Here are a few ideas to make Easter magic happen and the holiday feel special, even though this year isn’t quite back to normal or extended family gatherings, yet.
Go to a Drive-By Easter Bunny
Sitting on the bunny’s lap is out, but check if your town has a local Easter bunny photo opportunity from a safe distance, even if that just means waving to him out the window. Included goody bags were a definite bonus!
Turn Jelly Beans into Lollipops
On Easter Eve, we “planted” jelly beans in a cup of dirt (a.k.a. a mix of chocolate cookie crumbs and chocolate cake mix).
Add a little water and tell the kids that the Easter Bunny’s magic will make them grow into lollipops overnight.
Imagine Travis and Veronika’s delight when they came down and saw that the lollipops had “sprouted”!
Easter Egg Hunt
I had a few extra tricks this year to make sure the kids’ egg hunt was their best one yet. First, I color-coded the eggs for the first time, to cut down on squabbling. Travis got green and yellow, and Veronika’s were blue and white.
As double insurance against any egg fights, Veronika’s were all hidden down low…
…and Travis’s were up high, corresponding to their relative heights. Toddler and big kid both could hunt at their own pace, with no grabbing for the same eggs.
What were your favorite Easter extras this year? Please share in the comments!