Activities for the family

LITTLE ones love Easter, and with the egg hunts and endless chocolate Easter eggs, why wouldn’t they?

Whether you choose to observe and respect the religious part of the holiday or just enjoy being with family, playing games, hunting for eggs, and customising Easter cards for each other, there are many fun Easter activities to partake in.

Website www.easterideasandactivities reports that typical Easter activities are; painting and decorating of eggs.

There are many ways to make Easter fun each and every year with a little imagination, some supplies and great people to participate with you. You can even take some fun family photos to place on your Easter photo cards.

You may even wish to make up songs, silly rhymes and games like broken telephone all with Easter sayings.

Let’s also not forget the Easter activities that can go on in the kitchen as well when you can create cute Easter cookies, muffins, special devil egg bunnies or other recipes you can find online or in your cookbooks.

Here are some family Easter activities the whole family can do

Snap a family picture

You’re all dressed up in your Sunday best. Every year, take your family’s picture in the same spot with everyone in their Easter clothes. The location is up to you … a nearby park, at church or on your front porch.

Think like a photographer to capture the best photo each year, whether you’re shooting a group photo or you just want to take great pictures of the kids. Over time, you’ll have a wonderful keepsake that shows just how much your family has grown.

Easter egg hunts are often top on the list for fun to do on Easter Day.

If you have a big back-yard, there are many places you can hide eggs. Or if you have a large house with many floors, children could spend hours digging around looking for lost treats. Opting for plastic eggs means the ability to hide extra candies and treats within the eggs for more Easter egg hunting fun.

Watch Easter movies

Easter traditions center around family, and Easter movies for kids and families give you a good reason to snuggle up on the couch together. Older children may be ready for Easter and Passover movies with a more adult tone.

Instead of just popping in a DVD, make your Easter movie night an event. Your house becomes the movie theater, complete with an usher, concession stand, and movie tickets.

Make Easter baskets with your kids

Easter baskets date back hundreds of years. So how can you start a new Easter tradition with something that’s been given year after year? Get the kids in on the fun.

Siblings can make Easter baskets for each other. This helps teach them what each other likes or dislikes while encouraging them to be generous and kind to one another.

If you have one child, let her help create her own Easter basket. You’ll be surprised how much fun she has being in charge of making her own Easter basket.

Before your kids start loading their Easter baskets with chocolate and jelly beans, though, give them options other than candy. Toys, trinkets, and games are just some of the many gifts for Easter baskets that will keep them off of a sugar high.

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