What will you do with your children over the Easter break? This is a wonderful time of year for families, and even if you do not plan on going on holiday, there are plenty of things to do at Easter. If you are looking for things to do as a foster family, we have plenty of suggestions for you! Read on for some fun ideas of Easter activities for families.
Easter Break Family Activities
Plan activities that celebrate the spring
Take a walk, go to the park, or just sit in your garden with your children, and try to see who can spot the most different types of birds, animals, and bugs. Visit a farm or zoo to see the new baby animals, or walk around your neighbourhood and point out all the new life blooming around you.
Have an at home cinema day
Spring days can sometimes be gloomy, so why not plan a cinema day when the weather is uncooperative. Pick a few family favourites, pop some popcorn, and settle in for a family movie day.
Try some arts and crafts
Try your hand at paint by numbers, or just get out the paints and see what the children can create! Make toilet paper roll Easter bunnies, or paint rocks for the garden. Play with Play-Doh, seeing who can make the best creations, or get a roll of paper and some crayons, and let the children colour a gigantic mural.
Have a sports day outside
Set up a fun sports day, running races, doing long and short jumps, playing games, and running sack races. Your whole family can get involved, and it can be competitive or just good fun.
Spring is the perfect time to teach children how to garden. It can be extremely rewarding to plant flowers, fruit, and vegetables, and see them grow. Your children will be delighted when they can pick the flowers and vegetables that they grew “all by themselves”!
Try your hand at Geocaching
If you have not heard of Geocaching, it is a modern kind of treasure hunt. Just register, plug in your location, and you can start having adventures together, looking for different caches!
Do some Easter activities
Easter provides a wealth of activities for children, both at home and out in the community. Read some Easter themed books together, sing Easter songs, or watch Easter themed movies. Decorate Easter eggs or find another fun Easter craft to do. Have an egg hunt at home, or find one in your community where the children can interact with other children and burn off some energy. Put on some music and teach your children to do the bunny hop!
Teaching children to bake gives them life skills, helps them sharpen their maths, and is a great way to kill some time. The best part is that at the end of it, you can have tasty treats! It is easy to find recipes that are child-friendly, and you can even look for spring or Easter themed goodies to make. Play Easter bingo, or try an Easter guessing game, filling a jar with jelly beans, and giving a prize for the person who comes the closest to guessing how many are in there.
Explore your local offerings
It is likely that your local community will have plenty of springtime events in which you and your children can participate. Visits with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts are just the beginning; you can probably find parks with spring programs that will teach your children about nature. Look for other ways to make the most of your community resources, visiting local attractions, spending a day together at the library, or just heading out to the playground for the afternoon.
Contact us today!
Can you imagine yourself doing these fun foster family activities as a foster carer? Contact Acorn Fostering Services, where we provide top-quality foster placements for children and young people, and we are always looking for foster carers who can offer children sensitivity and care. An Ofsted approved and registered independent fostering agency, we are based in Leicester and provide fostering agency services throughout the East and West Midlands and Northern Counties.
If you think you have the life experience and qualities that would help you care for children of all types and you want to learn more about foster caring, call us on 0116 216 6040, or contact us through our website.