Easter is almost upon us and children won't be in school or doing any home learning. So, what to do with them to keep them busy? Well, I've handpicked some of the best Easter activities to do with your little ones this Spring. Take a peek below and get ready for some colourful Easter fun!
Easter Egg Decorating
This is a classic Easter activity and there are so many creative ways to do it too. From simply dying the eggs (using food colouring) to creating a full blown scene. Here are some of my favourites - and I'm sure your kids will like them too. (Click the pictures to be taken to tutorials on how to make them)
Easter Egg Hunt
The traditional game of hide and hunt the eggs is a must for every Easter. But why not take the event to the next level? Here's some ideas for Easter Egg Hunts with a difference:
Of course, things might be a little different for your family this year, given the new Corona-related restrictions. But social distancing doesn't mean you can't celebrate the holiday. In fact, it may even be more of a reason to keep the tradition going. Finding a reason to celebrate may help distract your family from the chaos and remind them that there is still some normalcy in the world. That said, if you do plan on hosting an Easter egg hunt for your family, make sure you're doing it in a private garden (or even inside).
Track the Easter Bunny
Easter egg hunts are always a fun activity to partake in with your kids come Easter morning, but you bring even more fun to the holiday by tracking the Easter bunny's movement in the days leading up to Easter. After all, Santa Trackers have long been a favourite during Christmastime. So why wouldn't the Easter Bunny have his own tracker?
Legend has it the Easter Bunny leaves his workshop on Easter Island the morning of Easter Eve so he can start bringing cheer to kids all around the globe. Starting at 5 a.m. EST on “Easter Eve,” or April 11, you and your family join the kids and] log on to Easter Bunny Tracker to track his hourly movement. The kids will love watching the Easter Bunny get closer and closer to their house. The tracker also shows how many deliveries the bunny makes, how many carrots he has eaten, the last stop he visited and his speed!
Who doesn't love a bit of craft? And, Easter is the perfect time, (second only to Christmas). There are loads of Easter/Spring related crafts out there, but these are my top 10.:
Bake, Bake, Bake!
Get into the kitchen and bake up a storm with these ideas from BBC Good Food which includes the simple Rice Crispy Cake to more challenge recipes like the chocolate tiffin Easter nest. You could bake enough for just your household, or share the love and bake for friends and neighbours too.
Make & Send Easter Cards
Cards are a great way to let people know you're thinking about them this Easter, especially at the moment when social distancing is an important priority. And with these great ideas, you can add the personal touch too. (Click on the pictures to be taken to tutorials.).
Share Easter Stories
Why not use the long weekend as an excuse to share some Easter stories? I've picked out some of my favourites across a range of ages and have included both religious and secular titles. 'Egg' is a really fun picture book from author of the classic, Superato!
When an odd egg turns up with a big head and a pointy bottom, the other eggs don't know what to make of it. Can they make the odd egg conform to Normal Egg Standards? The other eggs try turning it upside down, and even make it wear a hat on its bottom to show which side is 'up', but it takes the clever upside-down egg to show them that eggs can be any way up and still be eggs.
Clicking on the pictures will take you to Amazon UK.
Play Easter Games
I've compiled a list of the very best Easter games, each of which is perfect for all ages (in fact, we're pretty sure the whole family will fall in love with them). These indoor and outdoor games and activities will ensure that your Easter celebration is a success this year.
Why not download my free Easter Egg Bingo from my TPT store!
I'm Ruth. I'm a teacher based in Manchester, UK.
I've been teaching for eight years and am currently based in Year Four, but I have also taught in Year One and Reception.
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