Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter is upon us, and the team at Walker Books HQ have been hard at work coming up with some egg-citing Easter activities for you! From egg hunts to egg decorating, we have plenty of ways for you and your kids to get creative in the sunshine.

Why not kick of your Easter weekend with some egg decorating. Here at Walker we've been busy turning our favourite Walker characters into eggs.

The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the Walker team, armed with glitter and colourful pens, were ready to get cracking (pun intended!)

How many of our characters can you recognise?

Special thanks to Petr Horáček  who also took part, painting two beautiful eggs and even designing a character background to put them in!

Decorate your own eggs for your chance to WIN our Easter top picks!

We've got a set of our top three picks for Easter to give away, including A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld, Guess How Much I Love You: Here There And Everywhere by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, and Maisy's Hide-and-Seek sticker book by Lucy Cousins; the perfect picture books to read with your little ones over the Easter hols. For your chance to win, just send us a picture of an egg that your child has decorated to and our favourite will win!
What you'll need:
A pin
A bowl
Felt tip pens, paint, glitter or anything you'd like to decorate your eggs with!

How to do it:
Start by blowing the egg until it's hollow (learn how to do this here).

Next, dig out your children's favourite Walker picture books and pick your favorite characters to draw. Use felt tip pens, paint, glitter or anything you like to bring the characters to life!

Easter fun with Tilly and Friends

If you're still stuck for activities, check out these lovely Tilly and Friends Easter activity sheets, perfect for keeping little fingers busy!Try Tilly's Easter Egg Hunt, make some delicious Easter chocolate nests, or colour in your own Easter eggs!

Happy Easter from everyone at Walker Books!