Spring is coming, and with Spring, comes Easter.
It's a wonderful time of the year. A time to celebrate the rebirth of nature following the cold winter.
It's also a great time for parents we've entertained our kids through the winter months and can now start to let our kids burn off some energy outside, visiting parks or running around in the back yard.
With Easter just around the corner, we thought we'd share a little to-do inspiration. Perhaps help to make a new Easter tradition for your family.
Easter egg hunt
The classic Easter egg hunt is always a lot of fun and a great new Easter tradition to add if you're not already doing so.. It's easy to set up, and pretty much everyone can join in on the fun, from toddlers to grandparents.
You can hide eggs all around your house or your yard. Or if you're feeling really adventurous, take the hunt to the wild outdoors and into the woods. Just be sure to mark the trail well so nobody gets lost!
Some parents prefer to hide objects that can be exchanged for eggs, while others hide the eggs themselves.
Here's where the easter bunny comes in too. For families who like to add an extra element of magic to the fun, young kids might love to hear that the eggs were delivery and hidden by the Easter Bunny over night.
Though with Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy and other magical holiday figures, the Easter Bunny tends to get a little squeezed out. However, we love a magical story wherever it's found.
If you're looking for a different type of Egg this year, something other than the usual chocolate? Then let us draw your attention to our fun-filled (actually filled with fun kids Easter-themed makeup) colorful Easter eggs.
Another great Easter tradition is to decorate eggs. This can be done in so many different ways, from using traditional dyes, to painting them with acrylic paint, to wrapping them in yarn.
The possibilities are endless! And it's a great activity for kids of all ages and a wonderful way to get all creative. They're a perfect way to create personalized presents for loved ones this easter.
A few tips before you get the paints out: hard-boil your eggs, or even try blown egg shells. This will ensure that you don't end up with an extra messy clean up job with broken eggs.
Watch traditional Easter movies
There are tons of great Easter movies to choose from. Classics like "The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town" and "Peter Cottontail". Or more recent favorites like "The Peanuts Movie" and "Hop".
Whether you watch them at home or go out to see them in the theater, they're sure to get everyone in the Easter spirit.
Decorate your house with an Easter-theme
One of the best ways to get into the Easter spirit is to decorate your home with all things Easter.
This could be as simple as putting up some bunny ears and a few Easter eggs, or going all out with an entire Easter-themed room. If you're feeling really creative, you could even make your own Easter decorations!
We love a bit of bunting, and all the more when it's been made by our kids! Some string, some packaging tape, a few little triangles of paper and your choice of coloring-in materials (we love paint for messy times and crayons for an easier clean up).
We hope you have a wonderful Easter and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Happy Easter!