Egg-cellent Easter Activities at Home for Young Childrenby Emma Longden
Easter weekend is almost upon us. If you are looking for something to keep the children distracted in between eating chocolate, these are some ideas of activities to do at home both indoors and in the garden over Easter.
Looking for something to do as a family? There are plenty of board games available that are suitable for a range of ages. Stock up on some board game favourites and have them to hand to keep everybody occupied over the weekend. You could even organise a tournament to see who wins, with some chocolate prizes to win!
There are so many activities to choose from online if you are wanting to get crafty with the kids. You don’t need any fancy equipment, use items from your recycling bin or from around the home.
Why not try lolly stick or toilet roll Easter bunnies, egg carton flowers or Easter chick fork paintings?
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Get cosy and curl up with some Easter-themed stories to enjoy together. Hunt out books that involve bunnies, ducklings, spring and the Easter story from your own collection at home and read aloud. You could even act out the books to make the stories interactive.
Settle down for a family film with blankets and snacks to enjoy together. If your DVD collection is lacking, there are lots of films you can watch via streaming services online. An Easter classic has to be Hop, or why not watch family favourite Peter Rabbit?
DIY Egg Hunt
Just because you can’t make it to an organised Egg hunt, it doesn’t mean you can’t set up your own at home or in the garden. Create clues and get creative with your hiding places to make it more challenging and fun. You could even get the children to hide some eggs for the adults, to mix things up a little (and ensure you get some sweet treats to enjoy yourself).
Grab your aprons and get baking some Easter-themed treats. If you’re stuck for inspiration, get online and look on Pinterest for some ideas (just remember your creations may look a little different, if you are a baking novice). The kids will enjoy it, and you can share your creations afterwards!
Hard boil yourself some eggs and set up an egg painting station. If you want to make things a little harder, you could provide a shoebox for each child and set a challenge to decorate your eggs as a scene from their favourite book, TV show or film like we did at school - The Hogwarts Eggs-press anyone?
Looking for something active to burn off some energy? Stage an Easter-themed sports day either inside the house or in the garden. Obviously, an egg race goes without saying, but you could also
see who can jump to the finish line without popping a balloon between their legs, have a bunny hop sack race and pin the tail on the bunny rabbit. You could set up a piñata as a fun finale for the children to enjoy together.
Hopefully, this has given you some inspiration on how you can entertain little ones this Easter at home. If all else fails, settle down and enjoy eating your treats together - a totally yummy pastime that everybody will enjoy!