With Easter just around the corner many parents and nannies are thinking of ways to entertain their children during the Easter school holidays.

Here are 4 Exciting Easter activities for children that you can try. We hope you will have just as much fun as they do whilst making some lovely Easter memories.

1. Easter Crafts

Making crafts give children a fantastic opportunity to be creative and use their imaginations.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Paper Mache Easter eggs decorated with paint, glitter, sequins, buttons and anything else your child may like.
  • Blowing eggs and decorating the shells with felt tip pens, sequins and glitter is a classic Easter activity and they make lovely gifts for family and friends.
  • Pompom chicks are another favourite although these can take a little more skill and may be suitable for older children.
  • Easter cards painted with chicks, lambs and bunnies and can be as simple or extravagant as you like.

2. Easter Egg Hunts

Children of all ages will enjoy an Easter egg hunt and they can be a fun way to encourage them to be active and run around the garden a bit before they indulge in chocolate treats.

If you are feeling creative, you could make a map to lead them to the hidden eggs or write clues to help them to locate their prizes.

If you are trying to keep the amount of chocolate your children eat to a minimum you could still set up a hunt but hiding prizes like:

  • Children’s books about The Easter story.
  • Colouring books about Jesus’ life.
  • Faith stickers or anything else your child may like.

3. Easter Baking

The school holidays are a great time to get the baking supplies out of the cupboard and Easter offers plenty of baking options that both children and adults will enjoy making.

  • Simple chocolate cornflake nests are always a hit.
  • Decorating biscuits with coloured icing is lots of fun and especially appealing to younger children.
  • Carrot cake cupcakes which adults will also appreciate.

These baked goods could then be presented to family and friends in boxes or wrapped in bags as an alternative to giving Easter eggs.

 4. Share the Biblical Easter Story

The Easter story is one that should be shared with children with joy and victory, as it teaches the most important truth about how much they are truly loved by our Saviour Jesus Christ and God our Father.

By helping children to understand that Jesus who was flawless and perfect without any sin, was sent by God the Father to pay the ultimate price for each of our sins, so that we can have intimate fellowship with God and eternal life for anyone who chooses this.

Although you may not want to go into detail about the crucifixion with younger children, you can help them to understand that even though it is very sad to think about how Jesus had to suffer such a horrific death. The most wonderful news is that Jesus conquered the grave and rose on the third day so that all of us can receive the most amazing gift given to mankind.

This astonishing story of love and selflessness teaches us how Mighty and Powerful God is and that God is love and we are loved indescribably without measure.

1 Corinthians 6:14 NIV
By His power God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also. 

We hope that these 4 exciting Easter activities for children have inspired you to have a fun-filled Easter break with the children in your care and that you all have a blessed time celebrating this important Christian holiday.

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