We always get crafty for celebrations. A week or so before Easter I make up a batch of salt dough and we roll it out and cut out shapes. Once they have hardened the boys decorate them and I string them on twine or ribbon. This year they opted for rabbits, chicks and butterflies. We usually have a range of Easter stickers and print outs from Twinkl to keep us busy too.
Once the salt dough decorations are ready we decorate the Easter tree. I honestly adore my Easter tree, I bought it from John Lewis a few years ago and it has lasted really well. I love the mix of shop bought and homemade decorations. This year the eggs and carrots are from Poundland (I just glued coloured ribbon to the carrots to hang them).
I am not organised enough to set up my own lovely egg hunt despite us having a small woodland behind our house which would be perfect (maybe next year?). Instead we go to one of the many local egg hunts that are on. It's a good excuse to get outside and get everybody workimg together. This year we have been to Pontefract Castle in hunt of a dragons egg.
Over the Easter weekend we always plant some seeds. This year Easter is fairly late so we have already made a start on growing potatoes, peppers, beans and strawberries. We do have some flower seeds to plant and it is also a great time to start growing sunflowers.
I would love to hear your favourite Easter family traditions. Do you go for walks, have a big roast dinner? Let me know.