Local Easter Egg Hunts:
4/13: MOMnation members only Easter Egg Hunt and Park Play Date hosted by Ashley in South Gilbert!
4/13: Tiny Tots Egg Hunt in Downtown Mesa! The event takes place on Main Street from Center to Country Club.
4/15: City of Chandler Family Easter Celebration at Snedigar Sportsplex!
4/15: FREE Easter Spring event at Little Einstein Preschool! Bounce house, cookie decorations, crafts, games and an Easter egg hunts for all ages!!
4/15: Easter Egg-sperience at Vertuccio Farms! You will enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, animals to pet, face painters, a train ride, an egg hunt with over 12,000 eggs and a pancake breakfast!
4/15: Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Phoenix is hosting a FREE Easter Egg hunt ages 1 to 10!
4/15: Easter Egg-Citement at Schnepf Farms! The Egg hunt begins promptly at 11am.
4/15: Easter EGG-stravaganza @ The Wigwam in Litchfield Park!
Visit the Great Lawn at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for special hourly Easter egg hunts and “Bunnyland”! The entire family will have a day filled with games, rides and live entertainment.
Awesome Local Easter Brunch Locations:
Grand Easter Brunch in the Palomino Ballroom at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
SanTan Brewing Co. in Chandler is hosting a Sunday Brunch Buffet in their private Brewers Reserve
Rustlers Rooste in Phoenix – Must make reservations
Easter Brunch at the Wigwam in Litchfield Park
The Farmers Market is the perfect place to meet-up with the kiddos, shop the interesting and unique vendors, purchase organic locally grown and locally made foods, admire the art and hear the sounds of some amazing local talent. Here are our favorite Farmers Markets here in the Phoenix area!
#1 FAVE <3 Chandler Farmers Market (Thursday)
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fountain Hills Farmers Market (Thursday
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix Open Air Market (Saturday)
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gilbert Farmers Market (Saturday)
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ray’s Farmers Market (Wednesday)
Power Ranch, Gilbert
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Uptown Farmers Market (Wednesday & Saturday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Weds) / 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Sat)
Tempe’s (indoor) Farmers Market (everyday)
8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market (Saturday)
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Goodyear Farmers Market (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Roadrunner Park Phoenix Farmers Market (Saturday)
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Camelback Farmers Market (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Center Point Farmers Market – (Sunday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please check the website for each Market for specific schedules and seasonal hours.
VISIT MOMnation and find your LLR “Unicorn” at our MOMnation hosted event at the Chandler Farmers Market next Thursday, February 16th for our GIANT Lularoe fashion show and sale! The LLR pop-up will feature six different LLR ladies and is on from 3-6pm. Our fashion shows will be happening at 3:30pm and again at 4:30pm! All ages!
RSVP HERE for the free show!
Here are our current favorite toddler-friendly things to do, indoors and out, for your little little’s in the East Valley <3
Favorite Mall Indoor Play Zone: Scottsdale Fashion Square
Favorite Mall Outdoor Play Zone: SanTan Village in Gilbert
Favorite Coffee Shop with Toddler-Friendly Play Area: SoZo Coffeehouse in Chandler
Favorite Toddler-Friendly Trampoline Park: Krazy Air in Mesa
Favorite Indoor Play Place with Cafe: Makutus Island in Chander
Favorite Toddler-Friendly Museum: i.d.e.a Museum in Mesa
Favorite Toddler-Friendly Park: Dobson Ranch Park in Mesa
Favorite Healthy Kids Menu: Pita Jungle
Favorite Restaurant with Toddler-Friendly Play Area: Joe’s Crab Shack in Tempe
Favorite Outdoor Restaurant with Grass Area: Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert
Favorite Splash Pad: Riverview Park in Mesa
Favorite Sound Beginnings Classes: Let’s Play Music with Nicci Lovell in Mesa
Favorite Gymnastics Program: Aspire Kids Sports Center in Chandler
Stuck with a fridge full of holiday leftovers? Try these kid friendly ideas:
Leftovers Breakfast – Mix leftover turkey and/or ham and veggies in an omelet and serve. Cube potatoes, sweet potatoes, and squash and lightly pan fry. Makes perfect home fries!
Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Mix cooked leftover turkey chunks in with the cheese and pan fry. Serve with cranberry sauce on the side for dipping.
Mini Pizza’s – Spread pizza sauce on english muffins and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Chop leftover turkey and/or ham and spread evenly on top of each mini pizza.
Turkey Taco’s – Shredded turkey, mild salsa, shredded cheese, and tomato wrapped in a soft tortilla.
BBQ – Fill a crock pot with leftover meat and cook on low for a short time smothered in a bottle of BBQ sauce. Serve with sides as a meal or on a bun as a sandwich.
Cinnamon Chunks – Chop squash and/or sweet potato and sprinkle with cinnamon. Brown in the oven.
Fried Rice – Chop leftover veggies and ham/turkey with a fried egg and add to a pan or wok of fried rice.
Turkey Salad Sandwich – Chop or shred turkey and toss with chopped celery, minced onions and mayonnaise for turkey salad sandwiches.