FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag

FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag at Happy Home Fairy!!!.jpgSo I found THIS PIN and I was like, “Oh, this is so happening.”

I called our church’s children’s ministry director and asked her if she wanted a little gift idea to give all of her amazing volunteers on Resurrection Sunday.

She said yes and boom.

I present you with the cutest Easter treat ever!

You will need some Rolos candy, the FREE Printable tag at the bottom of this post, some Ziploc snack bags, a hole punch, and some yarn.FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag at Happy Home Fairy - so cute.jpgFREE Printable Easter Treat Tag at Happy Home Fairy.jpg

 Put together a few bags and add them to your Happy Buddy’s Easter basket.

Or surprise a neighbor!

Or a teacher.

Or the mailman.

I think chocolate and the Good News of Easter go pretty well together, don’t you? :-)

Click HERE for your FREE Printable Easter Treat Tag

Happy The Stone Was ROLO-ed Away-ing!

How To Make Minion Easter Eggs

how to make minion eggs for Easter! couldn't be easier! and so cute!!!!!!

The Happy Baby loves those adorable minions from the Despicable Me movies (I mean, who doesn’t??).

For his birthday party a few weeks ago we made some of these super cute Minion Easter eggs.

I thought I would share with you how to make your own because it is SO EASY.

You can whip a few together in about 2 minutes and sneak them in your Happy Buddies’ Easter baskets on Sunday morning.

minion eggs suppliesSupplies –

Bag of bright-colored Easter eggs (these are from Wal-Mart)

Self-adhesive googly eyes (if you just have googly eyes, you can use Glue Dots to attach the eyes to the eggs)

Sharpie marker

minion eggs - step 1Step 1 – Separate out all of the blue and yellow eggs from the bag.

minion eggs - step 2Step 2 – Open the eggs (you may have to cut the hinges off) and then attach blue tops with yellow bottoms and yellow tops with blue bottoms.

minion eggs - step 3minion eggs - so cute and easy!Step 3 – Add a googly eye and Sharpie marker hair and mouth details.

You can draw a black band around the egg to finish off the whole goggle look, but I personally thought it looked too busy.

how to make minion eggs for Easter! couldn't be easier! and so cute!!!

how to make minion eggs for Easter! couldn't be easier! and so cute!Step 4 – Make sure you make an army of them.

Or at least make sure you make Dave, Stuart, Jerry, Kevin, Bob, Carl, Steve, Tim, Phil, Mike, Tom and Donny.

:-)

They are so easy to put together that I just finished making a dozen for the Happy Buddy’s preschool class’ egg hunt on Wednesday.

We thought the kids would be delighted to find these egg-stra special little guys along the way!

Happy Minion Easter Egg-ing!!

How To Mail Easter Eggs

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My boys and I took a little adventure to the Post Office on Saturday.

Along with our water bill, we mailed off a few plastic Easter eggs.

mailing eggs - supplies.jpgIf you want to mail some eggs yourself, make sure you buy the Jumbo-sized eggs (we found the ones above at Walgreens).

mailing eggs - putting together!.jpgWe filled ours with some Easter grass, a few stickers, small erasers, and these FREE Printable Easter Lunchbox Love Notes.

We decided not to put chocolate in the eggs because… well, we didn’t want it to melt in transit. :-)

mailing eggs - ready to go!.jpgSlap on the address label and wrap the eggs with packing tape.

Then head to the post office.

mailing eggs - at the post office.jpgmailing eggs - weighing.jpgIronically, our postman’s name was Jesus.

He kept chuckling because the eggs wouldn’t stop rolling off the scale.

mailing eggs - such a fun idea for Easter to brighten someone's day!.jpgThey didn’t look the prettiest after getting stamped and wrapped with tracking codes and postage (about $2 each), but they were still going to be a cute thing to find in a mailbox.

I mean ANYTHING is better than a bill or catalog, Amen?!

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When all the eggs were ready, Jesus was all smiles and even thanked us for making his day more fun.

I mean, you can only handle so many flat things and cardboard boxes, you know? :-)

Happy Easter Egg in the Mail-ing! :-)

Random Acts of Kindness for Easter

The message of Easter is LOVE.

