1. Create an egg-cellent scene
Hard boil an egg or several eggs and decorate them to create egg-cellent characters. You could paint them, stick things onto them or why not attach feet or arms? You could then turn your characters into an amazing egg themed scene, such as decorating eggs as farm animals and creating a farmyard all made from eggs.
2. Create an Easter bonnet
You can create an Easter bonnet by using a new hat, upcycling one that you don’t wear any more, or measuring a piece of card round your head to make a band to decorate. Choose lots of Easter themed decorations (either bought from the shop or made at home) and stick them onto your hat. You can either follow a theme or just go Easter crazy!
3. Match the eggs hunt
Draw lots of egg shape templates on pieces of paper. They can be all the same size or vary the size too. Decorate the eggs by colouring in lots of different patterns. Cut all of the eggs you design in half. Scatter the egg pieces all around your house or garden (not with their matching half) before you start your egg hunt. When the time comes, children must find two matching halves that make up a whole egg to win a mini prize/treat. This is great for developing observational skills of matching size, colour and shape.
4. Make your own Easter Scramble
Write down a list of words that make you think of Easter, such as egg, Easter, and bunny. Create an ‘Easter Word Scramble’ by jumbling up the letters in each of the words and setting someone a challenge to unscramble the letters and find the original word.
a) gge … egg
b) ynubn … bunny
5. Set up egg hunts
Egg hunts are one of the most popular things to do at Easter. You could set up a simple chocolate egg hunt, or why not make it a bit different by setting some learning challenges too. You could make a maths egg hunt by hiding eggs that have maths calculations on some eggs and answers on others. Children have to find the eggs that match. Or why not hide eggs that have numbers on them and children have to find the eggs and put the numbers in order. You can do the same but with literacy hunts too. The eggs could have letters or words on. Children can hunt the eggs and then use the letters to spell words or the words to spell out a hidden Easter themed sentence! This can be a motivating way to make learning fun!
6. Create your own pom pom animals
Pom poms are a great way to make Easter themed animals. Have a go at making some of your own pom poms, combine them and then decorate to make the animals come to life!
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Giant pom poms also make irresistible chicks or rabbits. Simply add pipe cleaners, feathers, ears and googly eyes!
7. Textured Easter Eggs
Make eggs out of coloured card and decorate them, using different things to create different textures, for example pipe cleaners, buttons, or natural items. You could make your eggs smooth, rough, hard, or bumpy. Once made, you could turn them into a handmade card or punch holes in them and create an Easter hanging mobile.
8. Egg and Spoon Race
Have an egg and spoon race in your garden with a prize for the winner. You could turn this into an obstacle course to make things a bit trickier!
9. Chocolate nests
Using chocolate, shredded wheat or cornflakes, and some chocolate eggs, create your own edible nests.
10. Create an Easter quiz.
Find out lots of interesting Easter themed facts and create a quiz to share with family or friends. Who do you think will win in your family? You could create a trophy or Easter themed prize for the winner.
Don’t forget, it is also important for children to understand why Easter is important for some people, so try and share an Easter story together.
One final thought …Why not have hard boiled eggs and soldiers for an egg themed breakfast?
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