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Fairyland Newspaper: Easter Issue

A picture of the Easter issue of The Midnight Messenger, a fairyland newspaper from Rooftop Post
The Midnight Messenger – Fairyland’s Newspaper!

Hello lovely visitors!  With so many of us stuck inside this year, here we thought we’d share a bit of fun and publish an Easter Issue of our newspaper form Fairyland, The Midnight Messenger.  It can be read by your children at any time in the run up to Easter.

The Midnight Messenger is the newspaper which gets delivered all around the magical world – read by everyone from Santa and his elves to the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and every other magical personality you can think of.  And this month, your child can read it too!

We’ve uploaded it as a PDF.  Just click here or on the picture below to download or view it.  It’s completely free.  We hope it makes you and your little ones smile.

P. S.

If you enjoy this resource, please consider telling others.  Our site survives because of people like you using it.  Thanks x

Note from the Easter Bunny to go with this issue
This is a handwritten note from the Easter Bunny which has been written to go with out fairy newspaper, The Midnight Messenger. The idea is that you print out both before Easter.
Easter Bunny note to go with the Easter issue of The Midnight Messenger

If you have decided to leave a copy of the Midnight Messenger (above) somewhere for your child to find before Easter, you might like to put this note from the Easter Bunny with it, so that they know what it is.

It also lets your child know how good he or she has been and that that makes the Easter Bunny very proud.

More About the Midnight Messenger:

For those of you after more information about our Fairyland newspaper, it was first put together in 2003 by L A Betts.  It was early days for our site and as we didn’t have many visitors back then, after a couple of years  we retired it.  However, it carried on being delivered every month to magical folk of course, and has often mentioned in our other creations, such as the Father Christmas letters.

The Midnight Messenger is normally in black and white, but special issues like the Easter one above, are in colour.  It regularly features news from well-known parts of the magical world, like Father Christmas’s house in the North Pole, and features many familiar characters such as Jack Frost, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy.  But it also features new characters your child won’t have heard of, such as the Worrying Witch, the Fortune-Telling Toad and all sorts of goblins, fairies and elves.

It’s always hard to know what people want more of, but if we sense the Midnight Messenger is popular, we’ll consider adding further issues to our site.

 

Easter Bunny Indoor Treasure Hunt

There’s nothing like an treasure hunt over the Easter holidays, especially on Easter Morning.  Here’s one from the Easter Bunny, with eight rhyming clues.  If you’ve got some small chocolates such as chocolate coins, mini eggs, or even just some small wrapped sweets, we suggest you make it eggstra exciting by putting one with each clue.  (Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun!)  Or, if you’re looking for a healthy, sugar-free option, you could try sticks of carrot – wrapped of course – you don’t want bits of fluff and dust sticking to them!

What the “treasure” is at the end of the hunt isn’t specified in our clues, so it’s up to you.  Easter eggs or other sweets are obviously the  most popular, but if you’re looking for other ideas, you could always try Easter crackers or cupcakes or any other treat you think your children might like.  If you’ve got a printer, you could always add our Good Egg Award from the Easter Bunny for the winner, too.

What You Need:

A printer for the clues of course, and some scissors to cut them out.  This is an indoor game and we have tried to make sure that the clues only include objects (such as a bag or a chair) that exist in any house.  You’ll also need some “treasure” to leave with the last clue.

Flamingo Treasure Hunt Clues:
Printable clues from the Easter Bunny for a children's treasure hunt game. Useful for Easter egg hunts indoors.
Printable Easter Treasure Hunt Clues
GET CLUES AS PDF
Are these clues too small for you?

We have some bigger versions for anyone who wants them, spread over two separate pages, to get them just click the links below:

If you want just the words…

If you’d prefer to avoid printing images, for example if you’re trying to save the colour ink in your printer, the text of our clues is below.  You can highlight, copy and print it in black and white.

Hoppity hop!
Let’s go, let’s begin…
Look for a cupboard,
The first clue’s within.

Bouncity bounce!
You’re well on your way,
The next clue is near
A thing you can spray.

