5 Ways to Celebrate Easter

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Ah Easter, the first holiday of the year. Families and friends get together to look for eggs, decorate eggs and eat lots and lots of eggs. Of course you can have your traditional Easter brunch and your typical egg searching party, but why not mix it up a little bit this year? How? Find out here!

1. Have an Easter Eggschange

Gift exchanges are immensely popular across Great Britain during Christmas, but have you ever heard of the Easter Gift Eggschange? More and more people are drawing names and getting each other gifts for Easter. The idea is the same as Secret Santa, you’re not supposed to know who your Secret Easter Bunny. You can of course throw all the papers together in a hat, a basket, a pan or something else, but an easier way to do this, is to draw names on: DrawNames.
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2. Organise an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Give a twist to your traditional egg searching party and turn it into a scavenger hunt. Buy or make hollow plastic eggs in which you can put clues to finding the next hiding spot. These eggs with clues will eventually lead you to the treasure. This can either be a small gift, a big chocolate egg or another eastery present. You can also add a theme to the scavenger hunt, depending on age and interests. Think: superheroes, favourite cartoons, sports.

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3. Have a small Easter Games Tournament

Gather together you children, the neighbour’s children and all your nieces and nephews for an Easter Games Tournament. You could play the following games during the event:

Eggrace

All you need for the eggrace are teaspoons, eggs and a bunch of excited children or grownups (we don’t judge). Draw a start line and finish line. Arrange all the contestants next to each other at the start line with each an egg and a spoon. Then ask everyone to place their egg on the spoon and to put their other hand on their back. Then it’s racing time. As soon as you say “go”, everyone will have to run and try to reach the finish. When someone drops their egg, they’ll have to start again. The first one to cross the finish wins!

Egg Tossing

This game is pretty straightforward. Goal of this game is to toss your egg as far as possible without breaking it. The person who throws the furthest egg wins.

Easter Piñata

Make an Easter egg or bunny piñata filled with Easter candy. You can either buy a piñata or make one yourself out of papier-mâché. When you decide to make one yourself, do this at least two weeks before Easter, since the drying of the papier-mâché will take a while.

How to do this? First blow up a balloon. Then mix some wallpaper paste with water and cut a few newspapers into strips. Dip these strips into the paste and stick them onto the balloon until the balloon is fully covered with a few layers of newspaper. Dry the piñata for a few days and repeat this process. After another 3 or 4 days, pierce the balloon and poor your candy in through the hole. Then close the hole with some more papier-mâché and cover your piñata with coloured papers to turn it into an egg or a bunny!

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4. Fun Family Day Trips

Easter Monday is the perfect day to go out on a family trip. Visit the following museums and venues for a fun and interactive day.

Roald Dahl Museum

This museum is all about Roald Dahl, writer of children’s classics such as Mathilda, The Big Friendly Giant and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here you’re taken on a trip through Dahl’s childhood and you get to see his original Writing Hut. There’s also a story centre where stories are read and workshops are given.
Where: Great Missenden
Admission: adults £6.60, children £4.40 and children under 5 free

Glasgow Science Centre

Enter a world of wonder in this museum which makes science fun. With a planetarium, interesting expositions and loads of interactive play this place is fun and interesting for children and parents.
Where: Glasgow
Admission: adults: £9.70, children £7.90

The London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum learns us all about London’s transport history. Here you find over 80 vehicles, including a red London bus and the world's first Tube train. The galleries are full of exhibits for children to play on.
Where: London
Admission: adults: £17.50, children free

Other fun museums for families:

5. Have an Easter Matinee

Choose a nice feel good Easter film, close all the curtains and pull down the blinds. Arrange your chairs in a theatre setup, hand out buttons (or something else that can function as a means of payment) and send everyone out into the hall. Then place yourself in front of the living room door and have everyone hand in their button as an entrance fee. Some suggestions for nice Easter films: