Thanks to my sister, the boys had a very fun Easter party for Boy School. I'm not really big on all the fluff surrounding Easter, so my idea list was about 2 lines long up until the day before. And then, in what can only be described as an unordinary turn of events, I called my sister. Seeing as we come from the same gene pool, when our brains are combined for the power of good, we can produce extraordinary results. Or in this case, enough ideas to keep 4 young boys occupied for 2 hours. It's like a superpower.
So, just in case you are likewise faced with a similar conundrum in the future, here is our top secret list, that was produced after
minutes I mean hours of thought:
Easter Egg Hunt
** This was actually already on my list. Unfortunately I made my kids hide them all the night before and when Luke woke up he went around the house finding them all, so we had to re-hide the eggs. Mainly because when I asked Luke to put them back, he shoved all of them in just one spot.
** I love the Betty Bunny books if you need a good place to start.
Made Bunny Faces
** Thank you pinterest
Made Easter Maracas
** I didn't have any dry beans to put in our eggs, so I resorted to wasabi peas. I hope the hot glue holds up.
** I think I was sarcastically singing this to my sister, when she suggested I put the maracas and masks together for. . . an Easter Parade. Yes -- we should actually have a purpose for the things we make!!
** Apparently boys do not want to eat anything when you start off saying, "This marshmallow is Jesus!" Luke and Levi wouldn't even touch the marshmallows and Luke cried, "I don't want Jesus to die." Ellie ate them for an afternoon snack.
Snacks in Easter Eggs
** Note for future reference -- eat snacks FIRST! Apparently no one wants to eat gold fish, carrots and grapes out of eggs after other eggs have produced jelly beans and chocolate bunnies.
Pin the Tail on the Bunny
** my sister drew this graphic for me in about 5minutes because the one I wanted to download from the internet wasn't available to download anymore. I was just going to get a coloring page since time was so short until my sister proved that Joachim girls love a challenge and whipped that bunny up.
Egg and Spoon Race
** Luke is a cheater pants
** Luke's personal favorite is Little Bunny Foo Foo -- do not try and find a youtube video of it. This might come up: Violent Little Bunny Foo Foo
** If You're a Bunny and You Know It (wiggle your nose, flop your ears. hop around, shake your tail) -- Thanks Scuttlebutt.
And . . . .decorating Easter Cookies.
We managed to use up all but 5 minutes. Hoppy Easter