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