Fun Easter Activities for All the FamilyPosted by: The Stairlift Company · on 7th April 2017
Spring signals the arrival of lighter evenings and warmer weather, but it’s also a time to celebrate Easter with the family. Easter brings plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with your children and grandchildren, and whilst Easter is arriving a little late this year, this gives you extra time to prepare and make this springtime holiday extra special. There’s so much family fun to be had at this time of year, and so that’s why I’ve put together this guide to top fun Easter activities for all the family.
Baking is one of my favourite pastimes. It never gets old, and it is a truly inclusive activity that all family members can enjoy together. Kids are especially keen on baking, as it’s messy, creative and their efforts are rewarded with a sweet treat at the end. Easter is a colourful time, so try and choose recipes that allow your children to both bake and decorate. The internet is awash with Easter baking ideas, from old favourites such as hot cross buns, to more artistic creations, such as bird nest cupcakes.
Why not try out these Easter bunny biscuits? Using fun, rabbit-shaped cookie cutters and cute decorative touches, they are the perfect baking project for the family; not only that, but they produce plenty of biscuits to go around.
Decorating Easter Eggs
Get the little ones to unleash their imagination and create their very own wacky Easter eggs. I remember doing this as a child, and it’s a popular Easter craft activity that can always be reinvented with fresh new designs.
The concept is simple; decorate hard boiled eggs with paints, feathers, and anything else you feel like. Some kids like to make funny faces or their favourite cartoon character, complete with hair and accessories. Other children like to be more abstract and adorn their eggs with some crazy patterns. One seasonal idea you could try out is to make a cute row of chicks, complete with feather tufts and a paper grass base. This website has a great roundup of innovative Easter egg ideas to try this Spring.
Go on an outdoor adventure
Don’t go stir-crazy during the Easter holidays. Spring is a time for stepping into the great outdoors, and going on an adventure with the children. Many National Trust properties have a packed programme of fun outdoor activities for all the family; with the Children’s Book Festival, Easter, and Mother’s Day all just around the corner, many stately houses are celebrating with entertainment and events.
Alternatively, you can keep it simple and go on a leisurely family walk, enjoying the beautiful spring gardens and landscapes. Let the kids explore their surroundings, and allow their natural curiosity guide the walk (though it might be a good idea to bring a map!).
From toddlers to teens, an Easter egg hunt is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s also the perfect indoor fun, especially if the weather isn’t looking as springlike as you’d hoped. Easter egg hunts can take many forms, and can be done inside or outside. For younger hunters, arm them with a basket and invite them to find mini, foil-wrapped eggs that have been hidden around the house. Make sure you hide enough so that everybody receives a fair share, or alternatively you can assign a specific room, or a certain colour of egg, to each child.
For slightly older children, you can make the hunt more challenging by creating a clue-led trail that leads to some chocolatey treasures! If you want to give the kids a fighting chance, divide them up into teams, or assign each of them an adult ‘friend’ to drop them hints.
Remember: don’t hide anything in high places that the little ones can’t reach!
Finger knitting bunnies
Get creative and develop a new skill by making your very own knitted bunnies. Sharp knitting needles can be dangerous for the youngsters, so try out the safer technique of finger knitting instead. You only need two things; coloured wools, and of course, your fingers! An easy-to-follow guide and video on how to finger knit bunnies can be found here. Not only will the little ones have plenty of fun making them, but they will also be rewarded with a brand new toy!
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