With Easter on the way, you might be looking for some fun Easter activities for your children. We’ve teamed up with two talented local Illustrators (who are also North Shore Mums), who have created some beautiful & unique illustrations for your child to colour in. As well as being rewarded by a few blissful minutes of silence while your kids are happily doing the Easter colouring in pages, they could also win one of 10 Family Passes to the new Sydney Zoo!
How to enter the Easter Colouring Competition
- Step 1: Download the FREE Easter Colouring Sheets. Choose from Lara Porter’s ‘Bunny & Friends in the Garden’ or Natasha Hagarty’s ‘Easter Egg Hunt’. Or your child can do both!
- Step 2: Print and give to your children to colour.
- Step 3: Take a photo or scan their finished masterpiece, and submit it via our online form at the bottom of this page.
But hurry, entries close midnight Wednesday 31 March 2021.
To keep it an equal playing field, we’re diving up the entry groups by age:
- 4 years and under
- 5-6 years
- 7-8 years
- 9-10 years
- 11+ years
The Prize: 10 Family Passes to Sydney Zoo
We’ve got 10 Family Passes to Sydney Zoo worth $120 to give away to the best entries in each age category!
If you’re a lucky winner, you can look forward to a fun day out with the family at the NEW Sydney Zoo in Western Sydney!
At Sydney Zoo, you can connect with beautiful animals in wide open spaces and fresh air. Home to all your favourite exotic and native animals, Australia’s largest reptile and nocturnal house and an aquarium, Sydney Zoo is the perfect family day out. The added bonus of no hills or steps makes it perfect for prams and little legs! Meet the newest arrivals, including adorable meerkat pups, two playful elephants and a bull shark! You can also get up close to camels, lions, capybara, meerkats and Eyelean the giraffe with an animal encounter.
The popular Mini Zookeeper For a Day program is a great way to keep the kids busy. Designed for 7-13 year olds, this program takes participants behind-the-scenes to experience a day in the life of a zookeeper.
If you’re not one of the lucky winners, you can still save up to 15% on day tickets when you buy online, or become a member and enjoy unlimited entry from just $109. Click here for more information or to buy tickets online.
Lara Porter, local illustrator and mum from Castle Cove
Lara Porter is a North Shore Mum and a freelance illustrator with a special interest in children’s picture books and editorial illustration for magazines. Her creative career started out in advertising in Cape Town, South Africa as a designer and art director. A decade later she completed a BA Honours Degree in Illustration in the UK before moving to Australia in 2008.
She now lives in Castle Cove with her hubby, 13 year old daughter, 11 year old son and one very cute little sausage dog who keeps her company whilst she draws all day.
Natasha Hagarty, local illustrator and mum from Killara
Natasha grew up on the North Shore and spent most of her childhood drawing stories and playing the piano. After studying Music Education at UNSW and a scenic detour selling chocolate, she shifted her focus to picture book illustration. Natasha illustrated her first picture book, Flossie the Fairy, in 2016 and is currently illustrating her fourth book. She also takes on private commissions, working from her studios in Baulkham Hills and Killara.
Natasha has been a member of North Shore Mums since 2017, and has two young daughters who love to add their own creative linework to her sketches.
This competition is now closed, but you’re welcome to download the free Easter Colouring pages!
Want more Easter fun?
- Easter Events Guide 2021: Egg-citing hunts, festivals & events in Sydney
- Essential Guide to Easter School Holidays around Sydney’s North Shore
- Cute baby meerkat quintuplets join the mob at the new Sydney Zoo
- Animals galore! A trip to the new Sydney Zoo
- 20 tips to create a hopping great Easter egg hunt!