1. A favorite Easter tradition for our kids over the years has been reading the book, Benjamin's Box. It's a fun historical fiction book of a boy who collects treasures that remind him of his interactions with Jesus. It's a companion book to the Resurrection Eggs. We read part of the story each night leading up to Easter.
2. Life is short, so bring out the good dishes for Easter dinner and make a special meal! There are many ideas for making your table setting special, but one fun thing I did last year was put a chocolate chick in a little nest of Easter grass in a glass dessert cup by everyone's place.
3. Add some Easter music to your playlist and rejoice that Christ the Lord is risen today!
4. Buy a potted Easter Lily or some tulips to bring the beauty of spring into your home.
5. Decorate eggs with your kids. It's a mess but they love it. Then when you do your Easter egg hunt hide the real eggs instead of those ugly plastic ones. If you don't know what to do with all those hard boiled eggs, make deviled eggs with them! Here's a great recipe. (Is it right to make "deviled" eggs at Easter?). (:
12 hard boiled eggs
1/2 c. mayo
4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon or 1/4 c. real bacon bits
2 T. finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 T. honey mustard
1/8 t. pepper
Slice eggs in half lengthwise, remove yolks. Mash yolks in bowl and add remaining ingredients. Spoon back into egg whites. Makes 24.
6. There are some good ideas out there for special Easter food. You can make Resurrection cookies, empty tombs made out of donuts, or Rice Krispie nests with peanut m & m eggs.
7. Decorations always help set the mood, and although it is hard to find nice Easter decor, it is out there. One thing I am glad we have is our Easter scene, kind of like a manger scene but with Jesus at the empty tomb.
8. Watch an Easter movie together as a family. We have the movie Resurrection, by Max Lucado.