It’s one of the most magical times of the year. Yes, there’s something about Easter that makes kids – and their grown-ups – light up with wonder at the traditions, the fun and, of course, the chocolate.
Here are some ideas for magnifying that magic:
Welcome the Easter Bunny
You can encourage your little ones to leave a note or card for the Easter Bunny, expressing their excitement for the day. The more colour, sparkles and creativity, the better.
Decorate an Easter tree
Easter trees are a European tradition. You can choose whether yours is decorated with tradition (hollowed hard-boiled eggs hanging from bare branches) or with chocolate.
Make some bunny bait
Forget the traditional lettuce and carrot; the Easter Bunny has a taste for ‘bunny bait’ these days. Using a small bowl or paper cup, mix up a collection of small foods like popcorn, pretzels, M&Ms and white chocolate. He won’t be able to resist stopping by!
Look for traces of the Bunny
“Did the Easter Bunny come?” Your little ones will shout the minute they open their eyes. It’s time to look for evidence that our hopping friend has been to your place, and it’s likely they’ll see a few bunny footprints (which look suspiciously like talc or flour).
Take lots of photos
Family traditions are all about creating memories, so don’t forget to take plenty of photos over Easter. For even more fun, hand the camera over to the kids for a while: their take on Easter is sure to be entertaining.
Eat a bunny-themed breakfast
Of course, hot cross buns are a given for Easter morning, but add a little magic to your brekky with a plate of bunny pancakes. The kids are guaranteed to giggle as they munch.
Go on a bunny poo hunt
If your little ones are into poo humour, they’ll love this! And luckily the Easter Bunny’s scatterings are nicer than a regular bunny’s. Leave some magical bunny poo (or are they jelly beans?) either in the toilet or around near the Easter eggs.
Read Easter stories
After talking about rabbit poo, let’s move onto something more wholesome – books. There are some fantastic Easter picture books out there: try Anna Walker’s I Love Easter or The Great Big Aussie Easter Egg Hunt by Colin Buchanan.
Do some Easter crafts
Craft is a fun distraction from the chocolate, and the Easter Bunny might bring a new activity. If not, try making Easter baskets or bunny puppets – see our tutorials here.
Share it with family or friends
Aside from chocolate and a magical bunny, nothing can make a celebration more special than sharing it with family and friends. Whether you organise a shared breakfast, an afternoon egg hunt, or a dinner party, the kids will revel in sharing their celebration with loved ones.