Fun and Creative Easter Activities to Try Out!
Talking about the Easter celebration provides a great opportunity to explore different religions and traditions with your child, helping to raise their awareness of and empathy towards others. It also lets them know that Easter isn’t just about chocolate eggs!
With everything going on in the world right now, it might not be possible to get out and explore, however, there are plenty of activities we can do around the house and in the garden.
A good starting point would be to tell your child the story of the Easter. You could act it out with them or encourage them to create a comic strip, both great ways to encourage storytelling and writing skills.
Grab a bag or basket, and get the children outside in the garden using this garden treasure hunt list from the BBC to find different items in nature. This can easily be adapted to inside, for example by searching for items of different shapes and colours. Alternatively, try these fun indoor easter egg hunt clue ideas.
Making an Easter basket for your egg hunt is a simple creative activity. Older children can cut out their own decorations – encourage them to think about the Easter story when coming up with their design. You can provide stickers for younger children.
This is a great activity for encouraging children to listen, concentrate and follow instructions – it is also good for fostering a sense of achievement as children can create something to be proud of. These would make great Easter cards as well!
Spring flowers make the perfect Easter decoration and these simple daffodils will last forever! For younger children you can pre-cut the parts; older children can practise their scissor skills and cut them out for themselves. These also make a lovely decoration if placed in little jam jars.
You can turn a fingerprint into pretty much anything with a little imagination. Once your child has put their prints on the page, encourage them to draw on features like eyes and ears, to create their Easter themed character. You can turn them into Easter cards, or place cards for the table.
This is a brilliant, chocolate-free alternative to classic Easter egg hunts! Get your children moving and laughing as they complete a range of challenges, hidden inside plastic eggs around the house or garden (you can save the eggs to use again next year). They will enjoy it even more if the grown-ups get involved! You can add rewards too in some ‘rarer’ eggs, like small toys, money, or a coupon (e.g. for a film night).
It turns out, egg cartons make the perfect Easter gift box! Your children can let their imaginations run wild creating tiny worlds – fill the box with shredded tissue and add small toys, chocolate eggs, or even a papier-mâché egg filled with confetti.
Children will love creating these cute Easter chicks. This activity will develop fine motor skills in young children and older children can get creative and think of other Easter themed prints they could make using a cork. These can be printed on an Easter card, or use fabric paint to create Easter t-shirts or canvas bags.
Older children will simply love recreating their favourite emojis! Pre-schoolers will develop their fine motor control as they use the paintbrush and pens, and the eggs can also be used to discuss emotions (e.g. asking them to pick out with emoji represents a certain emotion, or how they feel today). If you can’t get hold of real eggs, you could paint plastic eggs or ping-pong balls.
These simple finger puppets are a brilliant activity for older children – sewing is a challenging activity that fosters concentration, attention and perseverance and also hones fine motor control. Children can create their own puppet show, or hide little chocolate eggs inside the rabbits (they make great gifts, or table decorations).Tags: activities, children's activities, Craft ideas, Easter, half term, play ideas
This post was written by Anna Taylor