Celebrate Easter With Your Kids

8 Creative Ways to Celebrate Easter With Your Kids

Spring is indeed on its way, and that means Easter is right around the corner. Whether your kiddos are toddlers or teens, make time to celebrate Easter with your kids and create your own family memories. From making crafts, to cooking favorite treats and meals, there are numerous religious and non-religious ways to celebrate this special holiday together as a family.

8 Creative Ways to Celebrate This Easter With Your Kids

  • 01 of 08

    Color Easter Eggs

    Color Easter eggs together as a family.
    Color Easter eggs together as a family. © 2011, no_limit_pictures

    Everyone loves breaking out the Easter egg dye! Make this tradition even more fun by trying out different techniques each year. You can even "vote" for which types of colored eggs you like best. For example, you might compare "regular" food coloring Easter eggs with marbled Easter eggs. For tips and techniques, watch the video Coloring Easter Eggs With Kids.
     

  • 02 of 08

    Attend a Community Easter Egg Hunt

    Attend an Easter egg hunt with your kids this spring
    Attend an Easter egg hunt with your kids this spring. © 2010, Anthony Rosenberg

    Grab a few Eater baskets and take your kids to a local Easter Egg Hunt. In fact, community events like these are great opportunities to invite friends and neighbors—or even your co-parent—along. And don't forget to bring your camera! You won't want to miss the opportunity to capture the smiles on your kids' faces.

  • 03 of 08
    A single mom enjoys playing outdoor games with her kids.
    A single mom enjoys playing outdoor games with her kids. © 2008, Jacek Chabraszewski

    Make a traditional Easter egg hunt even more fun by adding your own Easter games, like an egg and spoon relay, an egg toss, or an egg roll.  Invite your kids to create new games of their own, too. Be sure to include your neighbors and make it an annual affair.

  • 04 of 08

    Visit the Easter Bunny Together

    Visit the Easter bunny.
    Visit the Easter bunny with your kids. Photo © Peter Dennen/Getty Images

    Celebrate Easter by taking your kids to see the Easter Bunny at your local mall or by riding the Easter Bunny Express Train. Consider inviting another single parent family from your neighborhood to join you. And, again, be sure to take lots of pictures so you can cherish the memories for years to come.

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  • 05 of 08
    A young girl helps her mom make cookies.
    A young girl helps her mom make cookies. © 2007, Susan Stewart

    Share the story of Easter with your children as you make these delicious cookies. Each part of the recipe will instruct you to read a different verse telling the story of Easter.

  • 06 of 08
    Make resurrection buns with your kids this Easter.
    Make resurrection buns with your kids this Easter. © 2006, David Freund

    Celebrate Easter with these yummy breakfast treats. Not only are they tasty and fun to make, but because the finished product is empty inside, they also illustrate the message of Easter.
     

  • 07 of 08

    Share the Story of Easter

    Mom reading a bible story to her children.
    Mom reading a bible story to her children. © Inti St Clair / Getty Images

    There are lots of ways you can share the Easter story with your children. You can begin simply by telling the story from your heart. Then, if you wish, you can also read the story together directly out of the Bible. Additional ways of sharing the Easter story include reading children's books about Easter and watching an Easter movie together. In time these can become traditions you'll look forward to sharing again each year.

  • 08 of 08

    Attend Church Services Together

    A mom takes her son to church.
    A mom takes her son to church. © Colorblind / Getty Images

    If you haven't found a "home church" for your family, Easter is a great time to begin looking.  Begin by asking around for recommendations. In addition, check the religion section of your local newspaper to find out what types of services are available. Don't limit yourself to the church buildings you see driving around town, as lots of congregations meet in alternative locations, such as school auditoriums. In addition, make a list of things you're looking for, such as...MORE children's programs, an active youth group, or a single parent support group. This will help you find a place to celebrate Easter that best suits your needs.