Hopping Down The Bunny Trail – Easter’s On Its Way!
Easter is one of the magical times of the year. We are celebrating fresh beginnings and much more. While adults may be focused on things like the religious importance of the occasion or they may be concerned about what they will serve or eat during the Easter dinner most kids have other concerns. In a kid’s world Easter is all about Easter bunnies, Easter baskets, and lots of fun.
Whether your focus is strictly on the religious aspect of the holiday or it’s on food choices, there are plenty of ways to include your kids. The reality is, almost all kids like to ‘create’ things. It gives them a sense of accomplishment and thus, helps to build their confidence in themselves. Increased self-esteem can help kids in lots of ways.
Palm Sunday Craft
With these things in mind it is a good idea to involve kids in learning about the holiday and encouraging them to create various crafts related to the event. For instance, you can teach kids how palm leaves relate to Palm Sunday. This craft is simple enough for small children. All you need is large pieces of green construction paper, crayons and kid-safe scissors. To begin you cut out long oval leaf shapes. Next, you fold the shapes in half – this makes them appear more realistic. Then you or the kids use scissors to cut the edges to create leaf fronds. The final step is using crayons to add special touches or even a special message.
Get Kids Involved In Cooking
The kitchen seems to be a favorite place for old and young alike. And if you happen to be making a special treat you can count on the fact that kids will gravitate to the area. Most will enjoy helping out. Here’s how to turn an ordinary cookie into an extraordinary treat – and it’s a quick and easy recipe. You will need some frosting, about a cup of flaked coconut, food color and jelly beans.
Lay your cookies flat and add frosting to the top side. Drop coconut into a plastic bag. Mix a few drops of food color with a drop or two of water. Add the mix to the bag and shake well – ensure that all coconut is colored as you desire.
Sprinkle coconut on cookies – the goal is to create a nest-like with the coconut. Then add a few jelly bean eggs and your adorable treat is finished!
An Easy Easter Game
Decorate an empty pickle jar with a ribbon and a few Easter-inspired stickers. Fill the jar with jelly beans or other Easter candy. Count as you add the candy and save that information. Give each kid a piece of paper – preferably paper that has been embellished with Easter decorations - and ask them to write down their names and a guess about the number of jelly beans in the jar. The candy-filled jar goes to the person that comes closest to naming the exact amount of candy in the jar.
These are simple ways to add joy to this magnificent holiday.
Keep reading this Package From Santa blog for other ideas you can use.