At our house, we have Easter basket fun ideas. This blog post is an example of our Easter fun. Even with our adult children. So, my daughter and her faience are not teenagers anymore. But, they get to look for their Easter basket until they have children of their own. We just think it is a fun thing to do.
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Coloring Easter Eggs
Of course, we do the traditional fun Easter things like coloring eggs. Everyone is at the table creating their favorite look. Often, there are special eggs saved for each person that only they can eat. I just love the family creativity and thoughtfulness.
Did you know that some eggs come naturally colored?
The eggs in the bowl have been colored by nature. Various types of birds lay different colored eggs. For instance, Robin Eggs are blue. If you would like to know more about what birds lay colored eggs, this is a great resource.
History of the Easter Basket
According to Martha Stewart, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility, Eostre (sounds like Easter), was depicted cradling a woven basket in the crook of her arm. Thus, was the beginning of the Easter basket tradition. Martha has much more information about this on her site. It is a good read.
Have Fun For Everyone
Make an Easter Basket Search. Of course, I make it worth their while with a little bit of cash or gift cards. They get a chance to either just start searching for their baskets, or they can use story clues to help them find the baskets. The hiding places get harder each year, upstairs, downstairs, near the ceiling, outside, in cars, you name it, anything goes for hiding the Easter basket.
Easter Baskets and Supplies
Here are some pictures of the before and after Easter baskets.
If you notice, the white bowl in the back on the right is for my husband – I don’t hide his.
Two Stories of Hidden Clues
Here are the two stories that I used as clues. Each clue is hidden leading them from one to the next until the last one gets them close to the basket.
Clue 1: You get to have a baking experience. So you will have to get out from under your afghan.
Clue 2: First you need to find a recipe. There might be a good one on the small computer pad.
Clue 3: I am sure that one of your ingredients will be eggs or flour.
Clue 4: I bet you forgot to wash your hands didn’t you? Better do that before you start to bake.
Clue 5: Oh, don’t forget the storage container to store your baked goods in.
Clue 6: You also need to get out the mixer.
(the basket was hidden inside the kitchen cabinet with items stacked in front and on top of the basket).
Clue 1: You have won a trip! But you will have to take a blue truck to get to the place. Maybe one of the Rock ‘N’ Sock ’em toys can help you find your ride.
Clue 2: Oops! you have been caught speeding! I can’t believe it. You were sent to jail. You can’t pass Go or collect $200.
Clue 3: In order to get out of jail, you have to feed the dog a treat.
Clue 4: Now that you have taken care of the dog. You can treat yourself to a nip yourself. The wooden barrel has the best type.
Clue 5: You have almost arrived at your final destination. But there is one more thing you have to do. Go in the closet and confess your sins. Maybe there is hope for you yet.
Both stories were fun to create and have them follow to find their Easter baskets. It took them about 15-20 minutes to find their baskets. Hopefully, this gets your creative juices flowing and you will create your own Easter Basket fun.
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