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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter for Teenagers

Shameless seasonal repost by reader request.
 
When your children are small, Easter is easy. Chocolate bunnies, dyed eggs, and plastic grass that keeps appearing under the couch for months afterward has a classic charm that we all love and treasure, wrapped in magic, myth, and the rebirth of the world. It's still a family holiday with great traditions as your children get older, but it calms down as the years pass.

 
Wanna keep your kids gleefully hunting for plastic eggs long after you've broken the truth about the
rabbit to them? 
 
Copy/paste the Following list of fillers, give them a fancy font, print them out, and then cut them into
strips. Fill plastic eggs and hide them.
Once all the eggs have been found, sit down and open them one at a time, announcing what you have. Notice there's a few funny ones, as well as "Swap" ones to keep it lively. Add or subtract as you wish, lower or raise the monetary amounts, and come up with a few of your own.

We howl with laughter doing this, and then the children tuck their prizes in their wallets and produce them for redemption throughout the year. It's been a good way for the Teen Minions to ask for private time with a parent without having to explain why they need to talk too. Oddly, the cat poop one has not been handed in.

An 18 year old who shyly asks, "So, we're still doing the egg hunt this year, right?"

Priceless.

Get out of one chore free, your choice

Get out of one chore free, your choice

Get out of one chore free, your choice

Get out of one chore free, your choice

$10 at Gamestop

$5 at Gamestop

1 hour on the computer

1 hour on the computer

1 hour on the computer

1 hour on the computer

1 hour on the computer

1 hour on the computer

$1

$1

$1

$1

$1

$5

$5

$5

$5

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

Date with Mom

Date with Mom

Date with Mom

Date with Mom

Date with Dad

Date with Dad

Date with Dad

Date with Dad

Smoothies!

You pick what dessert to make

Free T shirt of your choice!

You plan the day for the family (advanced notice required)

One Family Game Night, your choice

One Family Movie Night, your choice

Download 1 song

Download 1 song

Download 1 song

1 custom ring tone

1 custom ring tone

1 custom ring tone

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

$5 at Target

Trip to the Pediatrician!

One Ziploc Bag of Fresh Cat Poop

Strap a Used Sock to Your Face

Put Marbles in Your Underwear

Kiss the Dog on the Lips

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Trade one egg of your choice with a sibling

Now have a little fun, and keep childhood alive. 

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11 comments:

~Issy said...

Wow...this is an amazing idea! I'm still at the eggs and chocolate bunny stage, but i'm going to file this idea away for later! I need to share this idea with some of my MOPS friends who have teens!

Ruby said...

Oh, that is so cute, I bet they love it, heck, I would love it, too, esp. the $5 @Target!

heather@ourlifeinaclick said...

Love this idea for when my younger one gets a little older! Thanks for stopping by my blog too.I'm enjoying looking through yours!!! I think a trip to the Container store is in order. Love that place!

Life in Rehab said...

I'll see you guys in the yard around 5:00 AM tomorrow morning...

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish I had found this post before Easter. Just found your blog and am LOVING it. I have two boys, 15 and 12 and can't seem to connect with the older one at all. This is the best idea ever!
Thanks

Phyrflie said...

This is great....but am I missing something, i thought Easter was in April this year?? *runs to calendar* Either way, makes me wish my two older ones were living here instead of with their dad, so I can do this with them...maybe when they get older :)

Life in Rehab said...

Oh, it's in April. I had a reader remind me to post this early this year.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

What a cute idea!

ps - yes, we had Lucius shaved. I didn't do it myself, I ain't crazy!! haha

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

I LOVE THIS!! And OMG your minions look so young.. LOL I will totally do this later and I only have one kiddo. He's still only 7 but hey I can predict the future!!

~ Nikki

Athena said...

Seriously am IN LOVE with this!!!! We have been making my 19 year old nephew hunt for eggs, his parents keep saying that he is too old but his Aunt knows better and I always up the ante in his eggs, definitely something that I will have to put together this year for him. Thanks, I'm alos your newest follower.

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

Wow Sunny! This is awesome and just what I needed!!! My 4 youngest at home are 10-15 and at that in between stage...this will definitely keep the egg hunt going in our family for a few more years! I'll swap you this idea for the dollar store basket solar light,k?