1. Learn About Easter and Easter Traditions
Start an Easter tradition that teaches them Easter 101. Kids may also be interested in learning about the history of the Easter bunny. Each year, your family can revisit these lessons and make learning something new about Easter a part of your traditions.
2. Plant an Easter Garden
Marigolds, petunias and other annuals turn that patch of dirt into an instant flower garden for kids. Follow a regional gardening guide to enjoy everything spring can offer your family's garden.
3. Record Your Family Dyeing Eggs
Set up a video camera in the corner of the room to record your family dyeing Easter eggs from start to finish. Just let the camera roll as you and the kids color eggs with natural dyes, decorate them with herbs or add flair to them with tie-dyed effects.
Be sure to turn on the video camera every year. It won't be long until you can edit a home movie on your computer that shows Easter after Easter of your family dyeing eggs in the kitchen.
4. Bake Easter Goodies
Bake a cute bunny cake or serve up a bunny cupcake cake. If you want to keep it simple, try a sugar cookies recipe instead. Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter, vanilla cookie glaze and sprinkle coconut on top to make Easter bunny cookies. The kids will spring into the kitchen to see what else you can bake together for Easter.
5. Make Easter Baskets With Your Kids
Siblings can make Easter baskets for each other. This helps teach them what each other likes or dislikes while encouraging them to be generous and kind to one another.
If you have one child, let her help create her own Easter basket. You'll be surprised how much fun she has being in charge of making her own Easter basket.
Before your kids start loading their Easter baskets with chocolate and jelly beans, though, give them options other than candy. Toys, trinkets and games are just some of the many gifts for Easter baskets that will keep them off of a sugar high.
6. Snap a Picture
Think like a photographer to capture the best photo each year, whether you're shooting a group photo or you just want to take great pictures of the kids. Over time, you'll have a wonderful keepsake that shows just how much your family has grown.
7. Host an Easter Brunch
Planning your Easter brunch menu is easy. There are Easter brunch recipes for kids as well as Easter breakfast and brunch ideas that will please the whole family.
Having a lot of children over too? Turn brunch into an Easter party for everyone.
8. Hunt Easter Eggs
While the egg hunt is probably an Easter tradition you enjoyed as a child too, spread the fun out for more than one day for your kids. Hide Easter eggs around the house, in your yard or on the playground. Let them hunt plastic eggs several days after Easter is over. The thrill of the hunt doesn't fade for kids.
9. Watch Easter Movies
Instead of just popping in a DVD, make your Easter movie night an event. Your house becomes the movie theater, complete with an usher, concession stand and movie tickets.
10. Create Easter Arts and Crafts
Download free Easter printables that include Easter-themed word search, tic-tac-toe and coloring pages too. Or make Easter cards for friends and familes.
Stick with your Easter traditions. Some day your kids will be sharing them with their own children.