By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger
If you are looking for unique ideas to celebrate Easter, we’ve gathered a great list of suggestions below.
For many of us Easter symbolizes a new start, life, gathering and abundance. Beyond the significant religious meaning of this holiday, Easter is also supposed to be FUN! Many of the following ways to celebrate Easter are obvious suggestions, but some are things you may not have thought about!
Traditions You Can Easily Continue
- Absolutely color some eggs! And this year you can take your decorating to another level and learn how to decorate eggs based on other cultural traditions. We featured ideas in this blog HERE.
- Make plans to fill those Easter baskets and if you need ideas, consider a themed basket like we featured HERE. Many of the items can be found at Walmart or Target. Or if the grandparents, aunts and uncles want to be involved, encourage them to mail a fun contribution to your child’s Easter basket.
- Pull out old Easter book, borrow some from neighbors, order new ones, or download them from Amazon or your library branch. HERE is a link to Amazon’s new releases for children’s Easter books, and HERE is a link of other favorite Easter books we’ve shared in the past.
- Watch past episodes of Veggie Tales for the kids or Passion of the Christ for teens.
Easter Crafts & Recipes
It’s a great time to start a new tradition as you celebrate Easter, and you can easily do that with easy Easter crafts and recipes. Over the years, TMoM has featured several Easter and Spring craft blogs like these below…
Spring and Easter Craft Ideas
Hidden Surprise String Easter Eggs
Springtime Crafts for Kids of All Ages
Five Easy, Cute & Useful Crafts
Adorable Spring Crafts for Your Kids
15 DIY Easter Cross Ideas
There are also a million fun and easy Easter recipes that can be found on Google, and below are a few that looked especially cute and delicious:
If the weather is good, consider organizing some games for you and the kids to celebrate Easter! You could always do something simple like an “egg and spoon relay,” “egg toss,” “egg roll,” or “pin the tail on the bunny,” or try some of these ideas…
Creative Easter Ideas
TMoM Team Member Laura Dykek offers these ideas…
Egg Hop Relay Race
Divide everyone into pairs. Each pair of players receives two large egg cutouts made from cardboard or heavy cardstock. The first teammate stands on one egg and the second places the other egg cutout on the ground in front of the first. The first teammate “hops” to the second egg. Repeat this process, moving toward the finish line until you cross. First team to finish wins!
Match the Eggs
Gather an even number of plastic eggs. Divide eggs into pairs and fill each pair with different small objects like pennies or jelly beans. Put all the eggs together, and then let each child shake the eggs and attempt to place the two matching eggs together. Whoever has the most correct matches wins!
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Fill an Easter basket with goodies. Hide the basket somewhere and then fill plastic eggs with clues that will help players locate the treasure. The first to reach the basket wins the treasure!
Easter Egg Lawn Bowling
Start with a dozen hardboiled eggs (or more, depending on the number of players). Leave one white, and dye each of the others a different color. Gently toss the white egg onto the lawn. Each player takes turns rolling their colored eggs toward the white one, trying to see who can get closest without touching it.
The Fox and the Eggs
Designate one player as the fox and the others are Easter eggs. Before the game begins, each egg decides what color they are going to be and keeps that color choice a secret from the fox. The eggs then face the fox, who guesses colors one at a time. If the fox guesses a player’s color, that player must run a set route before rejoining the other eggs in the home base “basket”. The fox chases the egg, similar to “Duck, Duck, Goose”! If the egg makes it back to the basket, he or she chooses a new color and play continues. If the fox tags the egg before he or she returns to the basket, that player becomes the new fox.
Spread Easter Joy in the Neighborhood
Have you heard about the Teddy Bear Hunt taking place in neighborhoods all over the country? Our neighborhood did something similar with leprechauns over St. Patrick’s Day, and you can easily do something similar with Easter bunnies or eggs! Simply have your child create a paper bunny or colorful paper Easter egg and tape it to your window. Encourage your neighbors to do the same and organize the neighborhood kids to walk or bike ride (or ride in car) to “hunt” for bunnies or eggs in the windows!
Also bring back the stained glass sidewalk chalk art phenomenon we witnessed during coronavirus (see pic to the left). Celebrate Easter by starting something similar with large colorful stained glass Easter eggs!
Organize a neighborhood-wide Easter Egg hunt!
Spread Easter Kindness in the Community
A wonderful way to celebrate Easter is to have your kids spend some time writing letters or making cards for our community leaders, such as firefighters, police, medical professionals, grocery store employees, mailmen, UPS drivers, pharmacists, etc – as well as elderly residents at nursing homes who are not able to be in contact with their loved ones.
Or simply spend Easter Sunday creating encouraging notes for neighbors – either as sidewalk chalk art or as notes you can tape to your neighbor’s front doors.
Let’s make this an Easter to remember, and maybe one with new traditions to be enjoyed for years to come! If you have more ideas to share, please include as a comment below!
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