5 easy Easter kids crafts and activities to do during the Easter holidays. For more ideas on what to do with the children during the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

5 Easy Ways To Entertain The Kids During The Easter Holidays

March 23, 2018

Easter is coming up quickly; if you’re a parent, you’ll know that the Easter holidays means an entire two weeks of no school! It doesn’t feel that long ago to me that they were on their February half term. What with all the snow days we’ve had across the UK so far this year, it sort of feels like the kids have had more days at home than at school. Where was all this snow when I was little, eh?

Anyway, entertaining the children for two weeks can sound a bit daunting. There are only so many special events or days out you can afford to take them to, and how many visits to the local park in this chilly weather is it going to take to keep them occupied?

Well, I have partnered up with the GBC Group to bring you some ingenious ideas that your little ones can enjoy over the course of the Easter holidays. The GBC Group kindly put together a box of goodies for Luke to explore over the holidays – everything you could need to make sure that you have a cracking Easter!

Put together an epic Easter crafts anf activity box to keep the children entertained during the Easter holidays. For more ideas on what to do over the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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Pop Some Bunny Ears On

First up, can you celebrate the Easter holidays without a set of bunny ears? I don’t think so. You can grab a set of ears really cheaply from sites such as Amazon, fancy dress shops, and it’s also worth checking out any local Poundshops you’ve got. If you’re feeling extra celebratory, why not go the full hog and team the ears up with some face paints? Since you already have the ears, all you need is some grey paint for the face, some black for the outlines and the whiskers, and a little pink or red for extra touches if you want them.

East bunny ears! Dress up as the Easter bunny and go on an Easter egg hunt! For more ideas on what to do with the children during the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Grow Your Very Own Eggling Plant

This is something that I had never come across before rifling through our Easter box. A company called Eggling have created the perfect gift for green fingered kids. In the box you’ll find a terra cotta tray, an egg and some seeds. All you need to do is crack the egg, water it, make sure it has some sunshine and wait for your plant to grow! This is a play on the traditional β€œgrowing cress in an egg” experiment that we all did as children, only Eggling have come up with a way to enable a whole bunch of different plants to grow. You can choose between strawberries, basil, some flowers (Phlox, Chrysanthemum), petunias, mint and lavender. Luke loves a spot of gardening, and along side this lavender Eggling, we’re also planning on planting our sunflower seeds over the holiday!

The perfect gift for green fingered kids and the perfect activity to do during the school Easter holidays. These Eggling crack and grow kits are cute, easy and satisfying to do. For more ideas on what to do with the children during the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Paint Your Own Eggs

Traditional practices are always fun to explore, both for the adults and children alike. I find that it’s so nice to do things with Luke that I used to do as a child. Easter egg dying with shaving foam is great for kids, it’s fun but a little messy. Painting your own eggs? That sounds like a slightly less traumatising afternoon craft for you and the children to do together. It’s perfect if the kids have had a bit too much chocolate and they need some calm down time. You can pick up cute little Easter egg kits from shops such as The Works, Wilko and Amazon. All the kits I have seen on the market come with the eggs, brushes and paints, so you don’t need to pick up any extras.

What screams Easter more than painting your own Easter eggs? For more ideas on what to do with the children during the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Make Your Own Easter Bunting

Since becoming a mum I have noticed that any time there’s a special event to celebrate, I have the uncontrollable urge to put bunting up. I blooming love a it! There are loads of crafty bunting ideas over on Pinterest if you fancy a challenge, or your children are at a good age to cut everything out carefully. Fortunately, if you’ve hit the stage in the holidays where you’re starting to lag a bit, there are ready made craft kits available on the market too. I have this gorgeous one from The Works which includes the printed cards, pom poms, ribbon, double sided tape, foam stickers and easy to use instructions. I’ve also seen them on Amazon and in Wilko. Luke seems to share my enthusiasm for bunting, so I know this activity will keep him going for most of the afternoon.

Easter bunting kits for kids, perfect to keep them busy during the Easter holidays. For more ideas on what to do with the children during the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Go On An Easter Egg Hunt

It’s not Easter without chocolate! Get outdoors and host an Easter egg hunt! Egg hunts are the perfect way to keep children (of all ages) busy for a little while, as well as making sure that they get outside and get some fresh air. What could be better motivation for running around like a lunatic than chocolate eggs? We got sent some heavenly Galaxy caramel mini eggs which come with bright yellow wrappers. They’re small enough so you can hide them well, but bright enough that Luke can see them standing out against the grass.

What are you planning to do over the course of the Easter holidays? Have you already collected some crafty bits together or booked tickets to events? Let me know what you’re up to in the comments, and if you’re after some more inspiration, check out my Easter Pinterest board.

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*Thanks to the GBC Group for sending over this generous box of Easter goodies for Luke to enjoy!

5 easy Easter crafts and activities for kids to do during the school Easter holidays. For more ideas on what to do with the children during the Easter holidays, visit the blog at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

17 Comments

  • Tracy

    March 23, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Ah, there’s so many fun things for kids to do at Easter! Love those ears! As mine have got older, I actually dread holidays less as they pretty much entertain themselves! We only have one week in Sweden for Easter but we make up for that with ten whole weeks in the summer!

  • Micaela Levachyov

    March 23, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I think it’s great to get kids to be crafty and creative over the holidays. Some great ideas!

  • Jenny

    March 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Some fantastic Easter ideas here! Is it awful I haven’t even started thinking about it yet…I’ve got like a week left to prepare though!

  • Kate

    March 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    You’ve got some great ideas here. I’m already worrying about how to entertain my kiddoes for the next two weeks!

  • Beth @ BethinaBox.com

    March 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Fantastic ideas. This Easter holidays we’re going to be decorating a teepee for our sensory corner and putting it all together. Beanbags, books and cuddles.

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    March 23, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    These are super great ideas! I will be hosting my friend and her kids so these are some of the things we could all do together. I am sure her kids will love decorating the eggs and hanging some buntings around their room.

  • Rhian Westbury

    March 24, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I loved doing Easter egg hunts as my mum used to do them every single year for me and my brother x

  • Mattie Lacey-Davidson

    March 24, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I’ll be spending the day with my nephew so I’ll definitely remember this! Thanks x

  • The Smart Mummy

    March 24, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    These ideas are fab! I’m looking forward to Easter this year, decorating eggs with my girls.
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  • Stevie – A Cornish Mum

    March 24, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I miss the teeny people days of Easter egg hunts! Now Easter is literally just about how much chocolate they can get away with eating before breakfast on the day ha πŸ˜‰

  • Deb Sharratt

    March 24, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    We love Easter, eggs, hunts, chocolate, days out – whats not to love x

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    March 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I always mean to do a lot of Easter crafts, but we are usually away for most of it. Lovely ideas. Kaz

  • Ashleigh dougherty

    March 25, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Painting eggs was always an easter tradition for me
    Growing up x

  • Claire Wheatley

    March 25, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Love these ideas. I’m going to get some Face paints as I always forget how much my kids love having their faces done. Love the eggling too. What a great idea. Cx

  • Laura Haley

    March 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I love painting eggs. This post has made me want to do them again this year.

  • Alex

    March 26, 2018 at 10:54 am

    These look like fun ideas – we always do egg painting as it’s so simple and takes up a good chunk of time πŸ™‚

  • Kara Guppy

    March 27, 2018 at 6:44 am

    I love the idea of an Eggling box, what a cute idea

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