Easter is a wonderful holiday to celebrate with your children. This year we will be welcoming a family member that we haven’t seen in many years, so I have plans for lots of fun and games. I bet your little ones or even a Sunday school class would enjoy them as well.
Decorate with Crafts
Before the party, cut out at least one large egg shape out of construction paper for each child. Once the party begins, allow the children to decorate the eggs with markers, glitter and stickers, and then hang them on string from the ceiling. Another fun egg craft using construction paper is to cut out an egg, then cut out the center of the egg leaving only about an inch all the way around. Now give the children strips of tissue paper to glue around one side, hang these in front of windows as sun catchers.
One of the best items at any party are the snacks and desserts. I wrote about making cute chick cupcakes, using a boxed cake mix, canned frosting and Peeps as an embellishment. A bowl full of fresh multi-color fruit is a great idea for an extra healthy snack. A colorful drink for snack time would be to mix rainbow sherbet with lemon lime soda.
Kid’s love stories and this is the best story ever told. When the children have settled down to enjoy their treats, tell them the history of Easter and what it represents. If you prefer, there are also videos for kids.
Fun and Games
An Easter egg hunt is always fun, even indoors. Hide plastic eggs filled with small toys or yummy treats. For more egg fun, put a piece of masking tape on the floor for a finish line and give each person a plastic egg on a spoon. Have them try to make it to the finish line without dropping the egg. If you have older children that would like more of a challenge, have them try to move the egg from start to finish with their noses.
Set up an area for smaller game play, such as placing an egg with a small toy in next to two others that are empty. Move them around quickly and see if the children can remember which egg has the toy. Fill up a clear glass jar full of jellybeans and allow the children to guess how many are inside. The winner gets to keep the jellybeans.
No matter the size of your party, the key idea is to keep it fun and remember the reason for the holiday. Enjoy making memories with friends and family this Easter season.
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