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10 Ideas To Create New Easter Memories and Traditions

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Celebrating holidays in our family is so much fun and Easter is no different. With the holiday coming up quickly, there is no better time than now to start creating traditions for your family.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas for creating new Easter memories to celebrate each year.

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10 Ideas For Easter Memories and Traditions

Sharpie Eggs

This is a simple yet impactful idea!  Simply color your eggs and let them dry. Once they are dry take some colorful sharpies and together write words or short phrases that you want to reflect on.  Can be Easter-related or not.  Here are some examples of our favorites and a link to some Sharpie colors we love for Easter.

  • Spring
  • He is Risen
  • Peeps
  • Holy
  • Thankful
  • Jelly Bean
  • Joy
  • Happy Easter
  • Love
  • He lives
  • Happy
  • Family
Resurrection rolls

Resurrection Rolls

My kids love making these and they are delicious!  The marshmallows represent Jesus’s body and the roll is the tomb.  After you bake them the marshmallows are absorbed and we explain the resurrection because the disappearing marshmallow is supposed to represent Jesus being risen!

If you are not religious these rolls are still a hit! They remind me of a cinnamon roll!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce or 12 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls (we recommend the bigger ones)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Separate rolls into eight triangles. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip each marshmallow into butter, roll in cinnamon sugar and place on a triangle.
  2. Roll the dough over the marshmallow and pinch the dough around the top sealing all edges. Make sure to seal well or the melted marshmallow will escape.
  3. Dip tops of dough into remaining butter and cinnamon sugar. Place with sugar side up in greased muffin cups.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool slightly. These are best when warm.

Family Brunch or Dinner

Easter is the perfect time to get the family together.  Whether you are hosting an Easter brunch or supper.  I think one of our favorite traditions is having Easter brunch with family and friends.

Resurrections Eggs

Resurrection eggs are a cute idea and a memorable way to connect Easter eggs with the story of Jesus. You can make your own resurrection eggs or you can purchase a set from Amazon here.

New Book or Special Easter Book

Books in the Easter basket are always a great idea!  Instilling a love of reading is a hope I have as my husband and I both love to read.  We also have an Easter book that we read during the Easter season.

Easter Painting

My kids love any excuse for crafting and painting.  You can find simple Easter-themed paint kits at the target dollar spot and even the dollar store!

Our budget-friendly favorite is painting rocks!  We use paint markers and paint away on all of the rocks.  Did you know that you could also use tattoos on rocks?  Yes, simply let the paint dry and apply the tattoo as you would to your skin.

You can also add words or Easter quotes using sharpie markers.

These are great to display outside your house or even create your own rock garden and add a couple of rocks to it each year!

Easter Bunny Treats

Just like Santa likes his cookies, the Easter bunny likes treats too! You could leave out some carrots for him.

You’ve Been EGGED – Egg Your Neighbor

This is something I just learned about and I absolutely love this idea. If you’re new here, every year we share our You’ve Been BOO’d – Boo Your Neighbor around Halloween time.

We love this idea, so why not “Egg” your neighbor with this fun You’ve Been EGGED tradition. Click here to get our free printables to “Egg” your neighbor as well as ideas on what to put in your eggs and baskets!

easter house

Decorate an Easter House

Who says gingerbread houses are only for Christmas? This fun tradition goes perfect for just about any holiday and is the perfect way to create more Easter memories for your family!

Supplies for each Easter House:

  • 3 full graham crackers
  • Hot Glue or Royal Icing (I recommend using a hot glue gun to glue the house together)
  • 1 Peep
  • M&Ms, sprinkles, and other candy for decorating

Simply assemble the graham houses and let them dry for about 15 minutes.  Let the kids decorate!

Easter Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a great way to keep the older kids entertained. Easter baskets and eggs are fun for everyone but they may enjoy a scavenger hunt even more.

The prize could be their Easter basket or you can take it a step further and let them choose an activity of their choice.

Easter Basket Fillers and Gift Ideas

We have put together basket fillers and gift ideas for kids from ages 0-10! Check out our complete list here!

Time to Create Easter Memories

Do you have any Easter memories you treasure or an Easter tradition your family looks forward to each year?

Tell us about them in the comments below and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!