It’s Easter time, which means spring has finally sprung. It’s also a great opportunity to spend some quality time with the family. Here are some fun things you can do with your children this Easter weekend.
Hunt for Easter eggs
A favourite tradition around Easter time is hunting for eggs left behind by the Easter bunny. Search your local area for places hosting a hunt – it’s a great way for your kids to get some exercise, be adventurous and meet new people. While your kids are playing, you can also get to know other parents or families within your community. If you’re short on time, create your own hunt around the house.
Bake some tasty treats together
Use the holiday as an opportunity to spend time with your children and bake. Try making these adorable vanilla chick biscuits or stick with the season’s chocolate theme and make your own Easter chocolate bark.
Create art with eggs
Get your children thinking creatively through crafts. It’s a way to help them to express themselves and can benefit their dexterity and motor skills. Painting Easter eggs is a classic activity, but if you’d like do something different this year why not try something a little out of the ordinary, like an Easter egg flower pot?
Meet some animals!
Easter and spring time are synonymous with new life – baby rabbits, chicks and lambs in particular. Why not find a local petting zoo or farm in your area to let your kids meet some of their favourite animals? This is a good way to teach your children about different animals, and how to be kind and gentle. You might even see the Easter bunny!
Start a garden
If you have green fingers, what better time than spring to pass your knowledge down to your children? Teach your children about seasonal foods and even let them plant their favourite ones to look after and, eventually, eat. Having a family garden is a great way to bond and help your kids learn to look after their own plants. If you don’t have a back garden, your windowsill or balcony is a great place to grow your veggies or flowers.