Is the Easter egg hunt their favorite part?
Would you like to make your Easter egg hunt more about the adventure of hunting and less about a sugar-fest?
Hold an alphabet Easter egg hunt. It’s a fun activity that uses your kids’ brainpower instead of tantalizing their taste buds.
In this article I’ll show you how to plan an alphabet egg hunt, a scavenger hunt that’s fun for your kids at Easter or any time.
Why an Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt?
An alphabet egg hunt includes all of the fun without focusing on the sugar. It will give your kids an opportunity to use their brains and burn some energy while they search for eggs that contain letters of the alphabet.
Let your kids take control of hiding the eggs, too. They’ll love to “be the bunny” and think of creative places to hide lettered eggs, like a “B” egg in the bathtub or an “M” egg in the mailbox.
Want to see the latest fabulous trends in dyeing Easter eggs?
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the web for unique ways to decorate your Easter eggs.
In this article I’ll share 10 creative Easter egg ideas from some of our favorite parent bloggers and websites.
With everything from paper eggs to alternative egg dyeing techniques, there’s something to fit every personality. You’re sure to find something to create with your kids.
Why Try New Easter Egg Ideas?
As kids get older, they might get bored with the colored egg wash they’ve done in the past. Youngsters may still like the idea of the annual egg dyeing tradition but want to try a new technique to show their own sense of style.
This roundup has 10 ideas to choose from!
You may have seen some of these egg decorations around and wondered how they were done. We’ve found all the best how-tos for you!
Try one of these unique decorating ideas and surprise your kiddos with some “egg”-stra special creations in their Easter baskets or on their Easter egg hunt!
Want to share a May Day tradition that will make someone smile?
Surprise friends and neighbors with a May basket, a lovely (and secret) gift your family can make together.
In this article I will show you how to make a May Day basket filled with flowers to celebrate spring and then go a-Maying in your community to bring joy to someone’s day.
Why Go a-Maying?
May Day is a holiday celebrated around the world on May 1. It’s especially fun for kids, since it involves making special baskets of flowers and mysteriously delivering them to friends and neighbors.
Going a-Maying is a fantastic way to get your kids face-to-face with all that budding, blossoming, good-smelling beauty of spring.
You’ve heard the saying, “stop and smell the roses.” This activity has you literally stop and smell the flowers, gather them, put them in a special basket and secretly deliver them. What’s “springier” than that?
Do you want to make something delicious with your kids this Easter?
How about starting a new family tradition?
Easter is a holiday rich with tradition. In this article I’ll share a few international Easter treats. Then I’ll show how you and your kids can make one of them: a traditional Easter basket cookie from Italy.
Why Bake International Treats for Easter?
Most children are big fans of the Easter Bunny and get excited thinking about the baskets of goodies he brings. And while we love that Bunny too, there’s a whole world of Easter fun to explore!
There are tons of traditions that go along with Easter. In many English-speaking countries, Saturdays are spent preparing for the holiday, while Easter Sunday means going to church, having a meal with family and participating in Easter egg hunts. Egg rolling and egg tapping are also popular activities.
When you look at traditions of other countries, it opens up a multitude of conversations you can have with your kids. In what ways do people in other countries celebrate holidays differently? What foods do they eat? What international tradition would be fun for our family to start this Easter?
Would you like to learn how to make one-of-a-kind decorated eggs that last forever?
You and your family can create your own Fabergé-inspired works of art from real eggs. It’s easy and fun, and the results are beautiful.
In this article I’ll show you how to use authentic Fabergé eggs as the artistic inspiration to decorate your own Fabergé-style egg. First I’ll show you how to hollow out a real egg so your work of art will last forever.
What Are Fabergé Eggs?
These lavish Easter eggs were created by legendary artist and goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. He was the goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court between 1885 and 1916.
