Get Ready for Easter

Posted 14/04/2014 by BrightHouse Team

Easter eggsEaster is fast approaching, and for most of us that means an extra couple of days off, and some quality time spent at home with the family. It also means we can indulge in some delicious Easter foods, from hot cross buns to chocolate eggs.

There are all sorts of activities and things you can make yourself too, so you and the family can have some fun at home over the Easter break.

These little Easter nests are really easy and fun for kids to make:

You will need

200g of milk chocolate broken into pieces

85g of shredded wheat, crushed

Mini chocolate eggs

12 Small cake cases

Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of hot water. Pour the melted chocolate over the crushed shredded wheat, and stir together.

Spoon the chocolate wheat mixture into 12 cake cases, and press the centre of each one with the back of a teaspoon to create a nest shape. Place three mini eggs into each nest, and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours until set.

Egg hunts

An essential part of any Easter activities is a good egg hunt. This can take place in the garden if the weather permits, or you can hide them round the house for the children (or adults) to find. If you want to mix things up a bit, you could try a slightly different egg hunt this year.

Make it into a treasure hunt by writing a clue to go with each egg that must be figured out in order to find the next one, with a prize or special egg at the end.

If you have a larger group of kids taking part in an egg hunt, you could assign a different colour to each person or team so they only have to find those colour eggs. (This can help to keep everything fair and avoid squabbles!)

Decorating eggs

Decorating eggs is another Easter tradition that’s great fun for the whole family. You can decorate them using all sorts of crafts and materials, such as paint, coloured pens, or crayons, and extra bits and pieces such as crepe paper and feathers.

You could also use a cardboard loo roll tube as body for an Easter egg person. Cover the tube in coloured paper and decorate to make clothes, then draw or stick some googly eyes onto the egg for a head, adding pipe cleaners or string for hair.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this Easter weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family.

Happy Easter from BrightHouse!

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