With the Easter holidays on the horizon, your mind will undoubtedly be thinking about what you can do to keep the youngsters entertained. After all, a fortnight away from school when they’re used to classes five days a week can be a pretty hard slog if you don’t have anything planned in advance. While some of you will be working and the kids will be enjoying themselves in a local play scheme, others will have the good fortune of spending the time at home with the children and the more activities you have planned, the more fun the time will be!
Luckily, it’s Easter, which means you have the opportunity of treating the kids to some Easter goodies that can help to keep them occupied for at least some of the holidays. While Easter eggs are traditionally what kids are laden with, you don’t have to stop there! Families often have their own traditions that they tend to stick to, with some people not doing anything at all. However, if you are planning on doing something as an Easter treat, there’s much more than Easter eggs to inspire you.
Rather than sticking to the normal chocolate, why not create a basket? You can fill the basket with whatever you like, ranging from eggs and sweet treats to boy’s pyjamas and trinket gifts. Easter baskets have long been linked with the festival, dating back to Pagan and religious customs. Incorporate one into your celebrations and introduce your children to this long-loved tradition. Here are some great tips for creating an Easter basket for your little ones:
Choose a theme
While the main theme running through the basket will be Easter and springtime, you could theme it a little more personal too. Perhaps stick to some of your children’s favourite things, or base it around a theme they love and fill it with craft activities, a movie, some boy’s pyjamas from George and some yummy snacks.
Picking a theme makes it easier to fill the basket with eye-catching goodies. Boys, for example, would be over the moon at the sight of a superhero-themed basket!
Don’t forgo the chocolate
While kids will love to have treats of all description, don’t forget the chocolate part. A few sweet treats and pieces of chocolate would be perfect – crème eggs, chocolate bunnies, pick ‘n’ mix – whatever you can think of as a sugary addition!
Choose something fun as a basket
You don’t have to use a basket, you know. Use something quirky and different, or create your own container from a bucket or plant pot. Choose something that will hold everything that you buy for them, and decorate it in typical springtime colours – pastel shades, for example.
While the message behind Easter is a religious one, people tend to celebrate the festival secularly. It’s also a great time to celebrate the arrival of spring, and if you’re feeling particularly creative (and the weather allows), an Easter egg hunt in the back garden would be a great way to celebrate the festival in style.
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