10 things to do with the Kids this Easter

10 things to do with the kids this Easter
Easter is approaching fast and as I sat down last night I realised how unprepared I was as I had zero plans on things to do with the kids this Easter. So, I put my thinking cap on and got to thinking. My three younger children are 10, 7 and 3, so with a bit of an age gap, I needed to make sure wherever we would go would be fun for them all.

Also taking into consideration, knowing our luck with Northern Ireland being as unpredictable as she is, would we get decent weather or our usual grey, wet and dreary Easter break? Who knows. It’s a true gamble! But, as my Daddy says “Your skin’s waterproof” so a little bit of rain shouldn’t stop us, right?

Visit the Zoo. This is something I always remember my own Mummy doing for my Brother and me over Easter when we were kids. We’d even decorated eggs and roll them down a hill. The first to hit a wall and smash would be the winner! Everyone did it here in N.Ireland, so I’d love to know if any of you remember doing that as kids.

Visit a local Museum. We have a few Museums here in Belfast, the Ulster Museum is free to get into. However taking a three-year-old there may result in her trying to ride the three horn in the lobby, so maybe we’ll do to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum this time instead.

Bake Easter treats! I recently shared a 25 Easter recipes post if you care to look.

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Make Easter crafts. I recently made an Easter egg button craft which looks super cute as a little Interiors addition to the home this Easter.

Easter egg button craft

Visit a farm. We have this planned for our Easter Tuesday and I’m rather looking forward to it. Annabelle’s never been to a farm before so I am hoping the sights of little chicks and Donkeys will blow her mind.

Have an Easter egg treasure hunt. I have started doing these every year with my children and they love it. For the older kids I hide Easter coupons inside little eggs {with some chocolate ones too, I’m not completely heartless!} and for the little one she gets all of the chocolate bunnies and chicks that she can find.

Have an Easter garden party. This is a fun idea and something we’ll certainly do if the weather is kind! Just throw down a blanket, set out a picnic and have garden games! Sack race {whilst wearing bunny ears!}, or a chocolate egg and spoon race. I’m sure you can think of more!

Make Easter art. I came across this idea on Pinterest and it’s such a neat idea. Buy a canvas, crack the tops of a dozen eggs, empty them, give them a little washout and then fill each one with paint. Now, let you kids throw them at the canvas and as they smash, they’ll splatter paint all over it. Making a pretty cool and very unique piece of art.

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Make an Easter egg garland. I found this idea over on Modpodgerocksblog.com so you can pop over there for her full tutorial. I have SO much yarn {I mean, it’s actually ridiculous!}, so I think we’ll be making one of these ourselves for sure.

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Make an Easter keepsake. This is such a cute idea. You can make yourself some Salt dough and make yourself a handprint and a photo keepsake to hang on the wall. Source. 

Whatever you get up to this Easter, have a good one!! xx

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  1. 23/03/2016 / 9:46 AM

    What lovely ideas, Debs! I love the Easter crafts as well as the egg art. Such beautiful and festive activities that can act as keepsakes as well. Thank you for sharing these with us and for hosting #mmwbh! Always such a pleasure to join in every week 🙂

  2. 23/03/2016 / 1:06 PM

    we’re doing brunch at my mother’s house. Our little is very excited to see her cousins. Hoping for a nice day so they can get outside and run around some. We may have to get a little crafty if it isn’t
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  3. 23/03/2016 / 1:42 PM

    you have more ideas for one Easter than I have had in all my Easters added together! Good on you for having so many plans and I hope you get to do several of them at least. I’m just excited that my “kids” and my baby bump grandbaby (due in one month!) are coming to visit us. We’re having an impromptu baby shower to celebrate. #MadMidWeek
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  4. 23/03/2016 / 3:44 PM

    Lovely ideas 🙂 I would add “go to church”, but I am married to a vicar so hope I get a pass on that one! A wonderful Easter to you and yours and thank you for hosting each week
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  5. 23/03/2016 / 6:07 PM

    Some great ideas here, I particularly love the Easter egg art. I can just see my two loving smashing the eggs against canvas! Thanks for hosting #MMWBH
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  6. 27/03/2016 / 2:02 PM

    I definitely like the yarn decoration – especially as we have so much wool in this house too. I find it everywhere (because I have cats).

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