Egg-cellent Easter Activities for Children!

My nephew and I decided to go Easter crazy today!

First, we made paper chains to decorate the house for Easter.

After that, we made bunny hats. You simply need to cut out bunny ears from a white piece of construction paper. Take another piece of white construction paper and cut it into thick strips. Measure around the child’s head with the thick white strips of paper and tape them into a circle so they are an appropriate size around the child’s head. Cut out smaller “bunny ear” shapes out of pink construction paper, to go on top of the white bunny ears. Tape the pink shapes onto the white bunny ears, then tape the bunny ears onto the inside of the thick white band – the “hat.”

We also dyed a LOT of eggs. Glitter dyes, tie-dye dyes, neon dyes, pastel dyes – we did them all!

We also made Easter bird nests! I think this is my favorite activity that we did!

How To Make Easter Bird Nests

What you need

  • 6 cups of Cocoa Krispies cereal or Cocoa Pebbles.
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows or 1 package of normal sized marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Easter jelly beans or Easter Whopper egg candies
  • a greased rectangular dish

What to do

  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat
  2. Add all the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.
  3. Add the cereal, three cups at a time, and stir quickly, completely coating the cereal with the marshmallow/butter mixture.
  4. Using a spatula, quickly spoon portions of the krispie treats into the pan, and mold into a circle shape. Do this until all the krispie treat mixture is used up.
  5. When the krispie treats start to set, push a relatively large hole in the middle of each circle krispie treat to make it look like a nest. Sometimes it is easier to cup the krispie treat in your hand and lightly squish it into a nest shape.
  6. Once the krispie treats are fully formed and not kind of squishy, fill the holes in the “nests” with your egg candies or jelly beans – these are the bird’s eggs!

Yum!

We also made special springtime baskets for our favorite eggs we dyed.

We made these baskets out of old strawberry containers and pretty Easter colored ribbons. We simply used the “under, over” technique to weave the ribbons through the strawberry cartons. For each row, we started weaving in the middle of the row, so when we finished we could tie the remaining string in a pretty bow. We used Easter grass for extra “oomph.”

My nephew was really excited about this, because it meant he could show off his favorite eggs to everyone, and he had a blast making his special basket!

I found this idea in an old American Girl activity book.

Happy Easter everyone! What do you do to celebrate this wonderful springtime holiday?

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