With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids entertained. Once school is out, there’s no doubt that your community centre will be buzzing with lively sparks wanting to express their creativity. And why not make things interesting for them this year by running a series of interactive events, guaranteed to keep everyone satisfied.
You can’t go wrong with the old favourites – especially when there are Easter eggs involved! Suitable for all age groups, the treasure hunt is a great way to get kids working in teams and developing their social skills.
Throw in some clever questions and a bit of geography and you’ve got an educational session too. We never fail to be amazed at a child’s willingness to take part in an activity just because chocolate is involved!
For older kids, you may like to make use of their love of smartphones and plan a GPS hunt. Plot the GPS coordinates of each egg’s hiding spot and write them on a list. The groups can then use their smart phones to find the eggs.
An egg painting workshop it a great way for kids to express their creativity. Plus, the chance to get a bit mucky always seems to spark their interest!
Perhaps provide some examples of painted eggs that can be copied, and some stencils for those who are a little unconfident when it comes to art.
Alternatively, you could provide each member of your youth group with an Easter cookie – either in the shape of an egg or bunny – and ask them to decorate it with icing and sprinkles. Great for those with a sweet tooth!
Seasonal Fashion Parade
Sometimes, it’s hard to think of activities that will engage the older youths that attend your centre, but a fashion parade is always a safe choice. You could ask your youth group to strut their stuff in their favourite springtime outfits, or ask them to get creative by making seasonal accessories – such as floral headbands or mini-egg necklaces to showcase on the catwalks.
This fun game is great for kids with a competitive edge and enhances teamwork skills too. For this activity, you divide your youth group into teams of 4-6 and supply each team with paper, pieces of cardboard, toilet rolls, bubble wrap, string and a hard boiled egg.
The challenge is to see which team can make the best capsule and parachute for their egg to survive a drop from a height. The least impact damaged egg wins!
If you’re in the process of planning a fashion show or production at your community centre, why not get in touch with us here at Unistage to see how we can help? We’re got plenty of staging options available that can be tailored to meet your needs. Call us today on 01254 680 575