First and foremost, Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Egg decorating, Easter baskets, and surprises are fun…but it wouldn’t be Easter without the knowledge that Jesus conquered death so that we might have eternal life.
Alex is still too young to truly understand that, but I’ve learned in the past few months that often our little boy is picking up on more than we realize…so we need to share this with our children, even if they’re too little to truly comprehend it all!
We started out Easter morning by sitting together on the couch, reading the Easter story from Alex’s Bible. He pointed to the cross and said, “We have that at church.” Later in the morning, he picked up the Bible, opened to a random story, pointed to the picture, and said, “All these people is alive!” We’ll get there in time! :)
Now, on to the egg hunt. What an excited little boy he was! We hid 6 plastic eggs, and then we had a “Hide ‘Em and Find ‘Em” talking egg hidden in his Easter basket.
Once he discovered that some of his eggs contained little tractors, Alex had no interest in finding his Easter basket. We had to really encourage him to keep looking. Even after finding his basket (which is actually a potty filled with toys), Alex still only wanted his tractors. He was very excited about his talking egg, though, and he later got excited about all the Curious George items (puzzles, suncatcher, socks) in the basket.
Later, Alex re-hid a few of his eggs for Daddy to find…empty, of course ;)