Mary enjoys sharing tips, most of which she's tested, about any subject that makes some part of human life better or easier.
Thinking of fun ideas to keep your kids busy this Easter can be challenging.
It becomes a downright uncomfortable task if you also happen to be on a tight budget or in a rut about doing the same old things all over again.
However, here’s something to rock ya! I’ve put together my (totally workable and interesting) fun tips that work for kids no matter their ages and interests. Let’s get into it immediately.
1. Play Some Games
I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say kids have a lot of energy. I’ve found out that one great fun idea that will excite them is to involve the kids in games, sports, and outdoor activities.
The kids don’t necessarily need to join a group or club to participate in any game or sport. They don’t have to buy any sporting equipment as well. There are games that can spend their energy without any cost incurred.
If you have a garden, you can hold races with obstacles or play ball or any other game that involves every member of the family. Team games are always fun.
For each game or sport, have a treat for everyone whether they win or not (this means you have lots of Easter treats).
P.S. I think it’s better if the games are physically played to encourage bonding. Digital games have a way of keeping people in their own separate world.
2. Let's Get Baking!
Do you know another egg-cellent fun idea for Easter? Baking!
It’s a wonderful way to get the kids excited, inspired as well as occupied at the same time.
You can get your kids into a mini bake-off challenge. Have them invite a few friends over and make it a mini Masterchef baking game. You can blindfold them and tell them to guess the taste of the spice used for a cookie.
You can get the kids to bake for the homeless or seniors and pay them a visit. This way, you’ll be teaching them to give back to society.
3. Put Up Easter-Themed Decorations
Get your kids to spruce up the house with their Easter-themed decorations or paintings. Give them a theme and color to work with and get them to put it up in the house as a decoration.
You can download printable Easter-themed pictures online so the kids can paint or color them. If the kids are good at drawing, let them do it on their own.
4. The Classic Easter Egg Hunt
I enjoyed this game while I was a kid and many kids are playing and enjoying it. As far as I know, it’s one of the greatest sources of fun for kids at Easter.
It’s easy: you simply need to hide some eggs and the kids have to find them. You can hide the eggs in the house or in the garden. To wrap up the game, create clues that will lead them to the Easter egg.
Don’t make it too easy for them to find. The longer it takes, the more fun you can extract.
Get the kids to clean up their bedrooms or shared spaces in the house. Make cleaning fun by encouraging them with treats, competition, compensation, or music.
If they have toys or clothes they aren’t using, encourage them to give them out or put them up for sale so they clean up and make money. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?
6. Let Them Put up a Show
If your kids like stories and shows, why not let them organize and present some?
It’s a great way to enhance creativity while the kids have fun. If they love fashion, let them put up a fashion show. If they love drawing or painting, let them create something for Easter.
You only need to find a good area where they can explore or put up their show. Encourage them and clap as much as you can. Be sure to encourage them with treats too; it’s important.
7. Learning Is Fun
Yes! Learning is fun. Let the kids pick up a new hobby or skill, but most of all, let them learn it in a fun way. It could be music, arts & crafts, cooking, or baking. If it requires adult supervision, please be there with them every step of the way.
8. The Kids' Day Out
Going out is adventurous and a reason to explore for kids. It’s a great way to use the sun to your advantage. Take the kids for a picnic or a walk, or take them to the park. You can take them to visit their grandparents, visit the zoo or any interesting place.
Get them a few treats along the way to help them enjoy themselves. Chances are, they’ll fall asleep on your way back to the house after a long, interesting long day.
These are a few of my fun ideas to make the kids happy this Easter. Use these ideas to spice up your Easter and make it memorable. More fun makes the world a better place and your kids will cherish these memories.
Try them out and let me know what you think!