information

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience online. By continuing to use our website, you agree to receiving our cookies on your web browser. Visit our cookie policy page to find out more and how to change your cookie settings.

skip to main content

Love Life

With so much focus on bad news we thought we'd try and cheer you up by focusing on the good stuff. See our articles below and we hope to cheer up your day.

love life

Easy Easter activities for your kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Follow us on twitter

Have a suggestion for an article? Get connected with us on Twitter!

Easter family time

Easter is almost here, giving families across the UK a chance to indulge in some chocolate treats and spend some time together.

With Friday (April 3rd) and Monday (April 6th) being bank holidays, it gives you a weekend that is twice as long, allowing you to do some fun things with your children.

Not only will this give you some quality time with them, it also means you'll be able to keep them occupied. To do this without breaking the bank, here are a few Easter-themed activities that will help you all have fun:

Easter egg hunt

This is a classic for a reason and can be done either inside or outside. You don't even need to have small chocolate eggs to create a hunt, as you can do it with the standard eggs in your fridge.

Before you hide your eggs, you can have everyone help you paint them in bright colours - this won't affect them so you can cook them later. They can either paint whatever they want or you have each hunter paint their eggs in a specific colour so they have to find all of their own eggs.

Once decorated, hide the eggs around the house or in the garden, making a note of where they all are.

Everyone can then head out and find as many eggs as they can or all of the eggs in their colour. The person who gets the most or collects all their eggs first can then get a prize.

Chocolate egg decorating

You've probably got your little ones a chocolate egg for them to enjoy on Easter Sunday, but why not have them make their eggs a little more interesting?

You can use icing and sweets to make chocolate eggs more interesting and include a few more sweet treats. Either mix up your own icing with sugar, water and food colouring, or you can get icing pens that are easier for your children to use than piping bags.

Set up the eggs so they won't move around - simply popping them on top of a mug can help - and then let your children decorate them.

This is a great activity for Saturday, as the decorations will be able to set before everyone tucks into their eggs on Sunday.

If you want to get really creative, you can also make your own Easter eggs using melted chocolate and moulds.

Easter bonnet

There's probably a time where you had to make an Easter bonnet, whether at school or if you were a member of a children's club. While this may not be as common as it once was, it is a fun and arty activity for your children.

You just need card, colouring pencils, glue sticks, tape, scissors - make sure you do any cutting - and any other bits and pieces for decorating. Your children can either make a hat from scratch or decorate some that you already have to hand.

They can choose colours and draw on paper and card to create their very own Easter bonnet. This is sure to create some great photo opportunities as well as helping to stretch their creative abilities.

Find more interesting articles to read.

Sign up to our newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news, articles and competitions.

By providing your name and email address, you agree to receiving the Love Life newsletter on a monthly basis.

Protection advice

It could take minutes to find out what protection you or your loved ones might need. Why not speak to one of our lovely advisers today to find out more about our protection products.

Life insurance

Life insurance is designed to pay a lump sum to your loved ones if you die. If people depend on you for care or an income why don't you check what insurance you could have to help pay for this support if you died?

50 Plus Plan

Our 50 Plus plan is designed for people over 50 who want to leave some money behind for their loved ones or to help towards funeral expenses. If this sounds like something you might want, take a look at our 50 Plus plan.