Easter is a time for family togetherness, and there’s no reason why teens and young adults should miss out on the fun. After all, being playful and having fun is important at every age, and Easter is the perfect time to celebrate with your kids, no matter how old they are.
As kids grow up, it can be tough to keep the tradition of Easter egg hunts alive. But don’t give up just yet! It’s true that some kids might think they’re too cool for Easter egg hunts, but deep down, they still crave the joy of the hunt. So, what can you do to make Easter egg hunts fun for teens and young adults? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Mix things up: Instead of hiding the eggs in the same old spots, try something different. Get creative with the hiding places, and make it a bit more challenging. For example, you could hide some eggs in trees or in the bushes, or even in the pool! Remember, the key is to keep it fun and exciting.
- Add some surprises: One of the best things about Easter egg hunts is the surprise element. To keep things interesting, consider adding some slips of paper in some eggs for bigger prizes, such as gift cards, or other gifts that your child would appreciate. You could also put some cash in the eggs, because let’s be honest, teens and young adults are always in need of extra spending money.
- Make it a group activity: Easter egg hunts are always more fun when you have a group of people participating. Consider inviting your teen’s friends over to join in on the fun. You could even make it a competition, with prizes for the person who finds the most eggs, or the person who finds the golden egg.
- Keep the Easter basket tradition alive: Even though your kids are getting older, they’ll still appreciate an Easter basket. And just like with the Easter egg hunt, you can mix things up and add some surprises. Think about what your teen likes and fill the basket with items they’ll appreciate, such as beach towels, gardening tools, bath and body items, coffee mugs, water bottles, and their favorite snacks.
- Share stories: As you gather with your family for Easter, take the opportunity to share stories and memories from past Easter celebrations. This can be a great way to bond with your teen and young adult children and create new memories that they’ll treasure for years to come.
Now, let’s talk about the sentimental value of Easter traditions. The memories we create during these special family moments are priceless. I still remember the Easter when my brother thought he was too cool to participate in the egg hunt, but after watching everyone else have fun, he ended up joining in and ended up finding the golden egg! It’s moments like these that create lasting memories that we’ll always cherish.
Coloring Easter eggs together as a family is not just for kids. It can be even more creative and fun for teens and young adults. Turn it into a competition with prizes for the best decorated eggs, using techniques such as tie-dye or glitter. This is a great way to bond as a family and create new memories that will last a lifetime.
And let’s not forget about the humor. Easter is the perfect time to inject some humor into the family gatherings. Who doesn’t love a good joke or funny story? Share some silly jokes or funny memories, and enjoy some laughs with your family. After all, laughter is the best medicine, and it’s a great way to bring everyone together.
Of course, it’s important to remember that Easter is not just about Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets. At its core, Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So, as you’re planning your Easter festivities, don’t forget to keep the meaning of Easter alive.
One way to do this is by finding a church that has a Good Friday service. This is a solemn service that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It’s an opportunity for your family to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and to remember the true meaning of Easter.
Then, on Easter Sunday, attend an Easter service together to rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a time to reflect on the real meaning of Easter and to celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ is for all ages, for all time.
If your family can’t make it to an Easter service with you, be sure to include a prayer of thanks during your Easter dinner prayer for the sacrifice and love of Jesus Christ as Easter. This is a great way to keep the meaning of Easter alive and to remind your family that Easter is about so much more than just Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets.
Easter is a time for family togetherness, fun, and celebration. Even though your kids are growing up, it’s important to keep the tradition of Easter alive and create new memories that they’ll treasure for years to come. So, get creative with your Easter egg hunt, add some surprises to your Easter baskets, share stories and memories, and inject some humor into your family gatherings. But it’s also a time to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and to reflect on the true meaning of Easter. So, as you’re planning your Easter festivities, be sure to keep the meaning of Easter alive and to remember the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter!