Simple ways to celebrate Easter

avatar
by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

I love Easter, mostly because it’s the one time of year people actually focus on the most important event in history. But I also love the dawn of spring, and the celebrations we have as a family to welcome more outdoor time, more stopping to smell the wildflowers, and a general sense of rebirth in our lives.

I also love that, unlike Christmas, isn’t hasn’t become too crazily commercial. I mean, it’s definitely on its way… But instead of six weeks of decorating and eating and spending more, more, more, most people simple enjoy a weekend of being with friends and family.

This is the first Easter we’ve had among family in three years, so I look forward to that this weekend. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds from around the blogosphere that help celebrate Easter.

Perhaps your family could try one or two of these ideas.

Food

rice crispy eggs
Photo from Kitchen Simplicity

Decor


Photo from A Soft Place to Land

Crafts


Photo from Mibo

Do you have a post up relating to a family-friendly Easter project?  Do share your link in the comments!

Join the Conversation

Like This? Subscribe for free and have it delivered to your inbox.

Comments

  1. I have two! Easy Resurrection Rolls

    http://homegrownmom.com/creating-family-times/resurrection-rolls-an-easy-easter-treat/1689

    And Resurrection Eggs
    http://homegrownmom.com/creating-family-times/resurrection-eggs/1842

    Thanks for the great links :)
    .-= Angela @ Homegrown Mom´s last blog ..Giveaway Week: Blogger’s Prize Pack =-.

  2. No project here…but I did learn that eggs should not be eaten if they have been out for more than 2 hours. My daughter wanted to eat the egg she decorated yesterday so I had to switch it with a fresh boiled egg in the fridge!
    .-= Maryann @ Raise Healthy Eaters´s last blog ..Eating Disorder Prevention (Part 3): How to Maximize the Power of Family Meals =-.

  3. Thank you for the link of “the most important event in history.” Loved it.
    Here are 2 posts I have up that are Easter Related:

    Easter Egg Stuffer-Homemade Slime!
    http://amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com/2010/04/homemade-slime.html

    Easter Lessons For My Girls
    http://amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com/2010/04/with-easter-coming-my-girls-and-i-have.html
    .-= Amy@NewNostalgia´s last blog ..Easter Lessons =-.

  4. Thank-you for the great links!!! I wrote a post this week on Se7en quick and easy things to do the week before Easter, its more about Easter than the eggs… http://www.se7en.org.za/2010/03/29/sunday-snippet-se7en-things-to-do-the-week-before-easter

    And we have an Easter fun page with kid friendly crafts and recipes as well: http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-easter-fun

    Hope you all have a fun long weekend!!!
    .-= se7en´s last blog ..Se7en’s Official Languages… =-.

  5. Wow, thanks for the great links… will be off to try some hopefully! No great project to share from our side, but have a blessed Easter and Good Friday! :)

  6. We have been gearing up for Easter and getting ready to make up goodies to take to neighbors today. http://www.lamp-unto-my-feet.com/2010/04/easter-goodies.html
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Friday Funnies – How many bites does it take to eat an octupus? =-.

  7. We’re looking forward to using natural dyes today and having a big meal to celebrate this weekend. Love it!
    .-= Simple Homeschool ~ Jamie´s last blog ..Curriculum Choices: 5 Phonics/Early Reading Options =-.

  8. Love the links and thanks for the ideas.. Love ‘em:-)
    Wishing you and yours a peaceful and blessed Easter!!
    Blessings and best wishes
    .-= prerna´s last blog ..Feedback Time for The Mom Writes!! =-.

  9. We like to make Resurrection Cookies the night before Easter Sunday.

    http://www.mommysideabook.com/kids-and-family/fun-ways-to-teach-kids-the-true-meaning-of-easter/

    This is a great way help teach kids the true meaning of Easter.
    .-= Amanda @ Mommy’s Idea Book´s last blog ..Walgreens: Register Rewards Guide =-.

  10. We are planning to dye eggs using natural dyes this afternoon and you should be able to find a post about it in my blog tomorrow sometime.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Signs of Spring =-.

  11. Thanks for sharing my spring mantel! And I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.

    I was just having a conversation with my husband about how grateful we are that Easter isn’t ridiculously commercial. It makes focusing on the true celebration so much easier.

    I just got back from buying some candy for the kid’s baskets (because I ate all the candy I bought 2 weeks ago) and I’m looking forward to a weekend with family.

    Happy Easter!
    .-= Kimba´s last blog ..The Spring Mantel ~ A Linky =-.

  12. I loved this idea “Easter Story Cookies” on flythroughourwindow.com. She has directions printed in a printable PDF too: http://www.flythroughourwindow.com/2010/03/update-holy-week-a-recycle/

  13. Amen on keeping it simple. My husband and I live in France and we just stopped by a chocolate shop yesterday and saw people purchasing 30-60 euro chocolate rabbits. . .that’s pricey! I’d rather make my own treats. I’ll probably bake something.
    .-= Simple in France´s last blog ..Struggles with ‘Stuff’: Is it just me . . . =-.

  14. Love the ideas – thanks everyone. Try some cool Easter egg chalk when you’re planning some time outside. The kids love the chalk and the shape of the eggs actually makes them very easy to hold, even for the smaller kids.
    .-= Tina @ Ride On Toys´s last blog ..The John Deere Ride On Toys – What a Variety! =-.

  15. My five and three year olds helped me make this: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/empty-tomb-resurrection-cake.html
    .-= FishMama´s last blog ..Grocery Geek Presents: Breakfast is Served! =-.

  16. Great ideas!

    I recently posted this fun little project, which would be great to do with kids:
    http://christinakeightley.ca/2010/03/craft-egg-cellent-easter-grass/
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..Happy Easter! =-.

  17. When I was growing up, Easter meant that the crocuses were in bloom and we were going to look for a new dress to wear to mass and brunch on Easter Sunday. What I looked forward to the most, however, was the scavenger hunt my father put on for us, with challenging clues we had to answer to move on to our next treasure.
    And the fact that spring had arrived.

Speak Your Mind

*