How to Arrange Easter for Teens
Childhood craze for hunting Easter eggs (and consuming all of the jelly beans hidden inside), dyeing eggs with bright colors, and digging in baskets full of chocolate bunnies can start to wane as they get into their teens and teens. Your pastel plastic tablecloth with flowers and bunnies is suddenly quite uncool, and they rolled their eyes at your enthusiastic offer to get off the couch and go in search of all the plastic eggs you hid for them.
But I think this is bullshit; deep down, they need a reason to enjoy a fun holiday, and you can give it to them. Here’s how.
Make your egg hunt worth the time
They will think they are too old to hunt eggs at that age – this is for small children. Sure, this is for little kids if you’re still filling them with tiny chocolate eggs, but you’re going to try something different this year: cold cash. I always stick a random couple of quarters or a dollar bill in eggs that I hide as a surprise, but Katie Bingham-Smith writes for Scary Mommy that when kids get into their teens, this tactic will get them pumped up:
But here’s the catch: don’t tell them there is money in those eggs. I realize this only works for the first year, but it’s worth it. I did this for the first time last year and my kids stuck their noses out trying to find eggs.
Then my daughter took pity on me and began to collect several. When she opened them and saw that there was money stuffed inside, her brothers quickly changed their tune, and let’s just say I was lucky that no one was hurt.
I also don’t invest in everyone. Me too, stagger, their favorite candy – so much more interesting.
My additional suggestion, depending on how much you are willing to spend, is to fill readily available eggs with quarters or dollar bills and increase the amount of money as they become more difficult to find. Perhaps you cover it with one particularly well-hidden egg of greater value, such as a $ 20 bill.
Help them in their egg dying game
If you pull out a $ 2 PUK of egg-shaped dying kit , surely they’re going to moan at you, what are you expecting? They are too old for this. But they are not too old to completely decorate eggs because it is never too old to decorate eggs. In fact, with a smartphone, their own creativity, and some more advanced fine motor skills at their disposal, they can create some really cool eggs like:
- These Cool Pop Art Eggs
- Star Wars Character Painted Eggs
- Emoji Eggs
- Nail polish marble eggs
- Avengers Eggs
- Floral watercolor eggs
Let them be wizards
As a child, I have always loved the holidays, but I really love them as a parent, because I work wonders. It is a wonderful feeling to be the person who makes the child happy at the party, and teens will love it too. If they feel too old to completely immerse themselves in Easter fun, instruct them to create that fun for their little siblings or cousins.
If they don’t have younger siblings or cousins, but have small children in the area, your teenagers hide eggs in your yard and invite the little ones over and above for a bonus egg hunt. A young child will love the opportunity to hunt eggs in a fresh place, and your teens will feel warmth and uncertainty about the extra joy they’ve helped create.
Ask them to help with food.
Many teens and teens love to cook, and if yours is one of them, have them cook one or two dishes for whatever meal you plan to serve. Maybe this year they’ll learn how to make an egg casserole or Nana’s famous blueberry muffins.
If they are not keen on cooking but are artistic, they may want to create a festive indoor environment or decorate it with fresh flowers. Help them get into the spirit of Easter by giving the adults a few more preparatory tasks for the holiday.