Spring is here and alongside the budding anticipation of blossoms, fresh green grass and bird song, is Easter. Many Easter celebrations revolve around children. Families create traditions to share the magic of this season of new growth. Parents may pass on to their children familiar activities beloved in their own childhood of egg dyeing, hunting for eggs and discovering goody-filled baskets Easter morning. New to you ideas can also become incorporated into your family festivities through the years.
Easter Sunday Lunch was a tradition both my husband and I enjoyed as children even though we grew up in opposite hemispheres. Glazed ham, baked sliced potatoes and a colorful choice of desserts (USA)/pudding (South Africa) were always featured on both Easter menus. As we started a family of our own, we naturally carried on these familiar festive foods gradually adding new items through the years: seven-layer salad, cloverleaf rolls and hummingbird cake. Easter lunch became a family affair with everyone taking part in the preparations helping in food prep, clean up or decorating and setting the table.
When each family member, including young children, takes part in a group project or event it is more fun for everyone. Each person understands they are an essential part of the whole. Kids benefit from having a role to play. The satisfaction of knowing they have contributed to Easter Sunday Lunch makes a lasting impression on the happiness of the day.
To support your family’s Easter festivities, we have created templates for young children to contribute to the family celebrations. Download the templates for a paper bunny chain and lengths of Easter grass to decorate the family table and all around the house.
- Download Easter Cutting Templates