5 Things to do at Home with Young People this Easter
The Easter holidays are upon us, but things are a little different to normal this year. Whilst you might usually plan trips out with young people, you must now compromise and find fun things to do at home. We understand that this could be a little tricky, so we’ve listed 5 of our favourite Easter activities you can do at home with children and young people!
Easter Egg (or Gruffalo!) Hunt
A great way to keep kids entertained over the Easter break is by leading them on the ultimate egg hunt around the house and garden. Hide chocolate treats in different places and put together a set of clues to help young people find them! The BBC have got a fab guide on how to throw an Easter egg hunt, and they’ve even got a sheet of clues you can print out and use!
If you want to try something a little different, you could opt for a Gruffalo hunt instead! All you need to do is print off, colour in and cut out some characters from the Gruffalo book! Then follow the same process of hiding them and putting together a set of clues. There are lots of sheets that you can print and colour at home with the help of a young person (you can use this website here)! It’s a great way for them to get involved with preparing for the Easter hunt.
Cook some Easter Treats!
Making some sweet treats is a great way to keep young people busy whilst stuck in the house this Easter. Baking can be lots of fun, and there is always a lovely reward waiting at the end – yum yum!! There are so many different things you could try, with plenty of recipes available online. We’ve popped links to a couple below. Let us know if you try and and maybe even send us a picture!
Recipes to try:
- Mini Egg Chocolate Cheesecake
- Easter Egg Cookies
- Mini Egg Rocky Road
- Chocolate & Cornflake Easter Cakes
- Easter Egg Blondies
Make Easter Crafts & Decorations
You could spend time crafting some homemade decorations with young people this Easter! They can be a nice addition to brighten up the house or they could even be left outside for neighbours as gifts (making sure social distancing guidelines are followed of course!). Make a DIY Easter basket, paint some eggs or perhaps even craft some paper egg ornaments.
Make An Easter Wreath
Children usually craft things in school to bring back for Easter, but that can’t happen this year! So they don’t miss the experience, help them use their creative side and make an Easter wreath. Young people can come up with their own design and decide what materials they want to include. You can take a look at this great tutorial that shows you three ways to make a bunny wreath! You can even use egg cartons to make them if you don’t have anything else!
Make some Easter Cards
While you might not be able to visit neighbours and friends this Easter, you can still reach them the old fashioned way – using snail mail! Grab some card and get out some pens, paint, glitter or whatever else you have lying around and make some Easter cards. If you’re not able to post letters, consider dropping something round to your neighbours – it’s sure to put a smile on their faces!
More Things to do with Young People this Easter!
If you’re looking for more things to get up to this Easter, head over to the ‘Things To Do‘ section of our blog. There are lots of other ideas there that you can try with children and young people over the break. Stay safe and have fun!