Fun Activities for this Easter Long Weekend
With the Easter long weekend kicking off tomorrow, it’s the perfect time to get cracking on some fun ways to keep the little one’s entertained and inspired during the holiday.
Hop into the long weekend with some of our favourite fun Easter inspired crafts and book reads.
Bunny Fun Craft Activities:
Keep curious and playful with our favourite craft activities to ensure you have an egg-cellent time with your little ones this weekend.
We have put together a range of printable resources, so you can colour and create all weekend long. We have colouring options for all ages (don’t worry, even the adults!)
Click here for this free downloadable
Make sure you email your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your colouring in with the PJ community via social media.
Egg Toothpick Tower:
This activity is all about having a cracking good time. All you need for this activity is toothpicks, plasticine and eggs.
Challenge yourself by building a toothpick tower strong enough to hold up an egg. This activity is great way to get those problem solving and creative juices flowing.
Please note: this activity is only suitable for older children.
Here are some other fun ideas:
- Get moving – jump around the yard like a bunny
- Write and decorate some Easter cards
- Host an Easter egg hunt
- Have an egg and spoon race
- Plant flowers
- Paint boiled eggs
- Write an Easter song or story
- Teach Starter’s Funky Easter Bunny Craft
- We have a host of other recommendations here
Best books for this weekend:
Grab a cuppa and snuggle in, because we’ve got you covered with some wonderful Easter inspired reads.
1. GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
By: Sam McBratney and Illustrated by Anita Jeram
You may remember reading this book as a child, as this classic just turned 25. This heart-warming bedtime read follows the story of two hares expressing how much they love each other.
“I love you as high as I can hop.”
2. THIS IS NOT AN EGG.
By: Laura Bunting and Philip Bunting.
This is a book all about the power of the imagination. Spark conversation with your little ones this Easter and dream big with this fun tale.
“I like your egg. This is not an egg.”
3. BAD BUNNY
By: Jonathan Bentley
This fun book follows a story of a ‘bad’ bunny rabbit. When a fox comes into the woods, can Bad Bunny save the day? Is he really bad after all?
“I like to play tricks and pick my nose! I put spicy sauce on vegetables and bathe myself in slime. That’s why they call me Bad Bunny!”
3. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
By: Margery Williams and Illustrated by William Nicholson
This classic turned 100 this year. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being Real means.
“Real isn’t how you’re made, it’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long time, not just play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become…”
On behalf of The Pyjama Foundation team, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Easter weekend.