Holidays & Celebrations
Make the holidays more fun with decorating ideas, easy recipes, crafts, and more.
Egg-cellent Reading Game: "We always have extra plastic Easter eggs lying around, so my 11-year-old created a spelling game with them. She writes different common word endings, such as 'at' or 'ed,' on one half of each egg and different consonants on the other side. My 6-year-old twists the eggs to make new words and to practice reading." --Kindra Gordon, Whitewood, SD
Here's a clever idea that ensures the big moment of the morning is equally fun for toddlers and tweens. Sort treat-filled plastic eggs by color and wrap buckets with matching strips of colored paper. Assign a color to each child. A younger guest's eggs can be set in easy-to-spot places, while the older kids' can be tucked into trickier nooks and crannies. When it's time for the hunt, give each child her bucket and let the quest begin.
These winsome garlands are also an engaging hands-on project for the whole family. For extra party fun, tuck little treats inside the eggs before hanging them and invite guests to choose a critter to open for a sweet surprise.