Easter season is coming up shortly, and celebrating the season is a must when you have young children. However, having to celebrate Easter with toddlers and babies can be a bit more difficult than with older children. Although activities may have to be altered for little kids, it’s not impossible to celebrate the Easter season with babies and young kids. Here are the best tips to celebrate Easter with toddlers and babies.
Older kids understand the Easter egg hunt idea, but for smaller kids it may be more difficult to grasp. Make an alternative Easter egg hunt with larger eggs and a smaller area space. This way kids will be more likely to find the eggs and will understand the concept better. Fill the eggs with kid friendly treats like peanut butter cups, cotton candy bits or mini milk chocolate bars. Be sure to think about what candies pose as a choking hazard for your child and avoid those candies.4 Ways To Celebrate Easter With Toddlers And Babies Click To Tweet
Easter baskets are definitely a kid favorite for everyone. However, for little kids your gift and candy ideas are a bit more limited. Include fun items like stuffed animals, favorite movies on Blu Ray/DVD, little toys or candies that are not a choking hazard. Books also make a great addition to the Easter basket and can be tailored to your child’s reading level. Use Easter baskets filled with fake grass and colorful cellophane wrap. For added fun, hide the baskets around the house and have each child search for theirs!
When kids are young they absolutely love engaging in Easter activities that are seasonal. Dyeing Easter eggs (with your assistance) and going to see the Easter bunny are great options to celebrate the holiday. Prepare the egg dye ahead of time and assist your child with properly dipping and dyeing the eggs. Planning an Easter bunny visit is fun at any age and be sure to get a picture!
With little kids, crafting can be a bit more difficult, but not impossible. Activities like finger painting with Easter colors, coloring Easter pictures with crayons or even giving them the freedom of painting what they wish can be perfect to celebrate the Easter season. Plan whatever works for the age of your child and go with it. The crafting doesn’t need to be elaborate, it is simply fun to get in the spirit of Easter.
You can make the most of your holiday when you celebrate Easter with toddlers!