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Free Easter Activity Printable

In my new fashion of creating a printable for every holiday, I have now created a free Easter activity printable. Similar to my Thanksgiving and Christmasprintables, this Easter one is meant to help keep the kids busy while they wait for the food to be put on the table or for activities to start. Click anywhere above to download and print. Beware: The “find the difference” is a bit hard! … [Read more...]

Plastic Egg Spin Art

I saw plastic egg spin art (or Easter egg spin art) on Pinterest and thought it would be fun for the girls and I to try. So... We got out our paints, plastic eggs, paper, a cookie sheet (to contain the eggs when they spin), and a paper plate to put the paint on... We dipped our eggs in the paint and attempted to spin them... As you'll see in the video below, our art did not turn out quite like the Pinterest photo shows. The final project looked more like marble painting then plastic egg painting. … [Read more...]

13 Unique Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers

Over the past two years we've give you 25 non-basket Easter basket ideas, and 50 things (other than candy) to put in your child's Easter basket. This year we'll focus on the eggs that either get hidden or that go in you child's basket with 13 unique non-candy Easter egg fillers. 1. Lego pieces to a set Buy a new Lego set and break it up into the eggs. Once all the eggs are found, they can put the set together. 2. Gift certificates to local stores Give a gift certificate to a toy store or clothing store. 3. Homemade fruit snacks A healthy treat for your kids to eat. 4. Seeds Have fun planting flowers once your Easter celebrations are done. 5. Resurrection eggs Remember the real reason we celebrate Easter. 6. Craft supplies Glitter glue, beads, mini markers, cut out shapes...anything you can use for crafting. 7. Gift certificates to do something fun with mom/dad/grandma/grandpa Make your own gift certificates for things such as "good for one trip to the … [Read more...]

You’ve Been Egged

My family is lucky enough to live in an AWESOME neighborhood. My neighbors regularly get together for fun things and have a minimum of two block parties a year. We could not be happier with where we live. Because our neighborhood is so fun, a few years ago my girls and I started "You've Been Boo'd" at Halloween time. It was a huge success and everyone really got into it. This year we decided to do something different with "You've Been Egged!" for Easter. You've Been Egged is similar to  Boo'd in the fact that it is still a ding-dong and ditch thing but instead of just leaving treats on your neighbor's door, you hide eggs in their yard. Both adults and kids can have fun with this. The only problem is hiding the eggs without getting caught! To "Egg" your neighbors, you'll need: 10 fillable plastic eggs treats to put in the eggs (candy or non-candy) a copy of the "You've Been Egged" sheet (see below to download) 1) Fill the plastic eggs with treats 2) Sneak into … [Read more...]

Easter Story in an Egg Hunt

Since Nutty was old enough to walk my family has had an egg hunt every Easter. My mom hides over 200 eggs and my girls, along with my nephew, hunt for them. It is a tradition we look forward to every year. Last Easter was a bit different. Hidden among the normal eggs were "special" eggs with something other than the usual candy or money inside. Instead, what was contained in these eggs shared the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter. The eggs were Resurrection Eggs. As the kids opened all the eggs they found and built their candy/money stash, they set aside the Resurrection Eggs. When all the regular eggs had been opened, the kids took turns reading the slips from the Resurrection Eggs in the ordered numbers. Along with that, my sister read the Easter Story from a book. The story closely resembled the story from the bible. The kids loved coordinating the eggs with the bible book story! Having Resurrection Eggs along with our regular eggs in the hunt reminded us all that Easter is … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Memory Game

Looking for an Easter game that can keep your kids busy for a while? How about doing an Easter Egg Memory Game? My daughter thought this game was a blast and she played it multiple different ways too. It kept her busy for literally an hour!  The only things you'll need are a bunch of plastic Easter eggs and the same amount of small, matching objects to put into the eggs. There are a few different ways to play the Easter Egg Memory Game depending on how hard or easy you want to make it.  The basic way is to simply put the objects into the eggs, mix them up, then try to find the matching objects in the eggs. To make it easier:  put matching objects in matching egg colors such as the pennies in two pink eggs, the buttons in two blue eggs. To make it harder:  Mix up the egg colors such as a yellow top with a blue bottom or an orange top with a yellow bottom.  You can also do similar items instead of matching items such as a penny and a nickle, two different buttons, or two … [Read more...]

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