Easter traditions

by Mommy on April 18, 2014

Most of our holidays are centered around religion. While I know it’s the most important reasons the holidays are celebrated, I also like my kids to have fun and have good feelings towards traditions that accompany the holidays. Easter is one such holiday.

As a parent with young kids, I want them to know the true reason we are celebrating the holiday. And so, I will haul 2 kids to church a few times this weekend and teach them that Jesus died for us. While this is the number one and only reason Easter truly exists, I know it’s not really going to get the kids jumping for joy. While we don’t make a huge spectacle over the Easter bunny, we still incorporate some of the fun Easter stuff, decorating eggs, hiding eggs and of course my favourite, eating chocolate.

Every year we head out to the country to celebrate Easter with my grandma, I have nearly every egg hiding spot memorized as her home hasn’t changed much over the past 34 years I’ve been around. There is one very special Easter that stands out however as it was different than any other. It was much like this year, a late Easter, the snow had melted and the weather co-operated nicely for the season. Rather than hiding eggs in the same places as every other year, “grandma bunny” hid the eggs outside. I’ll never forget that Easter as my cousins and I hunted for eggs on that crisp sunny morning in fresh dew.

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As an adult, Easters are even more fun, watching the kids search for eggs in plain sight as they fill their baskets up with chocolate energy gives me even more pleasure than when I was the one hunting for eggs. So this year, as Mommy Bunny, I hope to get outside before the crack of dawn and hide my Kinder eggs outside for the girls.

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When it comes to traditions, think outside of the box (or the living room) and give the kids something extra special to remember. If it’s a nice day, hide the eggs outside for the ultimate Easter egg hunt. You won’t regret it and the kids will never forget it.

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“DISCLOSURE: I’M PART OF THE KINDER® MOM PROGRAM AND I RECEIVE SPECIAL PERKS AS PART OF MY AFFILIATION WITH THIS GROUP. THE OPINIONS ON THIS BLOG ARE MY OWN.”

{ 4 comments }

Chelsey April 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Jesus death and resurrection should have your kids jumping up and down for joy — and not just at Easter, but year round!!! You can incorporate traditions that tell the story of Jesus’ gift of eternal life by using resurrection eggs (even homemade ones) or re-enacting the Easter story (ie: the resurrection and the angel at the tomb) with toy characters or with your kids acting out various parts.

paula schuck April 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Lynetter: That is the cutest little well. Adorable. My kids had a pretty great Easter morning with all the yummy Kindereggs. I was totally feeling like maybe they are too old for this stuff but they were into it this morning running around in a blur. I guess you are never too old for Easter egg hunts.

Lynette April 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Thanks Paula,

That cute well is covering the real well which is underneath. I still like a treasure hunt now and then,,, and I’m older than your kids :)

Jodie June 2, 2014 at 5:57 am

Nice post! I think I love Easter eggs hunt even more now than I am a Mom…nothing beats watching your kids excitement on Easter day!

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