The egg hunts, chocolate and extended family of Easter weekend have been and gone. You’ve eaten just about all the sweets and confectionary you can handle, and you’ve still got the kids off school for at least another week.
But have no fear! We’ve compiled a list of fun and unique activities for when the April showers are keeping everyone cooped up indoors.
From hilarious bath tub boat races to gooey edible slime, check out our suggestions for an Easter break filled with priceless entertainment that even the big kids will want to get involved in.
Don your aprons
Baking is a great way to keep the troops occupied, with the added bonus of a sweet treat to look forward to at the end!
Found yourself stockpiling leftover Easter chocolate from the egg hunt? Check out our recipes for ways to use it up, from rocky road and kid-friendly Rice Krispie treats to super easy fudge and grown up boozy truffles.
Make your own Bird feeders
It might be raining outside, but these homemade bird feeders are a great way to keep in touch with nature from the comfort of the warm. They only require three ingredients and can be made into any shape you like with a biscuit cutter. Thread with a loop of string or ribbon and you’re good to go.
Want to turn it into a game or competition? Create a checklist of common garden birds. The player who spots and ticks off the most birds over the course of the day wins!
Host a Paddington party
Everyone loves Paddington bear. So why not host a Paddington party to celebrate Paddington 2’s DVD release with a showing of the film and an indoor picnic of marmalade sandwiches. You can even dim the lights like you're at the cinema! Little navy coat and red hat optional...
Get creative with Frozen paint
This fun twist on painting is bound to capture your little ones' imagination. Simply grab an ice cube tray, fill with a mix of paint and water, add lollipop sticks and pop it in the freezer for the next rainy day. When you pull the 'paint brushes' out, the blocks will melt as you paint, leaving pretty trails of watercolour perfect for underwater scenes or ‘abstract’ masterpieces!
Top tip: Cover the tray in kitchen foil and poke the sticks through to help them stand up.
host your own Balloon bath tub races
Bath sponges, balloons and a few plastic tubes are all you need to make these super fun balloon speedboats. Fill the tub, organise a race and watch the laughter unfold. Even the big kids will want to get involved with this one.
time for Edible slime workshop
This is play dough with a difference — it’s delicious!
Simply melt some gummy bears in the microwave and stir in icing sugar and corn flour. Once it’s cool enough to touch, knead until smooth. Just remember to keep the melted gummy bear mixture out of reach of any little ones until it’s ready to play with - it will be seriously hot.