Eggs are, without a doubt, the pre-eminent symbol of April (preferably chocolate ones), so this month we’re celebrating fertility, chocolate and Mother Earth. You see the connections? We’re looking to eat chocolate and to keep our earth as fertile as we can by protecting it. Here’s how:
Plant a sunflower seed in a pot.
Why? Because they sprout easily indoors and then you can move it outside when the weather gets warmer. The kids will love watching it grow and they’ll be amazed at how big it gets.
Get some of the sweet stuff at Maple Sugar Fest 2010 on April 8–9.
Why? ‘Tis the season to enjoy great maple products from North America’s only urban sugar bush. It’s only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa and is an opportunity to enjoy the sweetness that nature provides.
Some cool rain boots for you and the kids.
Why? Because puddle splashing makes rainy days so much more fun, and the only way to do so is in style. We found these fab Tretorn Skerry splashers for the kids online at one of our fave shoe stores, Getoutside. They have tons of options for Mom and Dad too, with every colour and style of Hunter Wellies, Amaort boots (folding Japanese rubber boots) and many more.
Make it fair on Easter Sunday with a colour-coded Easter Egg Hunt. Put one coloured egg in each child’s basket and let them hunt for the same coloured eggs. Hide eggs for younger children in the easier-to-find spots and make it more difficult for the older children.
Why? Because that way everyone gets the same amount and it avoids any sibling rivalry incidents when the fun is all over.