This weekend is Easter, the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. In the UK, we are given a long weekend to celebrate this in the form of a four-day long bank holiday! Whether you celebrate Easter or not, this is a great time to spend quality family time together.
Even if you don’t celebrate Easter in the traditional sense, there are a lot of fun activities your child can partake in. For example, the Easter Bonnet Parades that we have been holding across our nurseries this week! Below, you can find some activities that continue the festivities at home.
1. Egg Hunts.
Easter Egg Hunts can easily be done at home - and you don’t even have to use Easter Eggs! You can hide other sweet treats, or even your child’s toys around the house or garden. It’s even more fun if the adults get involved, as it adds an element of competition. This is a good way to keep your little ones entertained for an hour or two, depending on the difficulty!
2. Egg-related Crafts.
As eggs are a staple for Easter, you can experiment with decorating them! Depending on the age of your child, they could be trusted with a real egg, or instead use foam or cardboard stand ins. Use whatever you have at home! We think it would be fun to use paints and stickers, however you could experiment with shaving foam and inks to do some marbling! This will help your child stay creative and use their imaginations.
3. Easter Sensory Trays.
Sensory trays are a great form of play and exploration for young children. An Easter-themed one can include a variety of things! A list of what we recommend would be:
Easter basket straw
Plastic/foam/cardboard eggs of different sizes
Anything else that you can find!
4. Chocolate nests.
This easy recipe would be a fun way to introduce the kitchen to your young ones! For chocolate nests, all you need is:
Melted chocolate (of any flavour!)
Plain cereal such as cornflakes or puffed rice
Mix these two ingredients together, and have fun! You and your child can have fun decorating these too. As they are hand-made, they are easy to portion control and make a great sweet treat.
5. Visit an Easter Fate.
A lot of local areas will have fairs, fates, or markets this weekend! This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and spend some time in the fresh air, especially as the weather improves as we head into spring. Check google or your local facebook groups to find out what is happening nearby to you.
We at Angels wish you an amazing long-weekend, however you choose to spend it! If you try any of these activities listed above, don’t hesitate to submit them to us via Tapestry!