Fabergé eggs are also called Imperial eggs since they were created for the Russian Imperial family. The Imperial Easter eggs are regarded as one of Fabergé’s greatest artistic achievements. They are also considered some of the world’s greatest commissions of art.
Do they like to play with play dough or modeling clay?
Would you love to find a project that combines both?
In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can make a miniature vegetable garden out of marzipan, a kind of candy, which you can use to decorate a fun and delicious garden cake!
Why Use Marzipan?
Marzipan is an edible décor made of almond paste, powdered sugar and egg whites. This traditional confection is served as a treat for a variety of occasions such as birthdays and weddings. It’s even used for celebrating New Year and as a traditional Christmas treat in many European countries.
Kids really love marzipan because it’s usually made into cool shapes like fruits, vegetables, flowers and animals.
Or folded an egg in half?
Or bounced an egg on the table without making it break?
You and your kids can astound your friends and family with three easy egg science “eggs-periments.” All it takes is one secret ingredient and a little patience.
In this article I’ll show you how to remove the hard eggshell to discover what lies beneath an egg’s tough exterior.
Why Remove the Eggshell?
Scrambled, boiled, sunny side up… naked? Most kids (and grownups, too) are familiar with the many things you can do with eggs. Wouldn’t it be fun to try something with an egg that you’ve never seen before?
Will they fearlessly face danger to retrieve secret treasures?
They’re in luck. Here’s a mission (if they choose to accept it) that requires courage, supreme cleverness and agility.
Only the wiliest secret agents need proceed.
In this article I’ll show you how to transform simple string into an obstacle course that will have your kids twisting and turning their way to secret treasures.
Mission Impossible? More like Mission Awesome! Read on to learn how to set up this challenge.
Why a String Laser Maze?
In the movies, you often see spies go through extreme obstacle courses to get where they need to go. In this activity, we replace lasers with string to simulate a safe, fun spy mission for your kids.
To reach the treasure, your kids will not only have to think their way through the maze, but also their bodies will get a great workout. How many shapes can they bend their bodies into as they weave through the web of laser string?
Looking for some springtime fun for your family, if only it would stop raining?
You and your kids can celebrate spring, no matter what the weather is.
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have scoured the web and found 15 spring activities your family can enjoy either indoors or outdoors (or a little bit of both).
In this article I’ll share our favorite 15 for spring activities (think indoor-outdoor adventures) that you can enjoy with your kids, regardless of the forecast.
Why Spring Activities?
Spring is around the corner! We look forward to warmer days, flowers and more opportunities to get outside and play. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, sending blustery weather our way.
Below, you’ll find a range of activities as dynamic as the weather. Use this list on warm days when you want to grab the kids and do something together outside, and on those grey, rainy days that are best spent indoors. Some activities have an element of both, because, well, some spring days are like that!
We can’t help but feel hopeful in the spring. As winter thaws, it’s an exciting time for new beginnings and growth in nature. Kids feel the new energy too, and want to get into the spirit of the season. The activities below can help.
Want a fun, creative activity with a bonus art history lesson to go along with it?
In this article I’ll share the fascinating history of the illuminated manuscript. Then you and your kids can create a personalized illuminated manuscript of your own.
Why Illuminated Manuscripts?
Before the days of printing presses and mass-produced, full-color books—before the e-reader was even imagined—books were written, decorated and painted by hand, one page at a time, often by monks quietly working for hours upon hours in their monasteries.
They wrote on parchment (a stiff, flat, thin material made from animal skin that was used in ancient and medieval times as a durable writing surface) and included beautifully decorated letters, borders and important scenes, making each book a one-of-a-kind piece of ancient art.
These decorations often included radiant colors accented with gold and silver, creating a glowing, “illuminating” effect that gave these special books their name: illuminated manuscripts.
You and your kids probably don’t have the time (or the quietness) to copy entire books like the monks did, but I’ll show you a simple way to recreate the colorful, glowing, illustrated letters that fill the pages of old.