Easter Fun for all the family! Happy Easter!!
Well, whatever Easter means to you, we have loads of ideas to keep you and the kids entertained. From Easter egg hunts and family-friendly Sunday lunch locations to Easter themed crafts and ideas for rainy day activities, we have your Easter holidays sorted. You can always count on SKIDOS team for tonnes of suggestions for fabulous, fun activities to keep your children entertained over the holidays. Check out our ideas for free family activities, plus loads of crafts and games, both indoors and outdoors.
1. Celebrating Easter at home.
Holidays are great opportunities for us to spend time with our loved ones, enjoying the time together. Easter Sunday is no exception, and it’s a beautiful time to enjoy with your family. Make some plans with your loved ones to make your Easter together a great one. For example:
- Invite your family and friends to share the holiday with you.
- Ask your family and friends what they might like to do on your Easter together.
2.Making Easter Eggs
Dyeing Easter eggs can be a fun way to spend time together with your family and make some great Easter decorations. However, before you can get started, you will need to gather a few key things. Review the following list of the necessary materials you will need to create dyed Easter eggs.
- A cup to hold the dye.
- A spoon or tongs for the eggs.
- Hard-boiled eggs.
- Liquid food colouring or egg dye.
- Paper towels to let eggs dry on.
- Optional decoration tools such as a clear wax crayon to draw designs on the eggs. The next following step is to prepare your eggs. Preparing your Easter eggs can make them last longer and prevent them from making a mess if they break. Before you get started doing your eggs, you will need to prepare them properly. Add water to a pot and place your eggs in the water, making sure the eggs are cover by about an inch.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Remove the pot from the burner and add a cover.
- Let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes.
- Drain the water from your eggs and refrigerate until you are ready to decorate. Now Take the following steps to dye your eggs properly:
- Add water and dye to a glass.
- Place the egg in colour you want it to be dyed.
- Remove the egg with a strainer or spoon.
- Place the egg on a paper towel and allow to dry.
- The longer the egg sits in the dye, the darker the colour will be.
Make use of your decorated Easter eggs. After you have enjoyed creating your designs, it’s time to show them off or think about fun ways you might want to use them. Look over some of the following examples to get an idea of how you can use your newly decorated Easter eggs.
- Create a display that showcases your designs
- Hide your Easter eggs to create a fun Easter egg hunt
- Have a competition to see whose eggs are the best in categories such as most artistic, best design or brightest colours.
3. Travelling with your family.
If you’re looking for a slightly cheaper alternative to travel abroad, a holiday park is always a good option. With so many to choose from – Haven, Butlins, Center Parcs and Forest Holidays to name but a few, plus a whole host of independent holiday parks too – you’re sure to find somewhere to suit you and your family’s needs.
4. Easter games
Spring means Easter and Easter mean eggs! But you don’t have to restrict the fun to eating eggs of the chocolate variety – you can have lots of fun with real eggs outdoors. Aside from holding your egg-and-spoon race championship, how about playing egg catch? You’ll need an apron and some eggs.
How to play: Stand about three steps away from your partner in the garden and start playing catch with the egg. After a few throws, each player should take action back and carrying on throwing. Every couple of throws each player takes a step back until they are quite a distance from each other and the game becomes increasingly difficult! The loser is the person who fails to catch the egg, and it drops and breaks.
5. Read Easter and Spring Children’s books
Gather the kids and curl up with a good book. Search for any Book Finder tool to stock up on great children’s books about Easter, bunnies, and spring.