If you came here for an actual sonnet, you will be sorely disappointed. If you came here for Easter ideas and absurd pictures of us and our sisters, then you will be anything but disappointed.
In case you haven’t looked at your calendar, Easter is less than a week away. Our niece, Laura Kate, decided to freak out last week and cry many tears because she, and I quote, “doesn’t want the Easter Bunny to come to her room at night and look at her!” Me neither, Laura Kate. She also got upset because, and I quote again, “she heard from the big kids that the Easter Bunny will leave his fur in her house.” I don’t know who the big kids are, but they know how to put the Easter fear in a 3 year old.
Just in case you’re not quite in the spirit yet, let me try and get you there. Here are some pictures from the Easter archives.
Now that we’ve gotten that out the way, I thought I’d share some tradition ideas that you might want to incorporate into your week. Here we go.
Kat mentioned this in her Easter post last year, but it’s worth another mention. PS…If you need a few giggles and are new here, have a read. Our grandmother used to always decorate the tree in her front yard by hanging Easter eggs all over it. It was magnificent. We started that last year with Claire. We dyed some eggs and strung them on some bare branches, and she thought it was fabulous. We will be doing it again this week. Make yourself an Easter tree.
This will be a new one for us: hunt for eggs at night using a flashlight. I wanted to do it last year, but I didn’t think Claire would really like it. Her sisters are definitely too young, so we will give it a shot when they are asleep. Glow in the dark eggs would be fun too.
These empty tomb rolls are a great dessert or breakfast idea to talk about the resurrection whilst eating something coated in cinnamon and sugar. What could be better?
We haven’t done this yet, but I told Mark the other day I wanted to after I heard someone on The Food Network mention that they do it with their dog. It’s where I get all my good ideas. You put some dog treats in a few Easter eggs and let your pup find them. I think Millie and Claire will get a kick out of it.
Mark and Claire actually like to do something similar on the regular with Millie. They let her smell a treat then shut the door to our bedroom and hide it somewhere. Then they open the door with gusto like they are gameshow hosts, and she goes to find it. All that to say, I think she will be good at it.
Does this make us weird dog people? I think it does. Oh well.
Our family loves games and usually plays one or more at an holiday gathering. Here are a few ideas for after you enjoy your lunch followed by coconut cake and egg hunting.
-Egg in a spoon relay races-always a classic and always a good time
-Egg hunt relay race-divide everyone into teams and hide eggs. The first player on each team runs to find an egg and then tags the next person to go. Everyone on each team has to find an egg, and the first team to have everyone get one, wins. You could even make it a bit more challenging and assign each team to a specific color.
-Jelly Bean Race-Divide into teams and each team gets a bowl of jelly beans one end and then a cup (either a very small cup or a cup with a line drawn on it) on the other side of the room. Each team member has to scoop some jelly beans, put the spoon in their mouth, and race to the other side and put them in the cup. First team to fill up their cup, wins. Since we are in Covid times, everyone should have their own spoon and not pass the spoon baton-no sharing germs for Jesus’ resurrection.
-Egg Hunt but up the ante’-Our family enjoys the occasional gamble. Everyone could put a certain amount of money into the “pot.” Then you can hunt eggs like normal and the person who finds the most, gets all of the money that everyone contributed.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, and I also hope that darn rabbit doesn’t leave fur all over your house.