Easter is a time of renewal, growth, and celebration, and it can be especially meaningful for families with children. The secret is that you don’t even have to be religious to enjoy it, but knowing the message behind it is of course respectful and important.
Children love to be a part of the holiday festivities, and Easter is the perfect opportunity for them to learn about new traditions, make memories, and have fun in that way. In this post, we’ll discuss three tips for celebrating Easter with your children that will help make the holiday special and memorable for the whole family – and also to make the most of that school time off that usually falls around this time of year.
1. Easter Egg Hunts Are A Great Time
Easter egg hunts are a classic Easter tradition that kids of all ages will love. You can organize an egg hunt in your own backyard, at a local park, or even inside your home. To make the egg hunt more exciting, consider filling the eggs with small treats, stickers, or even money.
You can also create a scavenger hunt by hiding eggs with clues that lead to the next egg or a special prize. This way, you can come together and search for them. After a morning of searching, you can relax, enjoy the treats, and perhaps take a load off with some nice Easter movies.
2. Easter Arts & Crafts Are Enjoyable
Crafts are a fun and creative way for kids to get into the Easter spirit. There are many simple and easy crafts that kids of all ages can enjoy, such as decorating eggs, making Easter baskets, or creating Easter-themed cards too.
Consider picking up some supplies at your local craft store or using items you already have at home. You may even find some local clubs enjoying an Easter craft fair too. This can help you avoid some of the mess at home, while still remaining able to bring home your creations and have a good time in the best possible way.
3. A Beautiful Family Meal
Easter is a special time for families to come together and enjoy a delicious meal. Whether you’re cooking at home or going out to a restaurant, make sure to include your kids in the planning process.
Ask them to help you choose the menu, set the table, or even help with the cooking. By involving your children in the Easter dinner, you’ll not only create memories but also teach them valuable life skills.
What should you eat, however? Well, hot cross buns for dessert are often served on Good Friday, which is near the celebration. The traditional meat at passover is Roast Lamb, which you may take inspiration from. You can also enjoy easter biscuits or simnel cake, which tastes delicious too. However, unless you’re a faith-based family then you might not have to focus on a particular food item, and creative interpretation is certainly valid.
With this advice, you’re sure to celebrate Easter with your children in the best possible way.
What other tips would you give for celebrating Easter with your children? Let me know in the comments below!