What springs to mind when we think of Easter?
We’re all about the chocolate eggs, fluffy little bunnies and beautiful blooms that have started springing up everywhere.
Easter is an exciting time, as it reminds us of re-growth and new beginnings. Perhaps this can be aligned to a feeling of emerging from our nationwide lockdown, slowly but surely. Whilst we're still staying local and within our bubbles, we’ve done a round-up of some of the best ideas out there to keep the kids entertained this Easter;whether that’s a distanced door stop bunny visit or a socially distanced egg hunt in the garden.
1. Crack open the crafts
With online entertaining being everyone’s way of life of late, it probably won’t come as a surprise to know that there are many online companies producing fun little Easter crafts, all presented in a lovely little Easter box. For some great eco-friendly ready-prepped Easter kits (because who has the time to organise some themselves?!), we love some of the ideas by Conscious Craft, a company that specialises in sustainable and eco-friendly craft and gift ideas. https://consciouscraft.uk/collections/easter-egg-decoration
2. Eggs-periments galore!
If science experiments are more their thing, and they like the idea of exploding eggs, (though maybe it’s one for the garden!) then take a look at some of these ideas:
For the budding scientists: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bang/handson/egg_sucker.shtml
For the (messy) colour fans: https://www.steamsational.com/exploding-rainbow-easter-eggs/
For the wannabe dentists: https://www.science-sparks.com/shrinking-eggs/
3. Egg-citing egg hunts
Hope for great weather, and set up some eggs to be found all around the garden, and if outside space is at a premium, then why not create an egg hunt indoors instead?
Here are some key things that you definitely need for a stress-free egg hunt:
- Supplies! Whether these be chocolate eggs, bunny biscuits or small toys, these will be the little prizes that can be found by the children.
- Baskets or bags. It’s a good idea to have a bag or tub to carry so that the eggs can be kept carefully, and ‘saved for later’ (wishful thinking, perhaps!)
- Clues. This one isn’t a necessity, and certainly turns it into more of a treasure hunt as opposed to just a hunt, but they can be fun to do with clues, and also make the activity last a lot longer. – Great if you’re looking for ways to keep them entertained for longer!
4. Bunny bonanza
If your child is desperate to meet the Easter bunny, there are many areas organising safe, COVID-secure doorstep visits, which enable your child to meet the Easter bunny and receive an egg from them too! A great idea for really little ones who can keep the memory.
5. Make a cracking day of it
Whilst it’s still important to stay local and minimise travel, places like English Heritage and the National Trust have organised outdoor Easter activities, where it is easy to keep distanced in your bubbles.
6. Hop off and bake
If you’re in the mood for some proper, good old fashioned baking, why not try these ever-so cute Easter bunny biscuits? Simple to make, and they taste amazing (yes, we *may* have tested the recipe a few times, just to make sure), they’re a front-runner when it comes to keeping the kids occupied. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/white-rabbit-biscuits
7. Egg-cellently entertaining
If am-dram’s more their thing, then it’s worth seeking out some online and interactive Easter-themed theatre and drama clubs. From popular pantomimes, through to wonderful workshops, there’s sure to be something that the whole family can enjoy from the comfort of your own homes.
And there you have it! One for every day of Easter, and a few extras thrown in for good measure! If you’re still looking for more, head on over to our Easter themed Pinterest board where we have lots more ideas waiting to be created!
Happy Easter from us all at Little Folks x