Easter’s nearly here and we can’t wait to have some down time with the kids. But, let’s keep it real. We've still got lockdown restrictions to cope with and, if the weather’s doing its normal British thing, then there may be some rainy days in. And that means you may have to think up some creative alternatives to those outdoor Easter Egg hunts and activities.

pom pom chicks

Who can resist a pom-pom chick? (Picture: Sebastian Staines on Unsplash)

1. Make pom pom bunnies and chicks

Jump on the pom pom trend bandwagon and create Easter memories by making these cool little pom pom dudes. When they’re done, let them pretend play farms. Double duty!

2. Make some plant people

It’s spring! So introduce them to gardening in a cool way by making some plant people. These are made from a pair of old tights, a little bit of soil, and some grass seed. Your kid will love watching their characterful creations' grassy barnets growing a little more each day. Equally fun to do in the house or garden - just make sure you line the table with bin bags.

3. Make jelly bunnies

The only possible downside of Easter is that there's chocolate everywhere. So, an alternative sweet treat may just be what you need. Jelly is pretty fool-proof to make - so long as you don't over-water it! Just grab these cute animal moulds by Liewood to make an adorable line-up of sweet seasonal treats.

4. Get baking

Easter bakes

Alternatively, make biccies in the shape of bunnies, chicks and carrots - these would make lovely gifts for friends, family members or neighbours. Or make the most of this year’s chocolate explosion and use it up baking. Whether it’s simple Rice Krispie cakes or a full on chocolate cake, they’ll have hours of fun.

5. Go on an alternative Easter egg hunt

Not into chocolate? Or looking for a way to keep them busy before the big event? Get them to write down a list of treats or rewards they’d like, for example, stay up for an extra 15 minutes, or plan a special (post-lockdown) day out with mum or dad. Then you can hide these around the house. The more they find, the more rewards they get.

6. Dye some eggs

This is probably the most fun that you can have with an egg - well, when you’re a kid anyway. When your masterpieces gave dried, grab those sticky googly eyes, felt and pipe cleaners and make them into bunnies. Awesome.

girl in Meri Meri bunny ears

7. Get arty

A great way to keep them occupied and help them understand different seasons is to get them painting bright Easter pics. Use them to replace the winter snow ones and pop them in a frame. It’s a quick and easy way to update your decor for warmer weather too.

So there it is, Easter bunnies. Have fun and, er, hop to it?

_Picture credits:
Header: Leodgario Pescador on Unsplash
Easter bakes: Jennifer Burk on Unsplash