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Fun Easter activities with the kids

Easter is the perfect time to get creative with the kids and keep them entertained and engaged over the school holidays. Here are some great ideas to increase the fun times you can have together.

Firstly consider anything in the great outdoors. Easter is a great time to be outside because if you are lucky, the weather is not too hot and not too cold. Consider a trail walk, climb, or nature spotting activity through a nearby parkland or forest. Your state government will have a myriad of easy to do hikes that will connect you to the environment and give your family some quality time together.

Community Easter egg hunts are a lot of fun for children and are often organised by charities to raise much-needed funds. A good Easter egg hunt will get your children active and outdoors. It’s interactive and is an excellent opportunity to socialise. You could make a day out of it and take a picnic.

Easter craft activities are a great way to get the kids in touch with their creative side and exercise their imagination while having some fun. When we think Easter we think colour and activities such as egg dying is a fun way to get messy with colours! Personalise and customise eggs using food dye, textas and paint. Our top tip if you’re entertaining over Easter is to use your decorated eggs as place holders by simply writing your guests name on each egg, you could also personalise them by using their favourite colour. Don't forget that these eggs can then be eaten as a part of the festivities.

Let the kids help with Easter food preparation. Lean toward more simple ideas such as baking, decorating cakes, cupcakes, biscuits or creating a fruit salad, fruit platter or fruit skewers. Here is a handy little recipe to get you started in the kitchen together.

Watermelon Pizza

This is a great way to get kids in the kitchen with you eating something healthy to balance out the Easter egg overload.

1. Cut a whole watermelon into thick slices, so that you have wheel-shaped discs of watermelon.
2. Spread a generous amount of cream or cream cheese on top.
3. Add toppings of your choice including chopped banana, berries or nuts.
4. Sprinkle with desiccated coconut or fresh mint and slice into wedges.

Serve and enjoy!

Image credit: Annie Spratt