Don’t know about you but I’ve found explaining the significance of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs a bit challenging with my little ones. Mainly because it isn’t spring here… obviously makes complete sense in the northern hemisphere! Luckily for me, my boys love chickens and eggs so they are happy enough to go on an egg hunt.
Now with the coronavirus pandemic, Easter is going to look different this year. There are no massive Easter egg hunts nor family holidays away. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun! And even though we can’t get together in person, we can still connect with our family and friends via video conferencing, such as Zoom. You could even hold a virtual/ online Easter hat parade!
And remember to recycle your chocolate foil wrappers – but they need to be scrunched up into a golf ball size before going in the yellow recycling bin!
Here are 12 Easter craft ideas, most should be suitable from toddlers upwards – some more messy than others! Our go to is the Easter bunny stamp (no. 1). And the melted crayon eggs are lots of fun (no. 5).
- Easter bunny and eggs toilet paper roll stamps
- Painted fork chick
- Paper plate baby chick
- Shaving cream painted Easter eggs
- Melted crayon Easter eggs
- Tissue paper Easter eggs
- Easter egg flower bouquet
- Tissue paper baby chicks
- Paper plate Easter chicks
- Easter bunny paper plate
- Easter egg potato stamping
- Easter bunny hand print
Looking for something cute and different to eat at Easter? Here is some inspiration.
- Easter bunny pancakes
- Chocolate Easter nests
- Easter bunny bread rolls
- Easter bunny fairy bread
- Easter bunny milkshake
- Easter egg fudge
- Easter meringue nests
- Cheesecake filled Easter eggs
- Cinnamon sugar Easter bunnies
- Easter bunny breakfast
- Easter biscuits
- Easter Bunny Rice Cakes
Easter Egg Hunt
Now first things first…. we’ve got a tradition of laying out some Easter Bunny footprints leading up to where “he’s” hidden the eggs. And the kids just LOVE seeing the footprints when they wake up!
Simply cut out some footprints on cardboard (one big circle with three little circles) and then sprinkle some flour or icing sugar in the holes to leave a footprint. You can also make them with chalk.
Now aside from the traditional looking for chocolate eggs in the garden, there are a host of other egg-cellent things you can do for your Easter egg hunt with kids. We usually do our egg hunt with plastic eggs filled with a host of things – our kids aren’t big on chocolate and I would prefer to minimise sugar meltdowns.
Here are some non-chocolate egg filler suggestions:
- Edible fillers – tiny teddies, dried fruit, berries, popcorn, grapes
- Stickers, temporary tattoos, stamps
- Magnets, whistle
- Bouncy balls, squeeze balls
- Mini plastic toys, like dinosaurs, Lego people, insects, parachute men
- Jewelry, hair clips
- Little chicks, finger puppets
- Mini pencils, chalk, crayons, erasers
Competitions and Activities
Winston Hills Mall Easter Bunny Drive-By Appearances
While we may not be able to visit the Easter Bunny at a local shopping centre this year, Winston Hills Mall is taking the Easter Bunny to kids! They will be chauffeuring the Easter Bunny through the streets of Winston Hills, giving out lots of yummy chocolate eggs!
Zone 1: Thursday 9th April 10am to 2pm
Zone 2: Friday 10th April 10am to 2pm
Zone 3: Saturday 10th April 10am to 2pm
Please note: They will not be travelling or stopping on the following major roads – Old Windsor Road, Windsor Road and Seven Hills Road as it will be too dangerous.
The vehicle will stop where it is safe to do so. The Easter Bunny will stay in the vehicle (he will only say hello though the back window opening) but you can still get a happy snap!
Get creative and make your own pin the tail on the Easter bunny game. Or here’s a template to print from Kidspot.
While the annual West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair is not able to go ahead this year, kids can still have their Easter bonnets judged for their creativity and uniqueness.
To enter, kids will create their own Easter Bonnet and parents or guardians will send through a photo of their child wearing it to [email protected] (with their first name and age) by Monday 13th April.
There are four prize packs to be won! Each pack includes a kids’ craft pack valued at $50 from The Art Scene and a $50 voucher to Secret Slice of Pizza, both located in West Ryde.