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10 Traditions To Start This Easter

9th April 2017
easter-egg-hunt

 

Looking for inspiration of things to do with the kids over Easter? We’re already half way through the Easter holidays here, though I know many kids have only just started the holidays. I feel like we’ve done all the Easter crafts already and I’ve realised that we’ve embraced the same things to do during the holiday ever the past 5 years! Though there’s a few more Easter ideas I’d like to add to our list too. Here’s a round up our Easter activities and some from other bloggers too.

10 Easter Family Traditions

GARDEN EASTER EGG HUNT

The biggie for us, we’ve done a hunt in the garden since my eldest was 18 months old. Check out Lucy from Real Mum Reviews‘ ’10 Tips for the Perfect Easter Egg Hunt” and I loved reading about the plot twist for Claire’s family hunt over at Big Family, Big Fun where their elf steals the eggs and the kids have to find them!

Easter Bonnet

MAKE AN EASTER BONNET

To wear on the hunt, we make Easter hats or decorate hair bands. You can buy a simple hat from a pound store then let the kids run wild with craft supplies as suggested by Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too!

Easter Basket

DECORATE AN EASTER BASKET

Another hunt accessory. We have wicker basket (these actually came as flower arrangement gifts when the girls were born) and the girls tie ribbons on them or decorate with paper flowers. You could add stickers or colour in a bought cardboard basket too to fill some time during the holidays.

EASTER BAKING

You can’t beat chocolate nest cakes filled with mini eggs and these are easy enough for small children to get involved. Super quick and ready to make before lunch and have afterwards. Just melt a large bar of chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water, add two dessert spoonfuls of butter and one of syrup then add enough cereal (shredded wheat, cornflakes or puffed rice) so that all the melted chocolate mixture coats the cereal. Put a dessert spoonful of mixture into cake cases and add a couple of mini eggs to the nest. Pop into the fridge for 20 minutes or longer to cool. These also make a great Easter playdate activity!

Easter Play Dough from The Ladybird's Adventures

EASTER TODDLER PLAY 

Claire from The Ladybirds Adventures has some brilliant ideas Easter play ideas for little ones including Easter play dough and an Easter Sensory Bag.

Easter at Willow's Activity Farm

AN EASTER DAY OUT

As well as doing a hunt at home, I love taking part in Easter festivities elsewhere, hopefully in gorgeous sunshine! Last year we went to Capel Manor Gardens, the year before to Willow’s Farm and this year we’re off to Forty Hall. Laura from Five Little Doves and her family love visiting Brockholes in Lancashire for their Easter activities and I loved reading about Jen from My Mummy’s Pennies’ Easter trip to Dunham Massey in Cheshire.

EASTER BREAKFAST

Get the kids involved in making an Easter breakfast over the holidays. Lay the table with spring flowers and have boiled eggs, hot cross buns and perhaps even a bit of chocolate – Sophie from Mama Mei has chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday (and I’m sure quite a few others do too!).

DECORATED EGGS

You can get polystyrene eggs to decorate making this a pretty easy activity! Let your kids paint them in patterns or make characters with them look at this comic book character, The Flash, made by 7 year old Ben over at My Mummy’s Pennies.  Or for a more natural approach, an old fashioned idea suggested by Hannah at Hi Baby Blog is to use the bright yellow gorse (or furze) plant to dye hard boiled eggs! There’s more about using gorse as food dye on the RSPB website.

CRESS HAIR EGGS

I remember doing this as a pre-schooler! Draw a face on an egg shell, fill it with damp cotton wool and sprinkle on cress seeds. They start to grow within just a couple of days!

EASTER TREE

Grab some branches – with blossom on if you can find them. Put them in a jug or pot and use them to hang Easter decorations on. Or let the kids decorate them with fluffy chicks and stickers. I did a mixture of both this year!
What are your Easter traditions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! 

10 Comments

  • Reply RachelSwirl 9th April 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I might have to do the easter bonnet and deffo the easter egg hunt!

    • Reply Sian 10th April 2017 at 11:02 am

      Have a lovely Easter!

  • Reply Catherine @ Story Snug 10th April 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Since I was a child I’ve always had hot cross buns for breakfast on Good Friday, chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday and we always have an Easter Egg hunt 🙂

    #MMBC
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  • Reply Claire 10th April 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for including my posts. I’m looking forward to egg hunts, days out and baking.

    • Reply Sian 16th April 2017 at 8:25 am

      Happy Easter!

  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too 10th April 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you for including our Easter tradition. I’m looking forward to trying out some of the other traditions.
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    • Reply Sian 16th April 2017 at 8:25 am

      Have a fabulous Easter!

  • Reply Jessica - A Modern Mom's Life 11th April 2017 at 2:02 am

    Sweet ideas! I’m always jealous of places where it’s consistently lovely outside at Easter. In Canada I don’t dare plan an outside hunt because some years it’s cold or snowing! And we definitely could as some of those people who have chocolate with our breakfast on Easter Sunday!
    ~Jess
    #MMBC
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    • Reply Sian 16th April 2017 at 8:28 am

      Hope the weather is nice for you at least a bit! We’ve had Easter’s where it’s been very cold or wet too. It’s hit & miss here!

  • Reply Helena 12th April 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I love these ideas for Easter. Thanks for sharing. #mmbc
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