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Easter Fun and Games

With Easter fast approaching, we hope that you are looking forward to enjoying a Treasure Trail or two!

In the interim, we’ve had a think to come up with some fun, alternative Easter games to entertain the family with. Let us know your own activities and ideas that you enjoy by leaving us a comment below.

Easter Fun and Games - cracking eggHunt for Hidden Eggs

If you haven’t already, join in the fun and have a go at Steve’s Eggstra Special Easter Challenge. We’ve hidden six Easter eggs all over the internet, each containing a special prize. Our clever talking rabbit will give you a clue to where you might find each egg, so be sure to listen carefully.

You can search for as few or as many eggs as you like, but you must find all of the first five eggs in order to find the golden egg, which contains an extra special prize!

If the weather is less than pleasant, then why not replace the traditional outdoor Easter egg hunt with an indoor version to entertain little ones? If chocolate eggs are too easy to find, try hiding jelly beans, with a series of cryptic clues to help seek them out.

You can read our previous blog post, Sprinkle Some Fairy Dust – How to Write Great Clues, in order to gain some inspiration.

Remember to make a note of the number of jelly beans you have hidden to avoid finding sticky sweets at a later date!

Egg RollingEaster Fun and Games - eggcellent

This is a lot of fun for all ages, and all you need is some eggs and a large hill. Remember, the steeper the hill, the more thrilling the race, but the harder the climb afterwards!

Have fun decorating your boiled eggs beforehand with dyes and paints, and then take them along with you on your next Treasure Trail to add some extra excitement to your day. You never know what landscapes you may find that will make the ideal egg racing track!

Easter Crafts

Easter crafts are good fun and an ideal boredom breaker if the weather is just too horrid to be outside. Learning how to create origami chicks and bunnies is an enjoyable exercise and your creations can be used afterwards to decorate Easter cards, create bunting or even place names for your Easter table.Easter Fun and Games - Knitted little bunny

Instructions are easy to find on the internet, ranging from the easy to the more complex.

 

Knitting is another traditional craft that can be taught to children and enjoyed by adults alike. There are plently of fun patterns and kits available that only require simple stitches and a ball of yarn, aside the odd googly eye.

You can win one of three Easter Bunny Kits, courtesy of Gift Horse Knit Kits, in our Easter Challenge!

27th March 2013

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Appy Families – Entertaining Smartphone Apps

Treasure Trails Ltd has recently taken steps into the digital world of mobile apps, enhancing the experience of our Trails through the use of modern technology.

The Treasure Trails Player incorporates the use of GPS, QR codes, audio and video effects to appeal to gadget fans and teenage members of the family, as well as those that prefer immediate access to Trails on the go.

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps

There are thousands of apps on the market aimed at entertaining the family, that don’t involve sitting in front of the games console! We have taken a glimpse and have come up with our favourites for keeping the whole family amused.

Goldstar Savings Bank

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps - Goldstar Savings BankThis educational app for iPad promotes the core financial life skills that will inspire the younger generation to save. Parents can set savings goals for their child for their desired reward, such as that computer game, bicycle or school trip. Children can ‘earn’, save and monitor their progress by completing set tasks, chores and activities – Treasure Trails being one of them!

Bright, colourful and engaging; this is our favourite educational app by far.

£1.99, available on iPad

 

MyNature Animal Tracks

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps - MyNature Animal TracksAnimal tracks can be found all over, and the MyNature Animal Tracks app will identify prints to provide descriptions and illustrations, as well as gait patterns (for the children to mimic, perhaps!), vocal sounds and details about the animal’s life cycle.

This app really encourages children and adults alike to take notice of what is around them, and become closer to nature as a result.

£4.99, available on iPhone and Android.

 

 

 

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps - iSeismometer

 

iSeismometer

A simple concept, the iSeismometer is an app that monitors the tiniest of movements and creates a visual report. It is a novelty idea but one that kept us fascinated for ages. Why not use it to step up a game of ‘musical statues’, or get the children to monitor their heartbeat?

We have even heard of a lady that used the app to watch the movements of her unborn baby!

Free, available on iPhone and Android.

17th August 2012

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