March 20, 2023
Spring is here, and with it comes Easter - a season for joy, celebration and new adventures. As our landscape turns green and flowers begin to bud, it's a perfect time to plan celebratory activities with the kids. From egg painting to picnics, there are many ways to get creative and spend quality time with your little ones. We've shared some of our favorite Danish-inspired Easter activities for kids. So grab your bunny ears and let's hop into the fun!
In Denmark, tree decorating extends beyond the Christmas season! An Easter tree is a lovely way to add some festive cheer to your home and celebrate the season. The tree represents blossoming flowers, chirping birds, and all things spring.
Creating the tree can be a fun activity in itself. Take the kids outside for a scavenger hunt to find dainty branches and twigs for your tree. Depending on where you live, you may even find budding branches that fully encapsulate the beauty of spring.
Next, it's time to decorate! There are no rules on what to hang on your tree. Provide your kids with an array of art supplies and let their imagination run wild. DIY your decor by painting pretty patterns or using stickers and glitter. Another option is cutting bright pieces of paper into unique shapes. You can even tie ribbon around the branches for an extra pop of color. We also have a beautiful selection of metal ornaments made just for Easter Trees!
Once the tree is finished, place the branches in a flower vase and admire your beautiful Easter tree together. This tradition is a wonderful Easter activitity that the kids will always cherish.
Grab the whole family and find a hillside to play this Easter game! In Denmark, this event typically takes place on Easter Sunday and the whole family will play. The goal of the game is to roll your egg the furthest without cracking. It's believed that the egg that rolls the furthest will bring good luck and prosperity to the winner. Families will hard-boil and dye their eggs so they can distinguish whose egg is who's. This beloved tradition can be passed down for generations and is a game the whole family will enjoy.
The gakkebrev is a special letter that is sent to friends and family during the weeks leading up to Easter. It's a lighthearted and playful letter that includes a rhyming poem, riddle or puzzle. The recipient must guess who sent it. If the recipient can't guess the sender correctly, they must give the sender an Easter gift. The sender will give the recipient a hint by drawing the same number of dots as they have in their name.
How do you make the letter? Use card-stock paper or our printed gift wrap. You then fold the paper 4 times and cut out small shapes, much like making a snowflake. Children can write a fun Easter poem on the letter and of course, the hint.
This Danish activity is a fun way to connect with loved ones and spread some Easter cheer! Read more about the Gakkebrev here
Painting or dying eggs is a classic Easter activity that is enjoyed amongst many countries. It is a fun way for children to express their creativity, plus the eggs double as decoration for your home! Grab bright spring dyes, paint, markers and stickers, and watch your child's imagination do the rest. Will they make a special egg for their Maileg friend or maybe use their friend as design inspiration?
Grab a blanket and invite your Maileg friends for a lovely afternoon outdoors. Host your picnic in the park, a field or, your backyard. What snacks will you bring? The bunnies love to munch on fresh carrots and sip on iced tea.
Show your friends the beautiful greenery and blossoming flowers, and even pick a special flower for mum. If it is a cloudy day, lay on the picnic blanket and look at the clouds. It is fun to imagine what the clouds looks like as they pass by. There are many ways to use your imagination on a nice spring day.
Danish culture is full of unique traditions and Easter is no exception. These activties provide an opportunity for creativity, fun, and a chance for families to come together. Wherever in the world you are celebrating, we hope you feel inspired to incorporate some of these traditions into your own celebration.
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