“Wishing You Lots Of Easter Fun!”

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I love Spring when everything comes alive and it is time to celebrate Easter. Growing up my brothers and sister and I  had the Normal Easter Traditions as kids and lots of memories were made. 

When we lived at the big farmhouse raising our kids and lots of Foster Kids  I loved to decorate with bunnies on the porch to greet visitors and Easter egg garlands.  I crocheted the Cutest Easter Bunnies,  and there were Easter Villages, (like the one below) and Easter Wreaths on the doors.

We dyed lots of Easter eggs and there were New Easter Dresses for the girls and New ties for the boys. When the kids woke up on Easter Morning  there was a fun trail of jelly beans all over the house that led to their Easter Baskets filled with candy and gifts from the Easter Bunny. 

After Breakfast we had a big Easter Egg Hunt outside. We had 10 acres of ground and there were a lot of eggs for everyone.

Let me share with  you a Fun Easter Egg Hunt we attended when we left the big Farmhouse and moved.  This family had a huge horse farm and they invited people from our church over for a big BBQ and a Fun Easter Egg Hunt.

There were Easter eggs of every color all over everywhere. When the kids were given the word they took their baskets and gathered tons of eggs.  Then they went to a place where they dumped their eggs in a big basket and were given Decorated Easter bags with candy and some of the Easter eggs they found. This idea make it possible for little kiddos and older kids to get the same amount.

When that was done a plane flew over the farm and the Easter Bunny, leaning out from the plane threw out candy for everyone. WOW I will never forget that Easter Party nor will the many children that were there. That was AWESOME!!

What do you do for Easter?  Let me share with you some fun ideas that you might want to add to you Easter festivities this year.

Baking is part of the Easter Celebration with cakes, and cookies. Turn the Page and see how pretty this cake is on the inside. (Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything)

 

What do you do for Easter? Do you have a big celebration? Let me share with you some fun ideas that would help make your Easter Party Fantastic this year.

Have little hands help out with this bright and beautiful centerpiece. Just make sure they don’t sneak too many Peeps and jelly beans while putting it together! Get Directions Here

This Is So Fun! Cannot Wait To Make One……Easy Spring Flower Garland From Club Chica Circle.

Have a Fantastic Easter Egg Hunt With These Clues From Stuffed Suitcase.

Start Planting a Garden….Marigolds, petunias, can be a fun flower garden for kids. Turn the Page for a Gardening Guide for your region.

Decorate an Easter Tree…you can buy one at The Dollar Store or find a branch, paint it white, or a different color and then add decorations.Learn how to make one below from Rhythms Of Play.

Buy New Easter Outfits For The Family….I remember every year my mom made me and my sister dresses alike. My brothers received new shirts and a tie. When my kids were growing up I made suits for my sons and dresses for my girls. 

Start a Tradition of Growing Your Own Easter Grass + when Easter is over this grass is Edible. Creative Green Living Will Show You What To Do.

For Breakfast Serve Italian Easter Egg Bread, (Recipe From Taste Of Home.) Then Place Colored, Hard-Cooked Eggs into this Fresh-Baked Bread Dough and Enjoy With Your Family.

If you have Older kids With Smart Phones who might want to have some fun in a Easter Egg Hunt send them out with these Printable QR Codes.  This Idea to bring in the Entire Family!   Thanks Bits Of Everything.

It’s Magical For Kids….Easter Bunny Note and Free Print from DimplePrints.

12 Hilarious Easter Games For Family Gatherings….These Easter Games can be played indoors or outdoors. All family will have a blast playing these Family Games! Turn the Page and Playtivities will give you all the details.

How My Gosh How Adorable! Learn How To Make Some Pom Pom Easter Bunnies From ikatbag. Your Kids Will Love To Find a Couple In Their Easter Baskets!

 

Little Girls Would Love To Find A Cute Bunny Necklace In Their Easter Basket…..You Still Have Time To Make Some, So Hop Over To GStore Patters For This Sleeping Bunny Tiny Amigurumi Charm.

 

May we all remember why we really  celebrate Easter. Jesus Christ our brother took upon himself all of our sins and sufferings and died for all of us on a cross. He rose again  from the tomb after 3 days so we can go and live with him again. Enjoy these videos. 

