Things to Make and Do this Easter! | Modern Mummy

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Things to Make and Do this Easter!

Easter is early this year. Really early. In two weeks time in fact. That means we've all got a fortnight to prepare for having the kids at home for almost three weeks!

Here are a few suggestions of things to do to keep them entertained during the Easter holidays.

Create an Easter Tree



As much as I'd love to, I can't take credit for this amazing tree! It's the masterpiece of my lovely friend Sarah and she does one every year!

Daisy loved decorating the tree at Christmas so we've decided to make an Easter version a tradition too.

All you need is some twigs (preferably covered in beautiful blossom!) and a sturdy vase/jar/bucket to stand them in. We will be making our vase extra sturdy by filling it with coloured sand and stones. Then you need to amass a pretty ornament collection. We have been buying some over the course of the last few months but plan to make some of our own too!



Easter Decorations:
Glass beads on wire (bought from a florist) to wrap around our twigs for a dewy effect
Small wooden hanging eggs and wooden flowers from East of India
Hand stitched felt bunnies from Emma Bear Forever 
Two small chick plates to serve Lindt mini eggs on found in a charity shop!

Plan an Easter Egg Hunt


No Easter is complete without an Easter egg hunt! This is already a tradition in our family and we join forces with my sister and my nephews and organise a huge one with lots of chocolate and Easter themed goodies to be found! Because the children are all under 4, which is a bit young for a hunt with proper clues, we use painted lollipop sticks as markers and make nests out of bright tissue paper so the eggs are easy to spot!

Easter egg hunts needn't be just for the kiddiewinks either.... why not do a grown up version with some grown up easter chocolates? The lovely people at Lindt sent us some easter eggs this week (which we've eaten already - oink!) and I'll definitely be asking the Easter bunny to bring me another Lindor egg when he comes! Lindor balls are my absolute favourite chocolate and they come in little egg shapes at this time of year - a must for chocolate lovers everywhere!




Have an Easter Crafting Session
Easter is a perfect time to get crafty - why not make an Easter bonnet or crown or decorate a basket ready for your Easter egg hunt? You could adorn them with paper flowers and pompom chicks, or make decorations for your tree! There are heaps of ideas on Pinterest - we're planning on raiding our craft cupboard and making bunting and toilet roll bunnies, decorating an Easter wreath for our front foor and painting hard boiled eggs!




If you're off visiting family and can't take all your crafting supplies with you, why not check out Wonderplay (on Twitter here and Facebook here). I discovered them only yesterday and think they sound brilliant. For £19.95 a month when you subscribe (or an extra £3.99 for a one off box) they will deliver a pack of themed creative activities to your door. Every month is a new theme with a variety of age appropriate craft projects and all the things needed to start are included, with clear and easy instructions. The March boxes, which are available now, are Easter themed and contain five activities including stamping, collage, painting, stickers, feathers and card making!

Visit a farm!
It's the lambing season and if you spend just one day of the holidays outside you must visit a farm and see some brand new baby lambs! Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead is one of our favourite farms to visit and they have loads of brilliant activities lined up for the Easter holidays.

Whatever you get up to, I hope you all have a brilliant Easter break xoxox
 
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  1. Love the easter tree :-) doing a egg hunt this year can't wait xx

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  2. We're doing an easter egg hunt this year for abi now we have a lovely big garden :) And Bocketts Farm Abi loves it there, such a great place for children xx

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