Skipity skip!
You’re playing for keeps,
The next clue is hidden
Where somebody sleeps.

Jumpity jump!
Then follow this clue,
You’ll find what you seek
Near something that’s blue.

Quickity quick!
Don’t dawdle or lag,
The next clue is hiding
In some sort of bag.

Floppity flop!
If you’re tired, go to bed!
But you’ll miss the next clue
Which is near something red.

Springity spring!
As high as a hare!
The last clue is waiting
Not far from a chair.
Jump up for joy,
You’ve got to the end!
The treasure is yours,
Well done my dear friend.

More Easter Printables

We love Easter and that magical feeling of spring that comes with it, so we’re always adding to out Easter resources.  The ones which seem to be most popular so far are our Easter Bunny notes and letter, and our Easter Bunny certificates.  For those of you who are Australian, we also have some Easter Bilby printables.  They’re all free to print out for personal use.  We hope you your family have a lovely time this year.

Messages from the Easter Bunny

Hello and welcome to a post where we’ve added together all our best messages from the Easter Bunny.  (If you’re Australian you might want our Easter Bilby resources instead.)  Whether notes, letters or certificates, we bet your little one would love to hear from the most magical rabbit in the world this year.

Along with the little messages and certificates above, one of our favourite Easter resources is this full-length letter from the Easter Bunny.  It’s a lovely thing for a child to find with the eggs on Easter Morning… adds a sprinkle of magic to the this holiday occasion.

Looking for some blank Easter notepaper?  Try these:

 

Paper Easter Decorations

A small pile of paper chains decorated with the Easter Bunny
Small Pile of Easter Bunny Paper Chains

With Easter around the corner, you might feel like brightening your home with some Easter decorations.  Ours are all free to print out and our favourites, new and old, can be found below.  They’re a great way of making Easter parties or meals more festive and a lots of fun for any creative kids who want to help you prepare.  We hope you have a magical Easter this year.

You might also enjoy crafting these Easter ornaments.  They look best stuck onto card, unless you’re going to print them onto card in the first place of course.  The nice thin about sticking them onto card though, is that you can put a picture on both sides.  You’ll also need something sharp like a skewer or a knitting needle to create the hole to thread the string through.

 

Here are a few more decorative bits and pieces you might like:

You can find a few more printable Easter cards, along with rhymes to go inside them, here.

 

Best of the Easter Bilby

Easter Bilby

It’s nearly that chocolate-munching time of year again and if you’re in Australia, you might prefer the Easter Bilby to deliver your treats this year.  He’s an endangered alternative to the Easter Bunny, but just as magical.  Our favourite printable bilby resources for this Easter are below:

If you’re after more Easter Bilby resources, here are a few we like out there on the web – and they were all free when we looked:

Easter Bilby Printable Bambino Pack – This is a downloadable pack of printables for children including colouring in pages.

Bilby Colouring Pages – Several colouring in sheets of Bilbies, all free to print out for your child.

Bilby Printable Maze – Just one printable game-sheet in the form of a maze.  Your child has to find which way leads to the Easter Bilby’s lost eggs.

Printable Bilby Mask – This will take you straight to a PDF of a mask you can print and cut out from mothernatured.com

 

Easter Cards and Rhymes

If you’ve ever felt that you want to add a bit of verse to your Easter card to let that special someone know how much you care, then this post might help.  We often get asked for Easter poems for cards, so we’ve created a handful below.

Oh, and if you scroll down you’ll see some printable cards as well, interspersed between the rhymes.  We thought they’d be handy for anyone who hasn’t had time to get to the shops and needs something to write in.

Easter Card Rhymes:
Easter Blessings

Gone the winter’s cold and gloom,
Here’s the sun to fill your room,
Here come flowers, here comes spring,
Here come birds that chirp and sing,
Here’s a card to bring good cheer
And Easter blessings to your year!

@2018 Rooftop Post

Just for You

This Easter card is just for you,
To let you know that all you do
For strangers, friends and family,
Is recognised and loved by me.

