Making memories: 7 Easter morning traditions to make tomorrow filled with magic
Easter morning is tomorrow, and if your little ones are anything like my little ones, they have started getting seriously excited for the Easter Bunny's imminent arrival.
We bet you all have lots of great traditions for Easter Morning, but if you are on the look-out for some fresh ways to make the day egg-stra (sorry!) special, here are seven magical ideas to consider:
1. Go bunny spotting before bedtime
Just as it is getting dark, bring the kids out for a little walk around the garden or estate, just to see if you can see any signs of the bunny, or if he is too shy to come out before all the children are in bed (as we know he will be!). Bring a flash-light and some carrots.
2. Leave out some "bunny bait" the night before
We all know bunnies love carrots and lettuce leaves, so leaving out some of these around your garden before you go to bed is a great way of enticing that bunny to stop by. Or, you could make up some "bunny-mix" (mini eggs, pretzels and other goodies like marshmallows and popcorn) in pretty baskets and leave a few around, just to be sure he sees how welcome he really is.
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3. Get a call from the Bunny himself
Somebody acting up a little? Uh-oh. How about a little call from the Easter Bunny (via this clever app) to remind everyone to be on their best behaviour?
4. Place a bunny door in the garden
Much like fairies and their fairy doors, Easter Bunnies are also pretty magical creatures and can walk through magical doors from one world to the next.
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5. Let them discover a secret burrow
Dig a small hole in a corner of your garden and scatter a few eggs at the 'entrance' as further evidence that the Easter Bunny has visited.
6. Leave a trail of bunny footprints
Use powdered sugar or talc to make a trail of bunny footprints leading from the garden and into your house. This paw template is great – and free.
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7. Plant a lollipop garden
Get your tots to plant some 'magic' beans (aka jelly beans) and wait till they are fast asleep before you sneakily replace them with a crop of lollipops that will appear to have 'grown' overnight. Watch as their little minds are blown!
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Tell us, how do YOU make Easter Morning magical at your house?