One of my first assignments, when I started working for LeapFrog, was to create some Easter activities for their Learning Path app and website. They were looking for a range of activities that would work for very young children and something that would be great for the older kids as well. I came up with three activities including sensory play-doh, sensory egg shakers, and a scappy/artsy card for older kids to try. The colors in the play-doh eggs made my heart go pitter patter. Well, after completing this assignment, I sent it off and had the most wonderful response from LeapFrog. They sent me an email telling me that they loved these activities, photography, and my writing so much that they were going to use these as the cover in their newsletter that was slated to go out to 2.75 million people. That totally stopped me in my tracks, friends. It was such a great feeling to know that my work would reach that many people! Since Easter is coming quickly, I thought it would be a good time to share these again. You can click on the links, below, to take you to Learning Path and find out the instructions for each of these activities.
We had a very different Easter this year. Our family gatherings usually include at least 14 adults and 8 kids. It makes for quite a bustling party each month. This time, many of our family members couldn’t make it, for one reason or another. With only 12 people for brunch, it was quiet at times, which NEVER happens at a family party. There were also times of sadness, over the sudden death of a friend. During brunch my daughter told us, “This isn’t much of a party.” This really reminded me that it doesn’t matter how beautiful the table is. No one cares about the beautiful bouquet of flowers or how clean my house is. Our parties are all about the feelings that home and family bring. We enjoy being together and celebrating. Not all families are as close as we are, and I need to stop and be thankful for this. Easter was different this year and it reminded me to appreciate my wonderful family.
I took a few pictures before the party. My kids enjoyed helping with a few colorful creations.
The fruit skewers have been a recent favorite. My kids will eat anything if it comes on a toothpick. We bought big skewers at the grocery store and a tray of precut fruit from Costco. They love to help make the rainbow fruit skewers.
I hope you had a great Easter!