Easter is coming up! It's easier than you think to choose fun activities that make everyone in your family happy. And remember: No matter what you choose to do on Easter, the most important thing is that you feel happy and grateful for the people in your life who you love.
1. Read Easter Books:
The Great Eggscape by Jory John and Pete Oswald. The story begins with Shel being alone in the carton. All his egg friends have escaped. The story shows the fun things that the eggs are doing after they escape, such as playing in the egg dye and hiding in fruit. When Shel goes to find the eggs, he tries to get them all lined up, organized, and back to where they’re supposed to be. When Meg ends up missing, they go on an adventure to find the missing egg.
The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain. Join Brother and Sister as they go on the Giant Beartown Easter Egg Hunt. The cubs are trying to collect the most Easter eggs, but when they discover a mama bird's nest about to hatch, it’s the true meaning of the holiday that they find.
2. Watch The Sunrise. Get up early and enjoy the beauty and peace of a sunrise. Sunrises are free to watch, and even better still take a picnic along with you. There is something magical about watching the sky fill with light and the shadows slip away from the coming day. It has been proven that watching the sunrise gives you a better sense of gratitude for the earth.
3. Dye Easter eggs & Decorate Them. One easy way to dye eggs is to do the following: Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 20 drops of food coloring (you can use more to deepen the color) in 1 cup of hot water in a heatproof bowl that you can submerge an egg completely. To create different tints, alter the dipping time. Best to use tongs to make handling the eggs easier.
4. Watch an Easter-themed movie. Watching a movie after a delicious meal just goes together like peanut butter and jelly. Try one of these kid-friendly and adult-approved ones: Hop, Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade, Peter Rabbit, or The Dog Who Saved Easter. So go ahead and make some popcorn, grab a handful of Easter candy, and spend some quality time with your family watching one of these films.
5. Donate an Easter basket. Fill Easter baskets for those in need. It’s the perfect way to give back. It's a small touch that brings a lot of happiness to children and their parents this time of year. You can donate it to a local organization, food pantry, or homeless shelter. Items for the baskets can include: Easter candy, small pad of paper, pens and colored pencils, a book, a $5 gift card for a fast-food restaurant, fragrant hand sanitizer, nail files, or other small gifts. (All items should be unopened and new).