How are you all doing?
Spring break is round the corner and I am giddy from excitement and counting down to a little break from the early morning school run.
Our friend from www.hellolams.com, Olamide has shared some activities to undertake over the Easter break with your little ones. Let us know which is your favourite Easter activity by leaving a comment below - we’d love to hear from you!
With Easter being around the corner, I have compiled 10 Fun Easter activities to make the holiday memorable and keep the kids busy.
1. Easter Egg Hunt
An egg hunt is an Eastertide game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find. I love this game because it can be played both indoors and outdoors.
The eggs used for the hunt could be real hard-boiled eggs which could be dyed or painted. Alternatively, plastic eggs filled with chocolate or candy could be used and hidden in various places. The kids can collect the eggs they find in a nicely decorated basket.
To switch things up, the egg hunt could be turned into a treasure hunt by putting clues inside plastic eggs and hiding them for the kids to find. The kids will need to decipher the clues in the eggs to find the next one. This game can be customized to suit your kid’s interests.
For this activity, you will need white paper or cardboard, 3 or more other colours of cardboard, scissors and glue stick.
- Cut out an oval egg shape from the white cardboard or paper.
- Cut out thin strips of the colored paper.
- Apply glue over the entire egg shape (this is easier than having toddlers apply glue on each piece).
- Stick the strips of paper on the egg. If you do the first one, the kids should be able to do the rest themselves.
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3. Bunny Hop Sack Race
This is a competitive game in which children place both of their legs in a sack, pull it up to their waist and hop forward from a pre-agreed start point to a finish line.
All you need to enjoy this game is a burlap sack and a little white tail if you want to keep the game in theme.
Another interesting activity you can engage in is to bake and decorate cookies together with the kids.You can find some inspiration for easter cookies HERE
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5. Make Easter Cards
This is a great Easter activity for kids of all ages as children generally love crafting. Making a card together gives them the opportunity to play while putting their imagination to use. The cards made can be sent to grandparents and loved ones, or you could take a picture of the cards for memories.
You will need colouring pencils or crayons, pipe cleaners, paper and scissors to make the cards.
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6. Watch some Easter movies together
After a long day of activities and eating, you may just wrap it up with a festive movie. Here are some movie suggestions the kids may enjoy:
- Jesus of Nazareth
- Rise of the Guardians
- Peter Rabbit
- Easter Parade
- Joseph:King of Dreams
- VeggieTales in the city
- Alvin and The Chipmunks:The Mystery of The Easter Chipmunk
- It’s the Easter Beagle
- Charlie Brown
This is perfect for a quiet activity. You can print different designs for free from HERE. The end result can be displayed in your kids room, on your fridge or where you would usually display their art.
The chocolate nests are simple enough for the kids to participate.
What you need to make chocolate nests:
- Add 100g of butter, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 50g milk chocolate buttons and 75g of golden syrup in a bowl.
- Microwave on high for 1.5mins and mix together.
- Crumble 4 Shredded Wheat over the bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
- Place a generous spoonful in each of 12 bun case (the nests).
- Press the centre of each nest down slightly to form a dip and place 3 chocolate mini eggs in each dip.
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
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9. Play some indoor games together such as Scrabble, Ludo, Connect4 and BoggleFamily board games are always a great way to spend time together. It is also a great way for kids to develop concentration.
Take a day trip to another town or local attraction that you have never visited before. If you are in Calgary, a drive to Banff, Kananaskis or Canmore is always a great idea.
I trust that these Easter activity ideas will make the spring break memorable for you and the kids. If you find these ideas helpful, please don't forget to take some pictures and tag us on instagram @hello.lams