Fill your Easter weekend with something other than chocolate eggs with these cute and simple ideas.
EASTER BUNNY CUPCAKES
These cupcakes (see above!) are almost too cute to eat and so simple to make – boxed cake mix and pre-made icing makes things even easier and no-one will mind! Popping the eyes, nose and ears onto the cakes is great fine motor practice.
White cake mix
(plus eggs etc. as per box instructions) Vanilla icing
Pink crystallised sprinkles
Mini chocolate chips
Make the cupcakes and spread a good layer of icing on top.
Give each bunny a pink smartie nose and chocolate chip eyes.
Now for the ears: get a pair of scissors (a job for the adults) and cut the marshmallows diagonally. Immediately dip the sticky side into your pink sprinkles to make the insides of the ears.
Voila – bunny cakes!
RICE BUBBLE NESTS
Let the kids add the eggs to these tasty nests but make sure you handle the hot chocolate.
200g chocolate melts
2 cups Rice Bubbles Mini eggs
Spray oil, for greasing tin
Lightly grease a 24-hole mini muffin tin Microwave the chocolate on medium for two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until it has melted.
Add Rice Bubbles to the chocolate and stir. Spoon your Rice Bubbles mixture into the muffin tin (a large tablespoon for each nest). Mould the mixture to form a basket shape. Add eggs to your nests.
FINGERPRINT EASTER EGG
This one is perfect for finger isolation plus extra fine motor points for cutting and sticking too!
Draw an egg shape onto some card and cut out. Your child can help with the cutting if they’re able to use scissors.
Encourage your child to add as many different coloured fingerprints to the egg.
Stick the egg onto different coloured card.
For more simple hand and fingerprint ideas visit
MAKE AN EASTER SENSORY BIN
If you have a child with sensory issues, Easter makes a great theme for sensory bins. Coloured rice, fake grass, play-doh ‘eggs’, fluffy chicks, plastic bunnies – the ideas are endless. The internet is your friend here with so many sources of inspiration. Here are just three different versions we found online:
VISIT LEARN IMAGINE PLAY FOR INFO ON HOW TO CREATE
AND NEXT COMES L HAS A GREAT IDEA FOR A SENSORY BIN WITH WATER BEADS
HOW ABOUT COMBINING A SENSORY BIN WITH SOME NUMERACY SKILLS PRACTICE?
Acrylic eggs, chalkboard paint and coloured chalks are all you need to create these decorated Easter eggs with a difference. Using acrylic eggs instead of real ones makes them a little more robust and likely to stand up to any pressure.
Image source – Sugar and Spice and Glitter