This blog post is just a few simple ideas for you to keep the kiddies entertained over the Easter weekend.
Even if you don’t celebrate Easter in the traditional sense (I don’t either!) It is still lovely to make the most of a long weekend and some family time.
But, of course with kiddies it can be hard to keep them entertained and if you are having people over for the Easter weekend or Easter Sunday then you may need to get them out from under your feet whilst the prep takes place!
Well fear not, because I have some ideas for you that will keep them busy and are lots of fun!
Let’s take a look!
1. A Easter Egg Hunt
Cadburys & Nestle both have Easter egg hunt packs out atm as well as places such as Aldi & Lidl. They come with lots of eggs (depending on the size of the hunt you want and some prizes for the end.
You can also get Easter egg Hunt packs that have clues and signs included in them which is great if you have older children, to add a bit of challenge to your hunt.
I’ve seen these in Asda and discount stores such as B&M.
2. Easter arts & crafts
These monthly children’s magazines are great for a bit of easy art and craft and they come bursting with resources!
They are a bit pricey but, trust me they last! I bought this one for my nephews and we made two things each and there is loads left!! So one issue goes a long way and they are really easy, fun & varied.
You could also look online (Pinterest!!) for come easy craft ideas that use your recycling.
Kids love a bit of junk modelling.
3. Easter baking
Kids (& adults) love getting involved in a bit of baking, especially when it involves a tasty treat at the end!!
Check out some recipes here .
These are all really child friendly, quick, easy and the recipes use alot of the same ingredients! So easy on the purse too.
4. A Easter film
Why not create your own ‘cinema’ for a rainy day activity?!?
Pop on an Easter Film, grab some comfies, a blanket and of course some Easter choc snacks or any bakes you have created, and just enjoy a nice, chilled film together. Netflix or Easter specials of their favourite shows are great for this.
During the school holidays local cinemas such as Cineworld usually put on more ‘Movies for juniors’ showings which are a MUCH cheaper way of taking the kids to the cinema, so look out for those too 😀
5. A Nature walk/visiting the farm
A walk is a great way to enjoy and talk about the Spring and all the beautiful flowers and changes taking place.
Plus, on a nice day (let’s keep our fingers crossed for some) a bit of fresh air and a run around is great for the kiddies.
Visitng a farm is also great at this time of year as there are lots of baby animals to see and learn about too! Great experiences.
🌷 I hope this helps & have fun whatever you do 🐰
Until next time,
Last year, as my nephews were a bit older, I decided to make them Easter baskets as a little treat, for Easter Sunday.
This year my niece is a bit older too and will be able to appreciate one as well as the boys, so I have decided to do them again.
I’ve been to a few different shops in order to get the little bits and bob’s for the baskets. I’ll list everything that I bought & the prices (if I can remember haha)
I like to make them personal to each child and get a mixture of chocolate and crafty/fun bits to make them more exciting and fun!
You will see from the pictures that I have popped some ‘non Easter’ food items into my nieces basket. She isn’t a massive chocolate fan (I don’t get it either!!) So I have got her a selection pack of some of her favourite oaty Goodies Bars.
This is a great way to make a basket for a much younger child, especially under 2’s who probably won’t have/need loads of chocolate.
Buckets, Asda £1.50
Luckily for me there were three different colours!
The top two baskets are for my nephews who are aged (almost) 3 & 4.
The bottom basket is for my niece who is (almost) 2.
Cadbury Boxless eggs (with buttons inside)
Plain Cadbury boxless egg, Tesco £1
Cadbury Disney egg heads, Tesco £1
Chick marshmallows, Asda large pack £3
They also did white bunny marshmallows too, for the same price.
Milk chocolate bunnies, Tesco 2 for £1.50
Milk chocolate lollies, Tesco 2 for £1.50
Chick gingerbread kits, Tesco from £1
I also picked up these little gingerbread chick kits.
If you had a bigger basket, hamper or if you just want another little activity to do with the kids then these are really fun and super easy to do. You get some tubes of icing and little packs of hundreds and thousands to decorate your chicks, in the pack and I can guarantee the kids will love them.
The non chocolate/edible items.
Easter activity books, Tesco £1
These have got stickers, colouring & arts and crafts activities inside them so they are great for adding a bit of Easter craft fun to the weekend and will certainly keep them occupied.
Large Easter bubble wands, Tesco £1 (or £1.50, I cant quite remember!)
Easter T-Shirt, Tesco F&F £6
They had a great selection of Easter themed clothing bits in Tesco, for both boys & girls and they were very cute!
Again, this is a great option for a younger child who may not be able to enjoy the arts & craft bits of the other baskets.