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What’s On April

March 31, 2020 in News

WELCOME TO APRIL!  

It’s school holiday season again and we know that you and the family will need lots of fun things to do to keep the little ones occupied all month long. Because our community events have been cancelled, we have put together a list of fun activities the whole family can enjoy at home.

We hope you all enjoy our round up for the month and would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!

 

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

CREATE YOUR OWN KITCHEN GARDEN

Gardening is a wonderful way to get outside in the elements with the whole family, whilst teaching children about nutrition and responsibility.
By creating your own kitchen garden, children learn about harvesting, preparing and sharing.
You can either plant vegetables and herbs in your own garden, in pots or you can use crates which you can place on paved areas and move around easily. Vegetables such as eggplant, peas, silverbeet, beans, broad beans and celery all grow beautifully in crates.
After a while, you and the kids will love the fact that you can go out at night and pick a bit of this, a bit of that, go back into the kitchen and in 10 minutes or even 5, make something delicious to eat.

LIVSPACE, have put together some handy tips and steps on how to get your kitchen garden started and Bunnings have a whole section on kitchen gardens. Visit https://www.livspace.com/in/magazine/how-to-make-a-kitchen-garden-india and https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/garden/planting-and-growing/how-to-start-a-vegetable-garden for details.

MAKE YOUR OWN EASTER COOKIES – BUNNIES AND EGGS

Kids just love getting their hands dirty in the kitchen, especially when it comes to decorating cookies, so get the kids involved in making some cookies, then set them loose with a rainbow of icing colours, bowls of sprinkles and lollies and their imaginations to come up with the most amazingly decorated cookie of the day.

For the confident chefs out there, you might want to make your own base cookie recipe (we have linked a really good one below), however for those looking for a quick fix, this recipe is ridiculously easy and is more decorating than actual cooking. In fact, there is no baking or cooking of any kind, just a bit of mixing, squeezing and sprinkling.

You can read the full recipe here https://picklebums.com/the-easiest-easter-biscuits-ever/, and for all the masterchefs out there this is a great base cookie recipe if you would prefer to start from scratch https://www.aheadofthyme.com/2017/03/easter-egg-sugar-cookies/.

 

ENJOY A MOVIE MARATHON

The holidays are a perfect time to organise a movie marathon. Perhaps choose a movie series such as Spy Kids or movies with a theme, such as space, nature or comedy.
Netflix have just released lots of great new movies for the Easter holidays including Hugo, The Adventures of Tin Tin, Spiderman: Into The Spider Verse, The Princess and the Frog, Incredibles 2, and many more so there will be plenty to keep the movie marathon going.

Don’t forget the popcorn!

DIY SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
Science experiments are fun learning games that will delight any child. Watching how the world works is much more fun when it’s something you’ve created yourself. If you think science experiments are all about Bunsen burners and beakers, think again. Click here for 20 of the best science experiments for kids using things from your pantry and recycling bin: no goggles required. Phew!

 

HAVE AN EASTER EGG HUNT AT HOME

There have been many times when we have all lost the keys or sunglasses which can certainly be a hassle, but when it comes to finding Easter eggs, kids can find chocolate in the most random of places – AND THEY LOVE IT!

So why not start a new family Easter tradition with one of the best home Easter egg hunts ever.

Be creative when hiding, the kiddies are very clever when it comes to hunting things – especially treats!

This amazing article by Real Simple will give you some great advice on hosting your own Easter egg hunt for all ages.  https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/easter-egg-hunt.

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