Easter will be here before you know it, and your little ones are probably excited to see what the Easter Bunny has in store this year. Easter is a time for celebration with friends and family members, dressing up in your favorite pastel colors, and participating in fun activities! In today’s post, we will provide you with a few suggestions of new family traditions you can begin this year that your kiddos will love!

At Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, we believe that spending time with family is an important part of childhood, and we work hard to provide your little one with the early childhood education they need to continue growing when they are in the classroom. We offer affordable day care services to residents of Phoenix and the surrounding area. If you are interested in learning more about our curriculum, or you would like to take a tour of one of our 10 locations, contact Valley Child Care & Learning Centers to get started!

Decorate Easter Eggs!

Decorating Easter eggs is a time-honored tradition, and it’s a great way to spend time together as a family. The great thing about decorating eggs is that you can make this activity as creative as you want! If you’re worried about your little ones making a mess while they try to dye their eggs, you can always dye them yourself beforehand, and then provide your kiddos with stickers and markers to create their Easter masterpiece. If you have young children who may drop or crack the hardboiled eggs, try using plastic eggs that you decorate with stickers, or assist them with using a hot glue gun to glue googly eyes and other fun features onto their egg.

Another way to make Easter egg decorating even more fun is to turn it into a contest! This is a great way to get older children involved in the process so that everyone is involved. Your family will have a great time coming up with unique categories and designs, and at the end, you will have a wonderful collection of festive Easter eggs.

Start the Morning With Breakfast

Most children wake up early on Easter morning filled with excitement to see what the Easter Bunny left behind. It may be a challenge, but one way you can delay the inevitable sugar rush is to start the morning with Easter breakfast. You can prepare a breakfast casserole the night before, or you can wake up early and cook some eggs, bacon, and toast. Then, once everyone is awake, sit down and enjoy a meal together before you start searching for Easter eggs and baskets. This is a great way to start the morning slow and spend some time together as a family before all of the Easter festivities.

Hide the Easter Baskets

Instead of just giving your children their Easter baskets, why not turn it into a game? Once your children are fast asleep the night before Easter, go around the house and hide their Easter baskets so that it takes them longer to find them. Not only will this delay the gratification of finding out what the Easter Bunny brought them, but it may also help you have a nice breakfast without their baskets staring at them while they eat.

As your kiddos get older, you can make it harder to find their baskets, or you can make it a more difficult challenge by hiding each item in their basket individually.

Easter Egg Hunt

Your children are never too old or too young to enjoy an Easter egg hunt! The great thing about this classic tradition is that you can tailor your hunt to each age level. If your family is filled with young toddlers, you can hide eggs in your yard or in the house. For older children, you can make the challenge more difficult and put more age-appropriate things inside the eggs, such as a dollar or two, or even a small toy — although, everyone loves finding a little extra candy inside of their plastic egg.

Visit Valley Child Care & Learning Centers Today!

Exploration and imagination is a large part of what we do at Valley Child Care & Learning Centers, whether that’s trying new things and making new traditions at home, or learning in our classroom. Our highly trained team works hard day after day to challenge your child and provide them with an early childhood education that will help them succeed later in life. If you are interested in learning more, contact one of our 10 locations in Phoenix to schedule a tour.

We look forward to meeting you and your little one!

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