10 fun ways to scoot to a healthier Easter

Easter is nearly here again, and we know it often means a chocolate blow-out for the family (and maybe for us here at Micro too 😉). But it's good to remember that Easter is about more than just chocolate. It's about spending quality time together as a family. That's where we can help!

Dubbed the 'sanity saver' by mums across social media, Micro Scooters are a great way to get the kids to put down the chocolate and get out the house over the long weekend. We've put together these tips to help you scoot into a healthier Easter with more focus on quality family outdoor activities.

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1. Start the day right

We know every child wants chocolate for breakfast but a filling up with a healthy breakfast will help everyone from overindulging later. Try making delicious bunny-shaped pancakes and fruit salad instead. Plus the longer you wait, the more chores you can get them to do first!

2. Pre-egg hunt bunny spotting game

Before you send your kids out of their Easter egg hunt, tell the kids you're sure you saw the Easter Bunny in the backyard or down your neighbourhood street - tell them he was pretty fast so they'll need their scooters. Take them out on a little mission to find him, ending up back at the house again where - oh my gosh - he's hidden the Easter Eggs! 🐰

Photo by @portiaprince

3. Make a progressive easter hunt

We love this idea... Enlist three or four friends that live within scooting distance to help make a progressive Easter Egg Hunt party. Have eggs hidden at each house, and get the kids to scoot between the houses, ending up at yours for an Easter lunch with the whole gang. Make it even easier on yourself by getting everyone to bring a dish!

"The Easter bunny leaves little numbered clues all over the house and garden. When the kids decipher the clue and find the next hiding spot, there's the next clue along with either a little chocolate egg or non-chocolate goody to add to their basket. We usually end with a medium-sized chocolate bunny. This way the fun is really in the hunt and the chocolates and goodies are a bonus.
Tip: You can get siblings to work together to decipher the clues or, if they are likely to bicker, do a separate one for each and tailor the clues to their age ability. We started this tradition when our girls were about two and read each clue to them." - Natasha (@blair_family_album)

4. Remember the Easter Bunny eats carrots, too!

Looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate this Easter? Grab some Carrots - the Easter Bunny Eats them too! Kids will still love the challenge of hunting them out!

5. Scoot off that chocolate

After the indulgence, head down to the park for a scooter marathon or a big game of scooter tag. Got an adult scooter? Make the kids' day by scooting with them too. Not only will they love you for it but you'll also be able to give yourself parenting brownie points for being a healthy role model. Scooting burns more calories than walking or cycling, 300 per hour in fact, and is an excellent lower body workout so it's big wins all round.

Photo by @mac.and.mama

6. Get active

It's a long weekend so there's no better time to plan fun, energy-burning activities to get some exercise and fresh air. Take a new walking trail, play some backyard cricket or just get out of the house and explore your local neighbourhood.

"We'll likely spend most of our time over the Easter long weekend park hopping and riding his scooter. We try and have him playing outside as much as possible." - Kayla (@hudson_joseph812)

7. Get creative

There are so many fun Easter crafts to do! Egg painting, puppets, colouring-in, baking... Plan a morning or afternoon (or whole day!) of fun, creative activities that you know your kids will love.

"We always plan fun days out for Easter and make a big deal of it in the days leading up to it. We also tell them about the fun Easter art activities we’re going to do so that they’re excited about it and not just thinking about chocolates." - Madelein (@mads.geldenhuys)

8. Gift something other chocolate

Rather than overloading on Easter eggs, try to give them other small gifts. Heading into winter its a great time for a new set of PJs, a DVD, slippers or a book. Or maybe something more active... like a scooter!? 😉

9. Choose quality over quantity

Rather than buying in bulk of the cheap chocolate, spend the same amount on something a bit nicer. Even choosing dark chocolate over milk is that bit more healthy, and means eating less chocolate overall.

10. Small over large eggs

Rather than purchasing the biggest egg on the shelf, go for smaller eggs. The kids will love more little ones, especially if you've planned an Easter hunt!