I never knew how powerful a family mascot is until our family developed one unknowingly. It all started over 10 years ago when my parents decorated a sibling’s front lawn with pink flamingos for April Fool’s Day. A short time later, those same flamingos made their way to another family member’s yard. And before we knew it, “flamingoed” became a new verb in our extended-family dictionary whenever we would “flamingo the yard” with our now-traveling flamboyance of pink lawn decor. Over time, flamingos have become our extended-family symbol (especially among the women). “Flamingo” is the equivalent of the word “love” in our family.
For a fun Easter craft, have your family draw self-portraits on plastic Easter eggs. You can draw on half of the egg, like these. Or draw on the entire egg and place coins in the bottom of the eggs to help them stand upright.