Easter is a time for sweet hot cross buns, delicate cookies, squidgy marshmallow eggs and lots of gooey chocolate. But instead of buying all these sweet treats, why not rope the kids into making them? The kitchen is bound to be a mess but the memories made will be more than worth it! And, you'll have yummy treats to snack on for days to come - it's a win-win.
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There is nothing better to keep the little ones busy this long Easter weekend than a few arts and crafts. Not only will this keep them out of your hair for hours on end, it will also help develop their fine motor skills and give them a much needed creative outlet. Using common household objects, kids can make their own Easter egg baskets, adorable Easter wreaths and even try their hands at Jackson Pollock-style art. So, put down some newspaper, get out the art supplies and get crafting.
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After all the Easter eggs, hot cross buns and any other baking the kids did, the whole family is going to need some exercise. So, why not head outdoors and spend a few hours bonding with family in the fresh air? Spend the day playing a few old school games (no screens needed) and get a little friendly rivalry going. And, who knows? You could be the proud winner of bragging rights for years to come.
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Seeing as how we'll all be stuck at home this Easter and can't go out exploring the gems of our lovely city, why not create an adventure for the little ones? Send your kids on their very own treasure hunt around the garden or house. You can do this by simply hiding a few eggs around the house or you could design a treasure map and give them clues to decipher in order to find their prize. Either way, the kids are sure to have an Easter they'll never forget.
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There are few things as enticing to little kids (and most adults) as a piñata. So, if you're not in the mood to go through all the effort of designing a treasure hunt, why not do something a little different this year? Get the kids to make their very own piñata out of newspaper, a balloon and tissue paper. Once the piñata is made and decorated, fill it with a range of Easter eggs, hang it and then have a blast trying to tear it apart, all in the name of fun.
To see how to make your own Easter piñata, click here.
Egg decorating is a huge part of the culture in Eastern European countries and we can see why. This is a fun way to get creative and spend a little extra time bonding with the family. If you're looking for an easy way to decorate your own eggs, you can get a pack of eggs with decorating markers at Clicks. But if you'd like to embrace the tradition of dyeing your own eggs, you'll need some hard boiled eggs, food colouring and vinegar.
To find out how to dye your own Easter eggs, click here.