The date Easter is celebrated changes, but Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, the first full moon on or after March 21. Easter 2014 will be April 20, according to TimeAndDate.com.
Christian families celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter; however, many families also incorporate the secular traditions of the Easter Bunny, Easter baskets and egg hunts in their celebration.
Many parents remember Easter baskets filled with jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and other treats from childhood. Easter baskets are a fun way to share the joy of the day with your kids.
As you make plans for your family's Easter traditions, these Easter basket treats will help you create special Easter memories for your family.
Dyed Easter Eggs
A favorite Easter tradition in many families is dying Easter eggs. Let the kids help dye the eggs, then let the Easter Bunny add the eggs to each basket on Easter morning.
Every Easter basket needs a chocolate Easter bunny. You can find bunnies in every size from tiny to giant at your local grocery store. Your child will thank you for sharing this Easter tradition.
Kids love stuffed animals. An Easter bunny or other stuffed animal is the perfect addition to your child's Easter basket. From toddlers to teens, there are many stuffed animals from which to choose.
You can add a little Easter candy or a lot to your child's Easter basket. Peeps, filled eggs, jelly beans and other favorites will satisfy the sweet tooth for kids of all ages.
Visit your local book store and you'll find an assortment of Easter books for kids of all ages. Choose an early reader book for beginning readers or a chapter book for older kids.
What do Littlest Pet Shop figures, Barbies and princesses have in common? All are perfect to add to little girls' Easter baskets. Tuck a few small toys in your daughter's basket for endless smiles on Easter morning.
Cars and Action Figures
Your son will love finding cars, trucks and action figures tucked in his Easter basket. Little toys are perfect for little hands. Add cars and action figures to your family's Easter traditions.
You can find lots of outdoor toys in the dollar bins at many stores during spring. Your kids will be excited to find sidewalk chalk, water guns, balls and other outdoor toys in their Easter baskets.
Stickers are fun for kids of all ages. Choose Easter stickers or stickers with your child's favorite cartoon characters. Add a little notebook and you won't have stickers on your walls.
Plan ahead for spring break and summer travel by adding a travel game to your child's Easter basket. Card games and other pocket-sized games are perfect for road trips any time of the year.