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Try These Awesome Family Easter Activities

Try These Awesome Family Easter Activities

There are more Easter activities and craft ideas then simply coloring an egg. Think beyond the egg for even more fun.

Your eggs are colored and beautiful. You have almost managed to wash all the bright purple and blue dye off of your children’s busy fingers and it happens. They begin to ask if that was it. You of course consider the coloring of a dozen some odd eggs without breakage and the spontaneous need for a change to the color scheme no small task. Your children on the other hand are just warming up. There are many more Easter activities to keep the kids occupied.

Bonnet Creations

The idea of an Easter bonnet has become somewhat outdated, and mores the pity. You can bring back the fun of hats by creating an Easter bonnet of your very own with your kids. All you will need is cardboard, paper, paint, paste, and an imagination as broad as the brim.

To make the hat, cut a slightly oblong circular shape out of a flat piece of cardboard. Measure your child’s head and cut a correspondingly large hole in the center. Then paint the hat, or to avoid messes you can use crayons to color it. With the base coat completed, the hat is ready for fun decorations. The decorations can be anything. One fun idea is to make your own flowers using pipe cleaners, colored paper, and metal brads.

Egg Races

An egg race is a fun way to stir up a child's competitive side! Have each child pick a hard-boiled egg to race. You'll need an adequately-sized hill to do this on. You may be lucky enough to have one in your backyard, otherwise you'll need to visit a nearby hill. If you don't want to travel or if there's no accessible hill nearby, you can fashion your own raceway with some large wooden boards angled on something like trash cans.

When the race begins, each child rolls their egg down the slope. Whoever's egg hits the bottom first wins! Make sure to mark up each egg so everyone knows whose is whose. You can color each egg differently, or mark them up in whatever other way you want. Just keep in mind that the egg may break apart when rolling, so small marks won't suffice.

For more practical and less wasteful fun, children can host their own egg races with plastic eggs. The slope can also be parent approved for gentleness to improve the survival quotient of real eggs. If using plastic eggs, we recommend taping them shut so they don't burst open when rolling. An open plastic egg may not roll as well as a properly-closed one! You don't want any tears associated with an egg that broke open and lost a child the race.

Easter Flowers

The timing of Easter lends itself to the planting of flowers and other gardening activities. Select your seeds with care. If you really want to emphasize the meaning of the Easter celebration, select plants that echo your sentiments. One nice idea is to select a planter in muted colors, if not white, and fill it with Easter Lilies. Other flowers in a white hue mixed and potted together convey a similar message of beauty and purity.

Planting ordinary spring flowers is always fun, too! To make it more of a family affair, have each member of your family pick out a flower to plant. These flowers can be seeds or grown plants. A trip to the plant nursery is a great way to spend a day leading up to Easter. It will get your kids excited about the idea of gardening!

As you can see, Easter activities are plentiful if you just think beyond egg creation and egg hunting!

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