Thanks to lockdown, Easter will feel very different this year. There won’t be any days out, or organised egg hunts. And not being able to share the holiday with anyone outside our immediate households is going to be difficult.
But, despite this, Easter can still be special. Treads blog team has scoured the internet for Easter-themed ways to celebrate the holiday. Here are some of our favourite ideas for festive things to make and do with your little ones.
She also has an easy fairy-cake recipe (with some genius ingredient substitutions, which are very welcome in these wobbly times) that little ones will enjoy making. And just in case you need more reason to bake with your children this Easter, Amy makes a strong case for the home schooling benefits of cooking together:
“When the children are home, what better way to practise fun maths by getting them to weigh and measure the ingredients for fairy cakes. Not only are children learning the maths and science of baking they’re also working on problem-solving as well as valuable fine motor skills.”
Home and garden blogger Catherine, recommends getting your kids growing in the garden this Easter. Her own children love growing things from seed:
“There’s the Jack & the Beanstalk effect of planting a seed and seeing it magically turn into a plant, the outdoorsy-ness of the whole thing, the grown-up feeling such responsibility gives them, and of course the all-important getting grubby element.”
Sowing sunflowers over the Easter weekend would be a special thing to do together, especially as we have the prospect of lots more time in the garden to chart their progress. Speaking of which, the Growing Family blog has no less than 60 inspirational ideas for garden activities with kids.
And that’s not the only egg-themed craft activity this blogger has up her sleeve. Check out her easy Easter card activity – perfect for the tiniest of hands. And Emma also has a great idea for crafting cardboard Easter baskets, so you can put on a fabulous egg hunt at home.
For even more Easter craft ideas, check out Kids Craft Room. Blogger Emma shares fabulous, free printable activities, like super easy Easter Bunny cards. Crafting and sending Easter cards would be a lovely way to share some Easter love with friends and relatives we’re not going to see for a while.
Or how about making Easter-egg maracas, or Easter-egg suncatchers out of yarn? Finally, to get everyone in a festive mood, Emma has printable Easter jokes that you could share around your family to liven up the Easter Sunday video call.
Frozen movie fans will love her Easter bunny Olaf activity, while her lolly-stick Easter puppets (pictured above) are a really lovely way to animate storytime for younger children. For more creative activities, check out her round-up of 28 Easter craft ideas.
A fun Easter means lots of eggy experiments on the Science Sparks blog. Prepare to be amazed and seriously inspired by blogger Emma, as she shares tonnes of awesome Easter science activities your kids will love.
Her crash-test egg experiment involves designing a protective case for a boiled egg – from LEGO or other building kits – then dropping it from a height. There’s an Easter egg zip wire challenge and a code-breaking activity that will make this year’s egg hunt last longer than the usual two minutes!
If you’d like to surprise your kids with something a little different this year, try making an Easter jar (pictured above), following Maria of Suburban Mum’s tutorial. Kids will love discovering and opening these cute jars filled with chocolate bunnies and mini chocolate eggs.
Maria has some lovely kid-friendly Easter crafts on her site, including easy-to-make bunny cards and Easter chicks. And we love her list of 33 ways to entertain kids at home. That’s going to come in very handy over the next few weeks.
Go to town with a whole day of Easter activities, courtesy of The Reading Residence. Blogger Jocelyn has some amazing ideas for preschool Easter fun – from making them a bunny-themed breakfast to a lovely Easter egg marble painting activity.
And why not set up an Easter Bonnet Parade in the back garden this year? Jocelyn has an easy tutorial for crafty kids (and parents) to enjoy. In fact, you could all get involved and ask grandparents to judge the winner over video call!
We hope you’ve found some inspirational ideas here to help make this Easter a special one. If you come across anything we’ve missed, please share it with other families via our Facebook and Twitter pages. Wishing you all a lovely time with your loved ones. Stay safe.
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