Easter is an exciting time of year, especially for little ones. While eating chocolate eggs and watching animated movies can be very enjoyable, it can become repetitive after a while. If you want to keep your children occupied during the Easter break then here are a few activity suggestions you’ll want to consider.
An Easter egg hunt
Yes, Easter egg hunts are hugely popular, however, they are also extremely fun for all the family. If you want to minimise the amount of chocolate eaten over the Easter weekend then try using paper mache eggs instead of chocolate ones and reward players with activity books, paint and other creative resources. Not only will this prove a hit with your children, it’ll also provide further activities for them to partake in.
Make an Easter bonnet
If the weather isn’t so great around Easter weekend then be prepared with an Easter bonnet competition. While this type of competition is popular at school, you can recreate it in your own home with a few simple accessories. All you’ll need is some cardboard for the hat itself, glue, scissors, paint and a few additions of your choice, such as feathers, tissue paper and ribbon. Remember to award each entry with a small prize! It will keep everyone happy!
Another great activity in case of bad weather is egg decorating. Those young and old will love to use paints to decorate their own egg. Simply boil a couple of eggs and leave them to cool. Make sure you have a multitude of coloured paint at hand and get creative! Paint pictures or add hair and hats for your very own egg men/women.
An Easter picnic
An Easter picnic in the local park or your own garden is a great way to enjoy the sunshine and get closer to nature. Why not try kite flying after your picnic, or take some leftover bread to feed the ducks. Going to a petting zoo is also a lovely way to spend time feeding the animals or enjoying a day in the fresh air.
Mini Easter baskets
Making mini Easter basket favours are not only creative, they are a good way to treat your family and friends to a chocolate treat. Why not use cardboard, tissue paper and felt to make little baskets and add chocolate bunnies or eggs to give to your relatives. Receiving help from the kids makes it fun and interesting!
An egg and spoon race
An egg and spoon race isn’t just for school sports day. Keep the children entertained by creating a small race track and asking each child to race while holding an egg on a spoon. If there’s enough children, try separating them into two teams. The first person or team to finish wins the race.
Bake Easter treats
Baking can be quick and easy for all the family to take part in. Why not make some crispy cereal chocolate treats by adding cereal to melted chocolate and leaving to cool. Remember to add some chocolate eggs on top for a special Easter chocolate treat!
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