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9 Truly Eggcelent Easter Activity Ideas

Eastery activities that give kids chance to explore their creativity
April 7, 2017
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Can you believe Easter is here already? Get the kids at your nursery ready for the holiday with these eggsquisite Easter activity ideas.

1. Room Decoration

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The activityDIY Bunny Planters by We Know Stuff

In a nutshell – Create lovely flower pots from cans. It’s quick, easy and will immediately add a spring feeling to your setting. And hey, what a nice way to introduce kids to recycling!

What you need

  • Tin cans
  • White spray paint
  • White and pink felt
  • Googly eyes
  • White and pink pom poms
  • Small potted plant
  • Glue gun, scissors, black sharpie

2. DIY Toys

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The activityPipe Cleaner Bunnies by Lines Across

In a nutshell – Create various items by folding pipe cleaners. Kids can develop their fine motor skills and dexterity with these adorable fuzzy crafts.

What you need

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom poms

3. Garden Decoration

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The activityEaster Decoration with Animals Out of Egg Shells by Look What I Made

In a nutshell – Build a mini, Easter-themed farm on a patch of grass in your playground.

What you need

  • Eggs (blown out)
  • Tissue paper in light blue and pink
  • Red, orange and white felt
  • Pink foam rubber
  • White pipe cleaners
  • White pom poms
  • Scissors, glue, black permanent marker and a pink pen

4. Healthy Snack

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The activityVegetable Flower Bouquets by Fork and Beans

In a nutshell – Kids can carve pieces of vegetables and skewer them on sticks to create unique bouquets. They look tip-top and, hey, anything to get the kids onto veggies.

What you need

  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Carrots (multi-coloured)
  • Snow peas
  • Parsley
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Mini shape cutters (or let kids carve with a spoon)
  • Optional: small pots with dried beans or rice inside

5. Cheat Day Treats

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The activityEasy Easter Bunny & Chick Oreo Pops by It’s Always Autumn

In a nutshell – Skewer Oreo biscuits on sticks and dip them in colourful melted chocolate to create these lovable pops. It may not be the healthiest, but it’s not Easter if you don’t have some chocolate!

What you need

  • Oreo
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Chocolate Buttons
  • Strawberry marshmallows
  • Sugar
  • Sweetie eyes
  • Pink M&ms

6. Home Grown Sandwich Topping

growing cress inside egg shells

The activityCress Heads by Red Ted Art

In a nutshell – Kids get a taste of Easter and unleash their inner farmer by planting cress inside egg shells and enjoying it on their sarnies a couple of days later.

What you need

  • A packet of cress
  • Egg shells
  • Cotton wool
  • Water

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7. Easter Race

The activityEgg and Spoon Race by Kidspot

In a nutshell – It’s a classic. Whoever gets to the finish line without the egg rolling off the spoon wins. Why not use the Oreo pops as rewards?

What you need

  • Teaspoon (or a plastic spoon for younger kids)
  • Hard boiled eggs (or plastic ones)

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8. Egg Painting

The activityPom Pom Easter Egg Painting Craft for Kids by Crafty Morning

In a nutshell – With egg shaped paper instead of real eggs and pom poms instead of brushes – it’s a great, toddler-friendly alternative for the intricate, regular egg painting.

What you need

  • Pom poms
  • Clothespins
  • Paint
  • Black marker
  • Piece of paper
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9. Egg Hunting

The activityEaster Egg Hunt Ideas You Haven’t Tried Before by She Knows

In a nutshell – From bunny tracks to scavenger list – take a look at these interesting ideas for spicing up the traditional egg hunt.

What you need

  • Chocolate eggs or other small gifts
  • Printables (depending on the chosen activity)

The big ideas

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Official Danish Government Reopening Advice

Guidance from the Danish Health Ministry, translated in full to English.

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UK Nursery Covid-19 Response Group Recommendations

The full recommendations from a working group of over 70 nursery chains in the UK.

Please note: here at Famly we love sharing creative activities for you to try with the children at your setting, but you know them best. Take the time to consider adaptions you might need to make so these activities are accessible and developmentally appropriate for the children you work with. Just as you ordinarily would, conduct risk assessments for your children and your setting before undertaking new activities, and ensure you and your staff are following your own health and safety guidelines.

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