Easter Activities for Grandchildren

Saturday we had our family Easter egg hunt and assorted activities. So what if it was the day before St. Patrick’s Day? So what if we didn’t do any St. Patrick’s day activities at this little get together?

It was still great fun. Lemme show you what we did.

First, we made stick puppets. I found a black and white pattern on First Palette. I decided that I didn’t want to take the time for the kiddos to color them or to cut them out. So, I used Photoshop and added some color and then cut them out myself (with some help from the grandpa).

(Here is the pattern for a colored chick and bunny.)

Here we are gluing the puppets onto the sticks.Easter stick puppets

Here are the completed puppets.Easter stick puppets

Then, we made some bunnies out of empty toilet paper tubes. To make the bunnies, I cut out a piece of pink construction paper that fit around the tube. For the ears, I cut out two pieces of pink construction paper that were 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. I folded those pieces in half.

I first taped the ears on — one end on the inside of the tube and one on the outside of the tube. Then, we taped the piece that fit around the tube. We glued a pink pom pom on for the tail.

pink Easter bunny

Then, I drew on a nose, teeth, and whiskers.pink Easter bunny

Then, we glued on googly eyes. (The grandkids used the biggest sized eyes that I had. If it were up to me, I would have used a wee bit smaller sized eyes. Oh well, this was “their” craft . . . ).pink Easter bunny

Here’s the little pink bunny! Isn’t this adorable? Oh, yeah, and the bunny, too, huh?
pink Easter bunny

Next, we colored Easter eggs. On the Internet, I saw an idea for dying Easter eggs using Kool-Aid. The eggs were a vibrant color. I wanted the grandkids to dye eggs that were that brilliantly colored so I dutifully boiled the eggs and mixed one package of Kool-Aid with 2/3 cup of water for each color.

Isn’t this the cutest cheesy smile that you ever did see?

coloring Easter eggs
coloring Easter eggs
coloring Easter eggs


While some of the eggs turned out beautiful (as you can see in the picture above), others did not. The color did not ‘stick’ to the egg. I could scratch it off. It was like ‘scum’ on the egg. I followed the directions to the letter but I guess somehow somewhere something wasn’t exactly right.

Sigh.

Then, I thought that I would have the grandkiddos put on some Easter masks (here’s a link to the masks) and hunt for the plastic Easter eggs that were hidden outside.

I thought that I had card stock to print them on. But I didn’t. And I didn’t have time to go get some. So I just used plain copy paper. The masks were a little floppy. But since the grandchickabiddies ended up not wearing them it really didn’t matter.

Sigh again.

Also, I didn’t have elastic to hold the masks on. I used thread. That didn’t work at all.

Sigh for a third time.

I just held the mask up to their face to have their picture taken.

bunny mask

mask2

With all of the things that didn’t work, you’d think that this Easter activity was a flop. From the kids point of view, they had fun. And that’s all that counts, isn’t it?

Live and learn . . .

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3 thoughts on “Easter Activities for Grandchildren

  1. Grandma Kc

    I love all the things you did! And I seriously think I will print those masks and require EVERYONE to wear them at Easter Dinner! I have been saving toilet paper rolls with nothing in mind — now i know what we’re going to do with some of those and I have pink construction paper and googly eyes! I’ve found from past experience that some of the activities that I thought failed — Amara had a blast! Also learned that just because it is something I think would be fun to do doesn’t necessarily mean it will interest her!

  2. DigiGram Post author

    Hi Joyce,
    Thank you for your sweet comment about how adorable my grandkids are!

    I have the personal philosophy that spending time with family is what is most important — not whether or not the activity was ‘successful.’ Playing together and being together is what life is all about.

  3. Joyce

    First of all, your grandchickabiddies are adorable! And then, educators might say that just experiencing the process has value, but I think your end results on everything looked great! Well, except maybe those eggs….I’ve seen that idea too and might have tried it myself. Thanks for the warning and reminder that everything out there doesn’t necessarily work!

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