Easter is just around the corner, and I have to admit; It’s probably one of my favourite holidays. Every year, especially as we got older, I can honestly say that we got more excited about
Easter is just around the corner, and I have to admit; It’s probably one of my favourite holidays.
Every year, especially as we got older, I can honestly say that we got more excited about Easter than Christmas.. Crazy right? I’ll tell you why. Easter was always a big Holiday in our house. From egg decorating, to making an Easter Tree to having our Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, all of it was so much fun, no matter what age we were.
My mom (AKA the Easter Bunny) was really great at making us work really hard to get our loot.. And I don’t mean a super tough egg hunt..Oh no, that would have been too easy! I mean a full on scavenger hunt, where we had to decipher a riddle (which always rhymed) to guess where the next clue would be. It was both indoors and outdoors, no matter the temperature. Then we would have to gather all the papers, tape them together as if a puzzle, then follow a treasure map that would be drawn on the back of the puzzle. Or.. we would wake up to hundreds of feet of yarn, zig zagging from floor to ceiling, over and under furniture. We would all get a specific colour to follow, all around the house and sometimes outside, to get to our loot.. Or would find clues attached to the yarn along the way with clues to find our loot. One time she really wanted to make it tough, as we were older, so she used FISHING line. We had to do that one REALLY slow, for fear of clotheslining ourselves. The poor cats had no idea what was going on. HOURS of running around to get our Easter goodies. And we LOVED it.
As a new mom, I couldn’t wait to keep that tradition going. For the past 10 years (I probably started when my son was 3) I have been falling back on my own memories to give my kids the same experiences I got to live as a kid and teen. Now with Brie, both my older kids cannot wait to keep that tradition going with her. I can’t wait to see them do it with their own kids so that it comes full circle. Although if they’re smart, they will ask me to help like I still do with my mom.
Leave me a comment and let me know what your Easter traditions are!
In any case, whether you do an Easter egg scavenger hunt or not, you may want to know what is going on around here to help entertain your little ones.
I did a bit of digging and found a few events that you may be interested in!
If you are looking for events closer to the West Island or in Montreal, you can visit the Montreal Families website here, which has a bunch of additional information. Hop to it
Hudson's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 20th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre (394 Main Road) Geared to children from 2 – 10 years old. Doors open promptly at 11 am. Free for Hudson residents with proof of residency.
*******NEW THIS YEAR *****
Tickets and registration for the egg hunt are REQUIRED.
Tickets will be available to Hudson residents from Monday March 18th 2019 to Sunday April 7th 2019 or until quantities last; available at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road.
Hunt eggs as a family; ages 2 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Limit of 10 plastic eggs per child; these are exchanged for chocolate eggs. Egg hunt times: 11 am to 11:30 am, Noon to 12:30 pm, 1 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 pm to 2:30 pm
REGISTRATION IN PERSON ONLY, at the Community Centre.
Places available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to high demand, we are unable to accommodate any changes once a time has been selected.Call 450-458-6699 for more information.
Quinn's Farm Ile Perrot Easter Egg Hunt
April 13-14 & 12-22 Quinn’s Farm, 2495 Perrot Blvd., 514-453-1510.Notre Dame de L'Ile Perrot. 10am to 3 pm - $10 per child participating in activity plus $2 admission for ages 2 & up.
An interactive and bilingual family experience for all ages! Take a tractor and wagon ride around the farm and search for eggs in the tree plantation. Each child will receive an Easter basket, the eggs they collect and a homemade chocolate lollipop. After the hunt, visit the animal barn and the outdoor play yard (weather permitting). Quinnfarm.qc.ca
Easter Fun at the Ecomuseum Zoo
Ecomuseum Zoo, April 20-21 - 21125 Ste Marie Rd., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $17.25, children 3-15 $10, free for toddlers under 2 years. 514-457-9449. Children will love discovering who's best at hiding their colorful eggs: the lynx or the fox? The eagle or the turtle? Then, meet the 'real' Easter bunny who will be giving out chocolates and have your face painted. Zoologists will also be on hand to answer all your animal questions. Zooecomuseum.ca
Cineplex Family Favourites: Hop
April 20th - Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. A family favourite Easter movie. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting WE Charity. Cineplex.com
Easter Pyjama Story Hour
April 18th - Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 3-8. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Little ones are invited to come in pyjamas and immerse themselves in the magic of Easter. Ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca
Crazy Easter Pompoms
April 14th - Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. They may not be edible, but these Easter pompom treats are just as sweet as the real thing. Ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.caT
Toddler Cooking Class
You and your little one will have fun making veggies & dip and an Easter cake. Ages 2-6, with an adult (older siblings welcome). $10 per child. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca
April 18 - Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $10 per person. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.
April 20 - Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 450-455-6161.
Kids Cooking: Easter Bunny Brunch
In this class, children will learn to make oven hash browns, Swiss eggs, puff pastry cinnamon swirls, and fruit salad with poppy seed dressing. $15 per person. Ages 6-11. Requires 24-hour advance registration. pccookingschool.ca
April 13 - Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161.
April 22 - Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.
Pincourt Easter Craft Workshop
April 18th from 6 to 7pm - Children aged 3-5 years-old are invited to the Omni Center to make a craft for Easter. Registration 514-425-1104, ext 6244