With spring in the air and Easter just two weeks away, put budding artists to work. Find limitless spins on edible and decorative bunnies, chicks, eggs, and flowers. Also generate wiggles and giggles by playing themed games, indoors and outside.
Visit The Idea Room for dozens of ideas compiled into a “bunny-licious round-up” of “Easter Bunny Crafts, Activities, and Treat Ideas.” Yummies include Bunny Oreos from Party Pinching coated in melted white chocolate, with pink sugar sprinkle ears and pink jelly bean noses. Pretties include bunny handprints, plus a bunny garland from the Ella and Annie blog.
For something a little different, check out Everyday Dishes’ printable Easter-themed suncatcher templates and apply brightly colored tissue paper triangles to them.
Kids love to pretend to be animals, and “5 Adorable Bunny Masks” from MPMIdeas, an offshoot of MPM School Supplies, make it easy to adopt a rabbit identity. No need for a full mask, even. In one version, pipe cleaner whiskers and a cute, fuzzy pink nose are all it takes to bunny-ize.
The Seasoned Mom blog offers “easy recipes and simple activities inspired by the season.” This blogger points out that Easter festivities go beyond sit-at-the-table activities. Inspired by something similar one of her child’s preschool teachers put together; Seasoned Mom created Easter Eggs-ercises. Jot a physical movement command—7 bunny hops or a somersault, for example—on a slip of paper, roll it up and insert it in a plastic colored egg. She provides a list of starter ideas. Have one child or a group of kids open up the eggs together and then bust a move! To add to the fun, consider awards for the fastest or “best.”
Reader's Digest also offers get-moving Easter Games for Kids including an Easter Parade and Easter piñata for outdoors, and a jellybean hunt and paper carrot scavenger hunt for indoors. However, for road trip or quiet time, print out this Easter Hidden Pictures page.
Help your little chicks and goslings have a most eggsellent time celebrating the season!