10 Easter Traditions for Families
Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate family, create memories and build traditions. Maybe you have some traditions from your childhood that you're now doing with your kids? Or maybe you want to start some new traditions with your family. To give you some ideas, we've put together a list of 10 fun ways to start Easter traditions that your family will cherish for years to come.
1. Easter Egg Decorating
Make a trip to the craft store and get some foam or plastic eggs and decorations - or better yet, check out our ready-made Easter Egg craft pack - and get decorating! It's a great activity to do together as a family, and gets the kids creative juices flowing! When you're done, you can attach a matching ribbon and hang them from a tree and have an Easter Egg Tree!
2. Gather Around the Table
Nothing says "family" like a big Easter brunch or dinner around the table. Invite extended family over, or keep it small and simple. And don't forget some Easter table decorations to bring the joy!
3. Get Your Bake-On
Put on an apron, get out the mixing bowls, and get the kids ready for some Easter baking. They will love making bunny, chick or egg-shaped cookies, or helping your decorate a bunny-shaped cake with icing, coconut and lollies. Or maybe you're a bit more traditional and try your hand at whipping up some hot cross buns for the family.
4. Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt
Instead of just placing the kids basket out in the morning for the Easter Egg Hunt, add a bit of a twist to it with a scavenger hunt. Get rid of some of their excited energy and make them hop along on an Easter bunny footprint trail, and follow the clues to find their eggs. For little kids you can maybe draw them a map with pictures, and for older kids, try a few tricky written clues.
We have a great Easter bunny footprint stencil that will do the trick. Just add flour, and voila, Easter bunny magic!
5. Leave Bunny Treats
Like you do with Santa, leave some treats out for the Easter Bunny, like carrots, water and Easter cookies. We're sure even the Easter bunny likes a few sweet treats. Get a personalised Easter Bunny snack tray for the kids to pop their selection on and leave it out the night before Easter.
6. Plant a Jelly Bean Garden
For adults, the best part of Easter is seeing your kids faces light up with the magic of it all. So, give them a little bit of magic in your own backyard - the day before Easter, plant a few jelly beans, and when the kids go to bed, replace them with lollipops. Their faces will shine with wonder the next morning when they see their jelly beans "grew" into lollipops.
7. Egg the Neighbours.
In a nice way of course! Spread a little Easter joy around the neighbourhood and leave an Easter basket of treats at your neighbours front door. Knock or ring the bell, and then run away. Make sure you leave a note with the basket saying "You've been egged" and see if they can guess who it came from!
8. Easter Boxes
Get your kids a keepsake Easter box that you can use each year, and fill it up with an Easter book or movie, pyjamas and maybe a little gift. You could then read the books or watch the movie together, in your new Easter pyjamas.
Check out our beautiful Keepsake boxes on our website.
9. Pancake Breakfast
On Easter morning, start the day off with a family pancake breakfast, but with a little fun Easter twist. Separate out your pancake mixture and add different food colouring to them, and make rainbow pancakes!
10. Take a Family Snapshot
Whether you're in your Sunday best, your Easter pyjamas or have just finished your rainbow pancakes, take a family photo to capture the memory. Even better, try to take it in the same spot each year, with everyone standing in the same spots, and you'll have a beautiful keepsake showing how your family has grown over the years.
Having young kids, we love adding new family traditions to the holidays, that they may one day do with their own kids. Do you have any special family traditions that you love doing? Please share them with us, we'd love to know!