Thursday, March 21, 2013

5 Family Easter Activities - Guest Post




5 Family Easter Activities

The Easter holidays don’t need to break the bank.  After all the best things in life are free, or so the saying goes!  If you’re worried about the kids getting bored and bouncing off the walls at home then there are plenty of low-cost and free activities to keep them amused throughout the break.  We’ve come up with a few seasonal activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

  1. Make Easter cards
Need to keep the kids entertained? Need to send Easter cards to friends and family? This is a fun way to kill two birds with one stone.  Buy a cheap packet of blank cards and have your kids decorate them with your help.  Maybe you could draw patterned Easter eggs on the front for your kids to colour and cover in glitter?  Or perhaps buy a pack of feathers from a craft shop and your kids can draw and collage chicks and eggs onto the front of the cards.  There’s also a huge selection of templates available on the Internet if your kids are a bit younger and you’re lacking in artistic ability.


  1. Make your own Easter egg hunt at home
If you can’t find any free Easter egg trails in your area then it can be just as much fun to make your own at home.  Buy a couple of packs of small wrapped chocolate eggs and simply hide them all around your house and garden.  If your kids are a bit older you could write a set of clues on scraps of paper and hide each egg with a clue that leads them to the next egg.  You’ll have as much fun writing the clues and finding the hiding places as the kids will have looking for them!

  1. Cook hot cross buns and chocolate nests
Kids love helping out in the kitchen (they love anything where there’s the opportunity to make a horrendous mess!)  Popular Easter treats to cook up in the kitchen include hot cross buns and chocolate cornflake nests with little chocolate eggs in the middle.  If you’ve done all these before then there’s plenty of clever kids’ Easter biscuit and cupcake recipe ideas on the Internet that you can look at for inspiration.


  1. Easter walk and picnic
Easter is a beautiful time of year for a crisp spring walk.  Buy the kids disposable cameras and get them to take pictures capturing the first signs of spring, from butterflies to blooming bulbs and bird nests to delicate snow drops.  Depending where in the world you are it may be warm enough to end the walk with the first picnic of the year.  Even if it is a little damp outside you can take along waterproof PVC tablecloths in the place of a picnic blanket and wrap up warm.  If kids are enjoying themselves outside they often don’t even notice the cold or the damp!


  1. Egg blowing and painting
No child should be deprived of egg blowing at Easter!  It’s been around for generations but this Easter craft still remains fun.  Carefully pierce each end of the egg, insert a skewer and jiggle it around very carefully to break up the yolk and then blow the contents out into a bowl (keep this for baking Easter treats).  Rinse the egg out with water by placing your finger over the bottom hole and running some water over the top hole, shake it around a bit before blowing the water out.  Now gather as many crafty bits; glitter, sequins, feathers and paints as you can find and let your kids go wild decorating them.  Chances are you’ll end up with more glitter, feathers and paint on the kids than on the eggs, but they’ll enjoy it!




Author BioSarah Hewitt is a new blogger who blogs about anything and everything. You can contact her via her Twitter page or Google+


50 comments:

  1. These are great activities! my boys would love some of these! thanks!

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  2. I've never done egg blowing, but I've always wanted to try it.

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  3. Each year we plant a Lily at Easter in our garden. Its become tradition!

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  4. @Bri Floor
    I have never done it either. Would love to try it.

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  5. @jennifer zuna
    Sarah did put together a great list. Thank you.

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  6. I'm glad you guys have enjoyed reading it :)

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  8. this is the one and only holiday our family dose not celebrate

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  9. What great ideas! I'm always on the look out for fun things to do with my 2 Grandsons and this is perfect for next Easter!

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  10. I can't wait to give these activities a try with my children next Easter. Thanks!

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  11. Love the "Cook hot cross buns and chocolate nests" idea. Sounds yummy and fun and boy do my kids love making a mess!

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  12. When my kids were little we always had Easter Egg Hunt at home and now we enjoy the grandboys looking for eggs.
    Joye Rast

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  13. fun activities. We love coloring eggs and then hunting for them.

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  14. very good ideals, thanks so much for sharing

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  15. I remember blowing eggs as a child now that you remind me and it was fun I will have to remember for next year. I think I will bookmark page maybe it will show later Thanks for the memories

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  16. My kids love new art projects.

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  17. we love easter activities
    Kelly willis
    couponblog@yahoo.com

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  18. Fun! Especially for kids whose spring break falls around Easter!

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  19. These are all great activities! We actually went to the Atlanta Zoo on Easter and it was great because everyone was at church! ;)

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  20. These are some great ideas I will have to remember these and change them up for each holiday

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  21. Great ideas for Easter and even some extra fun on days

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  22. GREAT EASTER IDEAS....THE KIDS LOVE THE EGG BLOWING....I FILL THEM WITH CONFETTI...BUT I HAVE NOT TRIED GLITTER AND SEQUINS AND FEATHERS. GOOD IDEA THANKS

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  23. We hold our own Easter Egg hunts here at home too! Great ideas!

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  24. Thanks...it's always nice to have some new ideas for the kids to do!

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  25. I love all your ideas the easter egg blowing I remember as a kid. I hope I remember next year for my grand kids and the buns sound delicious must try. Thanks for the ideas

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  26. I don't think I have ever sent out Easter cards before but I think it's a lovely idea. And what fun the girls would have making them!

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  27. Thank you for the article ;)

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  28. very good to spend time with the kids

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  29. I have never done this and I will have to try it with my grand kids, they will have so much fun.

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  30. The egg blowing sounds really interesting!

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  31. I love your ideas! I wish I was this creative!

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  32. I've always preferred home Easter egg hunts, because the children are in the safety of their own yard, and can run and play and aren't in some panicked rush to find the eggs or candy or whatever. I like the idea of leaving written clues though, great idea!

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  33. Victoria Leyba Small

    Thanks for all the easter ideas we already do some of them :)

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  34. Great ideas- we love to do crafts, especially around the holidays. We also love egg hunts!

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  35. We have always done at home Easter eggs hunts...I have heard horror stories about public or even church ones.

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  36. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing your traditions!

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  37. we used o do easter egg hunts every year with the kids , now i do them with the nieces :) thank you

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  38. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

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  39. What wonderful ideas! Can't wait to try these!

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  40. These are some really great ideas!!

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  41. These are some really great ideas!! My mom always hid chocolate easter eggs inside and plastic eggs with prizes or money outside.

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  42. I also wanna try out the egg hunt where you can get glow in the dark stuff and put them on the eggs. I think it would be really fun!

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  43. My Grandsons and I are always looking for fun activities to do around each holiday so thanks!

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  44. I'm always looking for great ideas thanks!

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  45. These are excellent ideas...I have bookmarked this page to come back to next year...something to look forward to!

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  46. I actually tried egg blowing when I was a kid and it was a lot of fun -- and hard work! But definitely worth it. I loved reading these ideas for Easter. I haven't any kids, but I am going to keep these in mind for Easters to come with my honorary nieces and nephews. :)

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  47. i cant come up with crafty ideas but i can follow crafty ideas. good ideas here...:-)

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  48. hello.............this looks pretty cool

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  49. We always do an egg hunt at home with my son. He gets just as excited about that as he does Christmas morning!

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