And love is best shown when we choose to put someone else’s needs before our own.

Like Jesus did.

Here are a few fun ways you can share the sweet message of Easter with the people in your world.Easter RAKs at Happy Home Fairy

Happy Easter RAK-ing! :-)

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:16-18

Easy Cross Craft

easy cross craft at happyhomefairy.comWe did this easy cross craft the other day with my 2 year olds.

They loved it.

easy cross craft 2Supplies:

Cross template (you can print a great one for free HERE)

Glue

Tissue paper squares

easy cross craft 3Step 1 – Paint some glue onto the cross.

**Hey, do you like my poncho?  It’s from my mom.** :-)

easy cross craft 4Step 2 – Have the kids crunch up the tissue paper squares into little balls.

So good for building up those fine motor skills!

easy cross craft 5easy cross craft 6easy cross craft 8easy cross craft 7Step 3 – Stick the tissue paper squares to the cross.

easy cross craft 9easy cross craft 10easy cross craft 1That is all!

They look so pretty hanging in our classroom.

And most important, they keep our hearts turned toward Jesus.

Happy Easy Cross Craft-ing! :-)

NoBUNNY Loves You Like Jesus – FREE Printable!

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If you are participating in The Joy Journey, Day 3 features the idea to bring someone a chocolate bunny with an inspiring note.

Well, I have a FREE Printable for you today to accomplish this task! :-)adorable free printable from happy home fairy.jpgadorable free printable from happy home fairy3.jpg

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The Happy Buddy will be delivering these yummy bunnies to his teachers tomorrow.

We think it will make them pretty ‘hoppy.’ :-)

Click HERE for your FREE Printable NoBUNNY Loves You Like Jesus Note!

Happy Chocolate Bunny-ing!

The Joy Journey – Christ-Centered Easter Activities (FREE Printable)

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We have 20 days, beginning April 1st (updated for 2015 – March 16th), to go on a journey.

A journey that gives us a chance to look into the work of our Savior.

Hebrews 12:2 says, “We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne.”

This is it, my friends.

We want joy?  We must do as Jesus did.

We must look beyond the trials, the troubles, the tears of this world and remember the JOY that is waiting for us –

BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID AT EASTER.

While this is the message to preach to our Happy Homes – to the world – every. single. day, this month brings an especially tangible and precious opportunity to make this joy come alive for our loved ones.

I put together 20 Christ-centered activities for you to help make it possible. :-)The Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 9.jpg

It’s called The Joy Journey.

The Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 10.jpgThe Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 12.jpgThe Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 11.jpg**You can print the 20 activity cards at the bottom of this post.**

The Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 1.jpgThe Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 2.jpgThe Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 3.jpgThe Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 4.jpgThe Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 6.jpgI cut mine out, put them into 20 plastic eggs, numbered them with a Sharpie, and placed them in a bowl.

I purposely tried to gather the easiest and most doable ideas (’cause, you know, if it requires more than 4 things, I usually start breaking out in a sweat).

You can grab a supply list for each activity HERE.

The goal is to do one activity per day during the days leading up to Easter and prayerfully engage my little ones in the sweet message of our Lord’s journey to joy.

The Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 5.jpgAnd speaking of sweet, I may have slipped a few M&M’s into the final egg to be opened on Easter morning. :-)

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Oh, dear bloggy friends!  I pray that this little website can help assist you in focusing your Happy Homes on the cross this Easter!

Bunnies are fun and adorable and are even a small part of this journey and are, in fact, created by the Lord, Himself, but they are not what Easter is about.

The Joy Journey - Christ-Centered Activities for the Easter Season 8.jpgEaster is about the joy that awaits us.

Easter is about the joy we can experience today.

Right now.

Because Easter is about Jesus.

**Click HERE for the FREE Printable Joy Journey Christ-Centered Activity Cards**

FREE Printable “NoBUNNY Loves You Like Jesus” Tag HERE

FREE Printable “Joy Comes in the Morning” Tag HERE

FREE Printable Christian “You’ve Been Egged” Sign HERE

Happy Easter, everyone. :-)

**Would love it if you could share this post with the people in your world.**

Tape Resist Cross idea is from The Golden Gleam.
Many other ideas inspired from Thriving Family.