The Easter long weekend is almost upon us and keeping your little chicks happy and engaged is sometimes no easy task!
This is the time to spend quality time with the family by having fun in the sun, playing and creating fun arts and crafts and cooking up a storm.
Easter Egg Hunt – The game is often played outdoors but can also be played indoors. Hide different sized chocolate or coloured hard-boiled eggs around the home and a surprise chicken in a hard to find a spot while the children are not looking. The children typically collect the eggs in a basket. When the hunt is over, prizes may be given out for various achievements, such as the largest number of eggs collected or for finding the surprise chicken.
Easter Bingo – Did you know there were Bingo Games for every holiday? Here’s one you can play at Easter with cute little Easter images instead of numbers which makes it easy for little ones! Give everyone a card and some markers or jelly beans to mark the image when it is called. The first person to get five in a row (in any direction) wins!
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Egg relay race – Start by dividing everyone into pairs. Each pair of players receives two large egg cut-outs made from cardboard or heavy cardstock. The first teammate stands on one egg and the second places the other egg cut-out on the ground in front of the first. The first teammate “hops” to the second egg. Repeat this process, moving toward the finish line until you cross. The first team to finish wins! As an added bonus, let the little ones colour the eggs with their own designs.
Easter Egg Lawn Bowls – In this Easter variation of the game, hard-boiled eggs or chocolate eggs are used instead of an irregular shaped ball. The Easter Eggs, like the balls used in the traditional sport, are also of an irregular shape and so also roll in a curved path. The target can either be a specially coloured Easter egg or another small object. You will want to limit the size of the playing area and ensure the eggs are ROLLED rather than tossed otherwise you may find that the game could get very messy.
Easter Egg Rolling Race – Start with a dozen hardboiled eggs, one for each racer. Mark off a straight race track with multiple lanes. Each player begins by placing his or her egg at the starting line in his or her lane. Each player then uses a wooden spoon to roll the egg down the lane and across the finish line. The first one to cross the finish line wins!
Egg Toss – The whole family can have fun tossing chocolate eggs, jellybeans or the like into a basket to see how many they can get in.
Get egg-cited with some eggs-perimental art!
DIY Easter Bunny Headband
A full-on festive headband takes bunny ears to the next level.
Easter Bunny Party Hats
Few Easter crafts can surpass these hats on the cuteness scale. Your mini partygoers will love making and wearing them.
Easter Stick Puppets
DIY bunny and chick Easter puppets will keep your tots entertained from craft time to play time.
A small sock, glue-on googly eyes, some ribbon, and felt become an adorable woodland creature in this kid-friendly craft.
Paper Bunny Craft
You’ll already have everything you need at home to help your kids create these cute Easter bunnies.
Bunny Treat Mason Jars
Mason jars with a coating of pretty paint and bunny cut-outs can one-up any Easter basket (especially when filled with candy).
Mini Popsicle Stick Chicks
Mini popsicle sticks, coloured paper, yellow paint and googly eyes are all you need to make these cute little chicks. You can even let kids get creative by giving them other paint colour options!
Hop into the kitchen and get cooking!
Our very own Annabel Karmel has been inspired this Easter and she shares some of her favourite Easter recipes to get your little chick’s helping out in the kitchen. Check them out!
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