It’s almost Easter weekend and what better way to get in the chocolate eating Easter celebration mood than with some Easter themed egg-stra fun activities. We sent the team on the hunt for some cracking and egg-cellent creative activities to fill your bank holiday weekend with. You’d be hopping mad to miss out on these family fun activities. So, let’s hop to it! – Ok we promise no more egg or Easter related puns, we just couldn’t resist!
We know this Easter weekend might be a little different to the normal bank holiday weekend, but we promise there is still fun to be had and memories to make. Now more than ever it's important to think of the positives and try to have fun as a family as much as you can. Keep reading to learn more about our tried and tested Easter inspired boredom busters.
Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt is an absolute classic that can keep your kids occupied for hours if you hide the prizes well enough. This is one that can be done indoors or in your garden, so a great option. You could hide little sweet treats for them to find or to avoid the sugar rush you could hide little cards with funny instructions on them like “hope like a bunny” to make it slightly different. An Easter egg hunt isn't just exclusive to children, parent's can get involved too. We apologise to our families in advance for our competitive side.
How do you like your eggs in the morning? Colourful and glittery obviously! Decorating eggs was an annual favourite Easter activity for us during our childhood, sometimes at school but always over the bank holiday weekend. We have fond memories of Mum or Dad boiling up a few eggs the night before and come morning we were ready to go with our apron and paints in hand to create an egg masterpiece. This is so simple, relativity cheap and kids just love it! They get so excited to see a boring mundane egg transform into a magical colour gem. You could even make each family member with googly eyes and tissue paper. Let their imagination run wild.
Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? We think absolutely not, but it’s not always a bad thing to mix it up and get creative with how you munch your way through the pile of choc eggs. It totally depends on your culinary skills for how experimental you want to get in the kitchen, but we do advise keeping it nice and simple, especially when your little ones are acting as sous chef. Our fail safe favourite has to be chocolate nests, simple and an absolute crowd pleaser. Below is a quick and easy recipe. You can thank the Easter Bunny for supplying the chocolate goods for this one.
To make chocolate nests:
- Add 100g of butter, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 50g milk chocolate buttons and 75g of golden syrup in a bowl.
- Microwave on high for 1.5mins and mix together.
- Crumble 4 Shredded Wheat over the bowl and mix with rest of ingredients.
- Place a generous spoonful in each of 12 bun case (the nests).
- Press the centre of each nest down slightly to form a dip and place 3 chocolate mini eggs in each dip.
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
Egg Carton Animals
Remember those eggs you boiled and used to create colourful egg masterpieces, well make sure you keep the egg box for this next activity – waste not, want not! We love using up the egg carton to create adorable animals, they are so easy and such a hit with our little ones. All you need is an egg carton, coloured card and paint depending which animal you want to make. We’ve made little chicks and bunnies before and they looked so good, if we do say so ourselves. They don’t only look cute, but you can also fill these little pots with small yummy goodies and gift them to your little ones on Easter Sunday. Follow the simple steps below to create your own.