Easter is such a fun holiday for me – I love spring and relish the idea of a holiday where we can begin bringing our celebrations outside again as the weather begins to warm up! Most years the kids have an outdoor egg hunt on Easter morning, where they discover eggs filled with candy-free goodies.
After our egg hunt we come inside to fun Easter baskets – also candy free, and you can find some awesome ideas here for avoiding some (or all!) of the sugary stuff!
We really love to go out all out for holidays in our home. Especially since kids can tend to focus on what they’re “getting” from each holiday, we like to plan some activities that put “giving” front and center.
I love seeing how excited the kids get over the idea of surprising friends and family with something special. It’s a great experience for them to feel the joy of making someone else smile for no reason at all!
For Easter we enjoy letting the kids play the role of Easter Bunny themselves by “egging” our neighbors (but don’t worry, it’s in the totally nice sugary surprise way!).
We pick a handful of unsuspecting neighbors, some small dollar store Easter baskets, brightly colored eggs and some delicious Easter candy. The kids love filling the plastic eggs with candies and small toys and choosing the perfect bunny shaped chocolate for our basket!
Once our baskets are filled with a few fun treats we print out a sign to hang from the handle so our neighbors know exactly what’s going on – then we take an afternoon walk around the neighborhood to secretly deliver our baskets.
We leave them on doorsteps, inside mailboxes (some of our neighbors have surprisingly big mailboxes that make me and my Amazon Prime obsession just a teensy bit jealous), or on the front lawn – anywhere that they’ll be spotted before an enterprising squirrel runs off with the treats!
It’s a whole lot of fun – and many times our neighbors repurpose the basket and sign to egg someone else, so everyone in the neighborhood can get in on the fun!
Afterwards we come home and build some Graham Cracker Easter Bunny Houses for a fun snack!
This You’ve Been Egged activity can also be a fun school activity if you egg other classrooms, or a family tradition by encouraging siblings to egg each other with a special treat filled basket!
Just assemble your basket and grab this printable “You’ve Been Egged Sign” to hand from the handle!
Who do you plan on egging this year – friends? Family? Neighbors? Upload photos of your Egged Baskets and tag us on Instagram with #BearHugsAndBlanketForts to be featured in the community!