Easter-kids

Your kids can have the perfect Easter without chocolate

From chocolate-free Easter hunts to gardening and kitchen activities...

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Your kids can have the perfect Easter without chocolate

Easter fun doesn’t have to mean chocolate. 

There are lots of activities, games, crafts and toys that can fill hours of time during the Easter holidays. From fun games and hunts in the garden, to creative time in the kitchen and chill out time together, there is plenty to do over the long weekend.

So read on to find out what you could get for your little ones that will give them hours of fun – and they won’t even notice there’s not a chocolate in sight!

Toys galore

Remember the joy of receiving a brand new toy when you were little? So why not treat your little one to a Disney Pixar-inspired LEGO Juniors set? Included in this pack is everybody's favourite character - Lightning McQueen - and his pals Smokey and Junior Moon.

Getting them their own pet might be off the cards, but they can still bring home their favourite PAW Patrol Pup, Chase with our soft plush version.

Make sure you check out our wide range of toys at George as there's something for all ages and budgets. 

Garden fun

Gardening, planting and watching things grow can be really exciting. So this Easter why not try offering them some gardening gifts to get them excited by the great outdoors? 

Sunflower seeds and their own pots will go down a treat - they'll love taking care of their plants and watching them flower.

Something to eat

You can get the kids involved in the kitchen at Easter to whip up some tasty treats. But they don't have to be chocolatey. We love these funny bunny shakes. Make sure you save a few milk bottles, draw on them with black marker, then carefully slice some carrots lengthways for your bunny ears. Then prepare the carrot, orange and banana smoothie. Easy. 

We think these cute sheep baa-lamb muffins are just the thing to keep your kids busy. Little ones can cover the small vanilla cakes with icing and mini mallows to make the sheep's wool. And they taste pretty baa-mazing, too!

Another Easter favourite are these flowery egg tarts. Whip up the dough for these in a food processor, then have the kids knead the dough and roll it out before stamping out the shapes. Once the tarts are cooked, they can help fill with icing, too. They're bound to savour them much more than scoffing hundreds of eggs!

Or get them to create their own Easter dessert with this fabulously fruity bouquet. Here's how to make it...

1. Ask a grown-up to help you peel pineapple, watermelon and orange melon and then cut them into slices about 1.5cm thick. 

2. Use small flower-, star- and heart-shaped cutters to cut out fruit shapes from the two different coloured melons and the pineapple.

3. Push green drinking straws into the fruit shapes (cut the bendy part of the straw away from some of them, and leave it on for the others, so that some of your flowers stand straight and some bend.)

4. Cut Granny Smith apples into wedges, toss them in lemon juice to stop them turning brown, and push the wedges onto some of the shorter green straws.

5. Push some white and black grapes onto green drinking straws, alternating colours. Repeat with raspberries and blueberries, alternating them on other green straws.

6. Put some oasis or florist's foam into a small flowerpot with a solid bottom. Poke the ends of your straws into it to form a bouquet effect, then cover the oasis with decorative craft grass.

DVDs

After all the Easter excitement of playing with their new toys and getting creative in the kitchen, they'll be ready for a rest. Not only will they love Sing, Paddington 2 and The Emoji Movie, but you'll be able to put your feet up for a couple of hours too. Much better than chocolate!

Put on an Easter hunt

Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt. But instead of hiding chocolate, why not hide some puzzle pieces? You could leave clues for your little one, giving them hints where the puzzle pieces might be hiding. And once they've found them all set them the task of putting the pieces all together. Here's our easy how-to guide on setting up the perfect Easter hunt. 

 

To stock up on everything you'll need for Easter from food and drink to party bits, head online or pop into your local store.