While there are many different Family Easter Traditions out there that may be potential tradition starters for your crew, here are a few suggestions for traditions to start with your family to help you get those creative thoughts flowing.
Easter is right around the corner, which also means that spring will soon be arriving too. Beautiful weather paired with a beautiful holiday sounds like a breath of fresh air right now compared to the winter weather we have been having. Easter is such a wonderful holiday for family time and gatherings. While there are many different Family Easter Traditions out there that may be potential tradition starters for your crew, here are a few suggestions for traditions to start with your family to help you get those creative thoughts flowing.
10 Family Easter Traditions to Start This Year
Think of the past Easters that you have had in your life. Do you still have memories from any of your Easter family gatherings? If your answer is yes, then how awesome that your family created such fun traditions and memories that you still remember it to this day! Part of Easter fun is celebrating and creating new traditions together as a family.
1. Easter Egg Hunt
You knew this would top the list, right? It’s for a reason! Easter egg hunts are so much fun! No matter how you set it up, just try it. There are several fun varieties to try. Instead of putting candy or chocolate in the Easter Eggs, put in pennies, dimes, and nickles and then have the “Golden Egg” to find a $5 bill in it. Watch out, even some adults try to join in on finding that egg! Another great idea for an Easter Egg hunt is to split it up so it’s fair for all. Have different colored eggs for each child who is participating, and then have that be the only color of egg that they can find and pick up during the Easter Egg hunt. By doing it that way, it then ensures that every child will find Easter Eggs and will end the tradition with a huge smile on their face.
2. Eat Brunch Together
Who doesn’t love brunch? The perfect combo of breakfast and lunch, all served together at once. This is a tradition worth trying!
3. Attend Church Services
If you are church-goers, make it a tradition to attend services together as a family every Easter.
4. Coffee and Chatter
If you are not churchgoers, create the fun tradition of spending Easter morning together having coffee and talking. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s a tradition that is doable each and every year.
5. S’more Tradition
Millions of Easter baskets are full of Peeps candy each and every year, but how many people actually end up eating those Peeps? Start a sweet new tradition with your crew and make some S’mores with the Peeps! Talk about awesomeness. All you need is graham crackers, a Peep, and chocolate of your choice. Viola, s’mores!
6. Egg on a Spoon Relay Race
What better day to do an egg relay race than on Easter? Split up into teams, and see who can run back and forth in the yard without dropping the egg off their spoon!
7. Egg Cooking Challenge
Sometimes, family traditions don’t have to make sense. If you find that you and your family love to do crazy things together, this tradition may be for you. Buy several dozen eggs, and have an egg challenge to see who can cook them specific ways perfectly. Sunny-side up? Scrambled? Even an omelet! Game on. It’s the Egg Easter Cooking Challenge 2018. Eggs-cellent!
8. Play Football (or Another Backyard Game) Together
The beautiful thing about traditions is that they don’t necessarily have to be related to the event or holiday going on. If your family gathers together at Easter, then what better time for everyone to play an outdoor game together? Washers, catch, a friendly game of family kickball…all great options and awesome game traditions to consider starting.
9. Dye Those Eggs
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the tradition of dyeing eggs together as a family. Dye them, then eat them later. They can make beautiful and colorful deviled eggs!
10. Easter Movie Wind-Down Time
Some traditions require just relaxing together at the end of the day. If the events of the day are jam-packed and active, why not create a fun tradition of having a wind-down movie night at the end of the day for the family? Not only is it a great way to snuggle up and zone in on a great movie, but it also gives an excuse to pop up some popcorn as well! No movie tradition is complete without popcorn!
Easter is a time of being together as a family. Don’t stress over trying to find family Easter traditions to create as you don’t want to force them on anyone. Instead, try to see if any of the suggestions above may work well for you and your family and then bring it up to them to gauge interest. You may be surprised at the eagerness to have a family tradition started!