Over spring break we dyed Easter eggs with some of our cousins. We tried out two different methods: the traditional Paas dye tablets and a shaving cream & food coloring method I saw on Pinterest. The shaving cream method was so messy- the kids had food coloring all over themselves by the end of the process! Definitely won’t be doing that again anytime soon.
We also practiced hunting Easter egg. The kids loved taking turns hiding the eggs for each other.
On Good Friday, we spent some time crafting hatching chicks and reading The Easter Story. The chicks turned out really cute! Madeleine created a sparkly pink egg for her chick, Alexandra went with her standby of blue with no sparkles, and Malcolm went with the obvious choice of a boy with two older sisters…sparkly purple, of course! Check out Rachel’s blog for other crafts to make with your children.
On Holy Saturday, the kids and I made Resurrection rolls. You can find several different recipes on the internet…we went with the simplest recipe of marshmallows rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar and then wrapped in a crescent roll. The marshmallow represents the body of Jesus, the butter and cinnamon sugar represent the oils and spices applied to His body after death in preparation for burial, and the crescent roll represents the tomb. After baking you are left with an empty roll, just like Jesus’ tomb on Easter Morning. We read The Story of Easter while the rolls baked. We were so busy eating the rolls that I forgot to take a picture of how they turned out, but the children seemed to enjoy the symbolism of the activity.
On Easter morning the kids woke up to find that the Easter Bunny had left eggs not only outside in the yard, but in the upstairs hallway as well (silly bunny)! It was so nice to see that the girls made sure that Malcolm got some eggs too instead of just rushing around to get them all for themselves. After collecting the eggs from the hallway we headed downstairs for a breakfast of Hot Cross Buns made for us by Auntie Lizzie. Then we head off to church. After Mass, we headed back home to hunt for the eggs the Easter Bunny had left outside. After finding all the eggs and exchanging them amongst one another so everyone had their favorite colors we headed to my parents’ house for Easter Brunch. Alexandra enjoyed playing Easter Bunny for her siblings and cousins while at Mimi and Bepa’s house. Later that day we headed back to our house to prepare to host Easter Dinner for Malcolm’s family.
I hope your Easter was as wonderful as ours!