This is a fun way for your 2.5+ year old to practice gluing skills and design play, with a nice sun catcher as a result. Materials Easter colored pre-cut tissue paperGlue (we used a sponge in a bowl with watered down glue AND some watered down glue with a paintbrush)Waxed paper taped to table Instructions… Continue reading Easter Sun Catcher
No need to buy a kit this year. Blow and dye your own eggs at home for fun color play with your kiddos. Materials EggsWhite vinegarFood colorJars and spoons Instructions Hard boil or blow your eggs (I use a knife tip to chip a hole on both sides and blow the egg out over the… Continue reading DIY Easter Egg Dye
My mama made an egg tree with us for Easter every year, and she remembers doing the same with her mother. It is a fun tradition that I enjoy carrying on with my little ones each year. This year, we collected and pressed spring flowers to add to the dyed eggs for our egg tree.… Continue reading Pressed Flower Easter Egg Tree
This is a fun craft to do with your 1.5+ year olds. It is definitely product based, but still a fun way to engage with your child and backyard nature. Materials 2 cups bird seed,1 cup boiling water2 T powdered gelatinPlastic eggsYarn and large needle for hanging Instructions Mix together gelatin and boiling water. Let… Continue reading Easter Egg Shaped Bird Feeders
This was a fun and easy way for Mr. 3.5 to explore sensory play this week. The foam lasted for two days! Materials Shaving foamFood dyePlastic eggsInteresting loose partsKitchen utensils You don’t need this IKEA FLISAT table to set up a sensory bin. Use any old big, shallow container you have on hand. Have fun!
Each spring, Finnish children dress up as witches on Palm Sunday (or Easter Saturday, depending on the region) carrying these beautifully decorated pussywillow branches, which they exchange for treats from neighbors and friends. Our oldest child was born in Finland, and we try to hold on to as much from his birthplace as we can,… Continue reading Virvon Varvon