07 Mar

Easter the Daddy Way

Robert Nickell

Robert Nickell

Robert Nickell, aka Daddy Nickell, father of 6, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of Daddyscrubs.com, delivery room duds and daddy gear for dads, and the Daddyscrubs.com blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective.
Robert Nickell

With seven kids of my own I’ve participated in my fair share
of Easter celebrations throughout the years. From the traditional to the
creative, as long as the family is together, we always have fun. Here are my
top suggestions to make your Easter extra special.

Lawn Games: Venture
beyond the traditional Easter egg hunt and create a series of lawn games that
your family can participate in all together. I suggest a family relay race
while balancing an egg on a spoon; “hopping” like a bunny in a sac race across
the yard or even an egg toss (similar to a water balloon toss) – might I
suggest using hard boiled eggs?

Family Outing: Take
advantage of your time together by doing something as a family. You could
attend Easter service, take a picnic to a park, head to the beach (if you live
near one), take a Spring family ski day, or even do something completely
non-traditional like go to Disneyland! It’s not everyday that the whole family
can be together without the interference of work or school. Whatever you do, leave
the cellphone behind and be present and together all day long!

The Hunt is On: Of
course it wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. Gather all of the children
inside for a snack and sneak outside to hide eggs everywhere! Divvy out baskets
and let your kids loose to run around the yard gathering eggs and candy! It can
be really fun to put homemade coupon cards inside of the plastic eggs, too. It
doesn’t have to be all about candy! Create coupons for “Ice cream with daddy,”
“an outing with daddy,” etc. Your kids will love it, and they’ll be “cashing”
in their coupon cards in the months to come!

Arts and Crafts: My
kids have always enjoyed making things; therefore, arts and crafts are a must.
When Easter rolls around each year we like to make bunny masks and decorate
eggs, too! Everyone enjoys being creative and there are always smiles around
the table.

Remember – above all else, Easter is a
celebration of Jesus Christ so make sure to take time during the Easter meal to
say a prayer and give thanks.  Please enjoy the time you’re spending with


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