Easter is almost here and so are the myriad of possibilities for crafting and fun activities, whether they are indoor or outdoor. There is plenty to make see and do over the holiday, for both child and adult to enjoy. So many ideas, where to start? First would be the obvious, Easter egg hunting! The thrill of seeking and finding hidden treats is something that all children love, no matter what the age.
An egg hunt can take place in your own garden or indoors (if the weather is bad), there may also be a fun family egg hunt run in your local area, these are usually free or a small entrance fee may be charged, so be sure to check it out. Eggs for hunting can be the chocolate or a plastic variety – filled with little toys or a mix of treats – the decision is yours. For those of you who wish to create your own eggs and egg hunts, below is a collection of ideas, complete with free printable templates.
Easter eggs and baskets
14 great tips on decorating Easter eggs from sunlitspaces.com
20+ ideas for Easter egg fillers from momontimeout.com
Hunting for eggs
There are so many ideas for egg hunts, it’s impossible to include them all but below are a few ideas to get you started. There are traditional egg hunts, with traditional chocolate eggs, then there is the not so traditional from colour coded eggs, to eggs with little clues in them, eggs with non-candy treats, glow in the dark eggs – for night time hunts – ideal for teens and adults! The weather also plays an important role for where your hunt takes place, indoor or outdoor? All things to be considered and some included below.
Colour coded Eggs and buckets from sewmanyways.blogspot.ie
These are handy little Easter egg clue templates that can be printed out, either pre-written or blank. The blank templates can turn an ordinary egg hunt into a treasure hunt, with little clues written on each one.
Pretty Easter templates for printing from darlingdoodlesdesign.com
Egg shaped templates from babyhintsandtips.com
Blank templates for written treat egg fillers from growingupgabel.com
Egg hunting ideas – indoor, outdoor – day or night
Indoor hunt ideas from blog.partydelights.co.uk
Really fun idea for a night time egg hunt from warmhotchocolate.com
25 Easter craft ideas from mommysfavoritethings.com
Cute little egg bunnies from tipsaholic.com
Paint chip bunting from modernparentsmessykids.com
Woven paint chip egg bunting from pinkstripeysocks.com
Foam cup bunnies from craftsbyamanda.com
Easter centerpieces from myfrugaladventures.com
Indoor and outdoor activities
Fun Easter activities for indoor and outdoor from hative.com
Messy Easter fun from alittlecraftinyourday.com
Fun outdoor activities ideas from listotic.com
Easter treats and simple food ideas
Yummy Easter treats from passionforsavings.com
Dipped Easter egg treats from momluck.com
Shredded chocolate nests from bbcgoodfood.com
There is so much fun to be had during the Easter holidays, from egg decorating, egg hunting, yummy treats to be made, lots of crafting, creativity and games to play, plenty to keep all ages entertained and smiling. Make sure to check out your local areas too, for fun family activities being held over the holidays – fun walks, trips to the park or local petting farm – Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, the list of things to do this Easter is endless.
Article by Gráinne Kennedy