Easter Fun 2014 – 23 Months old

Happy Easter!! Hope you have all had a lovely relaxed weekend so far and eaten lots of chocolate? No? Well there’s still time!

We’ve had lots of Easter fun so far this year!

We’ve made Easter Nests, Easter Cards and been on an Easter Hunt, and Monkey has loved every minute!

Easter Nests

There is obviously different ways of making easter nests but I like to use Shredded Wheat, as then they feel a bit more nest-y.

So we used:
1 pack of Shredded Wheat 16s
400g Belgian Milk Chocolate (we are a little in love with the Waitrose own brand Belgian Milk Chocolate at the mo – seriously, you should try it, yummy!!) We actually used a little less than this as I had scoffed some beforehand, but it would’ve been better if we had the whole bars!
Mini Eggs

Easter Nests

Basically you bash up the Shredded Wheat, Monkey helped with this, until it is really fine. I actually find using the end of a big rolling pin is the best bashing method! Lots of fun!!

Melt chocolate, we do it over the hob in a bowl over simmering water, but I hear microwaving is very easy too!

Mix, then scoop into cake cases, and add eggs.

Very simple, tasty chocolatey fun! πŸ™‚

Easter Cards

After the success of Granny’s birthday card a couple of weeks ago, i thought we’d use a similar Β method for Easter cards and involve monkey with some finger painting! The first time we tried unfortunately Monkey just mixed up the paint and we ended up with some murky brown splodges, he had fun, but not very attractive or easter themed!

We tried again at the weekend with some different colours and had much more success! Once the masterpieces had dried I cut them into egg shapes and stuck them onto some cards. Monkey finished them off with some lovely colouring! Easy peasy Easter cards!

Easter Cards

Easter Hunt

Because we would like to avoid too much of a sugar rush, we got some other bits in addition to eggs, to make this an Easter Hunt, rather than an Easter ‘Egg’ Hunt. I dotted the chicks and bunnies, signs and eggs around the front garden (the back garden still being mainly mud at the moment, with less places to hide them!) for Monkey to find. With the weather forecast for Easter Sunday a bit miserable we did the hunt on Saturday afternoon, in case it got rained off on Sunday!.

Monkey loved it, I mean it lasted about 5 minutes but he had lots of fun with all his bunnies and chicks, and putting them in his little basket. He obv loved eating the choccy eggs too!

Easter Hunt

I used to love Easter as a kid, Easter egg hunts, chocolate, but as an adult I didn’t really celebrate it much. Now we have a little man it is bringing the fun back again and I am loving all the Easter fun this year!

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59 thoughts on “Easter Fun 2014 – 23 Months old

    • Thank you, I’m loving it I have to admit, it makes the possible cards endless! And he loves painting so gives it a nice purpose! Thanks he has had a lot of fun with it all! xx

  1. Wow how much Easter fun have you had, lots and lots by the sounds of things! Those nests look brilliant and I love the cards. I’ll bet the Easter egg hunt was exciting, POD loved hers too. Lovely post, thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory

    • Thank you we did have a lot of fun! Aww I bet POD loved hers too, so much fun to be had with kiddies at this time of year! xx

    • Thanks, Yeah i don’t mind him having a bit of choccy but thought too much and we’d have a crazy monkey on our hands! he loved the chicks and bunnies too πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Ahhh Caroline looks like you all had a fabulous Easter and got to do some many fun things together. Making those great memories. Looks like a great little baker slash crafter on your hands. Love all the cute photos. #whatsthestory

  3. Very good point that Easter gets a bit overlooked as an adult but having kids brings a lot of fun and colour and joy to this time of year! I LOVE your cards – one of those things that makes me think “why didn’t I think of that?”! And I also love the fact that you thought to make the treasure for the egg hunt more than just eggs – the chicks and little bunnies are too cute! Is it de rigeur to do your hunt outdoors though? We did ours indoors! X #whatsthestory

    • Thank you, having kids definitely makes you want to have fun with it I think! haha thanks for the cards, they are so simple and the possibilities for different shapes are endless (well as endless as my abilities to cut shapes out, which may be a bit limited…) I thought the chicks and bunnies were cute too and just a way of slightly limiting the choccy intake haha! We used to do egg hunts indoors and outdoors as kids so don’t think it has to be outside, I just wanted to hide the chicks and bunnies in the bushes hehe πŸ™‚ xx

  4. wow you’ve been really busy! LOVE your cards, what a great idea πŸ™‚ i’d really like to make those nests with my boy, i think he’d love to make them. looks like you had a lot of fun searching for eggs too. What a brill time you’ve had! #letkidsbekids

    • Thank you, we have had so much fun, love that he is growing up and getting involved in all of these things now! xx

    • Thank you and to you! Aww glad you managed to have some lovely time together, that’s what it’s all about really xx

  5. I like how the nests are made with Shredded Wheat – both an accurate representation of twigs and a great source of fibre to make them semi-healthy! Looks like you had a fun Easter!

    • Thank you, I do try to convince myself they aren’t too terrible because of all that whole wheat! We did thank you, hope you did too! xx

  6. Looks like you had a great Easter. I’m afraid we just went for the chocolate option in our Easter egg hunt. Yours sounds like a great alternative though! #letkidsbekids

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