Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts

Saturday, June 27, 2015

General Conference Easter Egg Hunt

General Conference is one of my very favorite times of the year.  I always look forward to hearing what the general authorities are going to say.  I remember how hard it was to sit and listen to all of the messages as a kid.  We have lots of activities to keep the kids engaged during conference.

This Easter time I decided to have an egg hunt.  I put a picture of different gospel topics onto Easter eggs and filled them with candy.  Whenever the kids heard one of the words they could go find the egg with that picture on it and eat the treat.

I "hid" the eggs all over the living room.

I made three eggs for each gospel topic so that all of my kids could find one.

My little hunters ready to listen to conference.

Goofy found an egg.

Having so much fun finding eggs!

Tasty treats and uplifting messages.

How do you like to watch conference?  How do you keep your kids engaged?  Leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Pom-Pom Easter Bunny Noses

Nothing like a little crafting to liven up the holidays.  We've made bunny ears and bums, Easter egg banners, and paper rocking birds.  This year I thought we'd try something new - bunny noses.

This craft is so fast and your kids will love it.  All you need is a Popsicle stick, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and a glue gun.  Start by cutting your pipe cleaner to the whisker size you like.  I let my kids choose their nose and whisker colors.  Glue the pipe cleaner to the Popsicle stick.  Glue one a pom-pom nose and you're done.  It is really that easy!

My kids loved hopping around the house pretending to be little Easter Bunnies.

What's your favorite Easter craft?  Let me know in the comments.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Easter Egg Dying with Friends

8 years ago I was dating the handsome guy on the right of this picture.  I invited him over to my house to dye Easter Eggs with my family.  When it was time for him to leave I walked him to the front door.  That night he kissed me for the first time.  So, dying Easter eggs will always be one of my favorite traditions.

This year we invited a couple of our best friends over to dye with us.  It's always more fun with friends!

My kids look forward to dying eggs every year as well.  I love Bud's face in this picture!  We use lots of different Easter egg dying techniques.  This year we stuck with traditional egg dying kits, using q-tips, and drawing with Sharpies and crayons.

While we dye eggs I like to have a couple of traditional treats available.  This year we had Robin Eggs.  Naturally, that led to Robin Egg Lipstick.  Can you see Goofy's blue lips?

Here's the end result of our egg dying this year.  Lot's of pretty, sparkly eggs.

Each year I do a Sharpie marker egg.  Here is this year's edition - the Easter Bunny.

What is your favorite Easter tradition?  Do you have a favorite way to dye Easter eggs?

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chocolate Cadbury Egg Cookies

Ah!  Cadbury Mini Eggs.  How I love thee!  My favorite way to eat them is to suck all of the coating off.  My husband likes to put them on top of Ritz crackers and pop them into his mouth together.  He is a big fan of the salty-sweet combo.  If there is any way I can incorporate those delightful little morsels into my food during Easter time, then I will do it.

Chocolate Cadbury Egg Cookies
1 German chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 c oil
1/2 pkg. Cadbury mini eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil until thoroughly combined (the dough should come away from the sides of the bowl).  Stir in Cadbury mini eggs.  Place heaping tablespoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Allow to cool before devouring.

Make these cookies today!  Your kids will thank you.  You will thank yourself.

Happy Easter!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Child Art Easter Egg Banner

Is your counter top being overrun by your child's artwork?  Mine is.  So is my hutch, and my work desk, and my dresser, and...

I love my kids' artwork, but there is always SO much of it!  My kids are drawing me a new picture every day (I kid you not).  What am I supposed to do with all of their lovely works of art?  You can't throw them away!  What if the kids catch you?  I feel like I am committing a crime every time I sneak a piece of colored on paper into the garbage can.  I came up with a solution that made both my kids, and my tabletops, very happy.

I asked my girls if I could use some of their recent artwork to decorate the house for Easter.  They quickly agreed.  Using my cricut machine, I cut the papers into eggs.  Then, I hole punched the top and strung a piece of ribbon through the eggs.  As you can see from the picture above, the kids were very enthusiastic about having their artwork displayed for the Easter holiday.

Goofy showing me how long the new banner is.

I made two Easter egg banners.  Here is what one looks like hanging up in our window.

A little closer look.

We now have a colorful conversation starter when friends and family come to visit.  My girls have enjoyed showing off their artwork.

For those of you who don't have a cricut machine, here is an Easter Egg Template from Activity Village that you can use to make a banner of your own.

How do you decorate for Easter?  Leave a comment.  Share a link.  I love hearing from you!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7 Days 'Till Easter

Each year at Easter time I like to do something Christ-centered to help remind my kids what Easter is truly about.  This year The Friend magazine gave me the answer I was looking for.  I have been using the following activity each night since Sunday for our family scripture study.

In the April 2014 issue of the magazine it came with this cute chart (you can print it out HERE).  It tells you to cut out the pictures of Jesus that are on the sides.  Each day during the week of Easter you are supposed to read the scripture, sing the song/do the activity, and match the corresponding picture.  I printed out a copy of my own, cut out the pictures and laminated everything.

I then stuck the picture of Jesus into an egg and numbered it so that it would be opened on the correct day.  

Every night I assign one child to grab the correct egg and open it.  We talk about the picture of Jesus.  Then, we read the scripture and do the activity.  Each egg has enough jelly beans for us to have one little treat.

Before they head to bed, I ask another child to help me tape the daily picture onto the correct spot.  My kids are loving learning about Jesus and singing the songs.

The week isn't over.  Print out your own and join us in this fun little activity.  Your kids will love it!

Happy Easter!

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