How To Make Easter Morning Special for your Kids…

 

 

 

Chick Basket: Nordstrom | Bunny Basket: Nordstrom (similar basket here) | Plates: Meri Meri | Cups: Meri Meri |  Spring Walk book: Amazon | The Wonderful Things You Will Be book: Amazon | Candy and Cotton Candy: Lolli & Pops

My mom always made Easter morning special for me and my sisters growing up. We are religious so it was always a sacred day for our family but she always made sure the easter bunny left some spring time goodies too. It was never anything big, but fun and thoughtful spring gifts, including an Easter dress to wear to church (all of us girls were matching).

You’ve probably seen over the few years the Easter baskets I put together for Isla and Jackson. I swear I have more fun putting them together than my babes actually do opening them. I always keep it simple but it’s a tradition I have been excited to carry over now that I’m a mom.

Like I said we are christian so Easter is special but whether you want religion to play into your morning or not, here a few tips and tricks to make the morning fun, special and memorable for your children (or grandchildren)!

Make an Exciting Breakfast: My babes favorite breakfast is Kodiak Cakes with scrambled eggs. Add some food coloring to your batter to make the cakes feel a little more special and do it in fun spring colors! Isla always gets so excited when she gets to eat a pink pancake and we don’t do it often so that alone makes her morning special! *I’m obsessed with dishware, display breakfast on pretty spring plates if you have them! It will make breakfast feel even that more special! It’s the little things!

Create a Fun Tablescape: Isla and Jackson LOVE their little table. Like love it! We eat there every morning. I got some fresh greenery from my local flower shop (it was $10 for a big bunch of them) and I made a little table garland. I added a cute basket and bunny, fun springtime paper plates and cups! Again, it is new and different so it makes it more special. Don’t forget the chocolate eggs too!! I found these at a local candy store!

-Easter Baskets: I always like to display their easter baskets by the fireplace with eggs scattered everywhere to make it look like the easter bunny just came. Here are some fun and easy items you can go pick up at target or a grocery store to add to baskets.

*Bubbles

*Side Walk Chalk

*Garden Shovels (what toddler doesn’t like to dig in the dirt)

*Chapstick (EOS is our favorite)

*A New Book for Bedtime

*Bubble Bath

*A New Tooth Brush and Tooth Paste

*Crayons/Color Pad

*Their Favorite Candy/Chocolate Eggs

*A Plastic Ball for Outside

*A New Church Outfit

-Religious Ideas: Go to your local religious book store (I usually go to Deseret Book) and get a children’s book about Easter to read with your children. Have religious music playing over your home speaker(s) in the morning (this is something my family has been doing since I was little). My favorites are songs from One Voice Children’s Choir and the Tabernacle Choir.

I hope these tips help give some you mamas some fun ideas for Easter. Thanks for reading! If you have any other ideas let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Hi Rach,

    You are such a lovely mom!
    We are not religious but my mother always made sure our Easter Sunday morning was magical as we grew up. Thank you for reminding me of that and also that I should continue “practicing the magic” this Easter with my 16 months old daughter :)

    A thousand kisses from the Azores

  2. Rachel, Your Easter ideas look very sweet. I am a paper fanatic and instead Of using the same easter plates every year, My daughter and i enjOy shopping for sweet new disposable ones from party stores….Just like you have done here. I also love Meri Meri; they have the best artwork.
    We also have little egg hunts for everyone including adults. We hide colored plastic eggs with stickers on them. The stickers correspond to the ages if who can pick up that egg. That way, my 18 month old doesnt get chocolate in her egg, but an age appropriate little toy. Its fun for all. Just a thought to add. Great work!

  3. This is such a cute post rach. My son just turned two last week and i wasn’t sure if i wanted to “celebrate” easter as it have become so commercialized to buy tons of gifts and candy (a mix of christmas and halloween). but i love how you kept it simple and very cute…incorporating breakfast with some fun spring colors. Also love the book idea. definitely makes me want to so something special for my son even if it’s something simple. thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! It totally doesn’t have to be a huge production to be special. So glad this gave you some ideas! Happy Easter! xx

  4. Rachel, Your easter childrens table is truly lovely.
    I also enjoy using meri meri decor for my little granddaughters.
    Beautiful job!

  5. Wow iM so glad tou did a blog post on this witH ideas for easter! I Love it as i want to start new traditions with my faMiLy that i did noT grow up with. Thank you!

  6. I loved these ideas! Ive been Br brainstorming ways for our daughter who is a year and a half now-so fun! Al also, would you mind sharing where you got your chairs from? I have been looking all over but have only seen the Restoration Hardware fabric ones… Not happening with my messy TOddler!

  7. So cute, like everything you do!! When my babies were young, i always usEd tulle instead of grass, so cute, clean and safe.