Easter Themed Activities To Keep Kids The Busy In Lockdown
Keep the kids on the run up to Easter with these great lockdown friendly Easter Activities.
The run up to Easter is normally an exciting time for children and families but with the current lockdown it may seem harder to keep the kids busy in a fun way. To give a helping hand we have put together some great ideas to keep everyone happy, from lockdown friendly Easter Egg Hunts, Easter themed cooking classes, crafts and lots more.
Here are our top picks of lockdown friendly Easter Themed activities.
Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunts
Easter wouldn’t be complete without a good old egg hunt and there are some great lockdown friendly alternatives to keep this fun tradition going.
Frozen 2 Egg Hunt By Shop Disney – FREE
This Easter shop Disney are hosting a Frozen 2 Egg Hunt. The Frozen 2 Egg Hunt will give you the chance to find all your favourite characters . Plus once you have found all 10 eggs you can unlock the free Frozen 2 pop game. To take part you simply need to download The Disney Scan App.
Create Your Own Easter Egg Trail – Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
The National Trust for Scotland Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has created a great Easter Egg Trail to do at home. The trail features Easter Egg shapped clues which you can print off, cut out and hide around the house.
Virtual Easter Egg Hunt From Active Tameside
Greater Manchester’s Active Tameside are hosting virtual Easter Egg Hunts each day around their centres. The Virtual Easter Hunts can be accessed through both their website and app.
Easter Escape Room Challenge – Great For Older Kids
A lovely Facebook member has created a great Easter Egg Escape Challenge for kids. They have created a series of sheets with clues and activities for the kids to solve the code and escape the room.
Although not an Easter Egg Hunt in the traditional sense but if you add small Easter Eggs as they solve each code and a bigger one after the escape you have yourself a great Easter Egg Hunt for older children.
Make a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt – Smart School House
Why not make your at home Easter Egg Hunt extra special with a night time glow in the dark egg hunt. This great idea is from the popular Smart School House blog. Simply pop turn on flameless tea lights or small glow into reusuable plastic Easter eggs and hide around the garden.
Social Distancing Easter Egg Hunt In Your Community
Keep the kids busy by making Easter Egg pictures and popping them in your window. Then when on your daily exercise walk watch out for other pictures around your community.
For Easter Ideas for Game Lovers
For those families who like to play games we have found some great choices below.
Gigantosaurus: The Game – Outright Games
Based on the hit Disney Junior animated dino series, Gigantosaurus, Gigantosaurus: The Game is an all new roarsome adventure where players can explore and race together across vast, prehistoric worlds in a one-of-a-kind dinosaur adventure full of secrets, puzzles and epic racing levels. The game is 4 person multiplayer allows families to play and enjoy the game together on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Steam
Hold an Easter Sports Day
Why not burn off some of the chocolate with an Easter themed sports day. Sports day events could include an egg and spoon race, bunny hopping, easter egg rolling, a three legged chicken race and a baby lamb wheel barrow race all with sound effects of course. Plus you can keep the children busy before hand make junk modlel tropheys and medals – win win.
Online Easter Parties and Shows
An show at Easter has become a nice new tradition over the last few years and this year there are some great shows and stories being shown online. Here are top picks.
Free Lockdown Panto Repunzel from Regal Entertainment.
This Easter Regal Entertainment are taking their tradtional panto Repunzel online. Repunzel Panto will be streamed live each day from Easter Sunday to 18th April 2020. The cast will filming the panto from their homes and will be brought together in a fun way.
Easter Bunny Challenge Live – Wonder Adventrues – £5 per family
Wonder Adventures are offering a fun imaginative experience this Easter Weekend with the Easter Bunny himself. The live online session will include story telling, the chance to learn bunny skills, solve riddles and do an Easter Egg hunt in your own home with the Easter Bunny and even meet live over the internet.
Free Online Party Games and Disco – The CopyCat Party Co. FREE
The CopyCat Party Co specialise in kids entertainment and will be hosting both a fun Family Online Disco on Saturday 11th `April 2020 and Free Online Party Games and Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.
Easter Online Superhero Disco Face 2 Face – £2 per family
Join Face2Face for a fun Online Superhero Disco with music, dancing and disco lights. The disco will be live but you will be able to watch over and over again afterwards.
Easter Craft Ideas
If you google Easter Crafts you will discover lots of fun Easter themed crafts to keep the kids busy over the Easter weekend. To save you some of the work we have put together some of our favourite ideas below.
Online Easter Bonnet and Craft Competition – By Baby Choices – Free Entry for all ages.
Baby Choice in Stockport are asking you to decorate an Easter Bonnet or make an Easter Craft then share it with them on Facebook or Instagram. Entries need to be in by midnight Saturday 11th April 2020 . The winner will win an aged appropirate prize along with a box of chocolates for the adult helping.
Easter Crafts with Craft Factory and Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer has teamed up with Craft Factory to bring some great craft ideas in a fun video.
Easter Activites from Twinkl
To help keep the kids busy, Twinkl has added lots of great Easter crafts to their website. From colouring sheets to cut out easter basket and paper models, bunting templates to pop up Easter Cards there is something for all ages. To access Twinkl you need to create an account which is currently free when UKTWINKLHELPS.