@2018 Rooftop Post

Be Blessed

This time of year
I think of you
And hope for joy
In all you do,
For you deserve
The very best,
Happy Easter, dear,
Be blessed.

@2018 Rooftop Post

For a Friend

Dearest friend the spring is here,
And Easter Day is drawing near,
Glad the winter months are through,
The sunshine makes me think of you,
For though this Easter we’re apart,
You’re always with me, in my heart.

@2018 Rooftop Post

Here’s to You

Spring is here,
Easter’s near,
Lots of love
To you my dear.

Winter’s through,
Here’s to you
And your loved ones,
Old and new!

@2018 Rooftop Post

Time for Joy

Chocolates, flowers,
Egg-shaped things,
Oh what fun each
Easter brings!
Chicks and rabbits,
Cute and small,
How we laugh and
Love them all.
Church bells, singing,
Simnel cake,
Happy feelings
When you wake!
Time to lay
Aside your cares,
Time for joy
And peace and prayers.

@2018 Rooftop Post

A Magical Time

It’s that magical
Eastery time,
So I thought I would
Send you a rhyme,
To wish you a
Wonderful day,
Full of dreams that
Will take you away
To a daffodil house,
Or a chocolate sea,
Or a chicken who lives
In an Easter egg tree,
For the very best way
To be clever and smart,
Is to always stay young
In your head and your heart.

@2018 Rooftop Post

Easter Picks

Ah spring.  (At least if, like us, you’re in the northern hemisphere.)  The lambs, the daffodils, the bluebells, the light.  Goodness, we’ve missed the light.  And of course, Easter around the corner.  It’s always a bit of rush in our house to get everything done, unlike Christmas, which seems to be hanging around from September onwards these days.  We always feel that Easer rather jumps out from around the proverbial corner – and a mad scramble for eggs, decorations and magical Easter Bunny printables is pretty much guaranteed.  Talking of which, our top picks for this year are below…

Easter Bunny Certificates:

We’ve built up quite a few of these over the years, and you can find all of them on this page.  However, our four favourites are a follows:

Easter Bunny Letters and/or Notes

As with the certificates, we’ve created a fair few of these now but these are the ones we like the best.  Hopefully, you’ll like them too:

Easter Bunny Letter: My Secret Chocolate Factory
Easter Bunny Letter: My Secret Chocolate Factory

Easter Decorations:

From the minute the Easter Holidays start it can be great fun to gather up some children and make the house look lovely.   The spring decorations we like most are below, though it’s also worth hunting around the internet for more such things, for as much as we’d love you to stay on this site forever, there are lots of other gorgeous decorative ideas out there.

Easter Bilby Resources:

Okay, so we’re based in the UK, but we love the idea of the Easter Bilby and for any Australians out there, these are the four bilby resources to make sure you don’t miss:

 

 

Easter Earlies

A pile of Easter Paper chains decorated with chicks and binnies - free to print out.
Make your Easter paper chains early, so that you’ll have lots in store to decorate your home!

It may be early but with the shops already stocking up for Easter, we thought we’d post a quick collection of resources which you might find useful in the run up to that happy spring Sunday.  Oh – and in case you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “When is Easter this year?  I must check! we’ve already googled it for you and it’s Sunday, April 16th.

To get back to the point, all the printables below are meant to help children get some fun out of preparing for Easter early, whether it’s through a reminder to be good between now and then from the Easter Bunny, or simply making a mountain of Easter paper chains!  We hope you find them useful.

If you’re wondering what they look like made up, here’s a couple more photos of our Easter paper chains:

A line of our Easter paper chains linked together and hanging up.
Hanging Easter Paper Chains

 

A small pile of paper chains decorated with the Easter Bunny
Small Pile of Easter Bunny Paper Chains

Last-Minute Easter Printables

It’s the night before Easter and if you’re still surfing for last-minute printables, you’ve come to the right page!  Here’s a list of our most popular – all you need is a printer, possibly a pair of scissors, and the children tucked up in bed.

