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Easter Activities for Toddlers

This is Trent’s second Easter and since he’s two years old I wanted to have some things around the house for us to do for the holiday. At this age kid’s love hands on activities that incorporate colors, being messy, and the outdoors. My goal was to incorporate a little bit of everything and he loved it all! I’ve listed the different things we did below along with links to the products. Hope your little ones enjoy these fun moments and I can’t wait to try something different next year!

EASTER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!!

Bake Easter Cookies

I bought the Pillsbury peel and bake bunny cookies because it’s quick and easy! Another option is to buy Easter cookie cutters to make sugar cookies and let your kid decorate them with sugar/icing. When you’re done you can put them on a cute Spring plate or bowl…or in little festive baggies!

Paint Eggs

I found some fake eggs and dye at Wal-mart and I liked that they were mess free. You place an egg inside a small bag and add your desired color and move the egg around until it’s fully painted. This is supposed to be a mess free activity but with kids…no such thing. This concept was too advanced for Trent so I put all the dye in small cups and he loved being able to dip the paint brush and paint all the eggs. If you don’t want to buy fake eggs, you can boil eggs and paint them with whatever paint you have in the house. Once they’re all done, display your kid’s work in a cute bowl or easter basket with colored grass!

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Dot Markers

This Easter coloring book is from Amazon and there’s a lot of different pictures/pages inside. I call these markers bingo markers and it took Trent no time to grasp the idea of filling up all the circles. You can also keep these markers and pages in your diaper bag when you need to keep your children busy at a restaurant.

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Egg Chalk

Kid’s love chalk and frankly, so do I. The only thing with it being egg shaped is it rolls so easily down our slanted driveway lol. The different colors are great for young ones to use their imagination and draw a million squiggly lines. Of course the more your draw the less like an egg it becomes, but all in all it’s still an awesome outdoor activity with a sprinkle of holiday spirit!

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How to Plan a Kid’s Halloween Party

Since COVID has arrived, less families participate in trick or treating..which is understandable. 2020 was my first year as a parent and I didn’t want the year to go by without celebrating this spooky holiday! So I decided to have a Halloween party that my friends could safely enjoy with their kids and babies. Below are the super easy and affordable games I created along with snacks that all the adults and kids enjoyed!

Affordable & Easy Games for Kids / Babies

When it comes to parties, I love to find ways to save money. I knew there were going to be a few babies at the party so I wanted to have a sensory game they could enjoy as well.

PAINT IN A BAG (SENSORY GAME)

What You Need: 

  • 2 ziploc bags
  • painters tape
  • different color paint bottles

*Carefully squeeze large amounts of paint into a ziploc bag. Seal the bag shut. Place the bag on a tile/hardwood floor and secure the outside edges with tape. 

Purpose: For babies to use their fingers to paint mess free.

MONSTER GOOGLY EYES (SENSORY BAG) 

What You Need: 

  • ziploc bags
  • different monsters printed on a paper
  • googly eyes
  • hair gel (any color)
  • painters tape

*Tape down printed monster paper on a table or floor. Place googly eyes and squeeze hair gel inside ziploc bag. Close bag and make sure there’s no air bubbles. Tape down bag over the monster paper. 

Purpose: To move the eyes onto the different monsters. (mess free)

PUMPKIN TIC-TAC-TOE

What You Need: 

  • 10 small pumpkins, two different colors
  • a string a rope
  • tape

*Create a 9 square grid with your string and tape down on a table. 

Purpose: 2 player game to play tic-tac-toe with pumpkins to get 3 in a row.

PAPER PLATE PUPPETS

What You Need: 

  • paper plates, popsicle sticks
  • assorted washable paint colors
  • paint brushes, markers
  • cup with clean water
  • assorted construction paper
  • safety scissors, glue/glue sticks

Purpose: For kids to create halloween inspired characters on a paper plate so they can wear it as a mask. 

COOKIE DECORATING 

What You Need:

  • paper plates
  • plastic knives
  • assorted sprinkles
  • sugar cookies
  • assorted cookie icing flavors
  • seran wrap

Purpose: for kids to decorate their own cookies. If you make plates ahead of time this will reduce the mess of sprinkles everywhere and it’s more sanitary for everyone to have their own set of sprinkles.

PUMPKIN BEAN BAG TOSS

((Note: the game pictured was purchased from the link at end of page. Below is how you can make your own))

What You Need:

  • 6 empty cans
  • 3 bean bags, or balls
  • halloween decorated paper
  • tape

*wrap paper around the cans and use tape to secure it

Purpose: to stand back and try to knock down the cans 

PUMPKIN MEMORY GAME

What You Need:

If using printer: create 12 large pumpkins with 6 different jack-o-lantern faces on MS word, print on card stock paper and cut it out. 

If using paper plates: paint plates orange and wait for paint to dry. Draw jack-o-lantern faces with a sharpie. Glue pieces of green construction paper on top of the plate.

Purpose: To flip over pumpkins to get two of a kind.

RING TOSS

What You Need: 

  • small cones
  • 2 rings

Purpose: To stand back and toss rings onto the cones

PUMPKIN GOLF

What You Need

  • 1 large pumpkin, knife
  • kids golf club, balls

*Remove inside of pumpkin. Carve out eyes and a large mouth that the balls can fit into.

Purpose: To try to make it into the Jack-o-lanterns mouth with the golf balls.

Party Snacks for Kids & Adults

Food is one of the most important things for a party! Below are the yummy treats I served!

  • White chocolate covered pretzels (used orange food coloring and green m&ms)
  • Cinnamon sugar bats (used tortillas and baked them in the oven)
  • Frankenstein cups (used vanilla pudding cups, green food coloring, and crushed oreo cookies)
  • Mandarin orange cups (hot glue green pipe cleaner for the stem)
  • Ghost suckers (covered tootsie pops with a napkin)
  • Nuggets, chicken flautas, pizza bites, ham/turkey sliders
  • Baby apple sauce packets & crackers

Must Have Party Supplies!

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