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Thanks to our sponsor Zonderkidz, we’re getting the family ready for Easter!
So we are going to Texas in a few weeks and when we booked it, I honestly didn’t even realize that welp – we will be there over Easter! HA! Whoops. Oh well – we will be with my sister, her husband and little boy and honestly I’m so excited. It’ll be a fun little different holiday this year! My sister and I have been trying to get everything ready for it since we will be out of town! So it’s been lots of trips to Target and me sending her lists of things because well…she lives there and it’s a heck of a lot easier for me to just pay her back than to fly with a bunch of stuff 😉
One thing though that we are going to do before we leave is – Easter egg decorating. We started a tradition a couple of years ago when Blake was a baby and it’s just kind of turned into our thing. We read the Easter story together as a family, make lots of yummy treats and then decorate our eggs. This year, since Blake is a little older and understands things more, we are going to read The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Jan and Mike Berenstain, you know to get the point across but also keep it fun and understandable for her. I love the Berenstain Bears series, in fact I remember reading it as a kid so it’s fun to kind of follow those same things with Blake!
The Easter book is super cute, the bear cubs are “candy-crazy” and the teacher kind of scales them back and explains the importance of Easter, plus it came with stickers – so I’m excited to really dive in on Easter. Honestly, we’ve already read it a few times, but ya know 😉
Then for our Easter eggs, I am somewhat of a freak when it comes to dying Easter eggs, I just get weird about the mess and well, a three year old. I mean she can’t even get shoes out without getting crap everywhere. SOO, I thought I would share three fun ways we like to decorate Easter eggs in our house, because I figured – Mamas will hear me out and be like YASSS.
- Coloring – fun fact, you can literally color on Easter eggs with crayons…so this is the easiest way. Just boil them as normal and then let your little go to town on them with the crayons!
- Stickers – we did this one last year and Blake LOVED it. What kid doesn’t love stickers? In fact, you could even use some of the stickers from your Berenstain Bears book for them 😉 You’re welcome. I usually hit a craft store too, then you can get lots of different kinds of stickers.
- Tie Dye eggs – so we might try this one this year, if I am feeling brave. It’s fairly easy – they sell them on Amazon, so when you’re grabbing the book, you can grab this. Just search for an egg “tie dye”, they’re cheap. But essentially you put the eggs in, add some color and then push a button down to get them colored. BUT the mess is trapped inside 😉 Rather than cups, water and dye.
To show y’all, a little how to, here’s some fun Easter eggs that we did a couple of those things to, super easy and totally kid friendly!
Now, run to Amazon, grab that book and tell me your favorite Easter traditions below! I love hearing people’s traditions.