Explore Easter!

Alright, put away those winter boots and pull out the pastels. It’s SPRING, and there’s no turning back. Nothing like the long weekend to really settle into the good weather. Whether you’re enjoying it from a patio, a back porch, or your own home, we hope you’ve scheduled some down time for the long weekend. Still not sure what you’re going to do? There is so much going on in the GTA, I don’t blame you! Check out our list of things to Explore this weekend!

HUNT

There are almost too many Easter Egg hunts to do them all. Here’s a few that look a cut above the rest.

1. For your classic “hide/find the eggs” hunt, check out Easter Egg-stravaganza at Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm. I hear the Easter Bunny will be there. No big deal. There will be not one, but TWO egg-collecting games. Both of which, I am sure, involve chocolate. This is Toronto’s largest Easter egg hunt. Get your tickets here.

  • April 18-20, 11:00AM-5:00PM
  • Special ticket price: $15

2. For a less conventional, more educational hunt, check out The Metro Toronto Zoo. They have face painting, egg painting, games and more on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10-4pm. And the eggs you’ll be hunting at the zoo are REAL! Well, some of them anyways.  Green eggs, spotted eggs, leopard print eggs, popsicle eggs! The Metro Toronto Zoo is really going all out this Easter. This is one not to miss.

3. If you’re looking for a Hunt that is a little small, and easier on the wallet, check out Colborne Lodge Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday from noon to 3pm. This annual event combines the fun of hunting for eggs and eating chocolate, with the benefits of learning about Easter traditions. You can even dye eggs using natural dyes inside historic Colborne Lodge.

  • $3 for egg hunts and $1 for egg dyeing.

 

If you’re the type to spend a long weekend enjoying the hours of free time and sunlight (we hope!) at home, here are some things to help keep the whole family occupied and enjoying the fact that winter has FINALLY come to an end:

PAINT

Decorating Easter eggs was always my favourite thing to do at Easter. One year, my sister decorated her eggs like pokemon! Check out these creative ways to spice up this traditional Easter craft.

1. For your youngest artist, just pull out some pastel sharpies, and decorate your eggs that way… it doesn’t get any easier.

2. Don’t want to paint? Try using other craft supplies to give your eggs an extra bit of flaire. Try melting crayon shavings, using googly eyes, making characters with straws and contruction paper. Check out our Pinterest page for more details!

3. Eggs too small for little fingers with big imaginations? Decorate the whole house with easter egg ballons. A fun easy way to brings Easter into your household!

 

 

COOK

1. Every year, my family makes the Martha Stewart Easter Egg cake. This almond-based cake will blow your mind (of course there are tons of nut free cake options out there as well!), and cooking together is always a really fun family activity.

2. You know those weird marshmallow Easter candies? Well, one blog decided to dedicate a whole post on different ways of incorporating those sugary guys into your Easter baking. The peep-cookies look especially tasty!

3. We all know that the whole POINT of the hunt is the chocolaty goodness underneath that golden foil. Try making your own chocolate eggs this year, with this tasty recipe. 

 

 

CRAFT

1. Make bunny ears, for the big day. You know you need them!

2. Bean bag easter chicken. Need I say more. Everyone needs a spring chicken.

3. Easter baskets. Get crafty with basket by decorating them with bows, using mason jars, or your empty eggs cartons! Check out this cute idea for a DIY basket!

Happy Easter Everyone! Hope you have fun exploring in and out side of your home! Don’t eat too much chocolate. And be sure to check out  our Pinterest page  and Twitter Feed for more crafts, food, and events!