5 Ways To Be a Good Neighbor at Easter

Posted on Mar 19, 2023

5 Ways To Be a Good Neighbor at Easter

It’s almost Easter, and opportunities to be a good neighbor are everywhere! We’ve got five fun ideas to celebrate the season with all ages, below. Pick one or more to brighten someone’s day and get them thinking about Who and why we celebrate at Easter:


1. Egg Your Neighbor

No, this is not the kind of activity that involves flinging raw eggs all over your neighbor’s property or vehicle. This fun tradition is all about surprising your neighbors in a GOOD way, by hiding Easter eggs on their lawn for them to find. Clue them in to what’s happening by leaving a friendly note on their door. Find some printable examples here and here.


2. Make and Share Easter Baskets

Who doesn’t love getting a colorful basket filled with fun items? Round up the kids and head to the dollar store, where everyone can help pick items to fill one or more baskets. Include some of these classic items: candy, bubbles, toys, a book, stickers, fun socks, puzzle books, and gifts cards, to name just a few. Add a thoughtful note or invitation to join you at Easter service and then deliver your finished baskets to a neighbor when you’re done.

Think about expanding this idea to others in the community and customizing the contents to suit teachers, police and firefighters, nursing home residents, single parents, foster families, and more.


3. Invite Someone to Easter Service

Invite some neighbors to join you and your family for Easter service. We've got 11 services across the Plano, Fairview, McKinney, Allen, Sachse, Wylie, and Murphy area on Easter weekend. Look for service times and more info here. We've even made it easy to send digital invitations!


4. Dye Easter Eggs or Make/Throw Confetti Eggs

This one is a fun way to spend an afternoon, no matter what age or stage. Egg dying kits are easy to find at a local store. Or you can DIY with instructions here and hereFor those who prefer a “cleaner” experience, use Easter-themed stickers (or googly eyes!) instead of food dye.

Confetti eggs take things to a whole new (colorful and messy) level! Start saving those eggshells from breakfast to make your own, or simply buy the cascarones pre-made. Find detailed instructions on making them here and (for an edible chocolate version) here. When your creations are ready, bring them outside for an epic and colorful cascarones fight! Note: be ready to clean up the mess when you’re done…it’s the neighborly thing to do.


5. Host an Easter Egg Hunt 

Egg hunts can be indoors, outdoors, or both. Invite neighbors to meet at a local park, or use your own space to create some fun for the kids (and any participating grown-ups’ inner kid). Fill the eggs, hide them, and then send the guests out to find as many eggs as they can!

Some traditional items for hiding in those eggs:

  • Candy
  • Stickers
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Themed erasers
  • Coins
  • Balloons
  • Little action figures or toy animals
  • Bubbles

Add a creative twist by hiding glow bracelets in the eggs, and then do the hunt at night. Or, instead of candy and other items, fill your eggs with the pieces to a jigsaw puzzle. Once the eggs are found (hopefully ALL of them!), have everyone work together to assemble the puzzle.

Whatever your plans for Easter may be, take some time to spread some good to the neighbors around you!

Join us for Easter at Chase Oaks! Find more info, including service times and locations, here.

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