Here comes Peter Cottontail and Easter is on it's way. We have some really fun activities and printables that surround the use of the traditional Easter egg. All projects involve using hard boiled eggs.
Our most favorite activity revolving around Easter eggs is the traditional dyeing of the eggs for Easter decorations and Easter baskets. We like to gather the cousins that live close by and set out the hardboiled eggs on a big table. Then the kids are given old t-shirts to wear. We usually use a pre-packaged egg dyeing kit. Next, we divide the eggs into small bowls in front of each child, so everyone gets to decorate the same amount of eggs. Give each child an egg dipper or spoon for dipping eggs. Set one cup of color in front of each child, then let them swap colors as they go.
Ways to personalize dyed Easter eggs:
- Have light color crayons available for drawing/writing on the eggs before dipping into color.
- Use masking tape to tape stripes, diamonds, crosses ... any shape ... prior to dipping. Tape can be removed to get a two-tone effect, dipping into a secondcolor.
- Add sparkle glue for glittery eggs.
Make fun Easter Egg holders for Easter morning or Easter brunch. These cute Bunny egg holders are made from discarded paper tubes, using either paper towel tubes or t paper tubes.
Have a backyard Easter Egg hunt. If you haven't hosted one before, this is so much fun even for the parents. Here's a fun page of printable Easter Egg Hunt invitations to print for your fun easter Egg Hunt event. This is one of the kids favorite Easter day events. We like to hide the plastic eggs, filled with surprises. Try to find non-candy treats at the dollar store for fun ideas.
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by Sharon Pierce McCullough