Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easy Easter Bunny Pancakes

Just poured the pancake batter into a bunny shape for bunny pancakes

My kids loved it and had fun decorating them with the syrup, butter and powdered sugar!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Make an Easter Egg Hunt Fair!!

I have put on many Easter Egg Hunts and I always feel bad for the kids that don't get many eggs. They may be too shy, they may not run as fast, they might be younger than the other kids.... whatever the reason, someone always ends up with less eggs than someone else.
I found the perfect solution!! Use empty egg cartons! Each child gets an egg carton to fill. Once their carton is full, they are done. This makes is easy to keep track of hidden eggs and this way, you know how many eggs you need so that everyone gets the same amount! GENIUS! You could even prolong the hunt and have each child decorate his/her egg carton.

Easter Smores for Classmate Gifts

We have seen these over the years and this year, we decided to make these for the classmates. You will need: PEEPS, Graham Crackers, Chocolate Bars, Snack Bag

Put two graham crackers halves in a bag with a PEEP and a chocolate bar. Close the bag with a twisty tie. We used Easter bags for this gift. I printed off the directions for the smores and made it into a little tag for the gifts. This is what the tags said:
To one of my favorite PEEPS:

Place chocolate on graham cracker half. Place PEEP on top of
chocolate. Microwave for 10-15 seconds. Top with other graham cracker half and ENJOY!

For my daughter, I printed it off in pink and then obviously added her name at the bottom.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easy Easter Painting Project for Toddlers

I had the kids paint a piece of white cardstock with a couple of pastel colors.
When it dried, I cut out an egg shape (older kids would be able to do this themselves). Instant Easter decoration!

Easy Easter Busy Book for Toddlers/Preschoolers

Work on colors: Cut out squares from cardstock. Have colored egg shapes cut out for child.
Have child glue an egg to each square piece of cardstock.
Finished egg pages.
Work on numbers: Have child put Easter stickers on square sheets of cardstock and write the number on bottom of page.
I put all pages together and put a hole punch in the top left corner. I then put a key ring through it all which makes it easy for the kids to flip the pages, but it also leaves the option to add too the booklet depending on what the child is working on (letters, animals, simple math, etc.) I thought these booklets would be perfect to take to church on Easter to help keep the kids calm and occupied. Happy Easter! 

Fun Easter Project for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I found this great little Easter idea on Pinterest the other day. You can check it out here:

How to paint hands to make bunny

When I was trying to do it with the kids here, I found an easy way to get two ears and the bunny's body. I painted the child's palm and then the middle two fingers. This came out great on the paper! I just painted their thumbs yellow to make thumbprint chicks. When they were all dry, I added the detail with a black permanent marker! It would be great for an Easter card or to frame as a keepsake!

Painted Thumb to Make Chicks