Hop onto the Easter fun wagon

by Grace Harawira on 30-03-2015 Kids Play
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Hop onto the Easter fun wagon

With Easter just around the corner, what have you planned for your family over the Easter long weekend? I have some great tips for you that covers everything from creative to active kids activities for you and your family. Read on and get inspired for a fun filled Easter that goes beyond Easter bunnies, chocolates and Hot Cross buns!

  1. Get crafty
    Easter is a great time to get crafty with your kids. Best of all, there are so many fun and creative things your kids can make using what you already currently have at home or with materials that costs next to nothing! Grab some ink pads or prepare some paints and giant rolls of butcher paper to make colourful thumbprint chicks collage. Decorate each thumbprint chick with feathers, glitters, pom poms or whatever you have lying around the house. Egg cup decorating is another fun activity for the kiddies, as I’m sure they’ll enjoy having their own egg cup to place their boiled egg on every morning. Be sure to check your local art and craft centres this week as most run their own kids craft workshops over the Easter long weekend.

  2. Host a traditional Easter Sunday meal
    Easter is more than just chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. If it’s been a while since you and your family have had a nice traditional Easter Sunday meal then perhaps it’s time to start the tradition again. There are a lot of great Easter recipes online to get you started. Why not try to bake your own hot cross buns, roast pork, sauteed caramelised fennel and iced lemon curd layer cake.

  3. Easter Egg Hunt
    Get your Easter bunny suit ready and prepare the best Easter egg hunt for your kids and their friends this year. Get creative and write down some Easter themed rhythms as clues for the Easter hunt. The hunt can either take place at the intimacy of your backyard or take your kids out to the local parks or beaches for a day of outdoor fun. If you and your kids are not too exhausted from the egg hunt, let the fun continue with an exciting game of three-legged egg race!

  4. Dive into chocolate making
    Just like home baked cakes, food always tastes better when it’s been made just the way you like it. If you’ve never tried your hands at making your own chocolates before, Easter is the perfect time to give it a go. Get your kids some Easter themed chocolate moulds and their favourite flavours of chocolates, prepare for your kitchen to get very messy and you’re ready to start.

  5. Dive into chocolate making
    It is important for our kids to understand the meaning of Easter that’s more than just Easter bunnies, chocolates and egg hunts. Regardless of your family’s religious background, it is important to educate your children to acknowledge and appreciate the true meaning of Easter, why do we have Good Friday and how Easter was celebrated in ancient days.

Don’t forget to stay up-to-date with our ActiveActivities directory for regular updates of fun kids activities. Wishing you and your family a safe and fun filled Easter long weekend.

Grace Harawira

Grace Harawira is a thirty-something Mum and all round creative type. She cares for her three young children in their Wellington home, in between blogging for ActiveActivities and working on a novel she has had in the works for years. She hopes she can inspire other Mums to carry on following their dreams, as well as raising kids that get lots of exercise and quality family time.