Let the big Easter break begin

Tomorrow sees the start of the Easter break for most of Malta’s children. We’re serving up some ideas for family-fun.
As the Easter holidays kick off tomorrow, it’s the perfect time for family outdoor activities.

Easter schoolbreak means more time at home and more chances for the entire Fam to get bored. The pressure to keep everyone’s energy levels catered for is real, especially is there are playdates in the offing. Sunday Circle rushes to the rescue with some low-stakes, fun ideas.

Hunt for Easter eggs

Likely the most popular Easter activity of all, hiding plastic eggs full of candy and goodies for kiddos to “hunt” brings plenty of smiles and giddiness. Whether your gatherings typically take place in your courtyard or somewhere more outdoorsy like Buskett or Ta’ Qali park, it’s an exciting way to get youngsters outdoors for a friendly (yet probably competitive) game.

Bake desserts

Is it even Easter if you don’t burn a figolla or two? Every holiday comes with its own flavourful traditions and Easter is no exception. From sweet, fresh, fruity desserts to chocolatey delights, baking your family’s favourites is a fun way to bring everyone together in the kitchen. Assigning specialised roles in an easy solution for ensuring all feel involved. Little ones can gather and organise ingredients while older kids measure cups, tablespoons and teaspoons to show off their math skills. Finally, adults can handle cutting and cooking,so safety comes first.

Decorate eggs

Keep the fun in the kitchen by using eggs (real or plastic) as the canvas for creativity. Dyes are a popular choice, but you can also paint or simply use markers to decorate to your heart’s desire. Add final touches with glitter, fabric or ribbons to truly make your creation your own.

Enjoy the outdoors

Easter usually brings with it the perfect weather to celebrate outdoors, before we start hitting the 30 degrees. Turn back the clock with kid-friendly classics like tag, hide and seek, backyard sports and more. The best part: these beloved games are meant for all ages, meaning everyone in the family can get in on the fun.

A spot of story-telling

Whether your loved ones live down the street, three bus connections away or have flown the coop on a student exchange programme, holidays bring people together. These moments spent sharing meals, playing games and looking back on the past are a perfect opportunity for passing down stories and traditions, from studying the family tree to sharing the secrets to favourite recipes. Encouraging elders to share their experiences helps ensure traditions are passed from generation to generation and connects the past to the present and future.

Find more Easter activities to share with your loved ones at eLivingtoday.com. For more Sunday Circle magazine outdoor ideas, check out this feature about al fresco brunch.

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