It is so important that in these times of uncertainty we show our children that being together and loving one anther is important. We have put together a few simple things you can do with your children to make your weekend special. From a fun bunny breakfast, to a crafty egg hunt and topping it off with making sweet treats as a family....
Painted by the Shore knows this Easter will be different than all the previous years we have celebrated with close family and friends. It is so important that in these times of uncertainty we show our children that being together and loving one anther is important. We have put together a few simple things you can do with your children to make your weekend special. We hope that by participating in these crafts, meals and activities as a family, it brings you and your loved ones closer.
Start your morning out with buddy pancakes. Make four circular pancakes; one larger for the body, the second smaller for the head, and half dollar size for the feet. The next two pancakes will be for the tall bunny ears. Try forming them as you pour the batter or just cut out a tear drop shape from a traditional circle. Assemble on a plate to look like the body of a bunny. Get a little crafty with fruit assembled as details on the bottoms of feet and even add a fluffy tail with some whip cream of you have it! This is sure to put a smile on any child’s face no matter the age. It shows your funny, creative and thoughtful.
Together with your kids build cards that you can mail to family not with you on this holiday. Send to Grandparents or Aunt and Uncles who you would have normally gotten together with. They will love to receive a handmade Easter card from your little ones. Other projects include paper plate bunny faces or even toilet paper tube bunnies. But don’t waste the Tee-P just for the craft, that stuff is like gold right now. Hopefully one day we can look back as this and see how silly the toilet paper crises really was.
If an egg hunt is sure to be part of your day try swapping out candy filling for craft supplies. Not just any random supplies but items that can be assemble to make fun Easter cards and décor. See some of our pictures of items you can include; googly eyes, feathers, pipe cleaners and cotton balls. Once all the eggs are collected the kids are off to their next activity, craft time.
To top off the day gather the entire family for a sweet treat. Work together after a meal to create some egg-shaped rice-crispy teats. Using the standard recipe but adding food coloring (Neon colors if you have it) and then forming into an egg shape before cooling. To achieve the best shape, you can pack the rice mix into each half of a plastic egg, then close it and allow it to cool. Don’t forget to spray the eggs with some non-stick spray.
We hope that your day is a memorable one for your kids. Not because they had to stay home and couldn’t be with family or go see the Easter Bunny in public. But for being a great day that included lots of fun and laughs for the entire family. They can remember the day as the time mom made silly pancakes and dad helped trace hands for Grandma’s card. However your day goes, stay safe and Happy Easter from Painted by the Shore.