May we all remember why we really  celebrate Easter. Jesus Christ died for all of us on a cross and was risen from the tomb after 3 days so we can go and live with him again. Enjoy these videos. 

Whatever Your Easter Holiday Holds, We Hope It Is Beautiful and Filled With Lots Of Family Fun and Memories!

 

 

 

 

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Eggs-tra Special Easter Egg Hunts

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Do you love Easter egg hunts? Me Too. If you are hosting an Easter get-together this year with your family, friends, or neighbors, here are some great Easter egg hunt ideas and steps to help you plan a successful hunt!

 

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Easter Egg Hunting began in America when German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The festivity soon spread across the nation, and baskets replaced nests. Eventually, the game evolved into a treasure hunt, and the prizes expanded from just hard-boiled eggs to include chocolate, candy, toys and coins. In many families, the Easter Bunny leaves a basket filled with gifts, not just eggs to find.

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It’s time to hunt without further delay!
Go out the place where you play in the sun,
that’s where you’ll find all the Easter fun.
Then like you always do, just like is you habit,
put all the pieces together and you get to keep this cute pink chocolate bunny rabbit!
Hoppy Hunting,
The Easter Bunny

 

 To avoid jealousy and hard feelings at an Easter Egg hunt for your kids or grandkids, use the same color eggs for each person. Example…..blue for Todd, pink for Addie, yellow, green and purple for other kids, etc. 

Then take one egg of each color and put the same thing in each.  Continue until all the eggs are filled.  For the hunt, tell each kid what color is theirs and to only pick up eggs of that color. That way everyone has the same amount of eggs and the same amount of “goodies”.  No one gets their feeling hurt.

Leave Tell Tale Prints….. Make bunny footprints near each hidden Easter egg to give the kids some easy hints as to where the eggs are hidden.

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You can also try making the footprints out of plain paper or even sprinkle some talcum powder and put a bunny paw print in it with your fingers.

 

Confetti Eggs

Mix a few of these in with the regular eggs for a fun surprise at the end of the hunt.
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Personalized Eggs….Older kids often grab all the treats because they are faster at finding eggs and small prizes. In this hunt, each person has to look for a specific color egg or a prize with their initial on it. Letter stickers from a crafts store are easy to stick on and make each egg unique. Not only does this equal out the distribution of candy and gifts but it allows you to give specific treats to kids based on their interests.
Tips: Have fun with what you put in the eggs. Small games, fortunes, pennies, photographs, and special notes are all great alternatives to jelly beans.
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The Bunny Treasure Map….In this hunt, the Easter Bunny has left a map to the prizes but the kids will have to put together all of the pieces to find the hiding spot. Draw a map or write a clue on colored card stock or a pre-cut blank puzzle. One side should be brightly colored and the map should be drawn on the back. Cut the map in pieces and hide it around the house. When all the pieces are found, kids must try to assemble the map that will lead them to their Easter basket treat.
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Tips: Count how many pieces you have so you’ll know when it is time for the kids to start assembling the puzzle. You can also number each piece so kids know how many pieces they are trying to find.
Golden and Sliver Egg Hunt: Place a golden and a silver egg in a hard to find spot with money in it.
420 golden egg istockphotoSuper Secret Message Egg…..Hide a little message in each egg. It is just like a fortune cookie…only with eggs!
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 Easter Egg Eggstravaganza …...Fill each of the eggs with a slip of paper with a task that the finder has to  complete such as a sing “Itsy Bity Spider,” name three fruits that are red, or do a handstand. This is an Easter egg hunt so make them fun. Once the finder does the task, they can pick out a piece of candy or a toy.
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Night time Egg Hunt….Kids need to have adults with them and do it in a safe place. Grab a flash light and go on a hunt to find the eggs under the moon and stars. Place glow sticks in the eggs.

