88 ideas for the Easter weekend

Image and words: Sara Conway

1 Easter wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. Download and print these clues and riddles from Made for Mums and use them to hide mini eggs or toy animals around your home.

2-6 Make an Easter bonnet with these 5 simple and super cute ideas.

7-11 Inspire your kids to play new games with their soft toys over the school holidays.

Rabbit hunt

12 Get them to eat 2 of their 5-a-day with this clever carrot snack from BBC Good Food.

13-15 Post a hug in an envelope to a grandparent or friend with these easy Easter cards for your child to make and send.

16 We loved making Easter nest cakes when we were small, and we still like eating them now. Try this recipe from Good Food.

17-21 Kids all bunnied out? Can’t get them eggs-cited about Easter? Try these 5 pirate games instead.

22-26 Let your child turn old buttons into springtime crafts, including a caterpillar and a beetle.

27-31 No-fuss egg painting and cute cotton wool animals are among the ideas in this Easter-themed craft post.

32 Get your kids’ fingers ready for a cute bunny painting!

33-42 If you need a bit of time to chill, try printing these 10 activity sheets for your child to get on with. They feature colouring, maths and writing with Numberblocks, Waffle the Wonderdog, Bing Bunny, PJ Masks and more.

43-47 Paintbrushes all dried up? Try these 5 ideas that use a fork instead.

48-50 These 3 awesome animal crafts include a butterfly card your child can send to someone special.

51-53 We still think the games of our childhoods were the best! Introduce your child to some of them.

54 For a quick idea when you need your kids to sit still, fill a sheet of paper with egg shapes and ask them to fill them with different colours, patterns and faces.

55 Wet outside? Embrace it with this rainy day counting game.

56-60 Keep their brains ticking with these 5 active Numberblocks maths games that are lots of fun, too!

61 Give your kids this buzzy bee make that uses paper, tissue paper, foil and a carboard tube.

62 Try one of these 5 ideas if you need a break from screen time.

63 Make the most of time at home and learn a new skill – like baking bread. 

64-67 Try these ideas from grandparents (because we can’t be with them this year).

68 We’ve fallen in love with this little lamb by One Little Project, which was made using cotton buds and clothes pegs.

69-73 We love googly eyes and we love these quick ideas!

74-78 These 5 ideas to try with building blocks include matching, counting, sticking, phonics and using their imagination.

79-83 These five fun finger printing ideas include springtime sheep that help your kids with learning maths.

84-88 Get busy in the kitchen with these brilliant ways to decorate Easter biscuits and cakes