Have some Easter Family Fun!
The Easter holiday countdown has begun! If you are not quite sure what to do for Easter, then don’t panic. And don’t let coronavirus spoil your Easter family fun. There’s still plenty of time to collect a few ideas for activities for the little ones, that all the family can join in. With clues to solve and tasks to complete, they’re guaranteed to keep the kids entertained (and stop them eating all the chocolate in one go!)
Easter egg hunt
This can be a great indoor or outdoor activity, depending on the weather. There are a couple of options too. The ‘treasure’ could be an Easter egg or a small gift. The best bit for the kids will be you taking part! Like treasure hunts you can create a few clues. They have to work out the clues to find their way to the treasure. If you have more than one child then you will need more than one set of clues and treasure for each one too. Or a bigger treasure trove that they can hunt for together.
Alternatively, hide lots of little Easter eggs or small, wrapped presents, such as pocket-sized colouring books, around the house and garden for them to find. Children love pretending to be explorers or pirates looking for lost treasure, so let them create their own fancy dress to make it even more fun.
Craft ideas with CDs and DVDs
If you have any old CDs and DVDs there are lots of great things that the children can make with scratched discs and ones you don’t use anymore. You can use almost anything for decoration but for painting them, acrylic paint is best. And lots of glitter! With the shiny discs and bright, colourful glitter, buttons and beads these would make wonderful, shiny wind-chimes for the garden.
Egg and spoon race
All you need is eggs, spoons and somewhere to run – and don’t forget a prize for the winner. Use hard-boiled eggs, chocolate eggs or perhaps some marshmallows. If there are smaller children involved, maybe use something to stick the eggs on so they don’t fall off straight away.
For more games to play for different ages check out Kids Activities. There are so many things to do you could even have your own Easter Olympics.
Crispy chocolate Easter nests
It wouldn’t be Easter without crispy Easter nests. If you haven’t got rice krispies, cornflakes or shredded wheat lightly crushed are just as good. The amount of the cereal will vary depending on their size and texture, so add a little bit at first to get the right consistency. And if you have any cake-cases these are great for displaying the finished cakes in.
List of ingredients
- 1 cup rice krispies
- 100 g chocolate
- 30 g butter
- 1 tbsp golden syrup or honey
- veg or sunflower oil for brushing
- mini chocolate eggs for decorating
- Melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water.
- Remove from the heat, add the rice krispies and syrup, then mix it all together.
- Lightly oil a 6 or 9 hole muffin tin, divide the warm mixture evenly, pressing gently with your fingers to make a bird’s nest.
- Chill them in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Use a knife to ease the chocolate nests out of the tin, then fill with chocolate eggs.
I hope this has given you a few ideas for Easter family fun, and some of these can be adapted to use any time of the year. But whatever you do this Easter, please remember to stay safe.