Ideas to help make your family Easter eggstra special!
Huge fun for children – simply put eggs around your garden or home at your child’s eye-level, so they can just see them. Babies can join in if you do the seeking with them, finding the eggs then letting them grab them. For even more fun:
- Make cards in the shape of chicks and bunnies as invitations – your tot can help decorate them
- Invite the little ones to dress up in Easter-themed outfits
A couple of things to consider:
- Be ready to help direct the kids – we hope you remember where you hid the eggs!
- Be clear about how much chocolate the children are allowed to eat, or explain that at the end of the hunt all the eggs will be divided equally between them.
There are also big egg hunts around the country, open to the public.
Colour and cut out card eggs, chicks and rabbits in an Easter-themed treasure hunt and prop them up around the place, then award the child who finds the most with a chocolate winner’s medal. Or you could make your own gold medal at home. At the end of the party, give everyone goody bags filled with Easter eggs.
The traditional Easter bonnet parade may not be a fashonista’s favourite event but nobody rocks a bonnet better than a baby. Send us a photo of your little angel modelling their special hat and we’ll put it on our Tesco Loves Baby Club site. Simply email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter is the perfect time to make sweet snacks for the family, and your toddler will love helping you.
How to make Easter nests
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in the microwave. Take it off the heat and help the children mix in the cereal and spoon the mixture into cupcake cases. Press in the middle with the spoon to make a nest shape. Put in the fridge to set, then help the kids fill the nests with little chicks or eggs.
How to make cinnamon eggy bread
• 2 medium eggs
• 2 thick slices of bread
• Knob of butter (about 15g)
• 2 tbsp caster sugar
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Help your child mix the eggs with a fork and slice the bread in half. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Let your child pop each piece of bread into the egg, turning to coat completely, then have them stand back while you fry it for two minutes on each side, until golden. Then they can mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the hot bread.
You’ll find lots of other great ideas in Tesco Loves Baby Club recipe section.