I know everyone loves to celebrate the coming of spring and the various springtime holidays. I've listed some of the activities that my grandchildren have enjoyed over the years. Maybe there might be at least one you can add to your repertoire.
I usually have my grands over on Saturday before Easter for a day of fun. My husband and I try to have a number of activities for the kids to do, so that the adults can visit and enjoy the spring weather. Here's our list: (And I added another list on March 28th--see below)
Dyeing eggs. No explanation here. You did it as a kid, and I'm sure you've helped your children and grandchildren dye eggs.
Decorating cookies with a springtime theme. You can get cookie cutters in various fun shapes--eggs, butterflies, and flowers.
Decorating cakes with a bunny burrow theme. If you read my blog, you know I'm all about decorating gingerbread houses at Christmas (or New Year's or Valentine's Day for that matter), so you know I had to do a take-off on that with a springtime theme. Here's our bunny house:
Decorating plastic eggs. That's fun too! Last year as the girls are getting older, and not so much into dyeing eggs, we got together and decorated plastic eggs. Then we put various Bible verses on strips of paper and tucked them inside. We delivered these to a local nursing home going from room to room to deliver and visit with the residents.
More plastic egg decorating. This year we even invested in one of those egg decorating machines. That was very fun and easy for my four-year-old grandson to manage. Unfortunately I just have one photo of him at the helm of the "Eggmazing Egg Decorator", but I'm sure you've seen the commercials. It was a very fun activity and the older grands enjoyed it too.
Lighted Easter eggs! This year we added a new activity--hunting Easter eggs after dark. You simply insert a battery-powered tea light into the largest plastic eggs you can find.
Miscellaneous games we've played over the years. Always fun to add several activities to keep the young grandchildren entertained. One year we had several "stations" the kids could visit. We raided the kids' toy box and retrieved a Matchbox Racing Track for one activity. And we've even been known to go fly a kite after the festivities!
Website for that egg decorator:
Website with more ideas for springtime-themed house decorating for those who long to decorate gingerbread houses in the spring!
Spring is such a great time for family fun at the park or in your own backyard. I know many of you get together then. Please share photos, game suggestions, and favorite family recipes. I always promise to share.
Thanks for reading!
Addendum~ (March 28th)
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!