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When some people think of Easter, they think of church and religion. Others think of family, and perhaps a nice meal together. And still others, think of the Easter bunny, candy, and Easter egg hunts. There are lots and lots of things to do on Easter, and of course at Gift Glide, we can’t help but think of Easter gifts for kids as well.
A hunt for eggs and treasure
Easter egg hunts are one of the most fun and entertaining Easter traditions. There is something magical about watching children run around in search of plastic eggs with little treasures inside. The look on their face when they spot one is priceless. While most eggs are filled with jelly beans and candy, you can also fill some with small trinkets like plastic rings. The nice thing about Easter egg hunts is that they require very little planning or prep. All that you need to do is hide the eggs in locations with varying degrees of difficulty. The hunt can be conducted inside, outside, or a combination of the two. One pro tip though, be sure to count the eggs before you hide them. That way, you can ensure that you don’t leave candy filled eggs sitting around for months or years after the hunt is over.
The best part of Easter might just be the candy
There are so many candies that only come around once each year. Perhaps, the most famous are Peeps. These ultra sugary, marshmallow confections are a staple in many households. Then there are your Cadbury Creme Eggs and your mini candy coated Easter eggs. You also have your chocolate Easter bunnies and every candy maker worth their salt making an Easter edition of their best candy bar in bunny or egg shapes. With all of there unique kinds of candy, Easter is giving Halloween a serious run for its money as the candy holiday. But can eating candy really be considered an “Easter Activity”? Yes, yes it can.
Easter baskets other Easter gifts for kids
Easter baskets can make great Easter gifts for kids. Particularly, since this is a gift that can be delivered full of Easter grass and assorted treats. Kids will marvel and delight when they come down stairs and see a basket full of goodies sitting on the table. Stuffed animals top the list for Easter toys, and yes they must be bunnies. You can also play on the bunny theme with a rabbit’s foot which have been known to be lucky. This belief has been around for thousands of years, so there just might be something to it. And, if you’re not superstitious, then it just might make a fun gift anyway.
Decorating has never been so much fun
It’s hard to imagine how this got started, but long ago it became an Easter holiday tradition. If you are looking for fun and simple Easter gifts for kids, you can purchase an inexpensive Easter egg decorating kit. All you need to do is hard boil a few eggs, add some coloring to water and then dip the eggs in and watch the transform from white into any number of different colors. Just make sure that you have a place to put the eggs after dipping so they don’t color your table. If you want to take things up a notch, you can add glitter or get a more advanced Easter egg kit. This might make things more interesting for older kids that have seen this trick once or twice before.
Bunnies here, bunnies there, bunnies everywhere
What Easter would be complete without a trip to meet the Easter Bunny? Often spotted at shopping malls or town events when the Easter holiday draws near, this can be a fun encounter for kids and a great photo opp for parents. While this meeting can probably be arranged on Easter Sunday, a lot of people prefer to do this the day before or even earlier. That way, you don’t have to shuttle everyone around town too much on Easter.
Ham, it’s what’s for dinner
What holiday would be complete without a feast? On Easter, ham is the traditional meal. While there aren’t as many traditional side dishes, potatoes seem to be a perennially popular choice. Baked, mashed, Au Gratin or whatever suits you. Then, add a fresh baked roll and some corn or perhaps a green vegetable like asparagus or green beans and you have yourself a meal.
Hope the Easter gift ideas and activities above help to make this a great day. Happy Easter!