easter is a time for making and baking, for fresh colours, bunnies, chicks and flowers. the clocks have changed, the days are longer and spring has arrived! it marks the end of lent and a turning point in the calendar, looking forward to the birth of baby animals and the bursting of spring buds.
celebrate with thoughtfulness, and get the children involved. encourage them to lay a pretty table for breakfast, bake a cake with them for tea or pick a bunch of primroses from the woods and ask them to choose their favourite jar to put them in. every meal can be a party! let their natural creativity inspire you – mix and match colours, pastels and ginghams, decorate with real eggs and chocolate eggs - and find joy through their eyes.
easter weather can be fickle, but rainy days are the perfect opportunity for using craft kits, or painting eggs with toddlers to teens - even the simplest splodges by the youngest children look sweet on an egg. we search for the whitest duck eggs, but speckled brown and blue shells are pretty too. baking is another rainy day option, with cookie cutters, or moulds bringing cakes and biscuits to life. try making cupcakes and decorating with pastel icing, to match the table cloth and napkins – we love pale yellow, sky blue, lilac and baby pink for easter!