Check out our 6 fun-filled activity ideas below to keep your family entertained this Easter break!
Once you’ve completed any of the challenges, send us a picture to [email protected] for your chance to win a hamper of sustainable goodies!
Have you ever wondered how Easter is celebrated in other parts of the world? Or maybe other countries have different springtime celebrations? Research festivals and celebrations that take place across the world at this time of year. Why not create a news report or an ebook to teach others what you discover?
You could focus on one of Irish Aid’s focus countries, and use our Celebrations Around the World worksheet below to tell us all about what you learned!
Decorating the house with colourful spring decorations is a great way to spend some quality time together this Easter break. Create your own spring garland with materials you already have in the house – cardboard, newspapers, old ribbons, tissue paper, anything you have! Reusing items we have around the house can help us to reduce our waste and appreciate what we already have.
Get creative with colours and textures, and let your imagination run wild.
Did you know that we can thank bees and other pollinators for helping us to grow the fruit and vegetables we need for a healthy diet? Unfortunately, a third of our bee species here in Ireland are under threat and are struggling.
A big change we can all make is planting pollinator friendly plants and flowers in our gardens, such as dandelions, lavender, thyme, poppies, and even berries such as strawberries and raspberries!
Why not put aside a couple of hours this Easter break to plant some of these plants in your garden and help the bees! Send us a picture of your garden for your chance to win!
If you already have pollinator friendly plants in your garden, you could make a spring wreath with pollinator friendly flowers and display it in your garden.
Send in your entries for your chance to win a hamper of sustainable goodies. You can email your entry to [email protected] or post them to us:
Getting active in the springtime can be a great way to get outside in the fresh air, and promotes our mental and physical health.
Why not host your won family sports day, including some Easter and spring themed sports? Here are a few ideas to get you going:
Egg and Spoon Race
Easter Egg Hunt
Learn the Bunny Hop
Send in pictures of your Egg-celent sports day for your chance to win a hamper of sustainable goodies! Email your entry to us to [email protected]
At Easter time, many of us eat a LOT of chocolate, and we give it as gifts to our loved ones. Chocolate is a product a lot of us associate with Fairtrade. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer overall deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
There are many other ingredients that we can watch out for and try to buy Fairtrade if we can, such as sugar, nuts, honey and fruit. Try your hand at researching Fairtrade products in your local supermarket and create your own recipe for biscuits using Fairtrade ingredients.
You can email pictures of your biscuits to [email protected] for your chance to win a box of sustainable goodies!
What animals do you think about when you imagine springtime? Baby chicks, lambs and bunnies? As the weather gets warmer, we often see more animals out and about in the sunshine.
Why not research some spring animals and see how they’re lives are affected by the seasons changing? You could put together a project or report to tell us all about your findings.
Send your entry to [email protected] for your chance to win a box of sustainable goodies!