Oh, and we wish you and yours a very happy Easter!  Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you’ll come again. xxxx

1. Full-Length Letter from the Easter Bunny: My Secret Chocolate Factory

Easter Bunny Letter: My Secret Chocolate Factory
Easter Bunny Letter: My Secret Chocolate Factory

This is our newest Easter Bunny letter and it was  created this year, so it’s definitely one your child won’t have had before.  Just print it and leave it somewhere for him/her to find on Easter Morning.

 

 

 

 

2. Easter Bunny Egg Hunt Note

A note from the Easter Bunny saying that he has hidden some eggs around the house
I’ve Hidden Easter Eggs Around Your House

This short note from the Easter Bunny lets your child know that he has hidden eggs around your house.  Great if you’re preparing an egg hunt tonight.

 

 

 

 

3. Easter Bunny Paw Print Card

 Four Fold Card from the Easter BunnyIf you’d rather avoid a long letter or note, let your little one know the Easter Bunny has been with his paw print on a little card.  You’ll need to print it and fold it as directed.

 

4. Easter Bunny Certificate of Eggstra Good Behaviour

easter-bunny-certificate-eggstra-good-behaviourThis is a nice certificate to leave with the Easter Bunny’s eggs.  Just print then write your child’s name and the date on it.  (Unless you are the real Easter Bunny, you might need to disguise your handwriting!)

 

 

 

5. Funny Easter Bunny Note: Well Done for Being Good

Funny Easter Bunny Note: Well Done for Being Good
Funny Easter Bunny Note: Well Done for Being Good

This amusing little note shows the Easter Bunny at his humorous best. It’s ideal for boys or girls and great fun to leave with their Easter eggs to be found on Easter Morning.

Eggstraordinary! Beautiful and Unusual Easter Eggs

As we skip around the internet on our run-up-to-Easter coffee breaks, we can’t help noticing some weird and wonderful Easter eggs.  So we thought we’d share them with you.

Knitted Easter Eggs

There seem to be all sorts of knitted Easter eggs around (the picture below shows some from Poland) and when you think about it, they’re probably a great idea.  Sure, you could carefully create the gorgeous work-of-art type of knitted egg but you could also knit a more practical variety.  Soft, washable, and easy to pack away without breakage to use again next year.

Knitted Easter Eggs
Knitted Easter Eggs

Want to have a go? Here’s a free Easter egg knitting pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits.

Perforated Easter Eggs

These are just beautiful.  As if ordinary eggs weren’t fragile enough, these must be as delicate as you can get.

Perforated Eggs

You can make you’re own – even if they’re not quite as elaborate as those above. Like everything else worth doing, it just takes practice and time.

So how do you make them? Surprisingly, we couldn’t find that many online guides but it’s quite well described on this blog – the pictures help too.  (Tip: You may need to use Google Translate if the text doesn’t display in English.)  The biggest hurdle is that you’ll need a handheld milling machine of some kind to make the holes in the eggshell.  If you’re an ardent crafter whose got one already though, just bleach and blow some eggs then perforate away.

Embroidered Easter Eggs

For anyone handy with a needle and thread, here’s another charming idea.  I’m fairy useless at embroidery but these make me wish I wasn’t.

Embroidered Eggs

Look carefully and you can see how these are done. Eggs are blown, bleached then embroidered with a needle and colourful thread – often embroidery silks.  If you’re a beginner it may be easier to use goose eggs rather than duck or chicken eggs, as they are bigger and their shell is less fragile.

Straw Easter Eggs

Or rather, Easter eggs decorated with bits of straw.  Isn’t that clever?  And pretty too.

straw-easter-eggs

Fabergé Egg

Okay so you can’t craft this one, (or if you can you’re either a wizard or a genius), but we thought we’d mention it regardless.  After all, who can think of beautiful eggs without thinking House of Fabergé.  This one’s called the Winter Egg and in 1913 it was the most expensive Easter egg ever made.

Winter Egg by Fabergé