Parenting hacks for a stress free Easter break

News & Guides 2020-2-19
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Keeping your little ones entertained in the Easter holidays just got a whole lot easier with these helpful hacks.

Just because the kids are off school for a week doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. We’ve put together some ‘eggciting’ activities and hacks to keep everyone happy.


Traditional

Easter egg hunt

Easter wouldn’t be complete without an Easter egg hunt, however, it doesn’t just have to be chocolate eggs. If you’re trying to promote a healthier lifestyle to your kids, why not hide Easter themed goodies such as bunny ears, mini craft sets and game sets for them to find instead?

Top tip – If you still want them to find a tasty treat, hide a kinder egg as it is lower in calories and sugar than some of the traditional treats.


Painting eggs

This has been a tradition for many generations so if you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia then make sure to plan in this activity. If you don’t want to waste the eggs and use them after, ensure you use non-toxic paint or food colouring then once painted, put straight back into the fridge before serving.

For a more modern twist, try painting stone eggs instead so you can keep them all year round without them going off.


Face painting

All children love having their faces painted at parties, so why not bring the fun home? This is a great way to get the kids to practice their art skills and will keep them entertained for hours.

Top tip - always do a skin test of new products 24 hours before using them in case of reactions.


Visit your local farm

With the weather finally picking up, gather up the family, pack a picnic and head down to your local farm. This is a great opportunity to teach the little ones more about animals and give them the chance to get close up and personal with them such as petting and feeding them.


Watch Easter themed films

If the weather’s not quite up to scratch where you are, have an Easter themed movie marathon. With so many films out there to watch, get the popcorn in the microwave, blankets and duvets on the sofa and enjoy a day together camped out in the living room.

Top films

  • Hop
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The dog who saved Easter
  • Pieces of Easter

Not so traditional

Make an indoor rock garden

Grabs rocks, an old plant pot and paints and get creative by making your very own indoor rock garden. Each rock can be painted like a flower, leaves and even bugs then arranged in a pot. This is a great way to keep the kids happy as well as an ongoing rainy day project.


Rainbow carrot patch

Why not make eating vegetables more exciting by planting your very own rainbow carrot patch in the back garden or in a window box if your space is limited? This is a great way to help get the kids interested in healthy eating without it being boring.

Top tip - Turn it into a game to guess the colour of the carrot before you pull it up to keep the little ones engaged at mealtimes.


Seed bombs

If you’ve got a lot of paper in your recycling bin and your garden needs a bit of a flower boost, then this is the perfect afternoon activity for you and the kids. It’s pretty easy to do but can be a little messy so make sure you have a suitable area prepped. Once these are ready to use, let the kids go wild and plant them around the garden and all you have to do it wait…

Instructions can be found here.


Visit your local science museum

Get out and about with these kids during the Easter break with a trip to your local science museum. With plenty of exhibitions, activities and things to see, this is a great way to spend a day out as a family.

Top tip – check what exhibitions are showing and if tickets need to be purchased ahead of time to avoid any disappointment on the day.


And a couple of the adults… (because why do kids get to have all the fun?)

Boozy bunny cocktails

All you need is a few chocolate bunnies, a few bottles of booze and straws to make these delicious cocktails. Make sure to keep these away from the kids and enjoy them once they are in bed.

You can find the recipe here.

Top tip – Why not add a splash of chocolate milk or whipped cream to make it truly indulgent?


Adult Easter hunt

Once the little ones are tucked up asleep, set up an adult Easter egg hunt and invite your friends and family over for an evening of fun. Hide chocolate eggs, miniature bottles of everyone favourite drink and even have a few bunny cocktails waiting for after.


Bunny butt pancakes

Have a bit of fun with (or without) the kids and make some ‘Bunny Butt Pancakes’ for breakfast. Super easy and quick to make, each person can decorate their own with fresh fruit and have lots of fun eating them.

The recipe can be found here.


Whatever you choose to do during the Easter break, we hope you have a 'cracking' time!

Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.

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