Thursday, March 24, 2016

How To Keep Little Ones Entertained Over Easter ♥

As the school bell strikes on the eve of Good Friday, little ones everywhere are rejoicing at the thought of two weeks with no school and the thought of a chocolate crazy weekend almost upon them. Whilst Mummy’s and Daddy’s across the land are filled with a mild panic of just how to keep everyone entertained without breaking the bank.

Mid-term doesn’t mean you need to spend all the money in the world, just to keep certain faces smiling, as the chance to spend some quality time together should be filled with glee. Hopefully these ideas should provide you with some inspiration, and cheap ideas everyone can enjoy this spring break!
Baking Bonanza
A great one for leftover chocolate, getting the children into the kitchen to bake up some delicious chocolatey cornflake cakes. One of the easiest bakes you can make; simply melt chocolate and combine with cornflakes or shredded wheat, and some golden syrup. Dollop into some cute cupcake cases and leave to set in the fridge. Top with a mini egg for an even tastier treat. Check out these easy Easter bakes for children too.

Glourious Gardening
Weather dependent getting outside for a good old fashioned run around can help to tire out weary legs and give you all some much needed fresh air. Get children interested in the great outdoors early and enlist their help to turn the garden into an enchanted wonderland. Whether they help to pot a few plants, or pop a few seeds in the ground, just remember to wear wellies and avoid muddy puddles!

Tech Treat
There are times when little ones need to be occupied whilst you carry out a quick task, and sometimes you’ve just got to give into giving them a tech treat. Keep it educational with one of the many apps on the market which get little brains thinking, but equally one more episode of Peppa Pig won’t hurt either! Just make sure your phone doesn’t run out of battery or it could be more sulk than sanctuary, a power bank like this one can help to keep the battery red light away.

Reading Record
There’s nothing better than indulging in a good book, and starting reading from an early age can hugely impact literacy skills in later life. Many schools and nurseries have reading schemes in place through half term periods so check to see if yours has one, or join one at a local library. Take some inspiration from this list of some of the best children’s books.

Creative Crafts
Let imaginations run wild and creativity flow with a craft session that’s sure to produce some masterpieces. Gather up crafty items such as; card, glitter, pencils, egg cartons, googly eyes, pompoms, pipe cleaners and some feathers - the rest is up to them! Lay down a mat or cloth you don’t mind getting messy, and keep glue and scissors in adult hands only.

Pizza Party
Half term is the time for treats and who doesn’t love a slice of Italy every now and then! Play chef and make your own pizzas at home, the toppings are up to you. Make it healthy and include chopped up peppers, tomatoes and olives all shaped into a smiley face to keep little ones amused.

Whether you choose to add all of these ideas to your half term list or just tackle one of them, all that’s left to do now is enjoy the mid-term break.


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