Celebrate Easter With Your Kids

8 Creative Ways to Celebrate Easter With Your Kids

Dyed Easter eggs
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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 ways — both religious and nonreligious — to celebrate this special holiday together as a family.

8 Creative Ways to Celebrate This Easter With Your Kids

  • 01 of 07

    Color Easter Eggs

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

    Kids of all ages love breaking out the Easter egg dye! Make this tradition even more fun by trying out different techniques each year. You can even organize a 'vote' to see which types of colored eggs your kids like best. For example, you might compare old-fashioned, 'traditional' food coloring Easter eggs with marbled Easter eggs. Or encourage your kids to get creative and come up with techniques of their own. It may be messy, but it sure it memorable!

  • 02 of 07

    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 Easter 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 07
    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. If you have kids of multiple ages, let the older ones teach the younger ones how to play. Be sure to include your neighbors and make it an annual affair.

  • 04 of 07

    Visit the Easter Bunny Together

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

    Celebrate Easter with your kids by taking them 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, as well. 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 07
    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.
     

  • 06 of 07

    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.

  • 07 of 07

    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 start 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, either. A lot of congregations meet in alternative locations, such as school auditoriums and community centers. In addition, make a list of things you're...MORE looking for, such as children's programs, an active youth group, or a single parent support group. This will help you find a place to celebrate Easter with your kids all through the year.