Easter Holiday Ideas

Happy Easter Class 2!
 
The Easter Holidays are now upon us, usually a time for getting out and enjoying the warmer, spring weather. While the sunny weather hasn't disappointed us, we are unable to get out and about as normal, due to lockdown restrictions.
 
So to help you through the Easter break, without boredom setting in, here are some suggestions for fun activities to do:
 
EASTER BAKING
Who doesn't love making a chocolate Easter nest (no flour or eggs!) , or hot cross buns? If you are able to find the ingredients, here are some fab Easter baking ideas from BBC Good Food:
 
 
 
 EASTER CRAFTS
A range of printable Easter crafts and colouring can be found at twinkl.co.uk/ or why not create some models using salt dough, which can be baked and painted. It only needs 3 ingredients: salt, plain flour and water. Check out this easy recipe:
 
 
EASTER OUTDOORS
Scavenger hunts can be so much fun and really easy to do in your garden at home or when out for a walk in the local area. We've used a free one from  woodlandclassroom.com/ in school (see the downloadable file below) or you could easily create your own to suit your garden. 
 
Children love building dens! Grab some blankets, sticks, chairs or a table and get creative! Picnics in the den are so much fun too!
 
While we are unable to visit the farm or zoo, you could bring them to you, with a virtual tour. Perfect for a rainy day! Animal Farm Adventure Park in Burnham-on-Sea gives a virtual tour on its Facebook page or YouTube channel: 
 
 
 
Or Chester Zoo have filmed their own virtual zoo day videos on 27th March and 3rd April. You can catch these videos at: 
 
 
EASTER EGG HUNT
It wouldn't be Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt! You don't need lots of eggs to create a good hunt. Easter egg tokens can be easily made out of card or paper and hidden around the house or garden, with an Easter Egg as a prize. Children could be challenged to find the tokens with their names on or each letter of their name, different colours or odd or even numbers. You could make it as easy or as tricky as you like! One twist that I like is to write clues to find the next token. E.G. 'Find your next clue in a home for books' (bookshelf). You could even hide the token in a book, with the edge peeking out!
 
Whatever you choose to do I hope you all have a fabulous and safe Easter Break.