at home is fun for young children, itís also a lot of fun to take them to a community-wide hunt too. For example, this year we are taking our son to an Easter Egg Drop in the community where my husband was born. Itís similar to a hunt, except itís more like a big race for the kids. We all gather at the football field and a helicopter flies over and drops the eggs on the field Ė then everyone scrambles to collect them! Events like this are not only memorable, but they make Easter even more exciting for young children.
4. Attend Church. Finally, the one thing that my husband and I want to instill in our son is the true meaning of Easter. This is why we make it a point to attend church on Easter Sunday. While we attend throughout the year, we believe itís especially important to be in church on Easter. Afterwards, we celebrate by gathering for a big family dinner and the traditional Easter Egg Hunt!