This is really quite typical of me. Really it is. I blast along in life, always as busy as a squirrel storing nuts for Winter.  Sometimes I’m sure my children think their mother is really just a blur across the screen!  And then suddenly it’s here – whether it be Christmas, Easter, Winter, Spring, Halloween or Birthdays, they always seem to creep up on me with no warning and all my plans of spending time with the kids creating our own family traditions fade into the bustle.

Well this Easter we’re here.  We’re not going anywhere.  The grandparents are coming to stay and it’s forecast to rain.  So I’ve decided that before the weekend starts, I’m going to stock up on a few supplies and put a whole lot of effort into creating some Easter traditions.

Now I’m not talking making our own Easter Egg molds or baking hot cross buns (I’ve never really mastered the whole yeast, rising, proofing magic required for great buns) but I am talking about a few simple projects.  The first will be Lorelei’s little Easter Carrot Treats which we posted a few days ago.  They look amazing and will be really quite simple for the kids (and quite forgiving if we don’t get it perfect first time around).

The second project we’re going to undertake will be painted boiled eggs.  I figure it’s a great way to get the kids involved, fill in a half day and then have enough eggs for a massive potato & egg salad for Easter Sunday lunch.  So tomorrow I’ll stock up on wax crayons, food colouring, tiny paint brushes and loads of eggs.  I will search for the whitest eggs I can find, although I actually can’t remember the last time I saw a really white egg – is this a free range thing?  We’ll boil them all up, and we’ll sit at the kitchen bench.  No. 1 son will no doubt have Easter Eggs with lego characters fighting all over them and the little girls will have flowers, fairies and stars but the bottom line is, the final product doesn’t really matter – it’s the process that will create the tradition.

I’ll take a deep breath of patience, add a huge dollop of ‘it doesn’t matter what they look like’ and we’ll all have some fun creating a basket full of Easter Eggs.  And if it’s a fine, sunny day on Easter Sunday we’ll find the nearest grassy hill and roll them all down, laughing all the way.  And hopefully the kids will have a great time, they’ll remember it fondly and they’ll want to do it all over again next year.

What Easter traditions do you still have from your childhood? Or have you created your own traditions since you’ve had kids?


  • We were given small easter eggs, not medium or big. I distinctly remember one year I was given a new reading lamp in my bedroom. It had no light globe in it. In its place was the small Easter Egg. A light globe was put in it later. We often received a book or new clothes – something practical we needed.
    We still have chuckle about the fact that Nana reckoned chocolate was bad for our teeth. What she gave us was the ones made from icing sugar. They were hard and more like to break our teeth and potential tooth decay than just the risk of tooth decay from chocolate ones. The icing ones were so pretty I didn’t really like breaking them. In fact I kept one whole- still in its cellophane for a few years. Eventually it lost its fresh colours and got tossed out….after 2 or 3 years.

    Reply


  • We didn’t have any Easter traditions when I was a kid. We didn’t even have shop bought Easter eggs, they weren’t good value for money, so mum made our eggs or we had blocks of chocolate. So all the traditions we did with our kids were created by us

    Reply


  • These family traditions are fantastic – kudos to you.

    Reply


  • That was an interesting article! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply


  • It’s great that you want to make special traditions for your kids. :)

    Reply


  • i think that i would like lego eggs lol

    Reply


  • I started a CHRISTMAS TRADITION
    We play “Tinsel Twister” where we tied our arms and legs together with long lengths of tinsel and proceed to play regular twister!!! It’s hilarious!

    Reply


  • Hot cross buns for brekkie & an Easter egg hunt :)

    Reply


  • Every easter we paint eggs and have an Easter egg hunt.

    Reply


  • I wish we’d had more traditions when I was a kid. My kids will probably think the opposite

    Reply


  • We have Hot Cross Buns for breakfast on Good Friday, then we go to the Meadows Easter Fair, which is about 1/2 hour’s drive from Adelaide. It’s our Good Friday tradition, and has been for years. We spend Easter Saturday paining and decorating boiled eggs, then on Easter Sunday, we have our Easter Egg Hunt.

    Reply


  • Easter egg hunt, attending the dawn service at church and warm hot cross buns for breakfast.

    Reply


  • I am looking forward to starting some traditions with our daughter, we already have an awesome hunt we do each year but my son spends the rest of the year looking for eggs in trees!

    Reply


  • we dont have any real traditions but your article has got me thinking

    Reply


  • Easter is coming very soon

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?

No picture uploaded yet
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.

Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just submit?

Write A Rating Just Submit
Join