Hippity-hoppity…Easter is fast-approaching! And now that we’re enjoying a beautiful spring, I want to share my fun Easter Bunny traditions with all of you.
Leave carrots for the bunny
Much like leaving out cookies for Santa, my kiddos like to leave out a plate of carrots for the bunny. Our Easter Bunny tends to have a BIG appetite! And that silly, messy bunny leaves a trail of half eaten carrots outside of my kids’ rooms, all the way to their Easter baskets.
The carrots with the long, leafy tops. My kids think this is absolutely hysterical!
There’s more than one type of egg…
There are TONS of fun ideas floating around, and our Easter Bunny leaves all sorts of fun treats in plastic eggs…and not always candy.
Some of my favorites that our Bunny has done (and I’ve heard about through other mama friends), include:
- Small puzzle pieces (one puzzle piece per egg…then they can put the puzzle together once the egg hunt is complete!)
- Kid-friendly Bible verses
- Stickers or temporary tattoos
- Goldfish crackers
- Little trinkets or play jewelry
- “Treasure” like good doubloons
Kali just wrote a great blog on Tiny Oranges about adorable Easter crafts, including decorative egg ideas – check it out!
Our Peter Cottontail sometimes leaves little hoppity paw print tracks (foot prints?) around the baskets he leaves for the kiddos…I think his “secret” is a little flour in the shape of his foot.
Warning – should you attempt, this is messy!
Plant “jelly bean seeds”
One of my mama friends just told me about this…have your kids “plant” jelly bean “seeds” outside.
When they start hunting for eggs the next morning, they’ll find that the jelly beans have sprouted into lollipops! (Note-to-self – remember where kids planted the seeds!).
How cute is this?! (Next note-to-self…I sincerely hope the birds don’t find these little lollipop treats as equally as yummy as my kids do…)
Follow the clues, follow the trail!
I’ve also heard of another cutie patootie idea – the Easter Bunny leaves clues…or trails…from the kids’ rooms to their baskets – this is great for kids who already know how to read. It’s a fun basket “treasure” hunt. The bunny could also use jelly beans, baby carrots, written clues with riddles for the kids to solve, plastic eggs…the possibilities are endless.
What’s Easter morning, without a fun bunny breakfast? Take a look at these two ideas I scouted out on Pinterest…pancake “bunnies”…and a super cute egg dish, with bacon.
Half Hour Meals – bunny pancakes with a healthy twist!
Worth Pinning – make your scrambled eggs and bacon into a super cute bunny shape!
What are your favorite Easter Bunny traditions? Any fun or cute ideas? Please share below!