Easter is a big deal in our house. We talk about the Easter story often, Elijah knows that the bunny and the eggs are just fun (as much as a three year old can), and that Easter is really about Jesus.
But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have tons of fun celebrating Easter. We’ve already had an Easter cookie decorating party with some friends (watch for the post on that later this week), went to the Easter Fair at church, and visited the Easter bunny.
Our church puts on a super fun Easter celebration every year, and I feel like this year, with Elijah being 3, he really got into it. We went to every room and he wanted to do all the games and watch the play. He wanted to do the crafts, but it ended up being me, sitting by myself in a little preschool chair, making two bunny masks. While RJ played with the kids across the room.
One of the activities was to make resurrection eggs. (This blog has a breakdown of the eggs, if you’re interested.) We had some previously, that are probably packed up in the storage pod right now, but this year Elijah really got it. He sat and listened to RJ read the scripture from each one and talked about the objects in each one. He may have been a little sad that there wasn’t candy in every single egg, but he got over it.
Emaline loved the preschool obstacle course, because she loves to climb and jump and run.
Visiting the Easter Bunny was a fun little adventure too. Even though I feel like both kids are on the brink of an ear infection or spring cold or maybe they were just well for more than a week so it was time for them to get sick again…but they both were all smiles (and boogers).
Don’t they both look psyched to be on the giant bunny’s lap?
Somerset did this amazing egg hunt activity where you bring eggs to certain stores and get treats. The treats were mostly sugary ones. I was shocked when Eli picked crayons instead of a giant lollipop at Hallmark.
He was so cute handing the employees his little plastic egg and making sure Emmy got her treats too.
Each egg had a penny in it, for the kids to throw in the fountain.
Now we just have to try to pretend that it actually is spring.
I’d love to hear about your Easter traditions so tell me some in the comments:)