It’s now officially spring, and Easter is almost here! My kids (and I!) are so excited about the warmer days and walks to the park…as well as all the fun Easter decorations in school and stores. They know that soon all we’ll be enjoying our Easter traditions, including looking for basket goodies in our yard!
As your family prepares for the holiday weekend, what kinds of activities do your kids look forward to every year?
Our families always look forward to Easter egg hunts around the metro (as well as our own backyard!), coloring Easter eggs, and anything involving spring decorating (though not so much the cleaning part!).
When most people think of Easter decorating, they think of either dyeing Easter eggs or filling their home with cute bunnies and baby chicks. But have you ever thought of decorating pies with your family?
Bakers Square offered me free gift cards to enjoy some of their popular Easter pies, including French Silk and Peanut Butter Banana Supreme, so I invited my friend Aimee and her kids to join mine for an Easter activity and pie decorating party!
My kids and I stopped by our local Bakers Square to pick up four pies (in addition to French Silk and Peanut Butter Banana Supreme, we picked up Mint Brownie Blast, and Blueberry). Then we picked up some colorful candy decorations at the grocery store and headed to Aimee’s house for an evening of spring fun!
Aimee and her kids had made some fun bunny ear hats for all of us to wear to help kick off the party!
Want to make some with your kids? Here’s a great site with 10 crafts you can make with your kids for Easter, including bunny ears, Easter baskets and Easter Party carrots!
Then we drooled over the pies as we prepared the decorations. We used colored decorating gel and all kinds of chocolate eggs and candies, though there’s no limit to what you can use to brighten up your pies.
The hardest part was not eating up all the decorations while putting them on the pies!
The kids came up with fun ideas. My daughter even made a candy car out of gel and M&M’s for her brother, who of course, loves anything having to do with cars.
Aimee’s kids loved being creative and making colorful designs.
The Mint Brownie pie was decorated with a colorful cross, while each of the other pies had their own totally unique final result!
Of course, the best part was eating the pies afterward…
Fun Easter Activity Ideas for Kids
- Plan a pie decorating party or activity together! Bakers Square has so many delicious, award-winning pies to choose from. Sign up for their e-club for special offers, and order your pies ahead of time!
- Decorate Easter eggs! PAAS has some great tips on their website, plus games and crafts.
- Make Easter bunny hats and other easy crafts. Kidspot is a great resource for craft ideas and tips.
- Have an Easter egg treasure hunt in your backyard. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures!
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To leave a comment, share what your kids’ favorite Easter activity is! Good luck!
(Disclosure: Bakers Square sponsored this pie decorating party, though all opinions are 100% mine!)