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