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4 Free Printable Easter Basket Scavenger Hunts for Kids of All Ages

Free printable active Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. These hunts for little kids and non-readers, big kids, tweens, and teens use pictures, rhymes, and riddles as clues. Awesome active fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary kids, middle schoolers, high schoolers, tweens, and teens. Great for families at home. Non-religious and Jesus-centered. Easy and challenging clues using both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  In 2016, my older daughter and I read Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter in which Pinkalicious and her brother get sent on a scavenger hunt by the Easter bunny. They end up in her bedroom, discovering a huge basket full of goodies. You can guess what is coming, right? Grace, who was 9 at the time, very quietly asked me if our Easter bunny might send her on a scavenger hunt. She knew that the Easter bunny wasn’t real by then, but she was still little enough to hope for some magic and fun on Easter morning. I gave a noncommittal “Maybe,” and … Read more

132 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers – Free Printable Ideas

The ultimate list of 132 unique and creative Easter egg fillers for kids of all ages - toddlers, preschoolers, even tweens and teens. Cheap and totally non candy and great for girls and boys. Lots of DIY and dollar store ideas that will work at school or home. This is the best big list of ideas and even includes money! Children and families will love these treats!

Five years ago, I posted a big list of 106 fillers for plastic Easter eggs. I don’t remember now what prompted the list, maybe an urge to cut down on the amount of candy my kids were eating or just a general feeling of being stumped in the gifting department. Over the years, I have gotten loads and loads of comments on the fact that there’s a pocket knife on the list (they’re dangerous! what was I thinking?!) and I explain to each commenter that a pocket knife is a perfectly reasonable egg filler for a tween or teen, all … Read more

Free Printable Christ-Centered Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt

Free printable Christ-Centered Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. This hunt for kids, tweens, or teens uses the main points of the Easter story of Jesus as clues. Awesome Christian fun in riddles. Great for families at home. Religious and Bible-based. Easy clues using both indoor and outdoor spots.

I didn’t know what to call this Easter basket scavenger hunt. The clues follow the basic Easter story with Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, getting arrested in the garden, being beaten and mocked, and so on. So it is Christ-centered. I debated about calling it religious or Christian but ended up with Christ-centered. I created this other Easter basket scavenger hunt in 2016 and changed the clues around for my kids in 2017, but I wanted something fresh this year. Even though they’re now 7 and 10, they still talk about it and look forward to their Easter morning hunt, so dropping it … Read more

Should Your Family Observe Lent This Year? (And What Is It Anyway?)

Should your family observe Lent? What is it exactly? Whether you're Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, or another Christian denomination, you can still observe Lent as a family. These ideas, activities, and meals are great for kids and adults, and they include advice on what to give up and what to add in during this special season.

Most Christians consider Lent to be a Catholic thing and don’t really give it much thought. But Lent is fundamentally a Christian thing, a preparation of the heart and spirit for the solemn event of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a season of prayer, repentance, and self denial.  The self denial part is never fun, but we can make it meaningful and important for our families without making it about legalism and rules. Lent starts on Valentine’s Day this year, February 14, so it’s already time to start thinking about it. Several years ago, I wrote a great … Read more

Free Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt

Free printable active Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. This hunt for kids uses rhymes and riddles as clues. Awesome active fun in riddles. Great for families at home. Non-religious. Easy clues using both indoor and outdoor spots.

A few weeks ago, we read Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter in which Pinkalicious and her brother get sent on a scavenger hunt by the Easter bunny. They end up in her bedroom, discovering a huge basket full of goodies. You can guess what is coming, right? Grace very quietly asked me if our Easter bunny might send her on a scavenger hunt. I gave a noncommittal “Maybe.” And then a few days later, she asked again whether I thought our Easter bunny might be able to manage a scavenger hunt to help her and Allie find their Easter baskets. I told her, “We’ll … Read more

9 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Family

Holidays are a big deal at my house. We do all of ’em in a big way. Easter is no exception. We have Easter egg hunts and make Easter crafts and color Easter pictures, and we read Easter books. And then, on Easter morning, the kids hunt for big Easter baskets full of treats. We also talk about Jesus. Well, we talk about Jesus every day, but especially during the Easter season. He’s kind of a big deal, you know? So here are a few of the ways that we celebrate Easter together as a family: Tell the Easter story … Read more