At Activ Camps, the fun really is non-stop throughout the year. We love getting creative throughout each holiday and Easter, being a special time of the year when lots of us come together, is a perfect time to enjoy some family fun.
Here are some creative ideas including a classic Easter activity, craft idea and a colourful Easter baking recipe for you and your children to enjoy at home:
The perfect activity for a rainy afternoon, a scavenger hunt around the house is a great way to get kids up and moving when they’re stuck inside. Our non-stop fun Easter scavenger hunt uses household items and is sure to be a big hit with your kids!
What you’ll need:
- Sweet Treat
- TV Remote
- Bunny Teddy
- Toilet paper
- Chocolate Egg
Here are some Easter-themed clues that you could use for a scavenger hunt in the house:
- In the kitchen, you’ll find something sweet, hidden away where we keep our treats.
- I’m a device that makes the TV change. Look under the sofa where you can often find loose change.
- I’m an egg that’s not hard to find. Look near the flowers to see where I’m lined.
- I’m a furry animal that hops around. You’ll find me hiding on the ground.
- I’m used to keeping you clean, and I like to roll. Find me in the room with the big white bowl.
- Look in the bookshelf for a story that rhymes. It’s hidden behind a book about times.
- I’m a flower that blooms in the spring. You’ll find me hidden where we keep our cleaning things.
- Look for a door that’s hiding a secret. You’ll find your prize there, I guarantee it!
Remember to adjust the clues based on the age and ability level of your kids, and make sure that the clues are easy enough for them to solve. Have fun!
Easter bunny mask
- White cardboard or thick paper
- Pink and black felt
- Elastic string
- Draw the shape of a bunny head on white cardboard or thick paper. Make sure the size is appropriate for your face.
- Cut out the bunny head shape from the cardboard.
- Cut out two ears from the cardboard, and cover them with pink felt. Glue the pink felt onto the cardboard.
- Cut out two smaller pink felt shapes and two smaller black felt shapes to make the inner ear and nose of the bunny. Glue them onto the ears and the centre of the bunny head shape respectively.
- Cut out two oval-shaped holes for the eyes.
- Tie the elastic string to each side of the bunny head shape, making sure it is long enough to fit around your head.
- Try on the mask and adjust the elastic string as needed.
Your Easter bunny mask is now ready! If you want to skip the cutting-out stage, click here for a cheap little hack.
There are many different types of Easter cookies that you can make, but here is a recipe for classic sugar cookies with an Easter twist. The perfect activity to keep the kids entertained on a Sunday morning, and a lovely treat for the whole family to enjoy:
- 300g cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 230g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 300g granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Easter-themed cookie cutters
- Sprinkles or icing
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
- Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
- Divide the dough into two equal portions, wrap it in cling film, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out your desired Easter shapes using cookie cutters and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
- Repeat with the remaining dough until all of the cookies have been baked.
- Once the cookies have cooled, you can decorate them with sprinkles, icing, or other decorations as desired.
Join us at Activ Camps for an Easter holiday to remember!
We hope this has given you some egg-cellent ideas to enjoy over the Easter period. Of course, with schools off for periods of two-three weeks during this time, there will be a lot more ways needed to keep everyone entertained!
Our Easter holiday camps are the perfect way to ensure an unforgettable school holiday. We will have over 60+ non-stop fun activities so enjoy at several venues in South London, and every one of our camps is safe, inclusive, active and fun!
We have even got a special Easter Day lined up at all of our venues on the 6th of April, meaning you can get the celebrations started early before the Easter weekend.
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