Now that the Easter holidays are upon us, if your children are enjoying the school holidays then you’re no doubt trying to get organised and fill the time with fun activities to keep the children amused and entertained. And although many of us love the excuse to enjoy some extra chocolate treats, at Say Nice Things we’re all about being creative (and organised, of course!) in the week before Easter. So, here’s our pick of some simple but egg-cellent Easter art and craft ideas for a little fun for everyone at home this half term. Let’s get cracking!
1. Prepare for the egg hunt. Get the kids really excited for the Easter Sunday egg hunt by helping them to make their own basket/bag to collect all their goodies. Simply purchase a plain white paper bag and allow them to decorate it however they like. Visit your local arts and craft shop for useful items such as; tissue paper, glitter, paint and pens. If you want to get more technical (an adult may have to assist here) how about making your own egg basket using string and balloons (Source: Imperial Sugar) Hint: use your journal to plan for your egg hunt and as a gentle reminder for where you hid all the chocolate; we don’t want Grandma finding one down the sofa on Christmas Day!
2. Traditional egg painting with a twist. Nothing beats egg painting at Easter, but for the slightly more mature creatives we know that a coat of yellow paint isn’t going to fulfil your creative needs. Check out these fantastic ideas we’ve found to help make your Easter creations a little different. Have a look at these amazing ideas for creating farm animal Easter eggs (Source: Look What I Made). Or why not go glam up your using some glitter and sequins?
3. Crack two eggs in one. What we love most about children’s arts and crafts, is that whatever children create, it often opens more activities for them to have fun with. For example, you can have fun making Easter puppets for your children and then enjoy as they host a puppet show!
4. Easter poems and stories. Everyone has their own interpretation of what Easter celebrations are all about, so why not let your children release their creative thoughts onto paper by writing a short story or drawing their favourite memory from the school holidays. You could even help them write a poem or sing a song. Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me…
5. Get motivated. As the Easter holiday comes to a close, everyone begins to become full of chocolate. Why not get the kids to help create a healthy meal, helping to get the whole family feeling full of energy and ready for the return to school (and work). Here is one simple recipe we love (from BBC Good Food) for a delicious Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad.
These are just a few of our favourite ways to entertain your children this Easter holiday. We’re sure you already have plenty of your own ideas lined up too and we’d love to hear them. Drop us a line in the comments below or send us some pictures of your Easter creations via Facebook @SNTStationery.
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