14 Easter Traditions Your Family Will Want To Do Year After Year
Easter’s around the corner and we rounded up some unique Easter traditions that your family will want to do year after year! Get out there and spread a little Easter cheer!
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1. Make Bird Feeders
Use leftover plastic eggs to create these egg-shaped bird feeders.
“Simply dissolve 4oz. of gelatin with one cup of water over low heat. Stir in 6 cups of birdseed until completely coated. Scoop in [plastic] egg molds, close, and put in an egg carton in the refrigerator for an hour. Allow to set for 3 days.” – make-haus
Pop your eggs out of their plastic molds and tie them with twine to hang on a tree or hide them around the yard for birds and squirrel friends to find.
2. Dig for Dinos
If your kid’s more into dinos than Easter bunnies, make these awesome dinosaur surprise eggs! Your kids will love breaking the eggs open to find toys inside. Get the recipe from kidsactivitiesblog.com.
3. Egg & Spoon Relay Races
Grab a wooden spoon and an Easter egg and ready, set, go! Make the race harder by creating obstacles for players to crawl through, walk over, or climb up. This race requires the kiddos to be focused on keeping their egg steady, so THEORETICALLY this is a much calmer, less rowdy kind of relay race (but you can prove us wrong later!) 😏
4. Make a Peep House
We’ve got haunted houses for Halloween and gingerbread houses for Christmas, so keep this fun tradition going with Peep houses for Easter! Use vanilla wafers and candy melts to construct the house, then decorate it with jellybeans, edible grass, candy eggs, and sprinkles.
5. Create a Beautiful Easter Egg Inspired by Rechenka’s Eggs
Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco is a story about the beautiful tradition of egg decorating and touches on forgiveness, friendship and love between an Old Babushka and an injured goose named Rechenka. The intricately-designed eggs in the book are authentic reproductions of eggs painted in Ukranian style.
6. Brighten Up the Neighborhood with Easter Rocks
Paint Easter rocks to brighten up the neighborhood! Young kids can use small paintbrushes while older kids can make fancy designs with puffy paint.
7. Grow a Magical Jellybean Garden
Introduce the idea of how the Easter Bunny will deliver magical jellybeans to kids. When the beans arrive, “plant” the jellybeans in the grass, and later stick a treat in the ground and say they bloomed from the magic beans. Charlene from My Frugal Adventures shares how she started this fun, new tradition with her family.
8. Whip Up Some Easter Bunny Pancakes
How stinkin’ cute will this be for Easter morning? You could make this whole spread or take a shortcut and just whip up Bunny Butt pancakes!
9. Cool Off with Easter Egg Smoothie Popsicles
Blend up a smoothie, pour it into the plastic eggs, and freeze! Pop them out for a healthy and fun snack. See how to make them here.
10. “Egg” a Neighbor’s House
Spread some Easter cheer with your neighbors by ‘egging’ their house! To play, simply bring 6 (or however many you want) eggs with this Easter poem to a friend’s house. Secretly have your kids hide the eggs around the yard. Get the free printable poem and more ideas from Hip2Save.
11. Fashion a Jellybean Necklace
Gather your favorite jellybeans, grab a sewing needle and some thread to fashion your very own custom candy necklace. This project is great for older kids and teens.
12. Decorate an Outdoor Easter Tree
String together plastic Easter eggs to make this whimsical tree decoration.
13. Give Handprint Easter Lilies to Somebunny You Love
The Easter Lily is a traditional flower of Easter and it symbolizes joy, beauty, hope and life. Make this super easy craft with stuff you probably already have at home!
14. Nibble on Rice Krispie Carrots
These festive treats sure look yummy—@theshirleylife shows you how to make them on her story highlights.
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