Unlike Father Christmas, who delivers presents on 25th December every year, the Easter Bunny changes the date that he makes his deliveries each year. This is because many years ago it was decided that Easter Day should always be on the Sunday following the first full moon after the first day of Spring. Easter can therefore be on any Sunday from 22nd March until 25th April each year!
In the UK, Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion.
To celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we’ve hatched a few ideas to keep little chicks entertained over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Instead of chocolate, why not surprise your friends and family with an Easter card? Download an Easter card template to colour or paint, which is sure to get them hopping with excitement when they receive them on Easter Day.
Decorate Easter eggs
Decorating eggs is an age old Easter tradition for children and it couldn’t be easier! First, remove the egg white and yolk by asking an adult to stick a pin through the top and bottom of the egg. Then blow through one side, so the yolk is pushed out – just make sure you have a bowl underneath to catch it!
You can then decorate your egg however you want; either go wild with different colours, glue on patterned paper or stick on sequins, or why not make an Easter bunny or chick design? When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful Easter egg to display, plus all the ingredients to have scrambled egg on Easter morning!
Sew your own Easter Bunny
The Galt Sock Rabbit Kit is an easy sewing kit to keep little ones busy over the Easter weekend by making their very own bunny! The sock is already stitched into the body parts, so all they need to do is simply fill with stuffing, stitch together and add the felt features.
The Sock Rabbit Kit is a great prize for the Easter egg hunt as an alternative to chocolate.
Design an Easter bonnet
Designing and making a beautiful Easter Bonnet to wear during the celebrations will keep little ones busy for hours over the Easter weekend. Any plain hat can be turned into a show-stopping piece of headwear using coloured paper, sequins, ribbon or buttons – the only limit is your imagination!
Treat your friends and family to some homemade chocolates! Mould and decorate yummy animals by melting chocolate in the microwave and pouring into the moulds. You can then add features in a different coloured chocolate, using the piping bags. Either serve on the chocolate stand or hide for the Easter treasure hunt.