8 Ways to Entertain Kids over the 2021 Easter Holidays
Crafts, cakes, makes, indoor & outdoor activities for young and older kids
The Easter holiday can be so much fun…but let’s face it, with many of us still living with some social restrictions and the possibility of a few April showers, it can be tough finding enough ideas to keep the kids off their screens and smiling!
That’s why we’ve come up with this Easter Eggstavaganza (sorry…!), with 8 fantastic, fun ideas for activities to do with younger and older children, come rain or shine.
Let’s hop right in….
If you haven’t already heard of this one, it’s the best way to get your kids outside and walking since Pokamon Go! The website describes Geocaching as ‘the world’s largest treasure hunt’. You just download the app on your mobile, search for geocaches near you and get hunting! Once you’ve found one you write a little bit about your hunt or add a token of your own to the geocache container, put it back in its’ hiding place and get back on the hunt for the next one.
Get started on the Geocaching website here.
Online museum, gallery & historic site visits & virtual tours for kids
There have been some good things that have come out of social distancing and one of them is definitely the increase in online virtual tours or 360 degree videos of amazing places round the globe.
You can now while away hours watching sharks cruise through the water in Monterey Bay, wander round the Egyptian section of the British museum, visit Anne Frank’s house , get a close up look at Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ or play catch a penguin at the Palace of Versailles…without leaving your house.
Book an online skills class
Would you kids like to learn some football skills, some magic tricks, how to make balloon animals or how to get started playing a musical instrument? You can book a one off skills class, or ongoing online lessons with thousands of our talented entertainers, including musicians, dancers, acrobats, singers, make-up artists and so much more. Just fill in our request form to let us know what you’re looking for and on what day and we’ll get our entertainers to get back to you with their ideas and quotes.
Make giant bubbles
There’s only one thing better than blowing bubbles…playing with GIANT BUBBLES! The great thing about these is that there’s a bit of making and do-ing involved, so you get to mix up all the ingredients to make the magic happen!
This is a short description of what you need to do, but you can find a really detailed on HappyHooligans.
Step 1: Make your Bubble Mixture
- 6 cups water (distilled is best but tap water is fine)
- 1/2 cup washing up liquid
- 1/2 cup corn starch/corn flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder(not baking soda)
- 1 tbsp Glycerine
First dissolve cornstarch in the water, stirring really well. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, being very careful not to create a lot of froth. Then allow your bubble mixture to sit for at least an hour before using it, stirring occasionally when you see the cornstarch settling to the bottom. Don’t worry if all the corn starch doesn’t dissolve, it can stay at the bottom of the mixture.
Step 2: Put the mixture in a shallow pan & make your Giant Bubble Wand
To make the bubble wand, use two drinking straws, and a length of yarn around 6 to 8 times longer than the length of one straw. Thread the yarn through the straws, tie a knot, you’re ready to start
A little tip: Make sure you try your mixture on a fairly still day so the wind doesn’t make it tricky! And don’t be put-off if the first few pop, be patient and keep going – you’ll get some amazing bubbles!
Holiday Role Play
This is a great one for helping kids practice practical skills, a bit of basic maths and maybe even some languages! You can start out by planning your ‘eggscurtion’ and then role play booking your tickets at a train station or travel agents.
Where have you decided to go on your adventure? Are you going to go on a camping trip (to the garden)? Better get your tent ready or find sheets and string to create a camp. Or are you going to go to Rome for the afternoon? Where you can build or make your own Colosseum and role play being at an outdoor restaurant and ordering pizza and ice cream!
Get Easter baking
This is a real classic for Easter, a great way to get creative and bake-yourself ready for the arrival of the Easter bunny.
There are so very many ideas and recipes out there to bake with your kids, but Good Housekeeping has a wonderful selection of recipes from marbled egg sugar cookies, pretty spring flower biscuits, cute lamb-face cupcakes and Easter oreo bark (yum!).
There are some real eggcellent ideas on Taste.com too, like Easter nests, bunny cupcakes & a dangerously good easter traybake.
Book an Easter surprise!
It’s been a strange time and whether you just feel you want to do something a little special to make a special little one smile, or you have a big Birthday during the holiday, booking an entertainer for an online performance is sure to bring lots of eggcitement!
Book a surprise Zoom party entertainer , or just a very special Birthday message from a virtual performer so that your kids can have a breath-taking magician (pulling an Easter rabbit out of a hat), an awe-inspiring acrobat, or a crazy costume character all to themselves!
Just fill in our request form and let us know what virtual entertainment you would like, how long for and when and we’ll get our entertainers to come back to you with their ideas, suggestions and quotes.
Signs of Spring Bingo
This last one is a lovely way to get everyone outdoors and hunting high and low.
Just create a bingo card (you can do it together before you set out) with all the wonderful signs of Spring you would like to see – from Spring flowers, frogspawn and nest building to blossom and early bees and butterflies. Not feeling creative? You can download a signs of Spring worksheet from the RSPB here .
First one to find all the signs gets an easter egg!
Whatever you decide to do to fill your holidays, we hope you have a wonderful Easter break.
And don’t forget, whatever live or virtual entertainment you need, we’re here to help – just fill in our request form and we’ll get our entertainers to come to you!