10 Easter Activities for the Little Ones
Easter's right around the corner and with you being so busy and all, perhaps you haven't had the chance to think up some amazing ideas for the kids and some family fun. No worries, we've rounded up 10 absotively, posilutely fun ideas for the little ones. The best part is, they'll work for the whole family and then some!
1) The Egg and The Spoon
The egg and the spoon is a classic dating back to the 1800s. Pick up a dozen eggs, because you’re probably going to need a few. Gather the family, and let them know not to forget their spoons for this competition. Set the rules for the relay race and your off! To make it interesting you can have everyone place their hands behind their backs and hold the spoon in their mouths as the “speed walk” to the finish line and back! That’s it. It’s that easy. It’s that simple. But OH, if you haven’t tried this one before -- it’s that much fun!
2) Guess the Beans of Jelly
Gather a mason jar or any glass jar of any size. This one does require a little more effort as the person who places the jelly beans in the in jar needs to know just how many are in there. Write that number down on a piece of paper and stow it away for safekeeping. Place the jar in the kitchen and leave it there if you can be sure that no one is going to cheat! Leave a pencil and a notepad next to the jar with the names of everyone in the family. Let your kids or husband write down their guesses and anyone who comes for a visit. Once at the end of your long Easter day you can announce the count and the winner. Include a prize like an amazingly large chocolate bunny for the closest guesser. Feel free to use any number of prizes you’d like!
3) Easter Painting
Have some leftover eggs from your spoon and egg race? Great, it’s time to paint them! The best way to paint your Easter eggs is to boil them first. This way if they do fall or crack, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up. This one holds traditional fun for the whole family on Easter. You can paint patterns, faces, scenery anything you want. The egg is your canvas! Have as much fun colorizing your eggs, or get serious and try to create an egg-citing masterpiece!
4) Easter Bunny Pancakes
Make your breakfast a little more friendly, with Easter bunny pancakes. Yes, this might have you in the kitchen early morning, but it’ll make for a friendly, and sweet breakfast. Don’t forget to have your phone handy in case one the kids end up befriending their flapjacks and choose not to eat it! If you try that, and this happens, do us all a favor and share that video! I can imagine how adorable that would be.
5) Make an Egg Bounce
You read that right. Make an egg bounce! Now, I think we all are very familiar with eggs, and from experience, we can say eggs don’t bounce -- they break! But, you can make an egg bounce according to Science Sparks. I really enjoy this idea because it opens a door of wonder for the little ones and maybe even a little for you!
Here’s how to make an egg bounce:
- Place different kinds of unboiled eggs completely in vinegar for 24 hours.
- To make the shell come off sooner take out every 2-4 hours, rinse and put back.
- Once the shell has dissolved, your eggs should bounce!
6) Do The Egg Roll
Not the crispy one you get when you order Chinese food. Instead, you can take those boiled eggs and roll them down a hill. The eggs that roll the farthest wins. Use the boiled eggs that you decorated. This way it’s easy to tell the eggs apart!