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It might feel like Easter is far away, but March 27th will be here sooner than you think. This springtime occasion is meant for joy, and if you’re looking for ways to increase the fun during your family celebrations, consider incorporating these exciting Easter activities in this year.
6 Ways to Make Your Easter Exciting!
1. Scavenger Hunt
Put your own spin on the usual Easter egg hunt by making it into a more complicated scavenger hunt with detailed clues. You can also choose to have both adult and kid-oriented hunts, with harder clues for moms and dads and easy hints for little ones. Start with clues inside, then head outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful springtime sunshine.
2. Gifts for the Whole Family
While kiddos get most of the focus on this holiday, you can include all of your family members in the celebration with a little bit of extra effort. Instead of only hiding eggs for the little ones, grab Easter baskets for everyone in the family filled with age-appropriate things you know they’ll love. Gourmet snacks for the adults and plush cuddly toys for the little kids are sure to go over well and you’ll bring back the magic for older family members too.
3. Arts and Crafts
Easter is the perfect occasion to create some fun arts and crafts. Whether it’s dyeing eggs, putting together decorative baskets for the Easter table, or painting some characters to hang up, getting out those paint brushes, pencils, and art supplies will see you and your kids laughing all the way up until the egg hunt. If you’re hosting, this is also a great way to decorate the house before your guests arrive. What artwork is better than those masterpieces that come from your little ones?
4. Lawn Games
Easter is one of the first big holidays after the end of winter, so make sure you take advantage of the gorgeous weather by organizing some fun lawn games with your family, friends, and neighbors. Whether it’s bocce ball from Playaboule.com or horseshoes, getting outside and soaking up some sunshine rays on the lawn will have the whole family involved in some fun. If you want to make your games Easter-centric, consider a race where each contestant has to keep a dyed egg balanced on a spoon, or have everyone step into a sack and hop race to the finish line like a bunny.
5. A Photo Booth
If you’re entertaining your family and friends, set up a DIY photo booth where everyone can snap some hilarious photos on their phone. Create a backdrop with some construction paper of an Easter scene, then lay out some fun props they can use during their photo sessions. Head to a local thrift shop or even scour the neighborhood for garage and yard sales where you can find some hilarious props.
Even the Dollar Tree will likely have some cute Easter costume items. Think bunny ears, fake beaks for all the little chicks to don over their noses, and some washable face paint for drawing on some hilarious whiskers. Not only will this be a fun activity for loved ones young and old, but the photos will also serve as the perfect mementos for your celebrations.
6. Give Back
Easter shouldn’t just be focused on hunting Easter eggs and eating sweets, it’s a major Christian holiday. After attending service, we all have a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community and spread good will.
You can volunteer with your kids in a nursing home to bring smiles to the residents who might not have received visitors on Easter, or work at a local soup kitchen to give out hearty meals to the hungry. You can even put together care baskets filled with life essentials and take them to a homeless shelter to assure they’re given to someone who needs them. Realizing our own blessings and giving back to those when we have the opportunity is a lesson we can all learn from, but especially our little ones.
Make this Easter memorable by adding some of these traditions into your celebration and make sure every family member has a joyous time. Everybody from the little ones to the young at heart will have an amazing time.
What about YOU? How do you like to celebrate Easter?