The easter holidays are a great opportunity to spend some fun family time with the kids – and if that means getting active together then everybunny’s a winner!
Our members share their top ideas for a hoppy easter including some tasty treats and ideas to get the whole family moving…
Egg hunt – with a twist!
The classic chocolate egg hunt is great fun for kids, but you could turn the tables and ask them to create clues for a treasure trail for you! Slimming World member Heather (@heathers_sw) came home from shopping to find a slimming-friendly scavenger hunt all set up, leading to a colourful fruit salad in the fridge.
Have fun with fruit
We also love Heather’s fruit pizza idea! Get the little ones involved in making creative, healthy snacks that look as good as they taste.
Take a woodland walk
Exploring local woodland can feel like an adventure – especially if you turn it into a challenge with a list of items to look out for along the way (a bird, a smooth rock, a pine cone, etc). You’ll find printable illustrated lists online that are perfect for younger children to check off.
Slimming World target member Hayley (@hayleys_slimmingworld) made the most of a lovely sunny day and clocked up 9,000 steps with her family. If you struggle to get your tribe out for a walk, cycling or scooting also work just as well!
Go on a bear hunt
Another idea to add excitement to a family ramble is to turn it into a bear hunt (keep the teddy out of sight in a backpack until you can plant it in its hiding place!). We love Loren’s (@mummy_weightloss_journey) home-made map and set of binoculars (which can be a great craft activity for the kids).
Enjoy a picnic
It’s hard to beat an al fresco lunch if the sun is shining – and you don’t have to go far. Picnicking in your own back garden can feel like a treat. Or, if the sun doesn’t want to come out to play, an indoor tea party should go down well (especially if their favourite dolls and teddies are invited too!). Of course, you can join in with all the foodie fun with your family – Slimming World members have access to more than 1,700 recipes online, including a packed-to-the-brim basketful of slimming-friendly picnic foods and puds.
If you’ve got older children, these crochet eggs shared by Cara (@cararuleslimmingworld) would be a lovely project to take on together. You’ll find tutorials for beginners online and the end result will look adorable hung on an indoor Easter tree (small branches in a vase work well for a DIY version).
Losing yourself in ‘mindful’ crafts can be a great way to relax, and some members find that, when they feel less stressed, it helps them to manage comfort eating. Slimming World members will find helpful articles on stress, emotional eating and mindfulness on the member website, as well plenty of personalised support in group. Some slimmers also find that having something to occupy their hands helps to keep snack attacks at bay.
Dig for victory
Cara’s also been busy getting her garden ready for spring. If your gardening activity increases your heart rate and makes you feel slightly out of breath, it counts towards Body Magic – and young green-fingered gardeners will love getting stuck in, too!
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