Keep kids’ minds sharp over the Easter holidays with some entertaining, educational activities in English. There are lots of things you can do – from cooking, to dancing, to painting. All of these activities in this blog post will keep your kids healthy, happy and practising their language skills at home.

So roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!

Arts & Crafts


Doing arts and crafts can be a fantastic way for children to learn English. But make sure to help them with key words as you go along.

Try labelling items like glue, scissors, or tape to help kids learn new vocabulary. Then watch a few How-To videos and follow the instructions on how to do things like cut, fold or stick. Here are a few ideas:

Colour mixing

For younger kids, practise mixing different paint colours to teach them about the rainbow. All you need are the primary colours (red, yellow and blue) to start. Then use these to make new colours!

If you don’t have paint on hand, don’t worry. Just use food colouring and put little droplets into different bowls. Afterwards, write down the names of all of the colours you’ve created together.


Art for Kids Hub

Art For Kids Hub, is a fantastic YouTube channel for creative kids and parents. It’s also a great way to practise English.

Watch this American father give his family step-by-step instructions on how to draw a range of different characters, which your children can follow along with too.

They’ll learn to draw dragons, rain clouds and birthday cakes, with just a few supplies – all while enhancing their listening and understanding skills.


Cooking and Baking


Cooking and baking with kids is always super fun. And if you do it with your kids in English, you can help them learn two skills at once. Teach them food vocabulary, cooking verbs, measurements, and how to read instructions. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.

Food vocabulary

Now, check out some platforms we recommend below:

Eats Amazing

Eats amazing is a great website featuring fun recipes for kids in English. Most of the recipes only take about 5-10 minutes to prepare. The instructions are all written in a clear and concise way, with lots of photos, making them ideal for little ones.

Make everything from marshmallow bunny rabbits to coconut lamb cupcakes, or this recipe for Easter egg cakes.

Easter treats


If you want to get your kids in the kitchen, try Tasty!

The recipes are shown in very simple step-by-step 5-minute videos in English and the captions clearly list the ingredients and measurements at each stage.


Movement and Dance


There are many benefits of kids doing exercise at home. It helps them build stronger muscles and bones, and release some of their built up energy – which can also be good for their mental health.

There are also tons of English activities online to get kids moving and shaking – and practising their listening skills at the same time:

Go noodle

Go Noodle, is an online platform for parents and teachers, and has movement and mindfulness videos for every school subject, including English.

It’s the perfect way to get everyone moving after a big family meal! In addition, there are videos specifically for managing stress and practising self-control if your kids are stuck indoors.

Dancing app

P.E. with Joe Wicks

Personal trainer Joe Wicks – also known as The Body Coach, does a free home workout for kids. Because it’s in English, the children will pick up some body and movement language, and stay healthy at the same time.

During lockdown, Joe Wicks ran online P.E. classes for eighteen weeks! This year he’s back with some more fun live lessons in how to get your kids active.


Songs & Stories


Children learn English in lots of different ways – and an especially meaningful way is through story or song. Listening along will not only keep kids entertained and relaxed, but will also get their ears accustomed to hearing English words and phrases.

Try out these platforms:


Audible offers a selection of audiobooks for children for free. Choose from lots of beautiful stories like Peter Rabbit from Beatrix Potter, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling, or The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

The perfect bedtime activity!

Super Simple Songs

Super Simple Songs is a YouTube channel aimed at little kids, with songs for every theme, story or occasion. Nursery rhymes are also a great way to introduce young learners to English.

The platform has a huge selection of videos, which you can put on while your kids are playing with their toys or eating their breakfast. You’ll be singing – along together in no time.


Remember to give lots of praise and encouragement when teaching your kids English at home.

It doesn’t matter if your English isn’t perfect. Be patient, and let them absorb as much they can – even before they’re able to reproduce it.

Don’t forget we offer a range of fun and dynamic English lessons for children and teens of all ages. Contact reception to find out more.

Glossary for Language Learners


Find the following words in the article and then write down any new ones you didn’t know.

sharp (adj): intelligent / clear.

roll up your sleeves (exp): to get ready or prepare for something.

rainbow (n): an arch of different colours in the sky .

food colouring (n): liquid dye used to add to food to change the colour.

droplets (n): a very small drop of liquid.

baking (n): cook inside an oven – normally cakes or bread.

little ones (n): children.

shaking (v): moving erratically.

mindfulness (n): being aware of your mind, body and feelings in the present moment.

indoors (n): inside a building.

workout (n): a physical exercise routine.

bedtime (n): the time someone goes to sleep.

nursery rhymes (n): songs especially for young children.

praise (n): to express admiration and celebrate someone’s achievements.


n = noun

v = verb

exp = expression

adj = adjective

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