Easter is just around the corner, so if you have little ones in the house it’s time to start hatching those long weekend game plans. Once your kids have rolled out of bed and sniffed out every hidden egg in the house, they’ll need some fun Easter-themed activities to keep them preoccupied (unless you want them riding a sugar high right through the weekend).
Luckily, there’s no shortage of sugar-free apps and games available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Load up your smartphone or family tablet with a few of these favourites.
Go digital Easter egg hunting
Long after your little ones have turned your place upside down, uncovering every hidden egg and treat in the house, you can keep the Easter egg hunt fun going with Hidden Egg Hunt, available for both iOS and Android devices. This is one of the most popular Easter apps year after year, and for good reason. Each game is randomly generated, so no two digital egg hunts are ever the same.
If your little one is so young they’re still not quite sure what to make of this whole Easter Bunny thing, you can help get them in the spirit with the Call Easter Bunny app, also available for both iOS and Android devices. This app lets your child make a fake call to the Easter Bunny for a little pre-recorded chitchat.
When it’s time to settle your little ones down and focus their energies into more productive activities (without breaking out the crayons and sacrificing the dining room table) there’s Make A Scene: Easter and Paint-On-3D Easter Eggs, both available for iOS devices. Each app lets your little one show off their artistic side, creating colourful Easter themes and digitally painted Easter eggs.
Dr. Seuss to the rescue
Sometimes, it’s hard to top the classics. Whether it’s bed time or simple story time, turn on the Apple iBooks version of Horton Hatches the Egg. This interactive take on the classic Dr. Seuss tale features optional narration and helps kids learn to read by highlighting key words as the story is read to them.