With Easter weekend fast approaching, there is always a high level of expectation to put on a variety of fun activities to suit the whole family *frantically starts ordering board games from Amazon*. Stop what you're doing, put down the Amazon app. We've got you covered. Here are our top 5 suggestions for a fun Easter weekend that even your grumpiest of relatives will enjoy 😉
Eggs for breakfast: Picasso style 🎨
We're not EGGspecting you to create a master piece, but you'll be surprised just how pretty you can make your eggs with a little bit of paint (and patience 😉). Acrylic paint or food colouring work the best. Carefully paint the shells of your eggs with your favourite colours and patterns.
We chose the Xplora logo, obviously 🐣 We used masking tape and painted it with food colouring to emphasise our logo, but you can add anything you fancy!
Let us know how you get on with this EGGcellent idea 🥚
Make Origami Bunnies 🐰
No matter what your age, everyone loves origami. The satisfaction that comes making paper into actual objects is unmatchable. The easter bunny may seem like a tough ask, however it's achievable for all age groups.
Follow our step-by-step instructions to easily make cute bunnies and use them to decorate your garden or the breakfast table! If you don't have any square paper at home, you can easily cut A4 paper into squares🐰
A timed Easter egg hunt ⏱
Who doesn't love a bit of healthy, family competition? Easter egg hunts are always a win for kids, but make it into a competition and suddenly the adults want to get involved, too. Funny that 😎
Use your child's stopwatch on their Xplora smartwatch to put 2 minutes on the clock and see who finds the most Easter eggs in that time! This can be done for the whole family, all you need is one person to hide the eggs each time - the other(s) do the searching.
Set up a family score board and take a selfie of the winning score with the X5 Play camera 📸
Easter family quiz 🥸
It's game time people! Get yourself into teams or play as individuals, it's time to test your Easter knowledge. You might think hey, thats easy for adults. However, do you know what the rabbit has to do with Easter? No? Exactly. Quiz time! Try these out for size, for the both adults and kids!
- How heavy is the worlds largest Easter Egg? A: 8,000kg
- Why do we hide Easter eggs? A: ' Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life. This is why some children might enjoy Easter egg hunts as part of the festival'
- Do real rabbits lay eggs? A: No!
- What does the rabbit have to do with Easter? A: Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life, linking to the Christian holiday of Easter.
Easter Sunday walk: Treasure hunt style 🏴☠️
Time to turn the traditional Easter Sunday walk on its head, with a treasure hunt! Whether you're out on a casual walk round the woods, or heading to the pub for Sunday lunch, before you go, map out the walk on a piece of paper! Add in check points with memorable stopping points and have the kids look out for them along the way. When you finally reach your destination, give the kids an Easter Egg as their treasure! Simple, fun, effective.
Our Xplora Smartwatches don't just count the amount of steps your little ones take, they also reward them for it, too! Read more about our GoPlay platform here. Who knows, maybe the kids will set a personal best for their steps this Easter!
Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and tag us in your Easter adventures! 🐣