As another few short weeks of school loom (I feel ya, parents!), at least we can look forward to a long, leisurely weekend – perhaps a few Easter treats, and some good bunny-themed movies too. For those of you going away, be sure to check out Travel NZ With Kids for awesome ideas for things to see and do, as well as parental hacks for trips with the tribe.
We’ll be doing a bit of DIY this weekend and no doubt enjoying a bit of chocolate (guilt-free). In fact, I started tidying up some of the garden on Sunday and my daughter and I stumbled across an incredible bird’s nest (no sign of birds nor eggs for a long time, I’d say). They’re learning about birds this month in her class, so she asked if she could take it to school. As luck (for her) would have it, the bag of mini-eggs Dad had just brought home from the supermarket fit beautifully into the nest, so the nest doubled as her ‘news’ for the day and an Easter treat for her class as well.
Dare I say it, Easter doesn’t have to revolve around chocolate. There’s plenty of ways to give the kids the experience without all the sugar. I’ve listed a few ideas below.
I better hop along now, and check that I’m stocked up on carrots to leave out for the Easter Bunny. My savvy six-year old tells me that’s what we do this Saturday night! Have a fun-filled weekend, Pamela McIntosh editor, Tots To Teens
Ideas for Easter Fun
- Gift an Easter book instead of chocolate and build an Easter book library for your children. I bought ‘We’re Going On An Egg Hunt’ for my daughter four years ago, and it continues to be the book she looks forward to reading every Easter.
- Head to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit 2 (in cinemas April 1st). Or WIN tickets here.
- Use this weekend to teach your children about the biblical Story of Easter, or take them to an Easter Church Service, if you don’t already.
- Invite friends’ children over for an Easter Egg Hunt in the backyard (or in the campsite, if you’re camping)
- Paint Easter Egg-style rocks to hide in your local rock-hunting park or bush