Another year of restrictions doesn't have to mean Easter can't be fun this year! So I thought I would put together some egg-citing Easter ideas to keep you and your little ones entertained over the Easter break!
🐥Alternative Easter Egg Hunts🐥
You can buy plastic, refillable eggs from supermarkets and craft shops all over. One thing I highly recommend doing is buying extra, because if like my child, the first experience with these eggs is a good one, they will become obsessed way past Easter with filling them with tiny toys and asking you to "guess whats inside"...over and over and over again! Better still, maybe hide them away until next Easter instead! 😄
As an alte rnative to filling eggs with chocolate or sweet treats, why not buy a new puzzle and put each piece into an egg to hide around the house? Then you piece it together once they've all been found.
If you fancy working off all the chocolate you've *cough* already eaten, why not do an Easter Eggs-Ercise Hunt with your little ones! Fill each egg with instructions such as 5 star jumpers or run on the spot for 20 seconds, getting the whole house pumped!
If you have a dinosaur lover at home, try filling balloons with mini dinosaurs and water and freezing them overnight. You can hide the frozen dino eggs around the garden and leave a pile of resources to help your little ones build a nest for them to live until they melt!
🐥Easter Crafts and Activities🐥
If you cant get hold of plastic eggs, why not buy a papier mache giant egg from your local craft shop or Amazon and get your little ones to paint and varnish it. Then they can find toys around the house to fill it with! You could use different items and see how many of each item the egg will hold.
The Deluxe Easter Box from Creation - Box LDN is super sweet and full of fun things for your little ones to be getting on with, like building and decorating a wooden Easter basket!
Why not make your own Easter gift wrap for any gifts you send out for friends and family. I always make sure I have a roll of brown paper at home, especially as we haven't been out in so long to buy rolls of wrapping paper! We bought some Easter sponges from The Works to decorate it with, but themed cookie cutters work great too!
I have bought Oscar an Easter Stuff Your Own lamb from The Crafty Kiln as they are so fun! We already have an elephant and a dinosaur from the collection. They come with stuffing, a little heart and a certificate. Giving your little ones full reign to put it together themselves is very sweet to watch!
For older kids, why not hard boil some eggs and let them get creative! They can draw funny faces, maybe their favourite characters from their favourite books or each member of your family! Make a foil nest to stand them up if you don't have a surplus of egg cups at home!
Last but no means least, I saw the best idea over on @allaboutkids_uk for making snack time extra egg-cellent this Easter! I cannot wait to prepare a special Easter lunch for Oscar, filling each plastic egg with different snacks - I might make myself one too while I'm at it!
I hope whatever you do this Easter, you and your family have a great one!
Love Sophie, MMC x