It feels like just yesterday that we were preparing for Christmas, doesn’t it?
Now the countdown to the Easter weekend has begun and the kids are looking forward to treats from the Easter Bunny!
Alyssa and Aidan are super excited for what’s to come this week, but it’s not all about the chocolates! We’ve already started getting into the spirit, but I’ve still got a few things up my sleeve to keep them occupied, entertained and informed during this special time.
Learning What Easter Is Really About
First and foremost, there’s a reason behind Easter! With Easter being so commercialised these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and forget what it’s truly about.
With young kids it’s not that easy getting the full message across, but you can start small by reading stories and having little talks about this holy week. Alyssa got to learn about the true meaning of Easter in her first sunday school class last month. It was really nice for her to learn all about it, before the Easter Bunny was all in our faces!!
There are so many fun and easy Easter crafts to do, which you can easily find on Pinterest. With most things on Pinterest, the crafts may resemble perfection and the pictures look amazing. I really don’t put any pressure on the kids to get it 100% perfect – it’s all about having fun and learning, isn’t it?
Fellow Blogger, Melanie from Wind In A Letterbox, has some really nice Jesus-focused Easter craft ideas on her blog – have a look here.
Cute Easter Gear
Cotton On’s April range has the cutest Easter Ideas including clothing, PJ’s, bunny masks and sleeping bags. It’s really hard to walk in that store and leave without buying anything!
Easter egg Hunts
In Cape Town, we will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Easter Egg hunts. The kids will absolutely love finding little treasures hidden by the Easter Bunny! I know of a few happening at my kids favourite spots in the Mother City:
Val Du Charron in Wellington on Saturday 15 April @11am
Hamleys at V&A Waterfront on Saturday 15 April @2pm
Bugz Playpark on Monday 17 April @ 11am
Baskin-Robbins & Dunkin’ Donuts Easter Hunt on Monday 17 April @10am
If you’re in Cape Town, get Creative with educational delights at the V&A Waterfront
The V&A has lots in store for the kids for the entire school holidays! So when you’re on route that way, refer to this list to see what’s happening:
|V&A WATERFRONT: EASTER ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE|
|Date||Time||Activity / Entertainment||Venue|
|Monday, 3 April to Sunday, 9 April||12h00 to 12h30
13h00 to 13h30
14h00 to 14h30
|Kids Theatre: The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure||V&A Amphitheatre|
|Tuesday, 4 April to Sunday, 23 July||10h00 to 19h00||Incredible Illusions Exhibition
(last admission at 18h00)
|Tuesday, 11 to Wednesday,12 April
Saturday, 22 April
|11h00 to 12h00||Cradle of Creativity: Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams
Richard Antrobus – Being Norm
|Tuesday, 11 April to Sunday, 16 April||09h00 to 19h00||The LEGO Play Experience||Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre|
|Easter Weekend: 14 to 17 April|
|Friday, 14 April||12h00 to 14h00||Food Truck Fridays||Silo District|
|18h00 to 1900||Musical showcase: Manouche||V&A Amphitheatre|
|Saturday, 15 April||18h00 to 1900||Musical showcase: Southern Wild||V&A Amphitheatre|
|Sunday, 16 April||18h00 to 1900||Musical showcase: Hot Water Duo||V&A Amphitheatre|
|17h30 to 20h00||Sunset Tango||Pierhead Deck|
|Monday, 17 April||18h00 to 1900||Musical showcase: The Nomadic Orchestra||V&A Amphitheatre|
Transformers fans, if you’re in Johannesburg for the weekend …
Citizens of Earth! Be prepared for an invasion of galactic proportions! The Transformers are landing this April!
Transformers Roadblock, brought to you by Hasbro, is giving kids the chance to meet their favourite bots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! Visit them on the 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th April at the Main Mall Court next to Edgars, Eastgate Shopping Centre from 10:00 am
Hasbro will also be featuring Optimus Prime in vehicle mode, a Transformers play area, an area to watch the latest Transformers Robots in Disguise animated TV series and stand a chance to win Transformers prizes at the Transformers Spin to Win wheel!
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee can’t wait to meet you!
Enjoy the holidays and be safe!