It has been one whole long year since the pandemic started and it is still not over. With that in mind, I wanted to create a post that could provide fun and safe activity ideas for you and your family to enjoy for Easter. You can keep traditions alive while also keeping yourself and loved ones safe.
For starters, you can do a super fun easter egg hunt in your backyard as a family. We did this last year with Jude and we plan on doing it again this year. Matthew and I had a blast hiding the eggs and then helping Jude find them. It was safe and fun for all of us. We filled the eggs with some toddler safe candy but you can alway find pre-filled eggs at Target that have toys instead of candy, it makes it as easy as toss and go.
Secondly, you can do the traditional egg dying. We opted to do a Spiderman themed egg dying kit that we found at Target. In addition to Spiderman eggs, we bought some plastic egg dying kits so we don’t have to use real eggs.
Lastly, you can do some fun crafts! Target has some “pre” made craft kits you can buy for an easy peasy craft or you can make your own. We decided to do both! We chose this one from Target and we made these cute wind rabbits and these foot/handprint rabbits from some materials we already had at home.
For the wind rabbits you will need:
- Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Strips of tissue paper
Take some glue and add it to the edge of the paper. Wrap the paper around and glue the ends together, making a tube. Wait for it to dry before starting step 2. You can use a paperclip to hold the tube together while it dries.
Glue the googly eyes. We chose googly eyes that had some colorful eyelashes. Add the pompom nose and draw the mouth of the rabbit. You can wait until the end to do the pompom nose if you don’t want to wait for it to dry.
Cut out ear shaped pieces from the construction paper. Glue these to the back of the rabbit.
Poke some holes on both sides of the tube. Insert the pipe-cleaner. Make sure to fold the ends down on the inside of the tube.
Add glue to the bottom rim of the tube and then glue the strips of tissue paper.
It’s fun to create different combinations of colors. If you have a toddler like I do, its a great way to teach colors and to let them pick out what colors they want to combine.
For the Foot/Handprint Rabbit you will need:
- Paint; we found these super easy to clean paint on Amazon. We love it because it comes off with just a baby wipe.
- Maker or crayons
- Papertowels/Baby Wipes
Pick a color. I mixed white and purple to get this pretty pastel purple.
Use the paintbrush to paint the foot. I recommend doing one foot at a time and washing it before starting the next one to reduce any possible mess.
Place each foot firmly on the construction paper. Make sure to do each foot in an opposing diagonal position just like rabbit ears would look like.
Draw eyes, nose, mouth, and teeth. I’m sure these could turn out super cute if you have more of an artistic talent than I do!