DIY Easter Eggs
Easter just wouldn’t be the same without all the epic scavenger hunts for colourful eggs, chocolate bunnies and other sweet delights. But first, you need to stock up on all the Easter essentials. If you didn’t manage to get all the chocolate delights before lockdown, worry not. Instead of putting yourself at risk and running to the store, make your own treats at home! From chocolate stuffed eggs to decadent cakes, you can craft your Easter treats in the safety of your own home.
Now that you have all your treats sorted for the coming long weekend, it’s time to plan the perfect scavenger hunt and other fun activities that will keep the little chocolate monsters busy for hours. If you’re not too keen on having sugar crazed children running around the house, don’t stress. Just take them out into the garden for loads of egg-citing Easter activities. This way, the kids will have plenty of space to work off their extra energy and you won’t spend the rest of lockdown scrubbing chocolate off your curtains.
Outdoor Easter Games
Speaking of Easter activities and spending some time outdoors, why not spend the day out in the sunshine playing a bunch of Easter-style games? Not only will this get everyone enjoying some fresh air, but the kids will be away from their screens, even for just a few hours. From Bunny Hops to Easter Tag, there are plenty of games you can play to spend time together as a family without putting yourselves in danger of contracting the coronavirus.
Easter Arts And Crafts With The Kids
A long weekend means bored children. Couple that with plenty of chocolate, and you’re bound to be overwhelmed with exclamations of “Mom, I’m bored”. Cure the restless rascals with these handy kid-friendly Easter arts and crafts. Not only will you save a fortune on Easter trinkets, but the kids will have a blast for hours crafting their very own keepsake knickknacks.
Another great way to keep the little ones out of mischief over the long weekend is with some Easter baking. Not only is this a fun way to bond as a family, but it will teach the kids a new skill (and it will leave the house smelling amazing). You and the kids can craft your own hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls and Easter eggs, or you can spend the day baking special Easter cookies, cupcakes and cake pops. Pack these into an adorable box and your Easter gifting is sorted.
If you’re still on the prowl for Easter entertainment to keep your kids out of trouble, then not to worry. There are many Easter themed movies perfect for the little ones and families. From the 1947 Easter Yeggs to the 2011 Hop, these movies are sure to entertain all. So, make a bowl of salted popcorn and mix in a few Smarties, Astros and Speckled Eggs for a sweet and salty treat. Then grab the family and plop on the couch and get ready for hours of Eastertainment.
We at Joburg.co.za wish you and your family a happy Easter filled with loads of eggs, sweet treats and furry tails. Please stay home and keep safe.