Easter chocolate, with a healthy twist
Chocolate bunnies and eggs have become an important part of many people’s Easter celebrations. Very few of us would want to deny our children a little treat during a well-earned break from school.
But, of course, in these health-conscious times, many of us are becoming wary about handing over a basketful of chocolate to our loved ones. This is the dilemma facing virtually every parent of school-aged children.
One way of balancing these seemingly conflicting points is to combine treats with fresh air and exercise. This way, you and your children can enjoy a healthy activity together in the knowledge that some chocolate goodies await.
An Easter egg hunt
Why not devise an Easter egg hunt in your own back garden? To ensure your outside time is extended to the max, give your children clues that help them discover where the eggs have been hidden.
The age of your children will determine the level of difficulty of the clues. If they are very young, they may just need a simple prompt.
Slightly older children learn about rhyming words at school. It would be fairly easy to put together a few couplets that could lead them towards their sweet treats.
Check their homework for clues
You will know, particularly from their homework, what your children are currently learning, which is sure to provide lots of inspiration for your hints.
If you prefer that they have a complete break from school, you could use their hobbies for inspiration instead of their homework. For example, if they love to draw, you could provide your clues in sketch form. The older they are, the more cryptic your sketches would be.
Back to nature
Being outside also provides great opportunities to be at one with nature, which is an ideal way to help your children understand the world around them. You could simply give them the name of a plant and tell them that the eggs are hidden behind it. In this case, your children would need a digital device (or an illustrated reference book) to do a bit of research and find images of the plant whose name you gave them. They will then have to locate that type of plant to find their chocolate treasure.
Birds and animals also offer a source of inspiration. Assuming you have a good idea what can be spotted wherever you are, you could simply keep hold of a small bag of mini eggs and tell children they will be given as rewards to the first person to spot certain types of birds or animals.
Find a Redrow development
Most Redrow developments contain parks or natural features that offer fantastic opportunities for you to take these types of activities further afield, within a safe environment. A little research from you beforehand will help you identify plenty of plants and wildlife habitats that will work as a great source of inspiration for your Easter activity.
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