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easter half term

Keep the kids entertained this Easter

Keep the kids entertained this Easter

easter half term

Easter means time off for you (yay for the bank holiday weekend!), but also means you’ve been given the dreaded task of entertaining the kids for a whole two weeks. Easter half term is full of chocolate, eggs and adorable animals. So surely lots to do? Check out some of our ideas on how to keep the kids entertained this Easter half term!

Road Trip

Singing in the car with the whole family whether you’re on the way to Nan and Grandpa’s, or a fun-filled weekend of countryside adventuring. Make sure you have enough games and gadgets to keep the little terrors entertained! Tablets in the car are great for keeping the peace between siblings.

Amazon Fire HD 10 10.1 Inch 32GB Kids Edition Tablet - Blue, £180

Camping

We no taking the whole family camping is a potential risk when it comes to throwing up new challenges. If you’re sceptical about the idea, why not try a test run in the garden for a night or two before you leave? This will give you idea of essentials you’ll need to take with you. Provided the lovely, predictable english weather acts like it’s actually spring. A camping trip is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the children, and get them out for some much-needed fresh air.

Olpro The Malvern 6 Berth Tent, £315.00

Bake some goodies

Rainy days doesn’t always mean boredom. Grab the rice rispies and some left over easter eggs to create some chocolatey goodies! By melting some unwanted easter eggs, and adding rice crispies you’ve got the perfect easter snack the kids will love-making (and eating)! If you want to go the extra mile, adding mini eggs on top will make the little cakes look like nests!

Meri Meri Easter Cookie Cutters, Set of 5, £9.00

Spring clean

No one likes to clean trust me! However we know it’s not often you get a double bank holiday, and you’ve been meaning to clean out a certain part of the house since Christmas! Blasting out some tunes and getting the kids involved might actually make the dreaded task a little less of a nightmare!

Google Home, £129.00

Get sporty

Organising a friendly sports game with some friends is a great way to waste an afternoon. Letting the kids run around for a few hours means early nights and give you some much-needed ‘me’ time. Whether its football or rounders, any sort of exercise is a great was to where the kids out!

2 in 1 Football Goal, £38.70

Arts and crafts

Setting up the living room up to become an art studio will get the kids crazy excited! A huge box of arts and craft supplies can range anywhere between £5 to £80, the bigger the box the more crafting products you get, guaranteed hours of fun.

Collage Craft Storage Tray and Craft Essentials £43.20

Easter egg hunt

Its easter after all! Planning your route is key. Folding up little clues on colour coded paper for each of your children to run riot all round your house. Leaving hints and clues in places they don’t usually go will make really get them thinking!

Easter Egg Mould, £4.50

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Top 6 rainy day activities for kids

Our top 6 rainy day activities for kids.

When it comes to the weather, we ALL know how unreliable the conditions are. We also know how restless and irritable the young ones can be when are bored and disinterested . When the two factors merge, it can be a real problem. Lucky for you, we at epoints, have compiled an engaging list of rainy day activities for kids, when the weather takes a turn for the worst.

Board games

Competition breeds excitement. There is no better way to get competitive and prove who’s the best indoors for youngsters than a family board game. Whether you’ve hit Park Lane with a hotel or its your mouse that got trapped, the compelling desire to win overrides the feelings of boredom. Calling your kids out on their inferior board game ability is one way to get them fired up. depending on the game, strategy is needed to win and can be significantly more beneficial than mind-numbing games on the console.

Hold a tea party 

It is time to break out the plastic sets and hold a tea party for your children’s dolls and teddies. You can either have pretend food, or do some real baking with your kids. Serve mini sandwiches, small cubes of cheese and tiny jellies. This could be the perfect opportunity to encourage table manners amongst the younger kids. It is not only a great activity for learning, but is fun, engaging and gets the whole family stuck in.

Have a disco

Move the sofas, draw those curtains and crank up the speakers (and on this occasion, avoid the alcohol) . An indoor disco is easy, cheap and, most importantly, stimulating. Keeping the kids active and moving, as a parent, is a tough ask. Even more so when the thought of your youngsters grinding mud into your beloved carpet makes you writhe in your skin. Getting the kids to shake it down to their favourite Disney tracks on the Google Home is great for breathing life into the house (and its great cardio!) .

Dressing up

No family home would be complete without a dressing up box to get the imagination flowing. It is time to get creative with your costumes. it may be worth letting them have access to your wardrobes as well. It is always amusing seeing what fashion blunders (or masterpieces) your children conjure up when being unleashed on the accessories. You could even hold a fashion show or put on a play!

Make a den or fort

Pick a room, grab some blankets and furniture and away you go! When creating a secret hideout, anything goes. Whether they are king of the castle or head of their own secret society, this is the perfect activity for the imagination. It only may seem like tossing a bed sheet over a chair and calling it fun, but to them, it is their own realm that they rule. This is a brilliant opportunity to bond, find out what they like and indulge their creative side. It is definitely one for the list

Form a band

If your kids don’t have their own instruments, make your own. Or just sift through your kitchen cupboards! An upturned saucepan and wooden spoon becomes a drum and shaking a jar of pasta is much better than any pair of  maracas (however, you might want some earplugs). This could even be a way discover you child’s interests or even discover a few hidden talents.

We hope you enjoyed our ideas for activities for kids. Its great for when the weather takes a turn for the wet.

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