The Easter holidays are here, so you know what that means… it’s time for your kids to gorge themselves on chocolate and send you bonkers as they hop around the room like rabbits.
It’s also the perfect time to get together for some egg-cellent activities while spring is in full bloom. Here’s a few ways to make the most of your April bank holidays this year:
Easter egg hunt
Chances are your kids are going to be super excited about the amount of chocolate they get to eat. So an Easter egg hunt is a great way for them to burn off some excess energy. Add some non-chocolate prizes if you want to keep the chocolate levels to a minimum.
There are plenty of free templates online which can give clues as to where you’ve hidden the eggs – or maybe just head outside for a free-for-all hunt in the garden.
Making an Easter bonnet is a fun, hands-on activity for children to enjoy. You can buy a base hat from a charity shop or simply use a hairband as a starting point for the bonnet. Then let your kids loose to add Easter-themed decorations on top – bunny ears, flowers and bright colours are all great additions to the Easter bonnet.
Ever wondered where this tradition originated? Easter is a time for renewal, so many Christians would wear new clothes after Lent, and were keen to mark the occasion at church by showing off their new hats. So make sure your children get a chance to parade their new hats around the garden or living room too!
A classic egg-decorating competition for your children and their friends is another low-cost, fun-filled craft idea for Easter. All you need to do is hard boil some eggs for 10 minutes and let them cool before letting the kids decorate them.
Like the Easter bonnets, kids can use all sorts of crafty bits that are lying around the house to decorate their egg, from food colourings to googly eyes. You could even suggest a theme for decorations, like asking them to create their favourite literary characters.
Just remember to put down a wipeable tablecloth, and make sure they’re wearing clothes you don’t mind getting messy…
Enjoy a day out
Enjoying some fresh air is a great way to counteract the chocolate and hot cross bun consumption. Use the long Easter weekend to get out and about as a family, whether it’s a long walk or trip to the seaside. Hopefully you’ll get to enjoy some sunny weather too!
Summer school uniform
Don’t forget to get your kids to try on their summer school uniforms these Easter holidays, before they go back for the summer term. Make sure they still fit and are in good condition.
Are your children likely to start wearing shorts and skirts around this time of year? Just like our trousers, our junior boys shorts are designed to cope with the rough and tumble of school life. And if your daughter needs an update, we stock a wide range of girls’ skirts for both juniors and seniors in many styles and colours, so she can choose a style she prefers.
Don’t forget to check out our PE kits too, as summer sports might need different uniform to winter ones. Our range of PE kit items are suitable for both indoor and outdoor sports.
Have a happy Easter!