What comes to mind when you think of Easter? If you answered “eggs”, you’re not alone! Eggs have become the main symbol of the Easter season! Easter egg hunts, egg rolling, egg dying, chocolate eggs…the list goes on. While these traditions are a major part of Easter and offer tons of family fun, there are some fun ways to include some education and nutrition in your Easter celebration!
Why Do Eggs Represent Easter?
Eggs were considered by Christians to be a symbol of life. In medieval Europe, eggs were forbidden during lent. It is said that at the end of the Lenten season, people would decorate the eggs and eat them on Easter as a celebration.
Educational Easter Activities
Plastic Easter eggs are great for Easter egg hunts and holding jelly beans in Easter baskets, but then what? They usually end up in the trash or in a box where they’ll sit until next Easter. Before you get rid of those plastic eggs, think of the possibilities! All you need is a marker and you have a brand new learning game! Eggs can be used for matching uppercase and lowercase letters, math, memory, spelling, and many other educational games! Check out these blogs for ideas!
The Good Long Road –Educational Egg Activities
Little Bins for Little Hands- Number Recognition Game or Color Match Easter Activity
Can you make a raw egg bounce? Here is a great bouncy egg experiment the kids will love! Soak an egg in vinegar for 3-4 days until the shell dissolves. Carefully remove any remaining shell leaving a thin stretchy skin which allows you to bounce the egg.
Easter Snacks for Kids
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Recipe via Savvy Naturalista
- 2 ½ cups rolled oats
- 3 tbsps. pb2 (or any powdered peanut butter)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 5 tbsps. almond milk
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Sprinkles for decoration
- Plastic eggs
Recipe Directions: In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl add maple syrup, vanilla, milk and peanut butter. Stir until mixture has been combined, add the dry ingredient to the large bowl and mix with hands. Once combined add chocolate chips and sprinkles. Place in plastic eggs and let set in the fridge for 1 hour. Once done, gently open them from the plastic eggs and decorate with sprinkles.
Fill plastic eggs with your child’s favorite healthy finger foods for this fantastic Easter Egg Lunch!
Healthy and Easy Frozen Easter Treats: Blend 1/2-3/4 cup of your favorite fruit with 3/4 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt. Pour the mix into an Easter themed mini cake pan and freeze.
We, at Tender Loving Kare, wish you a very happy and healthy Easter!