Spring has sprung and with that forward momentum I am egg-cited to welcome this fruitful season with 8 egg-traordinarily fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Let the EGGstravaganza begin!
Go: Plan a Easter egg hunt! The kiddos will have a heyday when they scour the yard in search of the goodies the Easter bunny hid. Fill plastic eggs with age appropriate items sans sugar. Cater to the child’s interests, but typically things like stickers, Lego, play dough, bubbles, miniature action figures/dolls, toy cars, hair accessories, puzzle pieces, letters, and snacks (healthy ones too!) tend to be just as popular. To avoid having any strayers, make a trail of jelly beans or cut-out bunny prints for the kiddies to follow. Incorporate clues for an element of surprise when scavenging. This added challenge will engage the older of the brood to locate their Easter basket.
Decorate: Ditch the artificial food colouring and try experimenting with the contents of your fridge. You’d be surprised what lovely natural dyes you can whip up that are unique and safe to eat. To include your tots in the dyeing process, fit an egg inside a whisk to help them dip in dye without the mess. For a lovely pinky stain – combine red cabbage leaves and vinegar (substitute the vinegar for baking soda for a gorgeous bluish-grey hue). Boil mixture, strain, and soak eggs in dye + water overnight. To get a purply-grey dye, mix 2 parts grape juice to 1 part vinegar in an overnight bath. If you’d rather skip the dyes altogether, another fun and simple DIY project is to decorate your eggs with stickers, temporary tattoos, or draw your own designs using Sharpie markers.
Create: Nothing says Springtime like fresh flowers and pastels. Craft some charming tabletop decor by making your own floral arrangement complete with vase. Upcycle some baby jars and dip 2/3 of the jar in acrylic glass paint. Allow to dry and fill with seasonal blooms such as, tulips, peonies, gerbera daisies, hyacinths, ranunculus, or the ever fragrant freesia. Remember to follow the rule of three in order to bring harmony and balance to the overall design.
Find: Spring is in full swing, that means it’s time to shop an Easter outfit that hits on the pastel palette and lands you the perfect look for the occasion. Check out the Spring Collection Preview at FreePeople.com! There are plenty of über-cool picks to peruse and you’ll see why I’m obsessing over the floral mesh lace dress.
Bake: Make these deliciously adorable bird “nests” that are kid-approved and perfect for an Easter treat. Simply use Fiber One original bran cereal; folded with melted butter, raw cacao powder and marshmallows. Scoop onto waxed paper or greased mini muffin pan and mould to form a nest. Let cool and place in centers your choice of jelly beans or chocolate mini eggs. Another sweet idea is to use organic brown mix and bake into mini cupcake pans. After baking, gently press the centers of the brownies to make an indent and place 3 Jordan almonds. Just as easily, you can use a rice crispie recipe and shape to resemble a bird’s nest. Your tasting crew will surely hop to the chance to sample a few of these sweet treats.
Make: I also love the idea of making vanilla cupcakes with a tad of pizazz! Alter your favourite cupcake recipe by simply adding a sweet spring nest of toasted coconut and top with chocolate “eggs”. Add a trademark Peep and tag this tasty treat with a “Tweet Tweet You Are Sweet” message to make gift ready. Get your free printable here.
Read: Share the love of reading with your little bunny with a classic from the Peter Rabbit storybook collection. We love to rotate between this book set as we gear up for Easter. Our most recent favourite is Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise. This rhyming board book follows Peter Rabbit as he excitedly hops along to share an Easter surprise with his friends. We all love a little hip-hoppity good read!
Do: Upcycle some egg cartons to create a fun sorting activity that will mentally stimulate young minds. This simple thinking game keeps little ones busy and helps them practice their fine motor skills.Try adding chopsticks bound with an elastic to challenge the older kids to participate.The kiddos will have an egg-cellent time manipulating the contents of the cups into colour, size and shape categories. Possibly reward positive participation with the contents of the activity that may include: Annie’s organic bunny snack mix and fruit snacks.
Spring-ing into these Easter-inspired ideas are sure to get you ready for the occasion – now get crackin’!
Happy Spring everyone!
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