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Easter Activities to try indoors with kids
During this chaotic and uncertain time, parents have the additional task of keeping the kids busy, entertained and in contact with the family.
With Easter just around the corner, we have you covered with games and activities that the whole family can get involved with:
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts are a great way for kids to get creative with Easter – from cute bunny ears to easy Easter baskets. There are lots of Simple Easter Crafts out there!
Getting your kids involved in the kitchen with Cute Easter themed recipes can be a practical and easy way to celebrate the holiday! There are so many different recipes out there to follow!
Word searches and simple crosswords are a fun way of keeping children’s minds stimulated and even more so now with the kids off school! Easter themed word puzzles are convenient in involving Easter this year.
Easter Egg hunts and Egg & Spoon races are just as easy to do indoors as they are outside!
Video calls with the family
If you usually celebrate Easter with the family, there are lots of platforms out there that allow you to video call with multiple devices. Platforms like Zoom and Skype are so easy to use! Spending Easter indoors doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
See below for some of our favourite ideas:
1. Easter Bunny Masks!
How cute are these Easter bunny masks! Great fun and easy to make.
For this you will need:
- Paper plates
- Pink construction paper
- Pink or white pipe cleaners
- Hole punch (or just use wooden craft sticks)
1. Hold the plate against your child's face and mark where the eyes and nose holes should be.
2. Cut out the holes for the eyes and nose and draw in the rest of the bunny's face.
3. Use pipe cleaners for whiskers.
4. Cut out bunny ears from pink construction paper and glue to the plate.
5. Punch a hole on each side of the plate, and attach two pieces of yarn on both sides to tie the mask onto your little bunny's head.
2. Easter chocolate pots with pick ‘n’ mix toppings
These Easter chocolate pots are the perfect Easter treat for your little ones and can be made so quickly!
- 500g fresh custard
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 200g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 100g crème fraîche
- Mixture of crushed chocolate mini eggs, chopped toasted hazelnuts and sprinkles, to serve
1. Heat the custard with the cinnamon in a saucepan until just simmering. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate, stir until melted, and then fold in the crème fraîche.
2. Divide the mixture between six ramekins or teacups, or tip into one large dish. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 2-3 hrs, or until set. Put the mini eggs, hazelnuts and sprinkles in separate small bowls and serve with the chocolate pots for everyone to top as they like.
3. Easter word search
4. Virtual egg hunt
Social restrictions do not mean you can’t have the exciting egg hunts you traditionally host every year – do it virtually!
Get all of the family on a platform like Zoom or Skype and it can be just as fun.
A few things to consider:
- Set a time for the hunt and ensure there are no internet issues before you start
- Let all participants give clues to the children to make it more interactive
- Personalise eggs to friends and family members
- Have fun!