Great ideas for a memorable Easter, for your children.
March 23, 2017
For adults, the Easter break signals the end of winter. For children, it’s a time that they get to spend with their family, celebrating Easter and eating lots of chocolate!
To kick-start your eggcellent Easter Sunday we think it’d be rather fitting to have eggs for breakfast. Whichever way you like them, boiled, fried or scrambled! This is also the perfect time to start your preparation for the activities later in the day! Add enough eggs for each child to play the egg and spoon race while you’re cooking up breakfast.
The second game you may want to try is ‘hot egg,’ it has the same rules as pass the parcel but this time the parcel is egg shaped and has Easter related toys in between each layer. Play music and get the kids to pass the ‘hot egg’ until the music stops.
The classic egg toss. Although it can be messy, kids do love it! You can play with boiled eggs, but the anticipation of an egg cracking on your partner is usually the most fun. Make sure your children are in old clothes and there is a place to wash their hands nearby.
Setting your kids loose on an egg hunt will keep them occupied for hours! The build-up to Easter seems to start the day after Christmas and children start looking forward to it so early in the year. To help calm their excitement and keep them occupied you could get them to help you cut out and colour the clue cards (before you put the clues on them), they could also make and decorate bunny tracks which would be used for an indication of where the clues and prizes are. If they’re feeling extra adventurous, they could make and decorate a paper mache Easter egg – this could become an Easter decoration, which makes an appearance every year!
Easter is always busier for the organisers. Here’s a quick list of what we think needs to be remembered to make a special day!
Buy or make the prizes for the hunt. These don’t always have to be sugar-laden and could be items they need, for example; wellies, a customised umbrella or a raincoat. It can be unavoidable to not allow children chocolate Easter eggs with relatives and friends buying them as gifts, so they won’t miss out if the hunt doesn’t have any chocolate in it.
Write out the clues, on the clue cards that were decorated by the children. They are likely to be more careful and interested in the clues if they are on something they have decorated.
Draw a map of where the clues and prizes can be found. This is great for little trainee pirates as they can imagine they’re hunting for treasure.
Place the bunny tracks near the clues to help them find them.
Great tip: if you’re organising an Easter Egg hunt for a group with a wide age range then you can have age varied clues. Mark the different age specific clues with different colours to avoid confusion. This will make the older children feel extra special. Each clue could have a different letter or word puzzle to work out before they can move onto the next one!