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Five Fun Easter Games For Family Members.

For an extra bit of family fun this Easter Sunday, why not play some of these great Easter games. Each one requires nothing more than a few materials that can easily be found around the house. What’s more, each game can be played indoors or outdoors and can be played by kids of all ages.

Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter egg hunts on Easter Sunday have grown increasingly popular in recent years. In the most basic version of an Easter Egg Hunt, chocolate or toy Easter eggs are hid indoors or around the garden. Participants search for eggs, collecting as many as they can find and placing them in their Easter basket or bag. You can add a competitive element by having a time limit and declaring the winner as the person who found the most eggs. For even more ideas for an Easter Egg hunt click HERE.

Draw the Bunny.

Anyone familiar with the classic “Beetle Drive” game, will understand how to play “Draw the Bunny”. All you need is paper, pencils and a dice. For a full set of instructions visit the excellent games resource “Family Games Treasure House” by clicking HERE.

Egg and Spoon Race.

There’s nothing as fun as an egg and spoon race and it’s no wonder the game has been around for generations. Get out your spoons and eggs. Put an Easter spin on things by substituting hard boiled eggs for chocolate ones.

Pin the Tail on the Bunny.

This game puts an Easter spin on the traditional “Spin the Tail on the Donkey”. The game is simple. One player is on and blindfolded. In their hand they have a cotton tail. On the wall there is a picture of a bunny. They are spun around three times and have to try and place the cotton tail on the bunny. For the bunny, you can draw one or cut one out from a picture. For the cotton tail simply use a piece of cotton wool with sticky tape attached.

Roll the Egg.

Another race game, this will have everyone in stitches. Using chocolate or hard boiled eggs, participants have to roll their eggs with their nose from the agreed start to the finish line. Lots of silly fun to be had with this game.

We wish all our readers a very Happy Easter.


Online Hurling & Football Session For Kids With Thurles Sarsfields Stars.

On Easter Saturday, April 3rd, Thurles Sarsfields GAA Club are hosting an online kids’ hurling and football zoom session with its club stars Ronan Maher, Karen Kennedy and Marie Creedon.

The session starts at 11:00 a.m. and is suitable for ages 6+. It costs only €5 to take part and all proceeds are in aid of the running costs of Thurles Sarsfields’ teams.

As already stated the session will be undertaken by three of Thurles Sarsfields’ biggest role models, Ronan Maher, Marie Creedon and Karen Kennedy.

Ronan Maher is a Sarsfields and Tipperary Senior Hurler, one of the top hurlers in Ireland, winning 2 All-Irelands with Tipperary and has been twice an All-Star. He has so far won 5 County Senior Hurling titles with Thurles Sarsfields and 4 County U21 Titles.

Marie Creedon is a Sarsfields and Tipperary Ladies Footballer, and has won an All-Ireland Intermediate title with Tipperary, and Captained the Thurles Sarsfields Ladies Football team to an Intermediate County Football Title in 2020.

Karen Kennedy is a Sarsfields and Tipperary Camogie Player and the 2020 All-Star Camogie Centre Back. She has captained Tipperary to underage All-Irelands and was one of the Thurles Sarsfields Camogie team which won the Intermediate County Camogie Title in 2020.

This will be a fun online training session run by three of the Club’s shining Stars.
All you need is a hurley, a sliotar / tennis ball and a football.

To book your place visit HERE.

Note: Zoom registration link will be attached in a receipt email sent to the purchaser once payment is received.

Thank you for your valued support!


Five Great Easter Paper Craft Ideas for Kids

Any activities that can keep the kids occupied over the Easter holidays are always welcome.

Here are five great Easter craft ideas for kids that only need paper, colours, glue, a stapler and scissors.

Remember: Always supervise your child when using scissors and other art and craft materials.

Learn to Draw the Easter Bunny.

“Art for Kids Hub” is a fantastic YouTube channel that provides step-by-step instructions on how to draw incredible pictures.
It gives children a real confidence boost around their drawing and it’s no surprise that kids love it.
Hereunder, is a video on how to draw the Easter Bunny, but there are loads more Easter drawing projects from which to choose.

3D Easter Cards.

We are all doing our best to stay apart at the moment in the fight against COVID-19. More than ever, little tokens to show we are thinking of someone mean so much. Why not make and send a card to someone special this Easter? Click HERE and HERE to learn how to make some really easy 3D Easter cards.

Paper Handprint Bunnies.

This is such an easy paper craft idea and results in a very cute Easter bunny. It’s an ideal paper craft for very young children. View the YouTube link HERE.

Make an Easter Basket.

Easter baskets are a traditional staple of Easter time, used to collect eggs during an Easter egg hunt. Click HERE and HERE to learn how to make an Easter basket.

Paper Bunny Hand Puppets.

This is a really easy paper craft that kids will not only enjoy making, but they’ll also enjoy playing with. Click HERE to view a YouTube video on making quick and easy bunny hand puppets.

Do remember to shop local when you can.

For art and craft materials visit HERE to order online from Stakelum Office Supplies, located at Parnell St. and Rossa St. Thurles, Co. Tipperary. [Tel: (0504) 21888].


Easy and Relaxing Christmas Art

The Christmas season runs roughly from December 25th – January 13th, so we have some days yet to enjoy, despite house decorations coming down usually today.

“Art for Kids Hub” is a YouTube channel that aims to teach all family members how to draw.

It’s a family fun resource we’ve recommended to you before and a resource praised by our Thurles.info readers for its capacity to relax, entertain and occupy all ages for hours on end. Why not check out these fun Christmas Art drawing projects?
All you need is paper and something to draw with.

When you’re done with the above Christmas projects, check out hundreds more drawing projects covering all manner of themes and topics.

Relating to Christmas, see also links: https://youtu.be/X_C_7VOBpNk

And talking about drawing a Christmas Trees, why not attempt to manufacture an Origami Christmas Tree [Art of paper folding, associated with Japanese culture] all of your own.
See link shown HERE.

Enjoy and above all “Stay Safe”, during these difficult times.


Six Short Movies Everyone Should See

Six short movies everyone should take time to view

With rain and thunderstorms on their way, why not check out these six award winning short movies. Each one is available to view for free on YouTube and each one has an important and sometimes powerful message for the viewer.

1. The Present

‘The Present’ is a short film about a boy, a present and the importance of taking the time to understand another person’s perspective.

2. Pip

‘Pip’ is a short movie about the power of determination and selflessness.
View Film Here

3. Alike

‘Alike’ is a short animation that shows us what can happen when creativity is stifled instead of embraced.
View Film Here

4. Taking Flight

‘Taking Flight’ is a short film about a great day spent with Grandpa and his storytelling abilities.
View Film Here

5. Lambs

‘Lambs’ is a short movie about parents who worry about their little lamb, who says ‘moo’ instead of ‘baa’.
View Film Here

6. Snack Attack

‘Snack Attack’ is a short animation about an old lady, a packet of cookie swirls and the youth of today.
View Film Here