Easter activities for the whole family
Easter is traditionally a Christian religious holiday, however today this long weekend is enjoyed by families country-wide whether these religious roots are their focus or not. With the long easter weekend fast approaching and some restrictions still in place for social gatherings, you might be looking for inspiration of activities to keep busy over this break and the school holiday’s that fall around it. The London Shutter company have you covered with some top tips below.
Baking is a great activity that everyone can get stuck into with some very yummy results. From chocolate nest buns to beautifully decorated cakes, there are lots of easter treats that you can cook up in the kitchen over this break. Make a mess with mixtures and get your competitive side out as you all decorate the results into artistic masterpieces. BBC Good Food have some fantastic easy to follow recipes on their website to browse, otherwise there are many options online and in baking-books that you can use.
Easter crafts make for a fun indoor activity. You might be under the impression that crafts are for the younger family members only but you’ll be surprised once your get stuck in at the creative juices that start to flow and the hours of fun making some fun new items can bring. The classics are of course easter hats decorated with chicks and flowers or making easter cards, however there are plenty of other crafty-based afternoons that you can plan.
A great example of this is decorating eggs with paint or felt-tips (carefully) and making egg parachutes ready for the conclusion of dropping the eggs and their parachutes from a height and seeing who survives! Country living have listed some possible craft ideas on their site to browse and turn your hand to.
Arguably the King of easter activities, egg hunts will always be a source of great enjoyment, laughter and of course, chocolate/ goodies! There are a couple of ways to vary this activity based on your families requirements, and really there is no wrong as long as everyone has a good time.
Plastic eggs can be used instead of chocolate if the range of the hunt is fairly large and you’re concerned about any being missed or would rather swap in re-usable options with a grand prize at the end rather than multiple chocolate goodies. You could also draw a map of the hidden eggs to help participants find their way or for your own keeping to remember where items are tucked away.
There is so much fun that you can have with an easter egg hunt. Make it as big or as small as you like to jump into the excitement letting your mind run wild with possibilities.
Easter themed games
You can plan some Easter themed games or activities for the whole family to enjoy over the Easter weekend and there are various options for this.
Planning a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities will keep a good variety and mean that you have plenty in your armoury no matter what the weather brings. From egg and spoon races to easter quizzes or bunny themed games, bring out some different options to vary family time over this break. Happiness is homemade have come up with a list of ideas which you can get inspiration from.
Make sure to get out and about
Now that 6 people are allowed to meet outside, you can head out and about with friends or another family into the fresh air for a walk or picnic. If the sun is shining, get out and enjoy the early stages of spring time, you might just feel rejuvenated for it and even see some adorable new life on your travels.
We will be closed throughout the Easter bank holiday from Friday 2nd April – Monday 5th April to enjoy our own family Easter breaks. If you are using the time to get inspired with some home improvements and want to get in touch about your shutters, you can still use our Online Quote Calculator to generate a material cost or submit a Contact Us form and we will get in touch when we return.