 
“Find Your Name” Egg Hunt….Before the hunt, write each child’s name on an egg. The child that finds the egg with their name on it first wins a prize.
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Make sure every last egg is found by tipping off the kids with this cute printable clue cards.
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Along with plastic Easter Eggs there are other things you can hide.  You can wrap bigger items in plastic wrap or cellophane and tie with a bow. Some ideas are…
 Chocolate Bunny
 Easter Stuffed Animals: Bunnies, Chicks, LambsBunch-of-Bunnies-coming-out-of-an-Egg-
Jump Ropes and other outside toys
Large Container Bubbles
Dolls
Action Figures
Crayons with Coloring Book
Socks cute Easter socks fit in the larger eggs and are fun for the kids.
Tattoos – gives the kids something to do.
Gift Certificates – maybe for McDonald’s or your local frozen yogurt shop
Small whistles – if you are brave!
Glow in the dark star stickers for the ceiling
Lego mini building set – spread the pieces over a few eggs
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Indoor Hunt….Don’t let a rainy day spoil the Easter Egg Hunt—an inside hunt can be as fun.  Designate which rooms will be part of the hunt.  The difficulty can be based on the age of the kids.  You can even designate rooms for different age groups. You can even designate rooms for different age groups.  For younger kids, hide the eggs in places they are visible.  For older kids and teens, you can really bury those eggs.
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Make a More Challenging Egg Hunt……There are several things you can do to make a traditional egg hunt more challenging for older kids.

Find creative places to hide the eggs to give an egg hunt more appeal. If you can, hide the eggs in an unfamiliar location. Hide them in the woods or a park. Pick a place that has a lot of nooks and crannies. Make the hunt boundaries large to increase the places they can be hidden.

These are good idea for groups that also have younger children. The older kids can look for the more complex hiding spots while the younger kids can find easily hidden eggs.

Ice Cream Hunt–Hunting for ice cream?….. In each egg, put ice cream toppings. Some examples could be jelly beans, sprinkles, M&M’s, marshmallows, butterscotch chips, and anything else that would fir in those little plastic refillable eggs are found, each hunter will make their own ice cream in a bag! This works well outside on a nice day. You can google “ice cream in a bag” and get a zillions recipes like this one.
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One tip, though, have your baggies made up ahead of time so as soon as the egg hunting is done, the kids can immediately start making their ice cream. You will also want to have gloves or socks handy because the bags get really cold!
Once the ice cream is made, they can add all the toppings to their bag of ice cream!
coins-in-easter-eggEgg Puzzle…..Tell your children the Easter Bunny left them a puzzle, and they have to locate all of the puzzle pieces to find out what the grand finale prize is. To set up the puzzle, on a large sheet of paper, write a message to your children. Then, divide up the paper to look like puzzle pieces and cut out the individual pieces. Hide each piece in an egg. Once the kids have found all the puzzle pieces they can lay them out on the floor to read their special message and find the big prize the Easter Bunny left for them.
 
Creative Egg Stuffers….Mix it up this year and take the candy out of Easter. Yup, you read that right–ditch the sugar. The kids are already “hopped” up enough on their natural energy anyway. Fill the eggs with fun surprises the children will never expect.
Some Ideas are…..
Money
Movie Tickets
Stickers
Gum
IOU notes (example….One Large Banana Split to make up for all sugar lost on Easter!)
 
The Easter Challenge……The Easter challenge is a fun party game version of an Easter egg hunt that older children and adults will love. Instead of hiding candy eggs, you would hide small plastic eggs. Inside each egg would be a task that has to be completed.
Sing a song, recite a verse from memory, jump on one foot for  10 seconds, draw a picture, etc. After each task is completed, the child receives another treat for their basket.  Make sure to keep a camera on hand to capture all the fun!
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Story Egg Hunt
Create or find an Easter story. (This is a good hunt to include the religious meaning and story of Easter). Print it out and then cut it apart into strips. Number the strips in order and place them in eggs for the hunt. After the hunt – have the hunters sit in a circle and take turns reading the parts of the story form their eggs in orde
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 Story Egg Hunt……Create or find an Easter Story. (This is a good hunt to include the religious meaning and story of Easter.)
 Print it out and then cut it apart into strips. Number the strips in order and place them in the eggs for the hunt.  After the hunt–have the hunters sit in a circle and take turns reading the parts of the story from the eggs in order.

Find an organized Easter egg hunt in your area……

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Just because a get-together is called an Easter egg hunt does not mean other activities cannot be going on besides the hunt. Plenty of spring activities can be done at Easter. Set up stations of activities that kids can do either by themselves, or have a grown-up rotate in to help their kids. Stations might include:

The ideas mentioned above not only make the Easter special, but memorable too. In fact, using a bit of creativity, anybody can come up with such fun ideas. So, what are you waiting for?
There are so many ways to make the tradition of an Easter egg hunt fun!

Happy Easter Egg hunting!

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