Holiday traditions are so fun! I loved the different fun things my parents did for us as kids. And, now as a parent myself, I enjoy carrying on many of those traditions with my boys. Easter holds a little extra special meaning around here as our oldest was born just 4 days before Easter and our middle little guy is our little Easter bunny–born on Easter Sunday in 2010! So, we love Easter around our house! Here are some of our favorite Easter traditions:
Dyeing Easter eggs. I remember doing this every year as a kid–usually the night before Easter. It’s such a simple and inexpensive way to get creative as a family! I love all the different creations and colors. Plus it’s such a more fun way to eat hard-boiled eggs! Sadly, while writing this post, I discovered that we have NO pictures of dyeing eggs as a family. So, I’m on a mission to remedy that this year!
Easter Baskets. We haven’t really been big on talking about the “Easter Bunny” around here, but the boys get Easter baskets each year! In fact, the last two years we’ve done a shared basket. I don’t know how well that will work with three, but for now, we really like it. It’s easier for me & I love that it fosters sharing amongst them!
Egg Hunt. As a kid I looked forward to this every year! I remember egg hunts at my grandparents’ house, at church, and at home. As we got older, my parents did AWESOME hunts! The eggs contained numbers inside and the numbers corresponded to prizes. SUPER FUN! Last year was the first one we could do with both boys and they loved it! We’re so looking forward to Sunday afternoon!
Bunny Cake. This one is a long-standing tradition, something that my grandmas made years ago. My mom made many during my childhood and the reigns have now passed to me. The Bunny Cake really isn’t too tough to make and looks adorable on the Easter table! The kids love it!
So, you can see that we don’t do anything overly unique and crazy fancy. But, I don’t think it has to be to make long-lasting memories for your kids!
What Easter traditions does YOUR family have?