Healthy and Fun Easter Treats for Kids!

There are many articles and blog posts around sharing ideas on how to do a healthy Easter. Ideas includes how to make healthy Easter eggs for your children. But honestly, I cannot think of any more disappointing than opening up a large easter egg only to discover its been filled with dried fruit, yogurt covered raisins, popcorn, stickers and marbles... My husband still remembers his Easter egg...

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Make your own Scandinavian Easter Sweet Treats

Traditionally we don't do Easter egg hunt in Scandinavia. But fear not, there are plenty of other sweet treats for Easter. Some are even homemade! The treats are hidden in the children's Easter Eggs as well as served during coffee breaks and after dinner. We have bought new Easter Eggs at Totally Swedish this year, ready to be filled with Easter delights. But not all the sweet treats have to be...

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How to make a Scandinavian Easter tree; Feather & egg bedazzled twigs!

From classy Scandi Chic muted to Colourful egg-travaganza! Here are some truly beautiful ideas for feather & egg bedazzled twigs and how to create your own Scandinavian Easter tree! The colorful twigs with feathers are popular all over Scandinavia for Easter. Bound by birch twigs, the påskris was in the 17th century used for Long Friday’s flagellation. Today you source twigs from the forest...

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Easter in Finland, magic myths, old traditions and festive celebration

Finnish Easter is a interesting mix of religion and magical Nordic rites to celebrate Spring. The traditions are clearly influenced by the fact that Finland as a country as situated between the East and the West. Finland used to be part of Sweden, but is not regarded as part of Scandinavia a such. Both language and religion have influence from the East. As in the UK, Good Friday and and the...

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Easter Hats and Easter Bonnet Parade are serious business!

{@ Little Scandinavian, Little A at her Easter Hat Parade where smiling was obviously not allowed!} Every year is the same. Last minute you realise only too late it's that time of the year again. Where cardboard, yellow ribbon and Easter Chick decoration should merge into one beautiful creation for a head, literarily by itself and in no time. Little A is never standing a chance in the Hat Parade...

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A Scandinavian Easter in London

Easter in London has been a long weekend including long family breakfast, lots of outdoor fun in the parks and botanical gardens, Ludo board game in front of the fireplace at the pub, visit to the fun fair, easter egg delivery from the Easter Bunny, lots of Norwegian Easter Marzipan, occasional snow storms in between sunny spells and just lots of treasured family time. @ Little Scandinavian's...

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Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun at Kew Gardens London

Spring is, with daffodils, crocuses, bluebells, and more unusual plants such as the beautiful snake's head fritillary in full bloom, a great time to visit the famous Botanic Garden. Enjoy the seasons and explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. Climb to the treetop (if you are not scared of heights!), walk through the rainforest or discover more...

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Easter Craft Eggstravaganza Round Up

With several days on a remote farm in Norway ahead of us we've now browsing the internet on crafty ideas, that we can do together with the children. Our best finds, proper Easter Craft Eggstravaganza is hereby to be shared with you! Essential part of the Easter decoration and probably the most common craft project around is the Easter Egg. Make Wrapped Easter Eggs, wrap small chocolate eggs in...

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Scandinavian Easter traditions

Today many Scandinavians regards Easter as an extended weekend during which they have a chance to meet spring head on with lots of tulips, birch twigs and delicious food and sweets. Historically the Easter week, starting with Palm Sunday, was a time of great religious significance with an air of solemnity about it. Weddings and christenings were not considered appropriate, all places of...

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