I started blogging for Hudson Valley Parent one year ago this month! Woo hoo! Several of my first posts shared all the fun things we were doing to prepare for Easter. This year we’ve decided to scale back a bit and just keep it simple (mostly because I lost track of how early Easter is this year).

This week we did a little spring cleaning, hung up our usual wreathes and window clings and decided the front of our house could use a little color. I have always wanted an Easter egg tree in the front yard. I don’t really know why. I just think it is so cute. I think I was way more excited than a nearly 40 year old should be when the girls asked me to make one with them.

Our Egg Tree

Our Egg Tree

We couldn’t limit the decorating to just one tree, we had to show a little love to all the shrubs in our front yard. We added a few cute lawn signs from the dollar store for good measure.

A colorful sign from the dollar store helps bring color to our lifeless front yard.

A colorful sign from the dollar store helps bring color to our lifeless front yard.

All you need to make an egg tree is plastic Easter eggs and some ribbon or string.

Simply loop a string or ribbon in half and tuck ends into plastic egg. Close the egg tight and hang.

Simply loop a string or ribbon in half and tuck ends into plastic egg. Close the egg tight and hang.

Simply make a small loop of string to snap between the sides of the egg. Then hang any where you’d like. You could even make a garland of plastic eggs by stringing colored twine through the wholes at the bottom and top of the eggs.  How easy is that? Just my speed this year since I don’t have time to over-do the holiday.

Kids love hanging the Easter Eggs for everyone to see.

Kids love hanging the Easter Eggs for everyone to see.

 

Once the decorations were hung we moved on to Spring cleaning our busy binders and changing out the pages. I found these ADORABLE Pre-K packs from Overthebigmoon.com. Pam has done all the work! Print it out and start the fun right away. We are in love with the spring colors in the Easter pack, and the Super Hero pack is a pretty big hit as well.

Swapped in Easter learning packs in our busy binders.

Swapped in Easter learning packs in our busy binders.

 

All of that “egg-citement” (man I love puns!) made us a little hungry. So, we made egg salad sandwiches for lunch. I know this isn’t a glamorous Pinterest craft, but making your own sandwich is a valuable skill at any age. I say the earlier kids learn to make their own food the better!

Light work with little hands.

Light work with little hands.

 

Last, we reviewed our activities from last year to see which ones we want to do again this year. Everyone agreed the glow in the dark egg hunt was the best!

Bucket of glowing eggs

Bucket of glowing eggs

 

If you’re feeling like you are behind the eight ball (which is usually where I am) here are some fun and inexpensive Easter activities you can pull together quick! (Everything you need can be found at your local dollar store!).

Funny Bunny Photo Booth– great for family get together’s, or play dates for your kids and their friends.

Glow In The Dark Easter Eggs-  this is so much fun before bed time!

Eggless Easter Fun– kids love this simple and inexpensive Easter egg activity!

 

What are some of your favorite kid’s Easter activities?

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