With the Easter holidays approaching we’ve been getting excited about Easter and have started doing our Easter crafts for this year. Looking through last weeks linky it looks like we aren’t the only ones so this week I’m sharing some fun Easter Egg Crafts for Preschoolers that were linked up last week!
Up until now I’ve avoided making a sensory bin for my children at all. I love looking at ideas for activities for toddlers and sensory play but sometimes I can feel a bit overwhelmed by it and like I have to produce something amazing otherwise my kids won’t like it. Sometimes though the simple ideas can be the best. During a playdate the other week my four year old son and his friend were busy being four year olds and as such, my one year old daughter and her two year old friend needed occupying. I put together this simple Easter sensory bin for toddlers in about two minutes and they loved it!
We love decorating our home for each of the seasons and any big celebrations and to me wreath crafts are a perfect way to do that! These fun Easter wreath craft ideas for kids will make your home look ready for a visit from the Easter Bunny and hopefully keep your kids occupied with something other than thinking about Easter chocolates!
This week we’ve got started on making some simple decorations for Easter with this fun Easter egg wreath craft. My son and I sat down and made it together but as it requires a few Easter eggs to be decorated this could be a nice Easter activity for playdates, playgroups or Sunday Schools too. I drew mine freehand but I’ve included a free downloadable template for anyone who prefers!
Easter, Christmas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day. I always feel like we should be doing something extra for the kids. I tell them it’s a ‘special day’, one that only happens once a year in which we do things a bit differently, but in reality I’m unsure, slightly floundering. What are these family traditions that everyone else is apparently doing?
I suppose it doesn’t help that most of the big festivities are Christian, and while my husband is a born-again Christian working for a church, preaching and all that, not only are all of my family not Christian (myself included), there’s a large proportion who won’t even step inside a church for a wedding. And family traditions can get a bit tricky when your parents are divorced, like mine are, with the festivities to be shared out according to who you’re due to see. Added to that, the idealised picture of your cornflake packet family gathered round the table for the Easter roast leg of lamb just doesn’t happen when most of you are vegetarians. That’s a lot of things isn’t it? So I’m not that sure where my reference points are. I don’t think they’re the ones that I’ve been looking at on Pinterest.
But some traditions we did have. …