Staycation Station Idea #1: Tons o’ fun and options with leftover Easter Eggs
Remember that bag of plastic Easter eggs you have stuffed away in the back of your closet? Or maybe their still hanging around your kids rooms? Drag ‘em out and get those kids on an egg hunt! What should you fill them with? Whatever is around! Check out our suggestions below for fun indoor and outdoors activity. Better yet, once they get the hang of it, have siblings make it for each other. No Easter Bunny required. Phew.
Is it snack time?
Make them work up an appetite. Fill the eggs with small snack crackers, grapes, raisins,
Go traditional and fill those eggs with sweet treats like chocolate chips or gummi snacks.
Sneak in some education!
Got a preschooler? Fill them with slips of paper with letters and have them find the entire alphabet.
Got an elementary student? Print off a well known poem, and cut it word by word and have them recreate the poem
Got a middle schooler? Print off song lyrics, and cut them to the “line” level and have them rebuild the song. Bonus if they can sing it
This one is for all ages. Stuff a fun quick physical activity in each egg. You can have them crack open the egg where they find and complete it right there (think 5 jumping jacks) or for older kids have them bring it back to make a WOD (Workout of the Day) a la crossfit style. Looking for activity inspo try:
- jumping jacks
- sit ups
- push ups
- planks (add variations like shoulder touches)
- toe touches
Have them make bank
Grab a handful of change from your overflowing coin jar. Have your kids sort and count their findings. You decide if they keep the booty.
Tear out an advertisement from a magazine and cut into pieces. Once all the eggs are found, have them put the “puzzle” back together. Or separate small puzzle pieces and put the puzzle back together.
Want to prolong the moment of where you’re going to take your clan for a social distancing walk or special treat or experience? Make clues and leave them in the eggs. You can do this two ways. Have them open each egg with a clue as to where to find the next egg until they get to the final egg to reveal their surprise. Or alternatively, leave clues in each egg (feel free to leave some empty) and after they collect all the eggs, have them use the clues to figure their surprise!
Do you have some other ideas to add to our list? Use the comment box below to send them along. Parents are thanking you already!