5 Easter Activities for Kids #KINDERMom

Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Family, Featured | 13 comments

Growing up, Easter was a Holiday my brothers, cousins and I looked forward to.  We were raised Roman Catholic and observed Lent, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.  Easter has always been a special time for us, because it’s also the time that family who live out of town get together for a meal and some family time.  I have fond memories of going Easter egg hunting with my cousins!

old school Easter

 

Old school pic of my cousins and me circa 1981 perhaps? The first six out of twelve grandchildren on my maternal side.

Now that we all have little ones of our own, it’s time for us to help create fun family memories!

5 Easter Activities for Kids

Easter Cupcakes

Baking is always a fun activity in our house.  My little sous-chef loves creating treats for family members.  These pastel-coloured cupcakes are perfect for Easter! My Easter cupcakes recipe can be found here.

Easter Cupcakes

Easter Egg Hunt

Let’s be honest. Part of the excitement for kids (and adults alike) has got to be the Easter egg hunt!

Easter 2010

For teeny tiny kids, I prefer a simple and easy Easter egg hunt indoors.  Make it not too difficult for them to find the eggs!  We all know that outdoor Easter egg hunts are the best though! When kids are sure-footed and can walk on uneaven (and sometimes mushy ground), have an egg hunt outdoors in a large, safe area.  In April, the snow has just started to melt, so the ground is soft, wet, and muddy. Rubber boots and warm clothing are a must!

Easter Egg Hunt

The Junior UCW (United Church Women) organizes an annual  community Easter egg hunt for the kids.  Kids up to the age of 12 are invited to the event.  There are two categories – one for the little kids and one for the bigger kids.  In the plastic eggs there are either 1) chocolate eggs 2) a note to redeem a prize or 3) a note to redeem a small monetary prize.  It’s a great event and fosters community spirit.

Easter Baking

Easter Bread

 

I have to admit that I was never much of a bread maker, but my mother-in-law is!  She makes the most amazing homemade bread.  I’m not at liberty to share her family recipes, but here are 37 Easy Bread Recipes I use from Canadian Living.

Dying Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

 

There’s something so special about hand-dyed Easter Eggs!  It’s so fun to dye eggs with kids.  Seeing all the different colours, patterns is pretty exciting!  No egg pattern is the same!  You can decorate eggs a variety of ways. There’s the regular dye from the kits you can buy, there’s dying eggs with natural dyes (like beet juice), there’s washi, shibori, and other techniques.  My friend, @LilSugarMag shares some on her blog.

 

Easter Baskets

By far one of my favourite things about Easter is…CHOCOLATE! Yes, you got me.  I love chocolate.  Putting together fun Easter baskets for the kids is one of the things I love most.  Kinder® is our go-to for Easter chocolates and treats! I’m not sure what Little One loves more — the Kinder® chocolate or the toys inside?

Kinder Easter

Kinder® definitely brings us joy!  Yes, me included!  Another thing Kinder® is doing to Share the Joy is once again partnering  with Children’s Miracle Network and will be providing 12 baskets to  CMN hospitals.  As well, Kinder® will be donating another $25,000 to help support this non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. How amazing is that?

Connect with Kinder® on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the fun things they’ve got happening!

What fun kids’ Easter activities do you have to share?

 

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

 

XOXO, Christine



13 Comments

  1. Since my children are adults now, I usually decorate with cardboard bunnies. I have two ceramic baskets in a basket that one of my talented daughters made for me. One is dressed in blue and One in Pink. I usually put some Easter eggs around it. This year I helped my daughter make up a basket for her son’s step-daughter. It was a lot of fun!

  2. Aww how sweet are those pics!! I love how we care such ‘memorable’ times of our childhood onto our children…each generation adds their own’ thing’ in our family it seems.

    • You are so right, Darlene! :) xoxo

  3. Absolutely love LO’s bunny hat, my daughter had one too when she was around two. All great activities for Easter. We do most of those too. And I must say those cupcakes look delish!

    • Thanks so much, Laquita! Looking at these pics makes me nostalgic! I miss “baby” Little One! lol

  4. Great ideas! Our family goes to a local Easter Egg Hunt every year and then we host our own on Easter Monday. Heading out tonight to get all the supplies. Can’t wait to see how excited the kids are gathering their eggs :)

    • Kerrie, can’t wait to see pics! Your kids are the cutest!

  5. Happy Easter Christine! Some great activities here. My mom will be dipping eggs with the kids tomorrow and I cannot wait for the hunt on Sunday!

    • Aww! Tammy, how special that your mom and your kids decorate eggs together! So awesome!

  6. The Easter bread looks so amazing I wish I was a better baker! I love the cupcakes Christine and think that is something I can bake! and after eating those a egg hunt with Kinder Surprise eggs is always a tradition around here. I love the kit they have now. Fun made easy.

    • Cathy, isn’t the Kinder Egg Hunt Kit awesome? Love the variety they have.

  7. Christine, I love the retro photo of you and your cousins. Are you the child in the walker or the one standing to the right? What a cute picture of little one, and how wonderful that you continued on the egg hunt tradition with her!

    • Jenna, I’m the one standing to the right! I was the only girl cousin back then. Out of 12 cousins, there are only 2 girls! We were a bit outnumbered! ;)

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