I love holidays and I love family traditions. I think having traditions to go along with holidays helps build nice memories for children.
Easter is such a sad yet joyful holiday. Sad because Jesus died but joyful because he died and rose from the dead for mankind! We try and emphasize the Christian reason for holidays but we also let Blue Rock enjoy some of our culture's traditions such as going on an Easter hunt and finding an Easter basket with some goodies on Easter morning.
I read somewhere about surprising your child with a candy filled plastic Easter egg in their lunch box. I thought, what a wonderful and genius idea! However, why only put candy when you can put their whole lunch in the eggs? Blue Rock LOVES plastic and pretend eggs. So I knew he'd love this! I washed the Easter eggs, cut up some ham, cheese, carrots, washed grapes, and added cheddar bunnies, and some dark chocolate almonds (for his candy). You can add anything your child likes that can fit in an egg. I wrapped them in surround wrap (you could just put them in a clean egg) and placed the little baggies in different Easter eggs for Blue Rock's lunch. To make it extra fun I added a little green grass. He was very excited watching me make his lunch. I think he's going to love it!