There are a million fun things to do with your children for the Easter holiday. And, unfortunately, most of those things are not really designed for babies. Babies are no good at dying eggs, hunting for baskets, or doing relay races with eggs on spoons. But here are a couple fun things you can do with your baby that you and they will adore.
Plastic eggs. Buy a bag of hollow, plastic eggs, and fill them with items that make different sounds. For example, jelly beans, marshmallows, rice, etc. Then let Baby shake them and roll them around. They are colorful and noisy-just what babies love.
Easter art. Not all the crafts of Easter need to revolve around decorating eggs. Get some non-toxic finger paint (Crayola has great squeezable bottles). Put a couple globs of different colors down on a big piece of paper. Then put a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap and put it gently over the paper and paint. Then let your little one swirl and squish it around. They will like the feel of it and the colors they create. After the masterpiece is dry, you can cut the paper into shapes of eggs and baby will have her/his own decorated eggs this year! (This idea was stolen from my daughter's fabulous daycare providers.)
Visit the real Easter bunny. See if there is a local petting zoo or kid-friendly farm nearby. Spring is a great time to scope out baby animals. Kids of all ages would appreciate that! Your baby will squeal with delight at the baby bunnies, lambs, and chicks. This could be a fantastic family tradition in the making.
So even though you may be a little wistful for the time when everyone can chow down on chocolate rabbits and Peeps, there are still some fun things to do with the ones who don't yet have teeth to chew!