Like so many things and events this past year, Easter is going to be different. However, there are still plenty of things or activities you and your children can do to make the most of this Sunday holiday. From the usual traditions to perhaps crafting your own. What are the best ways to keep your kids entertained this Easter?
Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt is a family favorite. There is a simple joy in hiding Easter eggs around the house – or the garden – and waiting for children to discover them. There are lots of different ways you can do this as well. You could turn into a treasure hunt and write out clues for them to follow. Or you could hide activities in the eggs to make the hunt more challenging and will occupy your children even after the hunt.
Easter is also a perfect time for baking, and there are so many recipes that are perfect for kids of all ages to get involved in. From making chocolate nests out of cereal to attempting to make your very own hot cross buns. Baking in the kitchen allows you to spend some quality time with your kids, and you all get rewarded with a delicious treat at the end of it.
It is perfectly understandable if you don’t want all your activities to revolve around sugar and sweet treats. That would be a very energetic Easter weekend, to say the least. To mix things up, spend time creating crafts with your children. Egg marbling, bunny masks, sheep puppets – there’s plenty of ideas out there. It is entirely up to you and what you think your kids will enjoy the most. Who knows? You might find a new tradition.
With the weather warming up, it’s a perfect time to get exploring outdoors again. Have a walk through your local area and spot signs of spring. You can do this in a city park or in the middle of the countryside. This will be a good activity for when your kids are having a sugar rush due to the chocolate and treats. Daffodils, crocus, and snowdrops will pop up pretty much everywhere and you can make a game of who spots them first. Research local walks nearby. There may be a hidden gem you have not found yet. The UK’s weather is not the most reliable so be sure to pack layers, so you’re prepared for any potential elements.
Spending quality time with your children can also mean reading stories with them. A lot of Easter-themed stories exist for kids and you can take the time to read a few with them before going on your hunt. You can also discuss the topic of Easter, its origin, and why it is being celebrated the way it is. Children usually like stories and it will help them understand the meaning of this celebration and appreciate it even more. It is also a quieter activity which can be nice if you are trying to have a bit of quiet time with the kids during this busy day.
Even though this Easter is going to be different, that doesn’t mean you and the kids won’t enjoy yourselves. And we hope all the ideas we gave you will help you celebrate this Easter Sunday at its best. Do you have any ideas on how you are going to spend Easter this year?