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Amber Stiles is currently a Stay-at-Home-Mother of two beautiful girls. She is a recovering mommy blogger who started her journey in 2009 when her first daughter was born and she needed a place to commiserate. She took some time off, and changed a few sites but is back at home on her original family blog, Backwards Life. Amber was born in the Deep South but considers herself a New Jersey native. Over the past few years she has learned to take it easy on herself and other parents. Amber believes it’s important to share your ideas, shortcomings, and successes with those around you. She’s grown into her own as a mother and is now ready to share her abilities with the masses.

Unique Easter Ideas For Your Kids

Easter for my family has always been about pretty frilly dresses, colored egg hunts, CHOCOLATE, and photos with Mr. Bunny himself.  I’d love to create some special memories and traditions with my children.  Here are a few ways unique to celebrate the holiday:

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Easter in Jammies – Instead of waiting until after lunch, or even as late as dinner, to dive into their Easter candy…let the kids have at it first thing in the morning.  Still dressed in PJ’s, you can get some adorable sleepy eyed & and bed headed photos of your kids delighting in their brand new Chocolate Bunny.  The best part is, there’s no messy eating while they’re dressed in their Sunday Best.  They also tend to play nice for the camera since their sugar fix has already been met!

No Candy Baskets – If you’re not into the candy thing, there are tons of ideas out there on how to fill an Easter Basket without pumping your kiddos full of sweets.  Here’s a blog post with 30 ideas on what to put in plastic eggs instead of chocolate.  I like the idea of giving new toothbrushes along with yummy treats.  You can also include small stuffed toys, Play-Doh, bubbles, etc.  I think the best part of the baskets is dressing them so they’re pretty and festive.  Kids get a kick out of opening anything as long as it’s pretty.

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Egg Crafts – aside from the traditional dying of the hard boiled eggs, you can get really creative with your decorating with glitter eggs, silk tie dyed eggs, chalkboard paint eggs, and so many more.  I have lots of other ideas over on my Easter Pinterest board!

Scavenger Easter Hunts – It can be as simple or as detailed as your children’s ages allow, but a basic egg hunt with a spin is such a fun idea.  Just hide the eggs in thoughtful spots and write up clues for your children to find them.  A great breakdown of the set-up and free printables for your own game can be found here on Happy Home Fairy!

I can’t wait to try some of these ideas out with my kiddos.  Of course, we’ll still take a trip to the mall for Bunny photos too.  How do you celebrate the holiday with your families?

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