As school comes to a close and the children are released to frolic in the spring sun, parents often find themselves at a loss of what to do with this easily bored generation.
Well, fret no more. I am going to leave you with some fun and Easter friendly ideas to help keep imaginations and sanity intact!
Easter Egg Dying!
There’s something about springtime that inspires one to create fun and colorful creations out of spring crafts ideas. Regardless of what you celebrate, the feeling of renewal and rebirth going on around us is a contagious reality that stokes the creative soul. Start with the egg dying! Grade-schoolers can really get creative coming up with designs and using their imaginations to create fun and beautiful Easter eggs. I have the fondest memories of doing this is a child and remember how magical my creations were to me. It's a tried and true.
Plant a Garden!
Another great idea you can do with your kids is to plant a garden. Grade-schoolers love getting their hands in dirt and the sense of accomplishment and pride that can come from creating something all on their own. So find some growing space in your back yard or window planter and give your kid a spade or little shovel. Gardening is a great opportunity for you and your child to spend some time together. Your child will take pride in his green thumb as he watches his garden grow. When it’s harvest time, you can make a salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and other veggies grown in your own garden!
Get Out and Play!
Spring break is the perfect time for outdoor fun and lots of fun games can be played outside in fresh air and sunshine. With summer on its way, the days are longer and the temperature is finally beginning to warm up! So classic outdoor games like 'red light, green light', 'four square' and 'red rover' are the perfect go-to games for kids to play during their break from school. The best part? They get some good exercise while having fun!
Plan a Picnic!
What else could be better then spending a warm sunny day outside with a fun family picnic? Just pack up a basket with some healthy snacks and picnic foods and bring some fun games and toys as well. You're sure to have a terrific, relaxing and joyful time together. What's also cool is that your kids will be so exhausted at the end of their fun day that they’ll likely go to bed happily tuckered out!
Throw a Party!
What could be more fun than welcoming the longer days with a brightly colored party?? If you're not the Easter egg type, you could hide chocolates around the party. Think of the growth that Spring invites and get a chocolate cake topped with gummy worms and lady bug icing for all your little sprouts!
As usual, we love to be the one to make your days a little brighter! If there's anything we bake for your taking, please come see us at Ontario Bakery in Irvine, California!
We are excited for you to enjoy the return of the sun!
by: Navae Fiona