With the Easter holidays fast approaching, we’ve put together a selection of activities to help keep you all busy over the break, whatever the weather!
Egg decoration –
Get crazy or keep it simplistic, it’s up to you when decorating your own eggs.
Egg rolling -
Believe it or not, this is a traditional game played at this time of year. Start by decorating your hard-boiled eggs (think glitter and paint!) so you know whose is whose. Then find yourself the ideal slope, line ‘em up, and let them go! The winner’s egg goes the furthest (and must be crack free!)
Rainbow rubber eggs-
Put each egg into a cup, fill with vinegar then add a few drops of one food colour to each. Leave the eggs for five days, when the shells will gradually break down. Gently rub away the crumbly shells to reveal your brightly coloured ‘rubber’ eggs. Gently bounce your eggs from about 20cm – the key word here is gently. They’re not indestructible, but that’s part of the fun!
Community window egg hunt -
Bring some life and colour to your community with window Easter egg hunt colouring pictures. Encourage members of your local community to all colour an Easter egg and stick it in their windows for everyone to enjoy. This is a great way to bring your community together.
Have a Bake Off -
Set the challenges, prepare the kitchen and get ready to bake. If you’re finding it difficult getting hold of the essentials, then why not make it a playdoh challenge instead?
Get crafty -
Whatever their age, kids never seem to tire of arts and crafts, probably because there are a million and one things they could do. So pick a favourite or try something new – it could be watercolour painting, cutting and sticking, painting stones, making slime, potato printing, knitting, sewing, playdoh modelling, papier mache, balloon modelling, window art…
Go on a garden safari -
If you have an outdoor space, encourage your kids to go out and explore then put together a guide book or video guide with information about all the creatures and plants so they can take you on safari. Build a jeep out of cardboard boxes, grab your binoculars (you could make them from loo roll tubes!) and let your imaginations run wild!
It’s great to get the children involved in growing their own food, and many children love eating their homegrown and picked veg. If you have a garden, allotment or even a window box, now is the perfect time of year to start thinking about planting your vegetables!