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Undoubtedly, Easter will be far from the norm for all of us this year however that doesn’t mean we cannot have some fun along the way!
With the kids at home 24/7 for the past few weeks, you are already an expert at being the parent, teacher and coach all at the same time, not to mention finding entertaining and creating things to keep them occupied!
Just in time for the Easter break, we have a few activities that will keep the kids entertained for a few hours, at least!
1. Easter themed Arts & Crafts
There’s nothing like a little afternoon of arts and crafts to get everyone into the Easter spirit. Help them paint pictures of easter animals, make paper egg baskets, cut out bunny ears or carrot shapes and thread them onto string to decorate around the house. There is an abundance of easy ideas to explore – just dig deep or Google them!
2. Easter Baking
Baking with your kids can be a really fun activity for them but they will also be learning a lot in the process. Let them read the recipe, gather all the ingredient and utensils and follow the importance of good hygiene in the kitchen.
3. Easter Egg Hunt
Who needs technology when you can have an old-fashioned egg hunt? This activity is sure to be a hit, regardless of what age your kids are.
Keep it simple by making egg baskets out of anything you can find while someone else hides little treats around the garden.
Let the kids don their favourite outfits, however whacky, in pursuit of the treasure. If you don’t have many treats, use real eggs too and wrap them in tin foil and then unwrap them all at the end to see who has the “real” treats!
4. Bunny Movies
Settle the kids in for an Easter themed movie night which entails all things bunnies including movies such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Rabbit, Rise of the Guardians and Hop - perfect family watches!
They can enjoy their Egg Hunt finds and you can relax and enjoy the peace…hopefully!
5. Teddy Bear’s Picnics
Unfortunately, the kids can’t have friends’ round to play this Easter but why not let them invite their teddy bears to a garden picnic?
With the weather being so good, a garden picnic where they can invite their most prized toys and teddies will definitely entertain them. Pack up the sandwiches, crisps and juice drinks - oh and don’t forget the Easter eggs!
6. Sports day challenges
It maybe tough to try pull the kids away from the TV but a little family rivalry might be just the ticket to get them outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. With school sports day cancelled this year why not create your own sports day at home for them. From the egg and spoon race, sack race to the three-legged race, it’s time to get competitive - who will take home the winners’ trophy?
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