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Easter break is a lovely time for family activities. Why not spend some time with your little ones exploring their creativity? Here we have some fun Easter craft and activity ideas to help you plan a great Easter break with your kids!
When the Easter holiday begins, the children exit the class and wish the best to their teachers. As we leave the schools, all the windows have been decorated with Easter egg crafts made of sprinkles and pastel colors. Adorable!
When we take walks with the children and they look around the town, their eyes see things a bit different than ours. The bunnies and the pastel eggs are a part of their school time. Now Easter is a holiday extending beyond the walls of the classroom too.
The chocolate bunny in their favorite toy store and the announcements for egg hunts in the local park, these things spark excitement in our children. And we can be sure to nurture that excitement, because fun never really ends in a child’s heart.
Keep reading to see the list of activities and crafts we have compiled for your Easter break with kids.
Plant A Head: Cress Eggs
Children love discovering the world around them. Often, their face is a picture of amazement when looking at the garden during Spring. They learn about the seasons in school, but that’s different. It’s magical when it’s their garden. Easter break, a Spring holiday, is a wonderful time to plant a cress head with the kids.
For this activity, you need:
- Googly eyes and glue (optional)
- Cotton wool balls (soil or compost are alternatives)
- Cress seeds
- Spray bottle with water
- Egg carton or egg holder
Prepare your eggshells
- Tap the narrower end of the egg on the counter and peel back the shell. You want to take off approximately 1/3 of the top portion of the egg.
- Empty the egg contents.
- Rinse the inside of the eggshell with water.
- Allow the eggshells to fully dry.
Decorate Your Eggs
- The children can draw funny faces on their eggs. Draw a set of eyes on them or glue some googly eyes on the eggs!
Plant Your Seeds
- Wet the cotton wool, squeeze out the extra water, then place it inside your eggshell. Spread the cotton wool out inside the eggshell.
- Sprinkle cress seeds on top of the cotton wool
- Mist the top of the seeds with water
- Place the eggs in the egg carton on the window sill to grow
- Spray with water daily, avoid overwatering
Within four days, the heads should be showing greenery. Within two weeks the cress should be ready to harvest! Just cut off the greenery and enjoy in your salad or sandwiches!
It’s a great activity that the children will enjoy. It’s his or her creation, a live creation. And that little spark in their face when they look at their egg head is pride. This Easter break, we have established joy and a healthy dose of confidence.
Easter Bunny On An Egg
Where is the Easter Bunny? How can we make Easter bunnies out of hard-boiled eggs?
Gather the following supplies:
- Hard boiled eggs, cooled to room temperature
- Colored paper
- Googly eyes (optional)
- Scrap fabric (optional)
- Pom poms (optional)
- Easter egg dyes (optional)
Let’s Get Creative!
- Trace or draw bunny ears onto your construction paper. Make bunny ears in two different sizes and colors. If your free-hand skills aren’t great, use this hack with either a glass or mason jar to draw your bunny ears.
- Cut the ears out
- Glue the smaller ear onto the bigger ear, like in the picture above
- While those dry, draw funny faces onto your eggs.
- Glue the googly eyes on if you have them.
- Lastly, glue your ears on your eggs to complete your bunny egg!
Take it up a notch, alternative ideas:
- Dye your eggs to make them pop!
- Use felt or other scrap fabric for the ears
- Add a felt pom pom for the bunny tail
- Turn cascarones (Mexican Easter eggs) into bunny eggs!
Sensory Bin . . . For The Little Ones
The little ones, the preschoolers, whose hand we let go of just to lift them in a hug. They have their own little playtime. Easter is for everyone, and we must never forget the little ones.
The little ones are always the most eager to play, to touch things, to explore. The ones striving for independence the most. So, this activity was created for them.
In a big bin, we add the following:
- Green grass, fake or real
- Easter eggs
- Toy birds
- Toy chickens
- A few flowers
- Toy bunnies
The toddlers love to pick through everything they see in the bin and take their time to touch it and explore. What is it? Why does it feel different? Is this the bunny we keep reading about at school?
The bin is designed to activate their senses. It is designed based on their needs and how they view fun. It allows for independent quiet time. And which kid doesn’t love little toy animals in the grass? It’s just like an image from a fairytale!
This is the children’s favorite pastime. Easter provides many learning opportunities through coloring. They can learn the colors. They can learn the shapes, for example: find the circle in the drawing.
But, here is a little secret. The children need some independent creative time too. They have so much structured learning time at school. Now is their chance to draw or color what they want on paper with their markers.
Print off some nice coloring pages and let them have their fun time at the table. Or provide some blank sheets for them to draw their own Easter story. It will allow them to understand more about the holiday, catch up on what they learned, and have time to process it alone.
Hop Hop Hop!
This activity is physical and for children a bit on the older side. It requires good weather. But, now it’s spring, there’s plenty of that!
You will need:
After you inflate the balloons, you give them to your children and let them draw on them. They can make bunny ears or funny expressions. But, really anything they want to draw is okay!
In this activity, they have to put the balloons between their knees and hop to the finish line. But, be careful. It’s a contest!
Who will get there without bursting the balloon or letting it fall on the grass? It’s a lovely exercise and another way to enjoy Easter break with kids. Hop, hop, hop!
The Great Egg Hunt
The great egg hunt revolves around your garden. The eggs will be as colorful as the imagination of your children. This is a family egg hunt! The quinesential Easter tradition!
Any colorful eggs will do. Whether you’ve decorated them together or purchased them. Just make sure to have a lot of them. The children will love it.
Now no peeking! Make sure the kids aren’t watching, and hide the eggs around your garden. Have some baskets ready on the patio door. Now the race is on! Give them their little baskets and encourage them to hunt for eggs. The little face of joy for every egg they find will make this their favorite Easter tradition!
We hope you enjoy our activities. Leave a comment and tell us what your favorite way to celebrate Easter break with kids.
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