With the Easter weekend fast approaching and the UK still in lockdown, we’ve mustered up some fun and EGGciting Easter activities for children (and parents!) to keep them entertained. After all we do all deserve some fun! From messy crafts to Easter egg hunts, read on to hear more…

Easter activities

Painting eggs

One of the best ways to keep the little ones busy is by getting out some paints and letting them loose on some eggs! It allows children to create whatever designs they like and can keep them occupied all day! Plus it’s great fun for parents too! Make sure you put enough newspaper down if decorating on the table and ensure the paint can be scrubbed off if any did accidentally get onto any surfaces.

Also TOP TIP: Boil the eggs beforehand, so when you are finished with them - they make great tasty snacks!

Easter egg hunt

Now once you have a pile of beautifully (dried) decorated eggs, now is a great time to play an Easter egg hunt in the garden. Kids love this game and keeps them stimulated throughout the day and gives you a glimpse of the competitive side of your kids. Whether rain or shine you can host an Easter egg hunt either indoors or outdoors! You can even have prizes ready for whoever finds the most eggs.

Baking

Bake some Easter themed cookies or create some chocolate egg nests made from chocolate coated cornflakes. Melt some chocolate, then pour over cornflakes and give it a good mix. Get the kids involved with the mixing and then pour into cupcakes moulds. Then place some mini eggs on top for the finishing touch. Pop in the fridge to chill for around 30 minutues, enjoy once set… YUM!

Easter cards

Another great arts and craft activity is making Easter cards that the little ones can sign and post off to family and friends! This is both a fun and cheap idea and you can pretty much use anything you may have lying around to decorate with. 

Watch Easter films

If the weather is rubbish or you are now winding down for the evening, what better way to end a lovely Easter weekend then by snuggling up and watching an Easter movie. Some of my favourites are Peter Rabbit, Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade and Buggs Bunny! 

What are your plans for the easter Weekend? Whatever they are, enjoy with the family and let us know if we’ve missed off any of your favourites?