10 Fun Activities To Do With Your Children This Easter
24th February 2016
Easter primarily symbolises the return of Jesus Christ from the grave and the end of Lent. Yet over the years, Easter has fast turned into a large public holiday revolving around bunnies, chocolate, chicks and Easter egg hunts! But if one thing is for sure, it’s how much kids love this time of year, as not only are they off school, but they get to enjoy all the lovely treats as well.
To help your kids – and you – enjoy this festive time of year, we’ve came up with 10 fun activities you can try out with your children this Easter to help get you in the Easter mood!
Decorate your chocolate Easter eggs
If you’re giving someone a chocolate Easter egg for a present this year then you could try decorating it beforehand to make an original and thoughtful gift.
Buy a few plain milk chocolate eggs and stick them on the end of a stick. Then, melt down some white chocolate, coat them in the white chocolate and then roll them into hundreds and thousands until they are covered, and leave to set. Once they have set, you can wrap them and tie with bows to make the perfect Easter gift!
You can get as creative as you want to when making your Easter cards. Try using finger painting to make bunny rabbits and chicks. Use glitter, crayons, paint, stickers, ribbon, googly eyes etc. and send out to your friends and family the week before Easter, with a lovely Easter message inside.
Crush some Shredded Wheat and mix in with melted milk chocolate. Spoon the mixture into cake cases and push down slightly in the middle. Place 2-3 mini eggs into the middle and leave to set for a couple of hours.
For other baking ideas, click here to watch a video on how to make Easter egg cupcake creatures.
Depending on how creative and arty you want to be, there are a few different ways to make an Easter bonnet.
To save time, you can use a straw hat and add decorations to it, such as chicks, feathers, eggs, flower, bows etc. Or if you have more time, then cut your hat out from cardboard, paint it a festive, bright colour and then add your decorations to it.
For those of you who are local to Nottingham, Hart’s hotel and restaurant are holding an Easter bonnet competition. Winning prizes include a meal in the Park Bar for adults, and a family day pass to White Post Farm!
Find a small box and paint the inside of it your chosen colour. Cut out some cardboard to fit around the edges to form the sides of the basket. Paint some match sticks all different colours and stick these to the cardboard to create a colourful and crafty basket!
Easter bunny ears
Fold some cardboard in half, place your bunny ear template on the fold and trace around it with a pencil. Cut them both out, fold around an Alice band and glue in place. Cut out some felt to decorate the ears, with a pink bit for the inside. Or you could use cotton wool and crayons to finish off your cute bunny ears!
Hide your children’s chocolate eggs around the house, put some in places you know they wouldn’t think of, and others in obvious places. Make full use of the whole house and garden too, and hide all varying sizes of eggs so that it’s hard and easy, and isn’t over with too quickly.
Decorate your eggs
You can paint your eggs various colours, with different patterns, using glitter, paint and pens to make it look as colourful and fun as you’d like.
You can also make people or characters out of your egg by drawing on faces and sticking on various other craft bits. For instance, you could make a witch by painting the egg green, and use an upside down ice cream cone, painted black for her hat and string for her hair. Or you could make an angel by moulding a halo out of plasticine, use tinsel to decorate around the bottom and yellow string for her hair.
Easter colouring books
Buy some Easter themed colouring books, crayons, pens, markers etc. and let your kids enjoy colouring in the various pictures. Save these books over the years so you can look back on them when the children are older and enjoy the memories.
Lay out a course with deliberate obstacles in the way, line your competitors up, each with a spoon and a hard-boiled egg balancing on it. Let them begin the race at the same time and the one who completes the course without dropping their egg off the spoon wins the race!
So, why not try some of our fun Easter themed activities this Easter with your children for some all-round, creative and crafty fun!