With THE Royal Wedding upon us there is much in the news about princes and princesses. Activity Alert! -- it's a game, it's a thought-puzzle, it's a boredom buster! How many movies can you name - that have princes and princesses as characters...GO!
Pocahontas (we can call the daughter of a chief a princess right?)
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast (the beast was a prince right?)
The Swan Princess
Hook (Princess Tiger Lilly)
Princess Protection Program
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Bride
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Persia
Asterix et Cleopatre
The Princess and the Frog
The Emperors' New Groove
That's the list I wrote with my kids. 22 movies with princes and/or princesses. From princess tea parties to real life weddings at the Disney castle.
Want a royal activity? Ask your kids to play the movie prince/princess name game. Or have a princess tea party. Or knight someone with a kitchen spoon.
The thing I like best about prince and princess stories...they make us remember that "happily ever after" is possible."
To decorate Easter eggs with food colouring you will need...
Hard boiled eggs (or blown out ones)
Spoon (or wire)
1) Mix about 20 or so drops of food colouring with 1 tbsp of vinegar and 1/2 cup of tepid water.
2) Repeat this step with different colours to create a rainbow (recycle tip: use clean, used, coffee cans to hold the mixtures - then you can trash them).
3) Using a spoon (or my friend once made an egg holder with copper wire) lower the hard boiled egg into the colour mixture. The longer you leave the egg in the more vibrant the colour.
4) Pat the coloured egg dry with a paper towel.
Remember: food colouring stains so break out the art bibs.
Growing up (and still now) my family gifts small presents at Easter rather than chocolates. With my own kids, the "Easter Bunny" makes a scavenger hunt to find messages, in those dollar store Easter eggs, which leads them to a small toy rather than candy. Recently, I was offered a giveaway which encourages parents to gift outside the sugar aisle for Easter and I just had to share it with you...
Why is non-edible-treats a good Easter idea? Because lots of kids have food sensitivities and cannot enjoy "traditional" Easter treats. Some kids do "do" sweet treats well (I'm talking specifically about my 2nd child who is a chocoholic and will eat chocolate until she throws up. Really. Projectile.) Plus, if you really think about it...the Easter Bunny is really just a business-maker for the Tooth Fairy.
Bonus: actual-stuff-presents gives the kids something to do after Easter dinner rather than have them go all sugar-high-crazy.
So back to the giveaway...
In celebration of Easter, Hasbro has put out an Easter Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny (complete with Bunny ears), Wheel Pals and Play Dough in eggs. And of course, they have an assortment great preschool games, which are family budget friendly, and tons of fun for kids to play after that Easter dinner while the parents enjoy their coffee.
So Hasbro wants you to think outside the Easter basket and start a new Easter tradition. As such, they are giving a basketful of kid-fun to one lucky Yummy Mummy Club reader.
Comment to enter. In your comment, share your family Easter tradition for kid-activities or gift giving...
It's that simple!
Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. No purchase necessary. One comment per day/per member. Open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), Must be age of majority. Entries accepted until April 25, 2011.
Disclosure: Winner will be randomly chosen. I was not paid for this giveaway however I did receive a Mr. Potato Head Spud Bunny for hands on experience. The baby is fascinated at the faces I'm making on Spud.