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.
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!