A few of our favorite Easter traditions
I think it's safe to say Easter is going to look a little different this year for most. But just because we can't do all our regular Easter traditions, doesn't mean we can't do any of them! Here are a few of our favorites traditions (and a few new ones) that we will continue this year because they are "social distancing friendly."
Easter morning Scratch Pancakes
These are honestly THE BEST pancakes you'll ever eat. They are easy to make, but be warned - they will ruin boxed pancake mixes for you for life. To "Easter them up" a bit, top them with fresh berries & pastel sprinkles. ;)
We discovered Minno Kids when all the social distancing started. It's a streaming service of a bunch of Christian shows, movies & devotionals for kids. Our kids have been loving the Superbook series. This is a monthly subscription, but there is a free 7-day trial so you can give it a test drive before you commit. There are some great shows about the Easter story that we plan to show our younger kiddos to help them better grasp the meaning of the weekend.
Decorating eggs is fun for kids (and adults) no matter how you do it. But a couple years ago I purchased the "Egg-mazing Egg Decorator" from our local drug store & it is THE BEST. We eat a lot of hard-boiled eggs in our house so the kids actually use this decorator year-round! It takes 4 AA batteries & when you turn it on it spins the egg and you color it with the markers that come with it. The colors are super bright & the eggs actually turn out quite pretty. You can buy it on Amazon (of course) but I've also seen them at Walgreens & Lewis (drugstore local to SD).
Easter Egg Hunt
And of course, no family Easter weekend would be complete without an Easter Egg hunt. We usually do these with grandparents, who have a large stock of the plastic eggs filled with candy. Because we rely on grandparents for the egg hunt year after year, we of course don't have any of the plastic eggs ourselves, so we'll be improvising this year. We will either *carefully* use the hard-boiled eggs we decorated, or we will *most likely* find something random to hide & find.
What are your Easter plans? Regardless of how different your holiday weekend will look this year, one thing is certain, the reason to celebrate remains the same. Blessings & Happy Easter to you all!