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Easter is such a special holiday for Ryan and Rose. First and foremost, it’s the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior! It is also a wonderful reason to gather with our loved ones. Easter was also one of Lindsey’s mother’s favorite holidays, too. She looked forward to worshiping with her loved ones, but also making it a fun and joyous time filled with holiday traditions. This Easter will be the first without Mia, but her family looks forward to carrying on her legacy with new and old traditions alike.
Dying Easter Eggs is a customary tradition for many families, but we’ve found an alternative that we think you will love, too. A few years ago, Lindsey discovered the Eggmazing Egg Decorator Kit, and it has truly lived up to its name…it’s AMAZING. You no longer have to worry about real eggs and messy dyes, and the kids have a blast while doing it! Although you can use hard boiled eggs or plastic eggs, we prefer using white wooden eggs. You don’t have to worry about them breaking, and you can also use them as décor throughout the Easter and spring season. Bonus: the kids really enjoy seeing their artwork out on display, too! There are a few different versions to choose from: an Easter Bunny, an Easter Basket, and even a Dinosaur Kit. If your family enjoys it as much as we think you will, you may even want to try the Ornament Edition during the Christmas season.
We love a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, too, and Mia liked to up the ante when it came to her grandchildren! Of course we use traditional plastic eggs filled with candy, but Mia also liked hiding Golden Eggs with money inside. She would make sure to have enough golden eggs for each child to have one. This made for a lot of excitement among all the kids! If you’re looking to switch things up a little bit, we also love the idea of doing an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (or Treasure Hunt), or even hopping around in Potato Sacks to hunt your eggs!
It’s no secret that the Cutie Family loves any opportunity to play games for prizes…or for bragging rights! A few of our favorite games are the Easter Egg Spoon Race, Balancing Egg Race, and the Rabbit Ear Ring Toss.
The Easter Egg Spoon Race is a great choice because you don’t have to purchase anything in particular (although there are many cute options online). You can use the same eggs from your Easter Egg Hunt, and basic wooden spoons. And last but not least, our favorite game to play is the Egg Toss! It is by far the most entertaining game for everyone! It’s another activity that doesn’t take a lot of planning, just a willingness to get a little messy! All you need is a raw egg and a partner to throw with. Whoever goes the furthest distance before dropping is the winner!
If your family is anything like ours, we love an excuse to do an activity that revolves around food. Bunny Bait is a yummy treat that is easy enough for your kids to participate in making. It’s also a great dessert option to bring to Easter lunch or dinner. If your kids love making gingerbread houses at Christmas, then they will love making Graham Cracker Birdhouses, too. They don’t require a lot of ingredients or a lot of time, which is always a plus for busy families. Lastly, our favorite food activity is making Resurrection Rolls. This activity is a great way to teach your children about the Empty Tomb, and they are a delicious treat, too.
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At Ryan and Rose, our hope is that you are always celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, we believe that Easter Sunday is a special time of worship and celebration with family and friends. We hope that we’ve provided you with a few ideas to add to your family’s Easter traditions this year, and that you find as much enjoyment from them as we do.