As we all know, things are a little bit different at the moment with everyone staying safe at home. With Easter fast approaching this weekend, that doesn’t mean that families can’t still have a memorable Easter. Creativity and thinking outside of the box can go a long way!
Luckily, we’ve done that thinking for you. Here’s our round up of fun activities you can do as a family this weekend to keep the kids entertained at home.
1) Egg and Spoon Race
An egg and spoon race is always a laugh. Each of you balance an egg on a spoon and see who can get to the finish line first without dropping it.
Beware though: it can get messy, so this is something best done if you have a garden.
It can also get pretty competitive if you’re that kind of family!
2) Dyeing Eggs
Egg dyeing is a classic Easter activity enjoyed over the years by many households!
All it takes is some food colouring and eggs, and it will keep the kids entertained for a good while.
Follow this handy guide to create colourful Easter eggs as a family.
3) Create an Easter egg hunt
Let the kids loose around the home or the garden in search of chocolate eggs.
Don’t make it too easy for them – let them blow off some steam.
To teach them sharing, you can tell the kids to count the eggs at the end and split them evenly.
If you have a private garden or balcony, nothing says ‘spring’ more than planting some bulbs or seeds.
You can even put markers with the children’s names next to the flowers they plant so that they can take pride in watching them grow over springtime.
It will give them something to look forward to each day during this period.
5) Guess the number of sweets in the jar
Fill a jar with small sweets such as jellybeans or chocolate raisins, then let members of the family guess how many sweets are in there.
This does require you to count them beforehand (or at least decide on a number, if you don’t have time for that…)
The person who gets the closest answer wins the jar! Let’s hope that they share them around.
What’s Easter without tasty treats? And knowing that you’ve made them yourself makes them all the more scrummy.
Our favourite local baker, Kelly’s Kitchen, will be running a short Easter bake-along live on our Facebook page that you can take part in as a family on Easter Monday. Follow our Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out.
7) Get crafting
When we think of Easter, we think of decorating Easter bonnets and pom pom chicks made with wool.
Get the arts and crafts stuff out and create an Easter egg mosaic, or create bunny ears out of cardboard and fabric.
There’s some great, original tutorials here.
8) Enjoy some cosy movie time
This one is simple, and all it requires is your family, some blankets, your Easter snack of choice and a film.
There’s nothing more precious in this world than family time, so enjoy the simplicity of time at home together.
Happy Easter from the Pentlebay Team!