Bunny Ears Craft for Easter

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If your baby or toddler will tolerate wearing these little bunny ears, it’s pretty much the cutest way to get a young child into the Easter spirit, long before they know who the Easter Bunny is!

To involve Veronika in the craft, I sat her down with construction paper and chalk to decorate the headband portion. Drawing on paper with chalk was novel!

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Meanwhile, I traced two bunny ear shapes on a separate piece of construction paper, and glued down cotton balls. Stretch the cotton out slightly for a softer look.

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Older toddlers may want to help with this step, too!

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Cut your child’s chalk drawing in half to make two strips, then measure around your child’s head and secure to the right circumference with double-sided tape or a stapler. I originally hoped to avoid staples, but they were definitely more durable than the double-sided tape, which gave out pretty quickly.

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Attach the bunny ears to the sides with additional staples. Next time I would make smaller ears, so they weren’t so heavy and floppy. But my little bunny loved it!

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Country Western Breakfast

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This hearty breakfast recipe from Raddish Kids was such a different way to start the day in our household, making leisurely time to cook together and listening to country tunes all the while.

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Perfect for a weekend morning, in sum! Travis’s favorite part was peeling the potatoes.

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Ingredients:

For the potato hash:

  • 1 pound yellow potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

For the tofu scramble:

  • 1 (1-pound) package extra-firm tofu
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (8- ounce) package button mushrooms, chopped
  1. To prepare the hash, peel and cube the potatoes and place in a large bowl. Chop the onion and bell pepper and add to the potatoes; drizzle with the canola oil.
  2. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt, the garlic powder, paprika, and thyme, stirring to coat. Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F for 33 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the tofu scramble: crumble the tofu into a bowl, and stir in the turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tofu mixture and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Note: You can add shredded non-dairy cheddar, if desired, although we skipped it today.

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Yee haw! Both kids loved the scramble, and the hash was a close second. As we dined, I read Travis the facts about country music on the recipe card, as well as an informative sound bite about how to build a balanced meal from at least 3 food groups.

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Chicken Littles

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Here’s an adorable craft for your Easter table, even if your gathering is smaller than usual this year due to social distancing. Kids can get involved with several steps, including painting, cutting out shapes for the face, or helping arrange the flowers.

To start, paint empty baby food jars with several coats of yellow acrylic paint. Let dry completely.

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Cut out triangles for beaks and wedges for feet, whether from felt or construction paper. I would have preferred felt, but paper worked in a pinch!

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Use a black sharpie to add eyes.

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Now your chicks just need feathers in their caps, care of little white flowers, of course! These turned out so cute.Chicken Littles (4)