Now spring has finally arrived, Easter is just around the corner. If this is your baby’s first Easter, you’ll no doubt want to ensure it is memorable and magical.
It can be difficult coming up with ideas on how to mark this special occasion when your baby isn’t yet old enough to really acknowledge what is going on. However, there are plenty of activities and things you can do to ensure your little one enjoys this colorful and joyful holiday.
To give you a little help, we’ve compiled 10 great things you can do with your baby this Easter.
1. Create A Baby Easter Basket
Easter is typically associated with chocolate eggs, but if baby is too young for chocolate or you simply don’t want them to eat chocolate or sweets, there are alternatives available.
Fill a small gift basket with baby-friendly treats such as an Easter themed soft toy, teething rings, and empty, colored plastic eggs. They’ll love having new toys to play with and you’ll enjoy seeing their little face light up when they see the Easter related goodies.
2. Play Dress-Up
Let’s face it, dressing baby up in little cute Easter outfits is one of the most enjoyable parts of being a new parent. At Easter time, you’ll find some of the most adorable little outfits designed to help you and baby get into the festive spirit. You can dress them up as a little bunny or a little chick.
However, you may want to hold off joining in with the fancy dress yourself. After all, you may find your little one looks adorable dressed as a bunny, but they are unlikely to feel the same if they see you in a large bunny costume! So, if you don’t want to freak baby out, avoid getting dressed up yourself.
Another great tip is to only keep them in their Easter costume for a short period of time. This is because your little one is going to find it pretty difficult to play or feed while they have large bunny ears flopping about. It’s best to dress them up just long enough to take videos or photos of the occasion.
3. Easter Egg Hide And Seek
Think Easter Egg hunts are too advanced for your baby? Think again! You can easily adapt this traditional Easter game to fit baby’s skills. Choose large, colorful eggs that are going to be easy to spot. Plastic eggs tend to work better as they are safe for baby to play with.
Make sure your little one is watching you when you hide the egg. Place them under obvious objects such as their blanket, or inside a large bowl. Then, help your baby find the eggs by playing peek-a-boo. You’ll be amazed just how much fun you and baby have with this modified version of the Easter Egg hunt.
4. Hook-A-Duck Bath Time Edition
Make bath time even more fun this Easter and enjoy a classic game of hook-a-duck. You can purchase the hook-a-duck game online and it comes with adorable tiny plastic ducks and small fishing rod to hook them out. You may need to help baby grasp the concept of hook-a-duck, but they’ll have a lot of fun even just dangling it in the water.
You can even give it a go yourself, purely to show your baby what to do of course!
5. Create A Beautiful Keepsake
Christmas isn’t the only time you can create your own annual traditions. This Easter why not create a sentimental keepsake which can be used each year? Some good examples include creating a wooden Easter plaque with your baby’s name on, or you could even create a little Easter painting using your little one’s hands and feet.
Keepsakes make future Easter celebrations even more special and you can pass them down to your baby when they are old enough.
6. Entertain Them With Easter Finger Puppets
Babies love stories, so why not indulge them this Easter and put on a real-life story complete with Easter themed finger puppets? These colorful puppets will really grab baby’s attention, and if you put on fun, cartoon style voices, you and baby will have plenty of fun.
7. Take Them To An Easter Parade
Baby may not be able to walk and talk yet, but one thing they do very well is observe. Easter parades are a fantastic activity you and baby will really enjoy. They’ll be mesmerized by the large floats, bright colors, and loud noises. However, it’s also easy for your little one to be overwhelmed, so it’s best to pop along for half an hour to an hour and read baby’s cues to see when they’ve had enough.
8. Have Fun With Easter Cards
If your baby is around 12 months old, Easter cards are a great activity you can partake in. Use your little one’s handprints to decorate the back of the cards, using different colored paints. The front of the cards can be decorated with colorful Easter images.
Once the cards have been created, you can use them for simple games such as match the images. You can make it easier to find matches by ensuring you use the same colored handprints on the back of two matching images.
9. Decorate The Home
You don’t need to venture out to enjoy some Easter festivities. Why not hang Easter themed decorations on the walls? You could also invest in an Easter related mobile, keeping baby mesmerized while they’re in the crib. Decorating the home is a simple, yet very effective activity your baby will enjoy.
10. Give Them An Easter Themed Soft Toy
Baby’s love soft toys and Easter is a great time to find adorable bunny and chicks. This is an inexpensive, yet great way to celebrate the occasion if you have a newborn or younger baby.
Overall, there are plenty of ways you and baby can celebrate the upcoming Easter Holidays. Do you have any additional ideas? We’d love to know what you and your little one are up to this Easter!