Easter Holiday Activities
Easter holiday crafts, activities and videos to keep the children (and adults) entertained.
The museum is still currently closed and unable to offer our usual school holiday activities so we have put together a variety of things to do at home instead.
Local Artist Lucie Maycock shows you how to make Watercolour Surprise Easter Eggs. Watch your children be amazed as patterns appear on their surprise eggs using wax crayons and watercolours.
Older children or adults can create some Funky Easter Bunny Art using a variety of patterns, colours and pop-art ideas to bring their bunnies to life.
Our Museum Assistant Amanda has created some simple children's Easter crafts which include a woven Easter Egg, a CD Chick and some salt dough animals suitable for younger children.
We have worked with Steam Works Learning and Derbyshire Action Grants to be able to offer families the opportunity to build their very own moving, doodling robot. Unfortunately these kits have now all gone but if you were able to book one, it will be posted out soon and we would love you to share your amazing creations with us on Facebook.
We also have a Spring Scavenger Hunt which would be great to do during the Easter holidays. Explore your local area as you try to find the items on the list. Will you be able to find them all?
At this time of year, 'Bess of Hardwick' usually visits the museum to entertain you with stories about her amazing life. As this is not currently possible, History's Maid have created a brilliant video about 'Bess' who rose from a modest background to become a close friend of Queen Elizabeth I, keeper and confidant to Mary Queen of Scots and one of the wealthiest women of the Tudor ages.
We realise that lots of you are missing visiting the museum and so our Museum Assistant Charlotte has created a video all about our very own Medieval Windlass which was used to build the Crooked Spire. Find out what it is, how it worked and why it was dismantled and rebuilt. We can't wait to welcome you back to the museum to see the real thing!
The Easter holidays provide the ideal opportunity to have a go at creating a square for our fabulous community textile project.
Further details, instructions and templates can be found at ‘Chesterfield in Lockdown’ Community Textile Artwork. Let your imagination run wild as you show us what 'Lockdown' has meant to you.