To help ease your Easter prep anxiety, Mama Teaches has teamed up with 26 other amazing bloggers who are offering recipes, ideas, and more to help make your Easter memorable! The lovely and talented Colleen from Souffle Bombay and Heather from Real: The Kitchen and Beyond are the masterminds and hosts of this #AllThingsEaster extravaganza. Be sure to search the hash tag across social media sites and visit our All Things Easter Pinterest board that is filledwith Easter idea goodness. We will also be giving away wonderful prizes from John Boos, The Spice House, Wilton Armetale, Divine Chocolates & The Tree Hut! Yeah for goodies for mom!!
So what are we featuring here at Mama Teaches (since we all know cooking is not.my.forte)? Why, childhood memory making activities, of course! The five activities below are perfect for keeping little ones engaged while adding in healthy doses of learning and fun. Set up an activity table for the kids while the meal is being prepared and you have instantly happy kids and adult conversation time all in one. Now that’s a recipe for a Happy Easter!
5 Easter Activities for Kids
Tissue Paper Flowers
Ah, Spring! Celebrate the beauty of the season with tissue paper flowers in Easter-inspired colors. This activity is best suited for children four and older as it requires a bit of patience and care that younger learners may not have mastered. All you will need is colored tissue paper, child scissors, and pipe cleaners to have a house brimming with colorful Easter-hued flowers! Find the complete Tissue Paper Flowers directions here.
Paper Plate Easter Bunny
The Paper Plate Easter Bunny requires only a few key materials and can easily be used as a decoration around the house. To cut down on any glue mess, use tape to attach the construction paper pieces. If you have young ones who may not be able to cut paper without assistance, cut out the pieces ahead of time.
Some Bunny Loves You Wreath/Mask
The great thing about the Some Bunny Loves You Wreath is that it can double as a photo booth prop! Simply attach a dowel to the bottom of the wreath with a piece of tape and you have an instant bunny mask. Your pint-sized Easter guests can make one in about a half-hour with only a paper plate, cotton balls, two strips of pink construction paper, and a bottle of glue (or a glue stick for the faint of heart). The key to making this activity easy and successful for the little ones is to cut the center of the paper plate and the ears out prior to giving it to them to complete. It will make it much easier.
Easter Word Play
Word games are a great way to bring a little bit of learning into Easter activity fun. They are also great at keeping children occupied when you need just a few more minutes to finish off a meal. These three Easter printable word play activities feature a bit of poetry, some word scramble fun, and a seek and find that will help with word identification, creative thinking, and visual discrimination.
Tissue Paper Cross
Little learners need activities that are easy for them to complete and the Tissue Paper Cross is one of those crafts. It is also one of the easiest crafts you can prepare for the special day! Fill a basket or tray with small tissue paper squares, print out some of the Easter cross pages, and have glue sticks on hand for kid-crafting fun.
Don’t forget to plan an amazing Easter menu with the fantastic (and delicious!) recipes from these amazingly talented moms below. They make party planning and food making a breeze!
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We would like to give a huge thank you to the companies that made this give away possible. Thank you to John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetalefor the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion.
Remember that amazing giveaway? Here it is!
Prize Pack #1: One of you will win this amazing Signature Spice Box Set from the Spice House (wait till you try the Vulcan’s Fire Salt!) as well as this incredibly gorgeous John Boos Maple Cutting Board with handles…it has handles! Swoon!
Prize Pack #2: And one of you will win a delicious Bakers Spice Box from The Spice House (the Chicago Sugar will change your life!), this gorgeous set of decadent chocolates from Divine Chocolate (chocolates!!) this beautiful Flutes & Pearls Egg Tray from Wilton Armetale (they have such pretty pieces) and an awesome Tree Hut Duo of Shea Sugar Scrub and Body Lotion – (time to pamper yourself)!
Submit your entries below! Good luck!