Spring Inspired Family Activities

JoCraft & Baking, Family Life

Yumbles chocolates

Spring is always a great season to get creative and spot signs of life bursting through. With the Easter holidays nearly upon us (or already started in some parts of the UK) it seemed like a good time to share some of the things that we have planned over the next couple of weeks both indoors and out that have been inspired by the season.

Daffodils in the spring sunshine

Spring inspired scavenger hunt

This one probably speaks for itself, but if you’re not sure what to look for I have 15 ideas to start you off: Spring Inspired Scavenger Hunt.

Young leaves

Hand print art

You can’t beat a bit of creative hand print art. The Loud One and I made these flowers but Pinterest is a great place to spark other ideas.

Hand art painting

Chocolate making

We were recently gifted this Easter raw chocolate making starter kit from Yumbles complete with a silicone Easter shapes mould, and had fun trying it out. The results were very impressive. The taste was so good! Really smooth and creamy but without being oversweet. The kit was vegan but the boys and Jacob all liked the taste too. You can also buy dairy free chocolate from Yumbles and I am so tempted to try some of that.

Chocolates on Cup of Toast chopping board

Yumbles chocolate on chopping board

Spring bookmarks

I know I have written about bookmarks previously, but without taking all the emerging petals and leaves from your garden these are quick and easy to make but very effective and fun too. You could even personalise them by sewing or writing a name on a piece of ribbon and attaching it to the top.

Flower bookmarks

Easter bonnets

We made this beautiful Easter bunny hat with Jen’s Reading Corner. The Loud One loves it! Again Pinterest comes in handy here with other creative ideas, or why not ask the little people in your life, my boys often surprise me with their wonderful and unrestrained imagination!

Easter bunny bonnet

Pebble painting

This is something that I want to do more of this year. We find happiness pebbles fairly regularly but always get a buzz from them and love to admire the artwork on them. This Easter I hope to paint a number of pebbles that we have in our back garden and hide them on our travels.

Pebbles ready for painting

Potato print eggs

I’m not a fan of waste so if you find a soft potato gently sprouting away at the back of the cupboard what better way is there to use it up?! Sliced in half they make a super egg shape!

Potato paint printing

Potato printing

Egg bunting

Bunting is a great way to liven up a living space or brighten a hallway. Why not make it seasonal with eggs shapes, or you could add in bunnies, chicks and flowers too. If you don’t have the materials to hand Baker Ross is a great place to look and have speedy delivery as well.

Easter egg bunting


Do you have family activities planned this spring? Let me know what you’re up to in the comments below.


Vegan Easter eggs from Yumbles

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N.B. I was kindly supplied with the raw chocolate making kit and chopping board from Yumbles. This post also contains affiliate links which if you purchase something through them may result in a few pennies coming my way at no extra cost to you. For more information, please see my disclosure page.