Have you ever noticed how your family traditions make up some of your favorite childhood memories? Take a second and think about it. What are some of your favorite family times together? Are they also family traditions? Easter traditions are special memories from my childhood of fun, laughter, and family time together.
When I remember Easter, I remember times when my sisters and I hunted Easter eggs and had to take the annual “Easter picture” in our new Easter dresses. These traditions are fun times and wonderful memories.
15 Fun Easter Traditions for Your Family
Easter Egg Hunt
I had to include the Easter egg hunt on the list. Easter egg hunts are classic fun for little children, but you can make them fun for your older children too. A friend of mine once told me to keep her older kids interested in the Easter egg hunt, she would put money (coins, not bills) in the plastic Easter eggs.
Or you could make it an Easter egg scavenger hunt. Start with a clue in one egg, then lead to another egg with another clue till you reach the big surprise.
Easter Flowers – Easter Lily
Easter Lilies are beautiful flowers that bloom at Easter. Be sure to have an Easter Lily and spring bouquet of flowers in your home.
Plant an Easter Garden
Easter is about a time of renewal and making all things new. What better way to picture making things new than planting an Easter garden to celebrate new growth.
Planting and growing and Easter or spring garden is a great way to teach your children about take of and nurturing a garden.
Bake Easter Treats to Share
You can make it a tradition to make a basket of treats to share with your friends and neighbors. Easter bunny cookies, Rice Krispie treats in spring colors, so many fun spring recipes you can make and share.
Bake a basket of Easter treats and share with your friends and family.
Take an Annual Easter Picture
Your kids will make faces and grunt sounds, but take the annual Easter picture. If you take a picture every year, take it in the same place (like in front of your favorite oak tree) and watch each year as your children grow.
My husband has a picture of him and our son taken on an Easter Sunday when our son was about a year old. The picture stays on our dresser. My husband always says it’s one of his favorite pictures. Easter pictures make special memories.
Make an Easter Basket
Have fun making an Easter basket. You can include a few candies, but also include a book with the Easter story and items that share Easter.
Watch Easter Movies
Family movies are a wonderful way to spend a little time together. Choose a few Easter movies like, The Passion or The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Use the story from each movie to share the Easter story.
Share an Easter Breakfast or Brunch
Start your Easter with a special Easter breakfast before church or brunch after church. Choose special foods you can have every year to make it a traditional meal for your family.
Tell the Easter Story with Resurrection Eggs
Resurrection Eggs (can be purchased at a Christian Bookstore) share the story of Jesus through Easter eggs. Each egg will open and has one item that tells the story of the resurrection.
Dye Colorful Easter Eggs
Dying Easter eggs can be fun. You can make pretty colors to place in your Easter baskets.
Attend a Good Friday Service
You can make it a family tradition to attend a Good Friday service each year at your church.
Go to the Easter Sunrise Service
If you like to rise early, make it your tradition to go to the sunrise service. What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter as the sun rises on Easter morning.
Create an Easter Tree
What’s an Easter tree you ask? It’s a small tree (tabletop size) decorated with colorful Easter eggs hanging from the branches.
Share a Passover Meal
Gather your family together and share a Passover meal. A solemn meal that points us to the Old Testament hope and the New Testament realization of the final sacrifice for our sins.
Try an Easter Egg Roll
Just like at the White House, create your own Easter egg roll. Roll Easter eggs across your lawn. What fun. Can’t you just see your kids rolling those eggs now?
As you read over this list, you were probably surprised by the many Easter traditions you are already doing every year. What little changes can you make that would make each of these traditions special and unique for your family.
Remember, it’s the traditions that make our lasting memories. Choose your favorite Easter traditions and make amazing memories this year.
What are your favorite Easter traditions? What unique Easter traditions does your family have?