Easter is round the corner, and a time when you have guests and friends at home. It would also be the best time to keep your child engaged in various activities, including piquing their interest in animals. The preparations for Easter celebrations begin quite early in the month of March, and most people would finish their preparations a week before Easter. Shopping for Easter goodies is also fun for little children. They would definitely like to contribute their share as well, so you can plan these simple activities with them:
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All that you need to do to prepare the countdown is to have an empty egg carton, number stickers and some paper grass. Now fill the eggs with treats and number them. Get all the children in your family together and tell them to crack the eggs; the gift will be theirs.
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If your child is very young, you can easily get them to make Easter cards.You might need the following to make the cards in different colors:
Now you can let your creativity flow and help your child design, draw and color Easter bunnies and pictures and paste them on the cards.
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You can use the same things listed above to make cardboard Easter chicks. Help your child make chick outlines on the cardboard, stick feathers and felt paper for eyes, nose and beak. Of course, you can improvise as per your creativity.
These days, children are passionate about taking photographs. Give your camera to your daughter, so that she can click pictures of Easter decorations at the local stores and make cards with the same. If you have a printer at home, you can get these pictures printed, so she can make her own photo cards.
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The egg-shaped bunny is an important part of Easter celebrations. With a little bit of help from you, your daughter would be able to make a stunning Easter egg. Things you need for making an Easter bunny:
Wait for it to dry.
If you have last year’s left over Easter cups, you can improvise them and make teacups. Take half eggs and stick rhinestones, glitter or sequins on them, and attach a cardboard handle on each half egg. Next, you can glue each half-egg teacups on small saucers. This is a very simple activity, but greatly enjoyed by kids.
Cute and adorable, chicks in a row would be a great choice if you want to gift something to your guests during Easter. It would look even cuter if your kids do it. The best thing is that it is very easy to make. There are different patterns for making this; you can download your favorite pattern from the Internet and get additional things like felt paper, thread and craft wire from the local downtown store and make it.
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Making an Easter tree is simple. Let her pick a branch with twigs on it. She can cut off some of the twigs if she doesn’t want too many “on her tree”. You can help her wrap the branches and twigs with wool; she can leave out some twigs if she wants it that way. Place the branch on to a pot filled with sand, so it would stay in place. You can now guide your daughter to hang the Easter eggs that she’s made.
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Easter bunnies are cuteness personified and kids find them adorable. You can help your child make an Easter bunny mask because it is a famous play resource, and older children would definitely love making this for their younger siblings. Here is a simple way to do this:
Here is another interesting activity that your kids would enjoy - the egg feather bowl. The things you need for making this:
A very simple thing your kids can do, with a little bit of guidance:
Smear the craft glue all over the basket and cover the entire outer portion of the basket with wool. Line the inner portion with the basket and place your Easter eggs on it. Just make sure the glue doesn’t dry before you wrap the wool over it entirely. Different colored features would make it look absolutely lovely.
If you live near a farm, then indulge in a farm visit, this would be really enjoyable for the children and for you, because it is relaxing and fun-filled. You can have a picnic as well if the owners are alright with it. This is a good opportunity for children to observe all the animals and learn how they are cared for. You can even arrange for an organized egg hunt to make it more exciting.
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