We’ve been fortunate that our couple of days away coincided with blue skies and sunshine. At long last we were able to spend time outside and all feel much better for it.
In the run up to Easter we did lots of Easter crafting. We made and decorated bunny biscuits, boiled eggs and tried out our new egg wraps, and also melted chocolate to make yummy chocolate lollies and eggs!
Yesterday we treated ourselves to a delicious lunch at the Three Daggers in Edington and a walk around Edington Priory which was resplendent with flowers.
We also did a lot of our traditional Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt in the spring sunshine. The children received Easter eggs which had to be opened and tasted, as well as sticker and magnet books to ensure they didn’t overdose on chocolate!
I don’t know about you but I’ll be really glad to see the back of this month. It’s been busy, we’ve had the uncertainty of our house sale going through and we’ve all been constantly ill. We’re going away for a few days over Easter, and taking our germs with us, but we’re more than happy to stay indoors until we’re feeling better (and the weather warms up!).
Thanks to Nick Jnr. there’s plenty to keep my two busy with some fabulous Easter programming and a whole host of activities online to help keep them entertained over the long weekend.
Every day Nick Jr.’s beloved characters will head off on seasonal adventures with Easter and spring- themed episodes of your favourite programmes (including Dora the Explorer, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Team Umizoomi, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, Guess How Much I Love You) scheduled between 12:00-2:00pm, supported online with crafts and games for children to make and play.
Good Friday sees Dora’s Easter Adventure on air at 12:00pm. Dora and Boots are waiting for their friend, the Hip-Hop-Bunny, to bring his basket filled with eggs and treats for their big Egg Hunt. But just as the Bunny arrives at the forest, Swiper swipes the basket and throws it far, far away into the Rainbow Garden – where it’s headed for a waterfall! It’s Dora and Boots to the rescue as they join the Bunny on an Easter Day Adventure.
Online, Dora fans can find plenty of Easter-themed pictures that can be coloured in online or printed off to colour-in at home. If the weather keeps everyone stuck inside try Dora’s Little Cooks to bake up some delicious treats that are easy for little children to get involved. Or if you’re travelling Dora’s car bingo will help time fly during car journeys.
On Easter Sunday at 1:15pm everyone’s favourite pig is going on her own adventure in Mummy Rabbit’s Bump. Everyone is excited when Mummy Rabbit arrives with a big tummy and they learn that there is a baby bunny inside. Spring follows at 12.35pm where Grandpa Pig organises a chocolate egg hunt for Peppa and her friends but will the piglets track down the treats?
If children wish to head outside download the Peppa Pig Patio Puddles game guide – Peppa Pig’s version of snakes and ladders which helps them with their counting skills whilst jumping in pretend muddy puddles!
On Easter Monday, The Scents of Spring can help wind down children with its relaxing pace at 1:00pm. One morning Little Nutbrown Hare wakes to find the air filled with a delightful smell. He and Little Field Mouse search all over the meadow, the woods and by the riverside to find the source of the wonderful smell. They discover all kinds of new and unexpected Spring scents sweet, pretty and fresh but will they find the one they are searching for?
Anyone wanting to create their own Spring scene can colour-in Little Nutbrown Hare in the meadow online or print it off to create a physical piece of art.
Whatever you do over Easter, I hope you have a lovely time!
Following the theme of hand print fun, last week we got messy with the paints to create some Easter cards.
Hand print animals are really easy to do and require few materials. We added a good dollop of yellow paint onto the paint tray and the toddler sponged it onto one hand before carefully pressing his hand down on to a sheet of paper.
We left the hand prints to dry over night and then I added some legs, eyes and a beak with sharpies.
As we wanted to make these into cards we then glued them onto blank cards and we love them more than last years’ finger print chicks!
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