Easter Activities and Ideas to Entertain the Kids
Where does the start of the year go?
One minute you’re putting the Christmas decorations away and the next, the Easter holidays have started and you need to keep the kids entertained for two weeks.
The mums and dads here at Peacocks put their heads together to come up with our favourite Easter activities and ideas that will help you to do just that, and we’ve covered everything from snack-making and getting crafty to family exercise and even making themselves useful around the house!
Hosting an Easter egg hunt isn’t on this list, either – we’re sure you already thought of that.
Baby chicks are just waiting for a snuggle!
If you haven’t already, Easter is a great time to contact local farms and find out if they welcome visitors. You won’t be hard pressed to find somewhere with a cafe, a petting zoo-they’ll usually have some chicks that little ones can hold which is ideal for this time of year!- and sometimes you can even buy homemade ice-cream that’s made from the farmer’s cows’ milk.
If you go this weekend, make sure to pack sunglasses and hats for the kids, our girls’ and boys’ accessories collections have been updated for 2019 and we should (hopefully) see temperatures soar into the 20s this weekend!
Make your own Easter eggs
The Easter bunny is the only one who can make Easter eggs right?
Whether you order your egg moulds online (Amazon have some great deals) or you recycle the plastic holder form a shop-bought products, making your own Easter eggs couldn’t be easier:
- Let the kids break up a big bar of chocolate into small pieces, and place them in a bowl. Put this on top of a pan of hot water to melt, stirring every so often. The bowl shouldn’t touch the water.
- Use a spoon to cover each half of your mould with a layer of chocolate and leave to set.
- Once set, push the eggs our of their moulds and glue together with melted chocolate.
- Now it’s time to decorate! Little ones can dip small, clean (and new!) paintbrushes into melted chocolate and use this to stick sweets, sprinkles and marshmallows to the outside of their eggs.
- Wait for the decorations to dry and start snacking!
Make strides and a spring checklist
In our minds, there’s no better way to help kids enjoy exercise than by turning it into a challenge. We like to create a spring checklist of things to see outside when the season changes. We’ve included some of our favourite here.
- Cherry Blossom
- The Dawn Chorus. This is one to listen for – when Spring hits, morning is a great time to go for a walk as birds will sing at the start of a new day, but you can always listen out for their songs at other times, too.
It’s so important to teach children about the hard work these insects, animals and flowers do for our environments, and what better opportunity?
If you’re lucky enough to live near woodland or fields, they’ll be in their element! You never know when rain will strike in the UK though, make sure to pack your wellies. We’ve got some incredible bargains for girls and boys.
Make spring cleaning fun
Put a fun spin on spring cleaning and you’ll have a new little helper on your side!
Motivate the kids to clean out their bedrooms and choose old toys they don’t use, which you can take to thee charity shop together and encourage them to help those less fortunate.
A great playlist always makes this kind of job more fun, so you can sit down and create one as a team before you get started, and perhaps finish the day with an Easter movie night.
DIY pin the tail on the bunny rabbit
Sure, children can get bored of games quite quickly, but they’ll always enjoy them for longer if they create the game themselves and they’re proud of all their hard work!
Plus, designing their pin-the-tail rabbit will be crafty way to pass the time itself.
Simply task them with drawing a big bunny and colouring it in to the best of their ability, plus a tail to stick on, which you can safely cut out afterwards.
Back these onto cardborad and pick up some Velcro to place the rabbit’s tail area and on the back of the tail. Pop on a blindfold and you’ve got hours of fun!
Whatever Easter activites you do with the kids this holiday, head over to Peacocks to refresh their casual wardrobe. From two for £5 t-shirts and two for £8 sweats for boys to two for £7 dresses and leggings for girls, you and your purse are going to love our spring deals!