At present, putting together a post on Easter Holiday Activities For Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers is just about the only thing that’s keeping me from rocking silently in a corner.
To say I’m slightly terrified about the prospect of having to entertain a little blonde grenade and a threenager who takes great pleasure in choosing to ignore me for two whole weeks and one day is putting it mildly.
I’ve reached a point where I’m so anxious about taking the girls anywhere because of Billie’s tantrums and Elsie’s selective hearing, that we’ve become slightly reclusive over the last month. Probably not helped by my poorly state over the last few months, but I’m feeling better now and I really want the next couple of weeks to be more fun than ugh.
We Can Handle The Easter Holidays
With this in mind, I’m trying to make a conscious effort to make plans and shake off the anxiety which I’m pretty sure my mini beasts sense and run with. If I can’t handle the Easter Holidays, how the heck are we going to cope with the Summer break! I dread to think.
So instead of panicking and running for the hills, or calling my parents to see how long they’d like to have visitors. I’ve been having a think, doing some research and have come up with a range of 50 Easter Holiday Activities for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers.
I’ve even put together my very own Easter Holiday Planner, which I’ve created and printed off to plan our time. You can print off your own planner here.
If you’ve got any ideas or suggestions to add please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post as I’m hoping this could be a good resource for others and for more school holidays to come.
I’ll be sharing our Easter Holiday experience and of course dramas, over on Instagram if you want to see what we’re getting up to- and how I’m coping!
Good Luck peeps…you’ve got this. We’re made of tough stuff…as long as there’s wine in the fridge at 5 pm.
50 Easter Holiday Activities For Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers
Easter Crafts and Activities
A lot of these ideas will, of course, involve a lot of preparation, possibly some mess and most likely
- Easter Egg Hunts
- Decorate an Easter Tree
- Make Easter cards
- Easter Bonet decorating
- Make Easter biscuits or cupcakes
- Bunny Treat Cups
- Egg Scooping
- Carrot Footprints
- Easter Bunny Paper Plates
- Egg Printing
- Easter Artwork
- Bunny Thumbprint
- Easter Egg Collage
- Egg Roll
A sure-fire way to ease the screen time overload guilt, is to whip up an educational activity.
- Easter Letter Hunt- hide individual letters spelling out the children’s names and once they’ve found them all help them to spell out their own names.
- Counting Eggs- using a pack of decorative Easter eggs, help them to count the eggs in and out of the basket. With pre-schoolers, try to encourage subtracting and adding eggs.
- Easter Egg Phonics
- Easter Tracing- Pre-Writing Skills
- Scissor Practice
- Easter Bingo
- Egg Basket Alphabet
As much as they might complain, we all need to do a bit more exercising…especially if anyone wants a chocolate egg at some point.
- Obstacle Courses
- Indoor Ball Games
- Musical Statues
- Scooters or Bike Rides
- Learn to Hula Hoop
Budget Friendly Ideas
A round-up of some relatively budget-friendly ideas for the Easter Holidays. So long as one doesn’t get talked into buying a pet at the free zoo.
- A Picnic in the Park or Garden
- A Playdate with friends or family
- The Free Zoo…aka Pets At Home
- A Forest Walk in search of the Easter Bunny
- Making Easter nest cakes
- Garden Centre Visit
- Watering the plants or helping in the garden
- Home Cinema
- Visit the library
- Make lunch or dinner togethe
For days when your budget
stupid brave enough…
- The Farm (Godstone Farm have an Easter Exravangsa running)
- Visit a Museum (I’m thinking we might brave it and visit the Natural History Museum to see the Dinosaurs…I’m thinking about it)
- A Day in London visiting the sights
- Trampoline Park
- Soft Play
- Theme Park (I’d love to take the girls to the Room on the Broom Magical Journey at Chessington World of Adventures)
- Cinema (the new Peppa Pig Festival of Fun is out now in cinemas so we’ll hopefully be taking Billie for her first cinema experience to this at some point)
- A Seaside Trip
A little idea to keep them, Ok more like you, focused throughout the holiday and something that they can keep
- A Photo Diary. Take photographs from each day or activities, print them off and put them together in a small book or album. Add stories or moments to create a little memory book from their Easter break.
- A Memory Box. Collect random items or memorabilia from each activity or experience. At the end of the holiday, you can open up the box and talk about all the things you’ve done together.
- Make A Video. Give your little one a chance to film something from each experience or activity, then ask them about it too. Put all the videos together on your Instagram highlights or edit it all together to create a little home movie of your time together.
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