Make The Long Weekend Fun With These Easter Ideas For Kids
These Easter activities are perfect for both kids and adults.
Another Easter weekend is around the bend, and no doubt some parents are wondering how to make it special for the family. It also doesn't help that we're all cooped up at home because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Everyone is practising social distancing so we can't visit a fun park or go to see movies. And the last thing you want to do is throw a house party and invite other kids. Especially not now that we know that there's a law and you can be jailed for up to one month. So what Easter ideas for kids will work this time?
There are plenty of fun activities to do with kids of all ages, to make this year's celebration one to remember. We have curated a few Easter Ideas for kids that you can do at home and still have a great time. Have a look at them!
5 Home-Themed Easter Ideas For Kids You Should Try
- Easter egg hunt
Thanks to television, Easter has come to mean Easter eggs for many children. An Easter egg hunt can still be fun during the lockdown. You want to boil the eggs first before decorating and hiding because raw eggs in the hands of kids can get really messy. After decorating, encourage your kids to hide the eggs around your home, and get everyone to search for the eggs. This won't take all day, so you have to have other activities planned out to keep the family happy.
Making the eggs are another activity that your kids will absolutely love. And you can design your eggs in whatever theme you choose. Feel free to marry the foreign Eater egg tradition with some African designs. Here's a video that shows you how to make Easter eggs.
- Have your Netflix subscription on standby
- Tune in to your church's online service
Cook your children's favourite meal
It goes without saying that you'll be making at least one sumptuous meal this weekend if you're lucky. Try to make the kids' absolute favourite. That way, their happiness is on lockdown. It's safe to say that you cannot go wrong with jollof rice. Add some fried plantains and lots of tasty protein and the whole house will be declaring their love for mummy before the sun goes down on Sunday. Here's a trusted jollof rice recipe that will guarantee you all the accolades this weekend.
- Face painting and other Easter-themed arts and craft
You'll need to be armed with several fun activities to face this long weekend with the kids. One of such activities is face painting. Almost every child enjoys face painting. And all you need is some paint, some water, and a brush. To make it even more fun, arrange everyone in pairs and make it a competition. Each person will paint their partner's face and vice versa. This way, everyone has a shot at painting.
You can also get your kids to make some art and crafty items, like a cross, to signify the one Jesus was crucified on. You're not only having fun, but you're also celebrating the reason for the season and nothing is more important than that. Here's how to make a cardboard cross:
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__ Materials * Cardboard * Glue * Scissors * Paint * Paint brush ___ Directions: * Cut cardboard into 2 rectangle stripes * Glue together to form a cross * Paint as desired * Talk about the cross of Jesus and what it represents with your kids. * Let them role play Jesus on the cross _ . . . . #socialdistancing #WhatTodoWithKids #WhatToDoWithKidsIndoors #lagosmums #HomeschoolingInNigeria #motherhood #SocialdistancingKids #thecuddleplayhouse #cuddleplaybox #motherhood #mumpreneur #easteractivities
Which of these ideas will you be trying out this weekend? Do let us know in the comments, will you?