10 Ways To Entertain The Kids this Easter
With the Easter weekend just around the corner, and some pretty hefty chunks of the last year spent trying to find new ways to keep little ones occupied, we're always on the look out for activities to get them excited. Taking a well-deserved step back from home schooling means you can indulge in some fun activities and having a recuperating break from screens and test scores. Whether they love crafts, exploring nature or making sweet treats, we’ve got your Easter weekend covered.
Top 10 ideas for Easter entertainment
1. Face painting. Have a go at bunnies, chicks, tulips, colourful eggs, and rainbows. Why not get them to try painting your face too!
2. Make Easter cards. Whether we get to see family and friends or not, a handmade card will brighten up anyone's day. Try making chicks from yellow handprints, feathers and googly eyes, or painting pictures of patterned eggs.
3. Create delicious Easter bark. Forget chocolate nests, this is even easier! Simply grease and line a tin, pour in some melted chocolate then decorate with Maltesers, Mini Eggs, Smarties, sprinkles or whatever you fancy. Leave to set then crack into bark shards. Yum!
4.Make a miniature garden. Find a container such as an ice cream tub, add drainage holes, fill with soil then get creating. You could plant real grass or try pretty herbs like thyme to act as hedges, decorate the mini lawn with little pebbles, make a pond from an upside-down bottle top, and make a fence from lolly sticks. Let their imaginations run wild (but tiny).
5. Go on a night-time treasure hunt. Make it harder for the kids to earn their chocs! Wait until the sun is setting and get the torches out for a trickier twist on this classic game. Make sure you don’t hide them anywhere too hidden away (unless you want to keep the chocolates for yourself!). You could even try some stargazing while you're out there.
6. Or a daytime carrot hunt! The poor Easter bunny has lost its favourite orange snacks and they need your help to find them hidden around the house and garden! Whoever finds the most carrots wins a prize , which could be a toy or a book instead of sugary goodies.
7. Create an Easter tree. You can pull your Christmas tree out of storage for this one, or go foraging for a good quality fallen branch. If you can't find suitable nominees in the park or garden, you can buy mini trees on crafting sites, then get decorating with salt dough bunny shapes, painted eggs, or try hanging homemade Easter biscuits, for a tasty tree!
8. Virtual farm tours. Watch little lambs and chicks being born into the world using the power of the internet. We've been glued to Romshed Farm's live Webcam for days! View our live Webcam from Romshed Farm in Kent | The Country Trust National Educational Charity
9. Paint pebbles instead of eggs. They make a lovely keepsake and will brighten up the garden. Don't forget to use clear glue or varnish to protect your egg-cellent masterpieces!
10. Make an Easter wreath. Why restrict wreaths to Christmas time? Draw two egg shapes on some cardboard (one inside the other), cut them out, then decorate with tissue paper, feathers, shapes and buttons. Don’t forget to attach a loop of ribbon to hang your wreath!
Better than chocolate
Let them rock into Easter with a spring in their step with our lovely lamb and bunny toys. Perfect for snuggling into, playing with and relaxing on, our friendly-faced buddies make an ideal gift that they’ll enjoy a lot longer than a chocolate egg. So, whether you think they’ll go hopping mad for a cosy seat, soft toy or thrilling rocker, look no further for some fun this Easter.