Well, here we are – the Thursday before Easter – and I’ve got nothing. Seriously, it’s ungood. Thank goodness for our pals Nicola and Mike who threw a big egg bash for the kids last weekend.
I’m hoping I’m not the only momma out there who is relatively unorganized in the Easter/Passover action department. Luckily, it hasn’t always been this way – and folks keep me in the loop.
So, here is the scoop on some extra fun holiday action (including a list of more crafts and other activities in the side bar):
Public Easter Egg Hunts are bubbling up all over the place this year. Here’s a quick list:
- Jump in for the Cumberland Youngsters Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 11th from 11 a.m. to Noon at the No.6 Mine Park. All Cumberland 0 – 5 year olds are welcome with an adult and there will be opportunities for older siblings to participate in a Scavenger Hunt too. Please bring a donation to the Food Bank and join the fun! Face painting and bunny ear crafts too.
- The Great Easter Egg Hunt will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 13 at the Filberg Park in Comox. You can also join folks there for a “Kids Easter Tea.” But, you have to sign up. Call (250) 339-2255 to register.
- One annual April event that celebrates the holiday, gets us out enjoying nature and raises money for a fantastic local organization is the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society’s Easter At The Barn. This year, it’s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12 out at the CV Exhibition Grounds and promises its great chance to go for a horse ride, check out some animals and hunt for candy as well as other goodies in the barns.
- Comox Valley Christian School, 2085 Wallace in Comox, is hosting the Easter Egg Scramble (7,000 eggs) from 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, April 11. It’s open to kiddos ages 10 and under and the fee is a donation to the food bank.
- The Easter Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 11th from 11 a.m. to Noon at Strathcona Gardens in Campbell River. This event is free for all children under 12 and includes free admission to the swimming pool or arena after the “hunt”. Parents are encouraged to stay and supervise.
If you are hosting a private egg festival, check out some safety tips to consider to make the day perfect.
On to more fun…
Since I’ve been slacking in my Easter crafting duties, I thought we’d pull out the craft bin and hit some old faves.
I still totally love the Paper Bag Easter Baskets we whipped up last year.
We are definitely going to have to craft a few for our Easter egg hunting this weekend.
Then, since we are busy with bunny and chick week here at the homestead, we’re going to be raiding the egg carton bin and creating some cool Bunnies and Chicks (imagine that) made out of egg cartons and pompoms.
Moving into the realm of yummy food:
I can’t really go through Easter Sunday without creating something memorable. Easter eating is so yummy and all of the fresh goodness of the early season is starting to show up.
For a real adventure, the time and effort of creating traditional Easter Babka is some serious fun.
But my fave is still the Salad People (or bunnies, or eggs, or anything). We make them all the time. An Easter themed creation is right up our alley.
Ah, there, I finally feel planned and ready to egg.
Have a great holiday!