Last year for Easter Anna was only 7 months old however since she could walk with some assistance we helped her toddle around to find some small chocolate eggs to place in a basket and we all had fun afterwards eating the chocolate ourselves!
This year since Anna will be over a year and a half I am much more excited for the egg hunt. However having grown up without ever celebrating Easter I was short on ideas but once I stumbled across this post by Michelle Paige I became inspired!
She details 10 different non-candy ways to stuff plastic Easter eggs! While most of the ideas are for older kids it inspired me to think of toddler treats to stuff inside the eggs such as goldfish, craisins, yogurt covered raisins, play dough perhaps, bouncy balls, stickers etc.
Once I became inspired for the egg hunt I started to think of other ways to have fun with Anna this year. While we do not incorporate the religious aspect I love the idea of spending an extra special day with her and family.
One idea that Charles mom suggested was dying hard boiled eggs. I have since found this idea all over the internet and don’t know why I had not noticed it before; I just always thought one decorated egg shells and deemed Anna too young for it so I’m quite excited for that activity! I even found a link for how to dye eggs naturally here by Crunchy Domestic Goddess. We may even skip the dye however and just try finger painting the eggs or colouring them with markers!
Another fun activity I found was this one by Teach Preschool involving filling eggs with watered down paint and then sprinkling the paint onto paper out of the little holes! I think Anna would have a blast!
Another few activities I came up with could be getting white ceramic bunnies and letting her paint them. Even sewing together a simple little bunny stuffy and letting her go to town with markers could be fun and would make an excellent keepsake! I’ll be sure to share what we all ended up doing after the holiday!
Do any of you have any particular crafts you’ll be doing with your kids? Or perhaps some sort of Easter tradition you follow each year? I’d love to hear all your ideas!