Free Easter Activities for Kids!
Easter doesn't have to mean expensive days out! Give as you Live Online is here with some free easter activities for kids, so they have an egg-cellent Easter!
1. Organise an egg hunt
The perfect way to keep the children entertained over a few days - get them to cut out and decorate egg-shaped clues with space for you to write on before you hide them around your house.
You could keep this going even longer by breaking the hunt into different rooms. Get creative - if it's time to change the bedding, why not hide the clues inside the pillowcases, or underneath the sheet?
2. Other hunt ideas
As well as paper eggs, add chocolate prizes or challenge your kids to find prizes to help others, such as:
- Food items to donate to your local food bank.
- Printouts of a window display for them to colour in.
- A small donation to a charity in need. You could get the kids to research local charities that interest them, such as animal rescue centres or their school charity.
3. Mind that egg!
This could last 1 day, the weekend, or even a whole week - it's up to you! Hard boil an egg, and get the kids to decorate it, choose a name, and give it a personality. Then, provide a list of rules they must follow, for example:
- The egg must join you at mealtimes.
- The egg must be in bed by 7:30 pm.
- All rules are worth 5 points / a sticker/item of your choice.
- The winner will receive £10 or an Easter Egg on Sunday at 7 pm, provided the egg is still intact.
- Sabotaging each other's eggs will result in disqualification.
If the eggs make it to the end, they could also be replaced with chocolate ones for Easter Sunday!
4. Printable Easter activities
Pinterest has a great range of free Easter activities for kids. Just grab some coloured pencils or paints and away you go!
5. Egg and spoon race
Gather your family and friends around, and hold an egg and spoon race.
It's a great way to get into the spirit of easter with opportunities for prizes to be won i.e. Easter eggs or money. You could even suggest a £1 donation to enter. Whoever wins gets to donate to the charity of their choice!
6. Easter Bingo
Another great free Easter activity for kids is Easter bingo. You can play as a family with some of your favourite snacks. For a prize, easter eggs are always a treat or maybe a cardboard egg filled with a fun surprise!
You can download your free game here.
7. Make an Easter garland
If you have odd crafts lying around the house, this is a great low-mess way of using them up AND making some Easter decorations.
8. Look out for free events near you
The National Trust is hosting easter egg trails all over the UK. They are £3 per trail but you get your monies worth! After following each National Trust Easter trail you will get a chocolate egg, vegan or Free From egg! Don't forget to check your local notice boards, community centre and Facebook groups for local activities too.
9. Make a paper plate Bunny
Another great free Easter activity for kids is this paper plate bunny, and it only takes half an hour! Supplies you will need:
- 2 paper plates
- 3 pipe cleaners for the whiskers
- cotton balls
- 2 googly eyes
- 1/2 sheet of light pink craft felt
- black marker
- Stapler and staples
Time needed: 30 minutes.
The steps to make your bunny:
- Make the bunny ears
Take one of the paper plates and cut it into thirds. The two sides will be the bunny ears, you won’t need the middle piece.
- Make the inner part of the ears
Next, cut out the pink craft felt into a shape just smaller than the ears. This will become the inner part of the Easter bunny ears. Glue this down to the paper plate ears.
- Make the bunny nose
Cut a heart out of the leftover pink felt. Stick this onto the middle of the spare plate.
- Make the bunny whiskers
Get your pipe cleaners and glue them under the nose. Bend the top and bottom whiskers slightly. Then glue the cotton balls onto the pipe cleaners.
- Make the bunny features
Stick the googly eyes onto the Easter bunny and draw a mouth and teeth.
- Attach the ears to the head
Attach the ears to your Easter bunny with a single staple per ear.
10. Take a walk to see the lambs!
If the kids love to be outdoors and they love animals, this one is for you! Visit your local rural communities and try to find the lambs! Many fields will have access points, public walkways or areas where you can view the sheep and their little ones.
Whatever you do this Easter, we hope you have a good one! You can raise a free donation for your favourite charity when you grab your Easter treats through Give as you Live Online!
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