Happy Easter from Little Extras! If you’re stuck for things to do at home to mark the occasion, you’ve come to the right place. We have plenty of fun activities, tips and advice, to help fill those chocolate egg-shaped holes in your lives. (Unless you’ve been lucky enough to receive an Easter Egg in the post this year!)
1. THE CLASSIC EASTER EGG HUNT
There’s nothing more exciting than an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate this time of year. Sadly, it won’t be a communal activity, but you can still bring the excitement as a family! If you have a garden you can hide the treats outside – if not, choose one or a couple of rooms in the house as designated treasure troves. You could even make a treasure map to give them clues! If you haven’t been able to buy Easter Eggs, you could draw some patterned eggs on paper (for your little ones to colour in later), hide those, and once they find them do something special to celebrate. This could be putting on their favourite song and doing a silly dance, daring them to hop around the room like a bunny, or giving them an alternative treat that you may have stocked up on.
2. GET CRAFTY
Who doesn’t love some Easter themed creativity? Whatever age group you are working with, there are plenty of activities that the whole family will enjoy with a bit of paint and glue! You could cut up some card into bunny-shaped eye masks, paint some eggshells or draw and decorate your own Easter eggs with all the glitter, fluffy balls and stickers you can find.
3. BAKE SOME TREATS
If you’re yet to get through all your flour and eggs, Easter is the perfect excuse to rustle up a cake or cookies. There are so many amazing ideas on Pinterest; take a look here for inspiration.
4. DRESS UP AND DANCE
If in doubt, dance it out! That’s a motto we love to live by. Have you been saving a special dress for your little one to wear to a special occasion like an Easter party? Well, there’s no reason you can’t still make the most of it. Why don’t you all get out of your PJs and sweats for the day, put on a fancy outfit and have your own Easter party? Even if it’s just a quick 20-minute boogie, you’ll all be feeling a lot more festive.
5. OR STAY IN YOUR PJ’S
It is the weekend, after all. Maybe you want to stay in your comfy clothes and have a calm Easter Sunday? There are plenty of exciting bunny-themed kids’ films to watch and books to read. You can still bake and create while having a pyjama day! Just make sure you bring the Easter egg hunt inside...
6. MAKE A DAY OF IT
Have an Easter themed breakfast of dippy eggs and bunny ears (the soldiers are having a rest). If you’ve ran out of eggs, try and be creative with other breakfast options! You could cut up toast in the shape of eggs and ‘decorate’ with jam and peanut butter or add some fruit to your porridge to make a bunny face! Then, get dressed in your party outfits and set up an activity (egg hunt or arts & crafts). Stick with the Easter theme come lunch time, and do another activity after food, like pin the tail on the bunny! Just before dinner, have a dance party! And after dinner, watch a bunny themed movie like ‘Hop’ or ‘Peter Rabbit’ to calm everybody down before bed.
How are you celebrating Easter at home? Let us know in the comments!