Today marks the start of the easter break. Two whole weeks of rest, relaxation and pampering, for the teachers ! Parents, on the other hand, have two weeks to fill with wholesome activities and easter fun. Alternatively there is a Spongebob Squarepants marathon every day on The Cartoon Network, you choose.
Being a fairly
uptight organised person I have our easter break pretty much planned out. I try to achieve a balance of fun activities with plenty of downtime. If your stuck for ideas , look no further, here are my top five ideas for the easter break.
1. Easter crafts. My children love colouring, painting sticking and glueing (especially all at the same time) add in some glitter and they are in their element. For easter some ideas are: Easter bonnet making, egg blowing (and decorating), sock bunnies (and subsequent sock bunny puppet shows),and easter basket decorating (ready for the hunt). Think eggs and bunnies and let your imagination go wild.
photo courtesy of Maggie Smith.
2. The cinema. This week the new Aardman feature “The Pirates!” was released and it looks like a great family film. I will be taking the whole family. Also don’t forget most of the big chains have kids am showings where you can take the children to the cinema for around £1 , bargain.
3.Baking. I love baking, and eating cake. Over the easter break I shall be baking with the children. Think hot cross buns, simnel cake and easter biscuits. If your feeling adventurous you could buy some egg moulds and make your own custom easter eggs.
4.Walks. Spring is my favourite time of year for family walks. Life is bursting everywhere and there is lots to look at. Take along a camera and let the children capture nature at its best.
5. Charity shop shopping. My kids (like most other children) don’t like shopping. However give them a couple of quid and take them on a trawl of the charity shops and they love it. They can buy themselves new toys and books for virtually nothing and then when they get bored of them, take them back to the charity shop.
So there you have it my top five easter holiday activities. Have a lovely break and be sure to leave a comment with your easter holiday ideas. Then we will all have even more things to try.
Love the charity shop idea will try that- it would work for my teen too she can find some vintage rags to revamp 🙂
I get a bit scared at the prospect of 2 weeks to fill and when I get scared out comes the weekly planners 🙂
Lots of crafts planned here. yellowmoon.com have some great craft kits and supplies all easter stuff now reduced.
We are going to try a bit of decopatch too i thought jake could do his name for his room.
Gardening, I thought maybe a hanging basket and planting sunflowers
Clay, playdoh, free painting, water tray, games, themed stories and films.
Jake wants a super hero cape So i was going to make a day of that getting supplies and making it then lots of super hero goings on.
Cinema,nature trail, egg hunt at blenhuim palace, a shopping trip to oxford
( maybe..depends how much my teen twists my arm) boules on the lawn..deep breath..making choc nest cakes..
and lots of relaxing, chilling, talking 🙂
some great ideas Fay, thanks.
Love a good charity shop 🙂 Bex particulary is rather keen on rooting through them too!!!
I love doing Easter crafts my two are getting older but still enjoy a bit of Easter crafting and baking is always popular here. We usually have a Easter tree, just some branches picked up from a wood walk a few years ago and we use them at Christmas too just as an extra tree thingy!!! Then decorate and it kind of brightens up the place as well 🙂
Hope you enjoy your Easter Break xxx