Daffodils, crocus, tulips and butterflies, blue skies and raindrops, honey bees and dandelions. These are just some of the signs that spring is in the air! Ahhhhh how I love this time of year don’t you?
I love that the weather is warming up and my kids can play outside more now. However, with spring comes rain and that means rainy day activities are a must! We also like to have some family time activities centered around celebrating Resurrection Day and/or Easter.
Celebrate Spring and Easter With These Fun Family Activities and Recipes!
To help you celebrate these special occasions, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite creations from my blogger buddies. These ideas are sure to put a spring in your step as you hop down the bunny trail this season!
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Natural Dyed Easter Eggs
These natural dyed Easter egg creations by Deb of Just Short of Crazy are SO beautiful! I think they would make a lovely centerpiece all spring, don’t you? You could blow the eggs out and place them in a lovely basket! I love the earth tones and blueberry colored ones the most. Very artisan and it would be a great way to do as a science experiment with your family. I especially like how Deb shows how each time intervals created different results, perfect for your little scientist! What child wouldn’t delight in this!
Bloomin’ Gelatin Pops Rainbow Jello
One of my favorite things about spring is all the flowers blooming everywhere. These delicious looking Bloomin’ Gelatin Pops Rainbow Jello Recipe & Tutorial by TerriAnn of Cookies and Clogs look good enough to eat! Well, maybe that’s because you CAN! Who knew you could create white gelatin and make a rainbow of Jello? TerriAnn shows you how!
Leftover jelly beans? No problem!
It never seems to fail, for weeks on end it seems we have leftover jelly beans all over the place! Well, Amber at Busy Creating Memories has come up with a clever way to decorate using jelly beans! I love that this craft can be done with the whole family and you can even customize these to make it your own! You could even wrap the tape around your favorite pens too! I just love creating duct tape crafts, don’t you?
StarBurst JellyBean Donuts
Janell at Saving You Dinero shares her delightful donuts recipe with jelly beans inside! It makes me want to go buy a donut baking pan so I can make these myself! A great idea to use your favorite flavored jelly beans! Oh man, I can just imagine how amazing these would smell baking in my oven can’t you?
Disney Princess Homemade Silly Putty
My 9 yr old son is always looking for experiments to make and I have a feeling he would LOVE this one! It doesn’t have to be just for a Princess after all! My little Prince would have a ton of fun making and playing with this glittery homemade silly putty by Liza of Views From the ‘Ville.
Easter Basket Cupcakes
There is something so tasty about cake mix baked in ice cream cones, and this recipe by Dacia of Creative Mommas delights us with this adorable Easter basket themed cupcakes baked into sugar cones….mmmmmmm!
Spring and Easter Table Settings
What good are all these delicious recipes if you don’t have a beautiful Easter themed table setting right? Here is Candi from A Day in Candiland to give you some great pointers on decorating your table without breaking the bank! Isn’t this lovely?!
Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats
Who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats right? I don’t know why it never dawned on me to mold them into eggs! These delicious desserts were created by Kat of Generations of Savings. She will show you how you can make these yummy treats that you and your family can do together! What a fun family activity!
Sand Art Cross
Janine at True Aim has a great idea using colored sand to create a lovely cross to remind us of our Savior’s atoning love and sacrifice he gave for us. As you celebrate Easter and/or Resurrection Day, this fun family activity can help your family draw closer to him as well.
Bird Nests Recipe
I have fond memories of making bird nest treats as a child, so when Becky at FabulesslyFrugal.com shared these, I was immediately brought back to making these in the kitchen with my mom! Make some memories of your own with your children this spring and give this a whirl! Your kids will love them and they’re super easy!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these inspirational activities and recipes. I wrote up some tips last week to give you some ideas on how you can celebrate with the Easter Bunny AND still focus on the importance of our Savior’s love and atonement this Resurrection Day. I wish you all the best this season and always!