With these school holidays being the ultimate Easter ‘staycation’, we’ve pulled together a list of great Aussie-inspired Easter activities you can do at home.
Over the two-week school holiday period, Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre will be posting daily School Holiday Activities, including DIY arts and craft projects.
Using items from around the house, the kids will be kept entertained making festive creations like their own ‘sock bunnies’ and ‘peek-a-boo peg eggs’.
Get out the coloured paper, scissors, and glue, and hop on over to the Peninsula Fair Facebook Page for step-by-step instructions.
Local business 2 Chefs and a Cupcake has cooked up a winning idea with its DIY cookie decorating boxes. Kids can get creative in the kitchen without the mess, with a box of either six or 12 cookies, coloured icing and decorations.
Easter orders have now closed, but don’t worry if you missed out! 2 Chefs and a Cupcake celebrate occasions all year round, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for upcoming order opportunities and decorating ideas.
In the meantime, why not get the kids in the kitchen and bake some of your own Easter cookies or cupcakes. Decorate with mini marshmallows, musk stick whiskers, and chocolate buttons for eyes, for your rabbit or bilby creation!
There’s something therapeutic about colouring-in. So, if you’re looking for a quiet activity for the kids that you can do inside, why not download some fun Easter colouring-in sheets.
Brisbane Kids has some great, family-friendly colouring sheets for easy download and print. There are all the Aussie favourites, including a kookaburra, koala, echidna and kangaroo. Plus, the elusive Easter Bilby!
There’s plenty of online resources for making your own Aussie-inspired Easter creations, but you just can’t go past the loveable bilby.
Bilby Bell: Ring in the chocolate-eating season with a DIY Bilby Bell. This cute guy is perfect for hanging at the front door or by the window.
Step-by-step instructions: cleverpatch.com.au
Pine Cone Bilby: Get back to nature with your very own Pine Cone Bilby. All you need is an unopened pinecone, some googly eyes, glue, felt, string, pencil and scissors. If you haven’t got a pinecone handy, you could always make a cone from paper or cardboard.
Step-by-step instructions: maygibbs.org
Bilby Crown: Brisbane-based website Room to Wonder has an inventive Bilby Crown template to print and make. Why not experiment by adding leaves from the garden for that extra flair and environmental twist (crown featured in image above).
Step-by-step instructions: roomtowonder.com.au
Discover the differences between the bilby and rabbits from the savethebilbyfund.com
Here in Australia, we’re lucky enough to have plenty of sunshine, blue skies and fresh air. The climate and lifestyle lends itself to big backyards and outdoor fun.
This is one for the whole family, where mum, dad, and the kids can all join in the competition of a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt.
You can get creative with your hiding places, and even incorporate a treasure map or scavenger hunt for the bigger kids.
If current social distancing restrictions mean you can’t access a private outdoor space, or you have to stay inside, don’t worry! You can still have an egg-cellent time. Take the hunt indoors, and hide your chocolatey treats in the house.
Just be sure to find them all before they melt!
If your kids are worried about COVID-19 border restrictions, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP announced over the weekend that the Queensland Chief Medical Officer has given the all-clear for the Easter Bunny to cross the Queensland border.
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