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Easter Activities for Kids during COVID-19

4 WAYS TO ENJOY EASTER DURING CONVID-19

If we are, to be honest, many of us have things worrying us a little more than last Easter. With Holidays cancelled due to COVID-19 it’s time to consider what Easter 2020 will look like for your family.

You may have already purchased your Easter eggs for fear they to might sell out like the toilet paper and have some other little gifts hidden away, now it’s time to look at what Easter day may entail. 

With minimal contact with others allowed, it’s recommended to say away from Grandparents who may be highly susceptible. This does not mean that you can not Facetime or skype them so that they still feel included. If your family are anything like mine, they may even get to see all of the important times by making a little video.

We’ve also found 4 activities to keep your kids entertained and keep the spirit of Easter alive.

1. Surprise Easter Egg-Splosion 

These ones for the curious kids. If you have a little inventor or creator, be sure to try this one out.

You will need:

• Baking Soda
• Vinegar
• Food Colouring
• Water
• Bowl and Spoon
• Plastic Eggs
• Large Mixing Bowl
• Cups
• A Toy that can sustain being wet (Lego or TOOB toys work best)

Instructions:

1) Separate your plastic eggs ready to put the ‘explosion dough’ in the bottom 
2) Pour the whole box of baking soda into a bowl
3) Gradually add small amounts of water into the bowl until you get a mouldable, but not a runny dough that holds its shape when pressed together. If liquid oozes out when you pack the dough, add more baking soda
4) Squish some of the dough into the bottom of the plastic egg and place your toy on top
5) Pack in more dough around the item to keep it secure
6) Fill the other half of the egg with more of the baking soda dough and put the two halves together firmly
7) Gently lift off top and see how your egg looks. Pack in more dough if necessary
8) Once your egg is packed tight, pop it into the freezer for at least 15-20 minutes. This will help the eggs firm up and keep the shape
While the eggs are freezing, prepare your coloured vinegar cups
9) Mix vinegar and food colouring together in cups. Keep extra vinegar on a hand for more of an explosion factor
10) Take your eggs out of the freezer and carefully remove them from their moulds
11) Drop eggs into the coloured vinegar cups
12) Get ready for an Egg-Splosion!

2. Easter Artist

If you have a little artist on your hands who loves colour and crafts, we know you’ll love this one. Hey, why not join in. 


You will need:

• At least a dozen eggs (it’s VERY addictive so if you want to create more buy more!)
• Nail polish of all colours and shades
• A large bowl filled with room temperature water (it can’t be too hot or too cold until the marble effect won’t work)
• Toothpicks
• Nail Polish Remover to clean your fingers and hands afterwards – or you could use gloves to avoid the mess

You don’t need to hard boil the eggs for this activity BUT if you’ve got little ones with slippery fingers, feel free to boil first. 

You may even like to get a pin a prick both ends of the end and blow the egg out so that you are left with a hollow shell

. This is a messy one, so use the nail polish remover after to clean up your polish fingers and hands.

Instructions:

1) Drop lots of nail polish into the bowl. If it sinks, the temperature isn’t right. You want it the colour to spread out over the top of the water. Use at least 2 colours to get the marble effect but have fun, add as many colours in as you like.
2) Use a toothpick to swirl the colours together for the marble effect
3) Hold your egg between your fingers so that you cover the least amount of surface area on the egg. Dunk your egg straight down into the water, roll your egg around in the water to cover all surfaces then sit it in the egg carton to dry
 

3. Easter Chef

If your kids love cookies and decorating, then it’s time to hit the kitchen. Your little chef will love this!

Use this basic biscuit mix for delicious Easter biscuits and let your imagination run riot with the decoration

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling time
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Decorating time: As long as you want
Makes: About 20 depending on the size of the cutter

What you need:

Cookies

  • 140g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar sieved
  • 1 tsp Silver Spoon Cakecraft Lemon Natural Extract
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 250g butter, cut into small cubes
  • 375g Plain flour, sieved

Decoration

  • 100g Silver Spoon Cakecraft White Ready to Roll Icing
  • Silver Spoon Cakecraft Food Colour, of your choice
  • Silver Spoon Cakecraft Writing Icing
  • Silver Spoon Cakecraft Coloured Choco Beans
  • Silver Spoon Cakecraft Silver Balls

What you do:

  1. Put the icing sugar, lemon natural extract, egg yolk and butter in the food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  2. Add the flour and mix to a firm dough. Shape the dough into two balls, wrap in cling film and chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about the thickness of two £1 coins. Cut out Easter shapes and place on the baking sheets. (Make a hole using a skewer if you want to thread ribbon through the biscuits). Bake for 10 -12 minutes until lightly golden.
  5. Leave the biscuits to cool on a wire rack before you start decorating.

To decorate:

  1. Take about 100g Ready to Roll Icing. Add a few drops of the food colour of your choice (this can be done by dipping a wooden skewer into the food colour and piercing the icing all over). Knead until you get a nice even colour.
  2. Lightly dust a surface with icing sugar and roll the coloured icing, then cut shapes that are slightly smaller than the biscuit shapes. Pipe a little of the white writing icing onto the biscuit and use to stick the icing shapes to the biscuit. Use the various writing icing to decorate the biscuits and also to stick the variety of Silver Spoon Cakecraft decoration such as Coloured Choco Beans, or Silver Balls to the biscuits.

Source – https://secretsauce.co.uk/cakes-desserts/easter-recipes/lemon-easter-biscuits/


4. Create an Easter table decoration 

Now it’s time to go outside and collect some special branches so that you can make your Easter Table decoration.

Get some of the eggs which you created earlier and glue on some ribbon so that you can hang the eggs up along with any colouring in cutouts.

In truth, your kids are going to love this as much as decorating and putting up the Christmas tree, so if you have never done this before, let this be an Easter to remember so begining a new family tradition.

 

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We hope you and your little ones enjoy some Easter fun and we’d love to see your creations!

If you’d like to share your Easter Activities with Little Kids Business, be sure to tag us @littlekidsbusiness on Instagram, post your creations on our Facebook Page @littlekidsbusiness.com.au

Don’t let CONVID-19 steal your Easter Spirit, Happy creating this Easter.

 

Leisa Papa Blog LKB

 

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