Family Easter Activities

April 2, 2018

Family Easter Activities

With Easter just around the corner, it could be the perfect time to spend some quality family time together and connect with the children while having fun. There are lots of things you can do that don’t cost the earth (as well as plenty of things that do!).

Here are 4 ideas to get you started:

  1. Egg Rolling

Everyone likes a good competition don’t they?! Each person gets an egg (it would be a good idea to mark it with their name), you mark out a starting line and then take it in turns to roll your egg as far as you can without breaking it. The winner is the person whose egg rolled the furthest and is still in tact.

You can add different elements to this like getting the children to measure the distance the eggs rolled, you could get them to push the egg with a long handled spoon (popular with the Obama family when their children were younger), you could make this harder by adding an obstacle element to the game like getting them to push the egg with the wooden spoon around cones or markers for example. Of course you could use hard-boiled eggs or plastic ones, but it obviously not as much fun!

  1. Easter Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts are great for all ages of children. As they get older you can make them more challenging by coming up with more complicated riddles, clues and anagrams to help them find where the eggs are hidden. My kids are all in their teens now and we still have an annual Easter egg hunt where the clues get more and more difficult including mental as well as physical challenges!

The key is to make them tricky enough to engage their brains, challenging enough to keep them busy till lunchtime and long enough for you to enjoy a coffee in peace!

  1. Egg Blowing & Decorating

This activity involves patience and gentle handling, but can produce some great results and can keep kids busy for ages. To blow the egg you will need to make a small hole in the top of the egg using a needle or drawing pin and then a slightly larger one in the bottom. Use a toothpick to break up the egg yolk inside which will make it easier to blow. Hold over a bowl and then blow into the top of the egg so the contents come out of the bottom. Keep going till everything is out then carefully rinse and dry the egg. You can use the inside of the eggs to make scrambled eggs or in some Easter baking (see number 4)!

Now comes the creative pat. Use a variety of materials to decorate the blown eggs:

  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Stickers
  • Old magazine pictures
  • Tissue paper
  • Fabric
  • And lots of PVA glue

If the blown eggs are a little too delicate for young children then try using polystyrene eggs available from craft shops. When all the eggs are decorated you could hang them on twigs to make an “Easter Tree” or display them in a decorative glass bowl as a great centrepiece.

  1. Easter Baking

What better excuse to cook up some tasty chocolate treats than Easter? Most kids love baking (and eating) yummy treats and it’s a great way to keep them busy and teach them new skills. Here are just a few of my favourite recipes for Easter:

  • Easter Egg Brownies

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easter-egg-brownies

  • Easter Biscuit Lollies

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3018694/easter-biscuit-lollies

  • Easter Chocolate Bark

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easter-chocolate-bark

  • Hot Cross Cookies

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2066658/hot-cross-cookies

  •  Giant Easter Nest

https://www.netmums.com/recipes/giant-easter-nest

I wish you a very happy Easter and I hope you manage to get lots of time to play with your kids and spend quality time connecting with them.

If you would like any help with issues you are facing with your children then remember I offer a FREE 15 minute phone consultation that you can book via this link https://live.vcita.com/site/bethparmar

 

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This post was written by Beth Parmar