30 Easter activity ideas for the kids

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With Easter just around the corner and no prospect of going on holiday or socialising with friends and family (in person!), we have pulled together a few ideas to keep the children busy, without having to leave the house.

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30 Easter Ideas to do with the kids

Make paper mache eggs and paint them. Flour, water and newspaper will do the trick.

Design and make an Easter bonnet. Use an existing hat and get customising!

Make an Easter tree using twigs and paint it. Why not add ribbons and some home-made easter decorations.

Have a movie afternoon, grab the popcorn and watch an Easter film.

Plant flowers either in the garden or in a pot.

Read Easter themed books. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of the Flopsie Bunnies are lovely stories.

Create a fairy garden. Improvise if you don't have a fairy. For example, a lego figure.

Create an Easter scavenger hunt (indoors or outdoors).

Make slime and put into plastic Easter eggs.

Blow bubbles in the garden. Make your own using washing up liquid and water.

Draw Easter egg designs on the patio/ driveway using chalk or in the bath using bath crayons.

Make Mini Egg chocolate cornflake nests.

Make a butterfly feeder.

Build a bird feeder. A toilet roll, seeds and peanut butter should do the trick.

Make an Easter basket and put together a gift basket for an elderly relative or neighbour.

Birdwatch in the garden and create a log of what you see.

Painting in the garden. Use your environment to feel inspired.

Draw or paint pictures of flowers and post them to a family member to brighten up their day.

Paint rocks to look like Easter eggs, collect them from the garden or on your daily exercise.

Easter crafts. Lots of lovely ideas on Pinterest.

Have a picnic in the garden, plan the menu and track down the rug.

Help spring clean the house and garden, ask Mum or Dad to take a before and after photo.

Plan your Easter meal, design the menu, help with setting the table, and cooking.

Design your own pick 'n' mix for pudding. Why not!

Bake and decorate Easter-themed biscuits. Playdough cutters come in handy.

Have a virtual dinner party using Zoom, Whatsapp video or Skype. Get the whole family together and don't forget to dress for dinner!

Family disco, with party games.

Play board games or finish off that puzzle!

Stargaze in the garden. Spot the shapes of animals and then make up stories about them.

Have your own afternoon tea using the lovely cakes that you've made.