28 Mar Six ideas for an eggstraordinary Easter
Easter is one of the oldest traditions of the Christian church. For some, it’s a joyous celebration to mark the resurrection of Jesus. For others, it’s a great excuse to consume mountains of chocolate.
All over Australia there are hundreds of ways to indulge your inner child at this time of year. You can mix your Easter egg fixation with a healthy dose of history at Australia’s old Parliament House on Easter Sunday in their annual Easter egg hunt, spend time making yourself sick on the rides at the Easter Show in Sydney, or if you’re not so fussed on chocolate you can gorge yourself in Western Australia at their ‘Happy Cheese-ter’ festival over the Easter long weekend.
Let’s face it – kids love Easter and while they will have been participating in plenty of Easter-related activities at their early learning centre, if you’re looking for some ways to make Easter extra special during the holidays, check out these fun ideas that you can turn into traditions of your own.
- Bunny footprints
This is a super easy idea. You draw a set of over-sized rabbit feet on a piece of paper, cut them out, place them on the floor, and sprinkle flour around the edges. If you do this from the back fence into your house you’ll have your small people convinced! Beginner’s tip – make sure the bunny prints leave again or you’ll spend the rest of the day making up reasons for how the Easter bunny vanished!
- Egg hunt
Hide eggs all over the house and send your kids off to find them. If you want to take it up a notch, write out lists of different sized eggs and see who finds their prescribed egg stash first.
- Dye eggs
Hand dying boiled eggs to crack open for breakfast on Easter morning can be a great activity for everybody. To make the dye, combine half a cup of boiling water, with a spoonful of white vinegar and food colouring. Soak the cooled hardboiled egg for up to five minutes and then leave on a cooling rack to dry.
- Easter bread
There are heaps of different recipes for this so google ‘Italian Easter bread’ to find a recipe that suits you. You can bake eggs into the bread, braid it, make wreathes, shape into animals, anything really. Kids love to help with baking and this is a fun way to spend time together and teaching them at the same time.
- Easter themed games
Well of course there is the good ol’ egg and spoon race which is always a winner but it can be fun to adapt other games specifically for the day. Some Easter Bingo can be a great way to bring everybody together or maybe a bit of chick, chick, bunny (instead of duck, duck, goose).
- Easter movies
You can’t beat some good movie time to relax together as a family. You can go for classics like “Easter Parade” (1948), something hilarious like “Hop” (2012) or for something that tells the story from a Christian perspective you could try “VeggieTales: An Easter Carol” (2003).
Happy Easter everybody!
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