Are you leaving the Easter bunny with only a carrot again this year?
Placing a carrot out for the Easter bunny is fine, don’t get me wrong, but making our Easter bunny food adds a little extra magic to your festivities.
As the excitement builds, you can find the right moment to slow it down a little and take your child outside for a restful, quiet moment to collect nature for this activity.
Adding activities that help keep rhythms in your child’s day are important when excitement can turn to overwhelm fairly quickly.
Why start this Easter Bunny food Tradition?
Whether you sprinkle this on the lawn, or place it in a bowl and leave it out for a special Easter Bunny snack here’s why you should try this tradition:
- It builds meaningful life-long memories, especially if you do it yearly.
- It gets your children off screens and connects your kids with nature, calming their minds during a day that can get very overwhelming.
- This bunny food won’t harm our wildlife and the environment either (some people have started to place glitter out as bunny food).
Another benefit, if you ditch the carrot and go with this activity instead, is that you don’t have to chow down on a carrot at 10.30 at night. Winning!
What you’ll need
- Hole punches: we used a small star punch and Bunny hole punch
- Grass (I used mondo grass, but any grass will do)
- Leaves (lots and lots of bright, pretty leaves: yellow, reds and oranges look best against the green grass)
- A few little flowers
How to make Easter Bunny Food
Watch the video
- Collect all the nature you need. There’s no need to rush this part. Enjoy the moment with your child and spend as much time outdoors as you can.
- Place all the natural materials out on a table.
- Let your child cut the grass into little bits and place it in a bowl.
- Encourage your child to use the hole punch to cut the bright leaves into shapes. Place them in a different bowl.
- Now your child can sprinkle the leaf shapes onto the grass and gently mix them with their fingers.
- Don’t forget to add a few little flowers!
How long will your Easter Bunny food last?
This is a hard question to answer.
The warmer your environment, the quicker the leaves and grass will fade and curl.
I suggest you make your food the day before Easter. If you live in a warm environment, store your food in the fridge.
What should you do with the bunny food?
Simply scatter your hole punched leaves outside. They’ll bring you so much joy every time you see them in your garden.
If your child sees them and starts to question you, it’s easy to mention that he had too much and put some outside for his bunny friends.
It’s so important to enjoy memorable moments like this as a family. These are the occasions they remember and then it lives on when they have their own children.
Your kids will adore making Easter bunny food and they’ll remember it for ears, ahem, I mean years to come.
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Use this lovely activity in spring, for Easter, or just because it’s a beautiful quiet afternoon activity.
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