Celebrating Easter

Easter is a pretty big holiday at our house.  We buy the Easter outfits, the Easter bunny comes to visit, we do lots of fun crafts, and of course we spend a lot of time at church.  Our church has 3 days of worship experiences and watching people celebrate our Risen King is one of my favorite things to do.

Over the last few days I put together a few of our favorite activities to share with y’all.

My good friend Angela brought her kids over to have a little Easter party at our house.  We had a lot of fun having an egg hunt, bunny hop and egg drop races, and lots of playing.

I made lots of yummy food.  I love how Annie’s has a lot of bunny themed food, so I got a lot of their snacks to enjoy.  I also bought their mac and cheese, but I ended up using the noodles but doctoring up the cheese to make a crock pot version instead of the powdered cheese.  I also made a bouquet of flower cupcakes and bunny sugar cookies.  (And yes, I used my buttercream icing for both!)

I  had crafts for us to do.  We were so busy playing outside that we didn’t get much done, so I ended up sending them home with Angie and then afterwards the girls and I did them together.

The first thing we did was some Pinterest things that I had printed off.

For the last few years we read through this “devotional” about the Easter Bunny.  I feel like it kinda gives a reason of why the Easter Bunny comes to our house. (Found here)

Every year we also go over the Resurrection story using Resurrection Eggs.  We still used our eggs this morning, but I also saw these printable/coloring Resurrection egg craft and decided to do these too.

Then we also read these Bible verses about the Easter story.  (I’ve also used the Valentine’s hearts and the pumpkin verses in the past.)


The girls favorite craft was making these pompom bunnies and chicks.

All you need is some yarn, googly eyes, and some different crafting puff balls. (And scissors and glue.)

Start by wrapping the yarn around your hand a bunch of times.  I didn’t really count how many times… Just remember the more you wrap the bigger and fluffier your pompom will be.  Also I tried to use the kid’s hands at first, but they were way too small.  I had to do the wrapping around my own hand.


Cut a small piece of string to tie around the middle of your loops.



Cut the loops on both sides to create your pompom.


Puff and then add your eyes, nose/beak, and ears for the bunny.  (Actual cotton balls work best because you can stretch them out for more of a bunny ear shape.)


Cammie also was really proud of her spring flower.  She could do it mostly by herself so she felt like a big girl.  All you need is green popsicle sticks, glue, and cupcake liners.  A dot of glue and you have a happy 2 year old.



Every year we also make Resurrection Rolls.  (See my Instagram post for the recipe and Bible verses.)

And of course we dyed eggs.

I’m excited about getting dressed up and going to church in the morning and celebrating that HE IS RISEN!


Love Day

Last week we threw together a little Valentine’s party with my friend Angela and her kids.  We both homeschool and we always try to make sure that we celebrate holidays and do “class parties” so our kids don’t miss out on the fun and childhood memories.

I had a few activities and craft stuff put out for the girls.

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Most of the activities I found on Pinterest:

Heart sort and graphing

Valentine’s Word Search

Valentine’s I Spy

Valentine’s Tic Tac Toe (We used Hershey Kisses for the game pieces.)

They had a lot of fun.  I had bags for them to decorate and put what they didn’t get to finish, along with some bubbles and stamps into.

They got a little distracted because it started to snow big pretty flakes while they were sitting at the table.

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For the food the kids made fruit kabobs with melted chocolate and then they made their own heart shaped pizzas.

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They also decorated their own cupcakes.

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It really was so much fun.

Can’t wait for our next little party/playdate.  It’s always a little crazy with 8 kids running around but they have crazy fun.

(Thanks Angie for sending me some pictures!)


***On actual Valentine’s Day, Josh made sure all of his girls woke up to roses – pink for the little 3, purple for me. And chocolate – heart shaped chocolate donuts for them, chocolate covered strawberries for me.  He’s good to us! ***