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Rainbow kids Easter week activities

Shortly after lockdown started I rallied a few friends and started a group on facebook – Fun mamma Rainbow kids, with the idea of giving the kids a daily task to help keep them busy and a place for them to share their art works so they could connect with their friends.

This group is open to everyone.

For the Easter weekend these are the activities as Hamish and I interpreted them.

I hope they inspire a little Easter inspiration if you are looking for something to do today with the kids.

Monday – Chick prints

On Monday we were tasked with making a chick or bunny print.

For this activity I used vanilla essence as we had run out of yellow craft paint and a toilet tube.

Hamish stamped circles with the vanilla essence as the chicks bodies and then used his wax crayons to draw little eyes and beaks.

Tuesday – old school Easter games

Tuesday we went old school with 3 fun games I played as a child.

  • Egg and spoon race
  • Sack race
  • And bopping for apples

These were great fun and really kept Hamish busy.

Egg and spoon race

For egg and spoon races you need:

1 egg per child

1 spoon per child

The object of the game is to see who finishes the race first without breaking their egg.

Bopping for apples

Bopping for apples is an old favourite if ours and always guarantees tons of laughs.

You will need :

  • Basin
  • Water
  • Apples

Each child needs to see how many apples they can collect taking turns using their mouth, and no hands to catch them.

Sack races

For the sack races I used some old pillowcases and this really was his favorite activity.

You will need:

  • A pillow case per child

Have races with each child hopping in the pillowcase.

Wednesday – Draw an Easter bunny

Wednesday we were tasked with drawing an Easter bunny.

I gave Hamish a piece of paper and some markers. I took a piece of paper as well and drew a bunny on my paper, he copied on his. It came out beautifully.

Thursday – paint eggs

On Thursday we painted eggs. I decided to make our traditional marbled/ dinosaur eggs.

You will need:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Food colouring
  • Bowl

To make these you first boil your eggs.

Let them cool and then gently crack the shell, without letting the shell pieces come off.

Place the eggs into food colouring and cover completely.

Leave to cool and peel.

We eat these every Easter Friday for breakfast.

And our weekend challenge is to host an Easter egg hunt which we will do tomorrow.

What have you gotten up to this Easter weekend. I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Happy Easter.

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Day 8 Fun mamma Rainbow kids activity – scavenger hunt

Day 8 of the Fun mamma Rainbow kids activities was inspired by this stunning scavenger hunt on Simple acres blog.

Hamish and I had great fun searching for each item and this was an activity that kept him busy for at least 3 hours as we worked together to complete the challenges.

After he completed each one of the 8 activities, he marked them off with a marker on his sheet that I had printed off.

Scavenger hunt

1. Something that makes you happy.

I thought Hamish would answer dinosaurs or cars and was quite taken back when he said his robots.

He then went on search of some of his robots and came back with a transformer mask for himself.

This resulted in the cutest impromptu photo shoot.

2. Something to give someone else to make them smile

I have a box of snacks in my cupboard and Hamish went to get one to give to his dad to make him smile.

3. Something that you love to smell

Hamish immediately climbed onto the table and went to smell the flowers I bought yesterday.

4. Something that you like looking at

For this task Hamish asked me to get down a new favourite game and he took the mirror out and looked at himself.

As the game was down we interrupted our scavenger hunt to play a quick game first.

5. Something that is your favourite colour

Hamish chose green as his favourite colour.

This was also new to me as we often buy him blue or red items.

6. Something you are thankful for in nature

This was an easy one and Hamish ran straight outside to give the tree a hug.

7. Something that you can use to make a gift for someone

Hamish and big brother Ronan share a love of rocks and Hamish automatically went outside to choose a huge rock for Ronan as a doorstop.

I gave him some puffy alphabet stickers and he hot busy decorating the rock to gift to Ronan.

8. Something that is useful to you

I let Hamish dig in my Tupperware cupboard and he found these two novelty cups to fill with grapes as a snack for him and Ronan.

This was the most fun and I’ve since looked for several more scavanger hunts to keep Hamish busy throughout lockdown.

Have you tried a scavanger hunt with the kids yet?