I love starting traditions with my family, and the holidays are a perfect time to do that. Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it’s the start of the warmer weather here! Warm weather means more fun options!
Now that my kids are getting older, I’m always on the lookout for things that will still pique their interest. They still love the classics, but many of the craft projects we used to do are a little too “baby-ish” for them.
Here are some fun Easter traditions that we are incorporating this year:
Our family loves games! At our annual Easter dinner, we have a big, competitive egg toss. This is such a big deal for us that many people have the same partner year after year! There are great instructions here on how to play this game. You’ll want to hard boil those eggs if you’re playing with kids!
There is something special about certain foods that you only have once a year. My mom made Massa Sovada, Portuguese sweet bread, every year for Easter. She would make multiple breads and give them to people for Easter. I stopped doing this when my kids were little, but am planning on making some this year so my kids can see this tradition in action.
Egg hunts never go out of style. We add candy and money to ours, because what kid doesn’t love candy and money?
Easter Baskets for the Less Fortunate
Many people give at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but any time is a great time to give to the less fortunate. Our Church is putting together toiletry Easter Baskets for a local homeless coalition. This is a great activity for families to get involved in.
As my kids get older, I realize how important it is to keep traditions going. These are the important things that they’ll remember!