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Family Fun: 15 Easter Activities for Kids

Are you looking for some fun and creative Easter activities for kids?

Easter is a special holiday kids look forward to all year. It is a time for family and friends to get together and enjoy lots of fun. If you are looking for ways to celebrate Easter, you have come to the right place. 

Child coloring easter egg cutouts on a table.
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Easter is a beautiful time of year to spend with family and loved ones, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with fun activities for kids and adults. Plenty of creative ways to celebrate Easter with your little ones will keep them entertained and excited. From egg hunts to Easter-themed crafts, there are endless possibilities for family fun this holiday season.

Whether you prefer to celebrate the holiday with traditional activities or try something new, there are plenty of ways to make this Easter special for your family. Here are some ideas.

Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter egg hunt is one of the most popular activities for kids. This is a tradition that generations of children have enjoyed and always makes for a good opportunity for an Easter-themed photoshoot.

If you hide eggs indoors, you can make it more challenging by hiding them in difficult places like under furniture or behind curtains. 

Another way to make the egg hunt more fun is to create different colored eggs. You can assign each child a specific color and have them search for only those eggs. This will add extra competition and make the hunt even more enjoyable.

Easter Crafts

Another fun activity for kids is making Easter crafts. If you are not sure where to start, you can find a variety of Easter craft kits at your local craft store. These kits usually have everything you need to make a specific craft, often designed with kids in mind.

If you prefer to make your crafts, plenty of ideas are online. You can find tutorials and step-by-step instructions for everything like paper mache Easter eggs, bunny ears headbands, Easter cards, paper plate bunnies, handprint chicks, or even a DIY Easter wreath for your front door.

Let’s take a deeper look at these awesome Easter crafts and DIY projects for kids, plus a few more fun ideas:

  • Paper Mache Easter Eggs: Paper mache Easter eggs are a unique craft project that kids of all ages will enjoy. All you need are balloons, newspaper strips, paste (a mixture of flour and water), and decorating materials. Have the kids blow up a balloon to their desired size of the egg. Next, they can dip the newspaper strips into the paste and layer them onto the balloon to create a sturdy shell. Pop the balloon once the strips are dry and hardened, and they’re ready for decorating!
  • Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft: Easter bunny paper plates are not only fun to make, but they also make cute Easter decorations. All you need are paper plates, pastel-colored construction paper, glue, and decorating materials. Assist your little one in cutting out the ears, nose, and whiskers of the bunny, then they can glue it to the paper plate and decorate!
  • DIY Easter Wreath: Who says wreaths are only for Christmas? Hanging an Easter wreath that the kids made will add charm to your home during your Easter celebration. Just wrap a foam wreath with pastel-colored or floral ribbons, then decorate it with Easter-themed elements such as plastic eggs, cutouts of bunnies and chicks, and flowers. Attach a string at the top so you can hang it on your door!
  • Easter Egg Sun Catchers: To make this cute Easter craft, start by tracing and cutting out egg shapes from colorful tissue paper. Use glue to attach the colorful eggs to a sheet of wax paper and you’ll have a vibrant Easter egg suncatcher!

Egg Decorating

Egg decorating is always a hit with kids. You can dye eggs with food coloring, use stickers or markers to decorate them or use natural dyes like onions, beets or blueberries. 

Encourage your kids to come up with their unique designs. They can make patterns, draw pictures, or write messages on eggs.

If you’re looking for a unique Easter craft project, try Marbled Easter Eggs. This is a must-try. Just prepare hard-boiled eggs, different colors of food coloring, and shaving cream. Swirl different colors of food coloring into the shaving cream, then assist the kids in marbling their Easter eggs in the mixture, creating beautiful patterns.

Two children wearing bunny ears painting easter eggs at a table.
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Make Easter Keepsakes

Explore Easter bunny handprint cards with your little ones. To make an adorable Easter card, help your little one trace their hands on a piece of paper to create bunny ears, then they can add the face and paws to complete their Easter bunny. Add to the fun by having kids decorate, color, or paint the card!

If you have already made plenty of Easter bunny crafts, try making a card with handprint chicks as the star – they’re just as adorable! To make handprint chicks, cover your little one’s palm and fingers, then press their hand onto a piece of paper to make the chick’s body. Add googly eyes and cut out orange paper for the beak. 

Plant a Spring Garden

Take advantage of the spring weather and plant a garden with your kids. You can grow flowers, herbs, nutritious greens, or even vegetables. This way, you can teach your kids about nature and protecting the environment.

Decorate Easter Bonnets

Get creative and decorate Easter bonnets with your kids. You can use flowers, ribbons, and other materials to make unique and festive hats. Have a fashion show, and let your kids show off their creations.

If bonnets aren’t your style, try bunny ears headbands instead. Bunny ears are the must-have accessory during Easter, and kids will enjoy wearing one that they made themselves. Just prepare a plain headband, bunny ear shapes (made from pastel-colored construction paper or felt), glue or tape, and decorating materials. After attaching the ears to the headband, the kids can decorate their bunny ears with glitter, pom-poms, sequins, and fresh or faux flowers!

Read Easter Books

There are plenty of books about Easter that you can read with your kids, from classic stories like “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” to newer titles like “Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny.” Reading books together is a great way to bond with your kids and celebrate the holiday.

Make Easter Slime

Kids love slime, and Easter is the perfect time to make some. You can create Easter-themed slime by adding pastel colors, glitter, and even tiny plastic eggs or bunnies.

Host an Easter Egg Roll

You can host an Easter egg roll if you have a large backyard or a local park nearby. Set up a course with obstacles and challenges, and have your kids race to the finish line with their Easter eggs. You can also give out prizes to the winners.

“An egg scoop is such a fun activity for kids. We fill several large containers with water, add plastic eggs, and give them kitchen utensils (like whisks, ladles, and spoons) for them to scoop the eggs out. The kids love it, and it encourages them to practice their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.”  

Sara Nelson from Real Balanced.

Make Easter Baskets

Help your kids make their own Easter baskets to collect their eggs in. You can use baskets, buckets, or even decorated paper bags. Fill them with grass, candy, and small toys for a fun surprise. Older children don’t have to be left behind – you can prepare an Easter basket for teens and fill it with small gifts that they’ll love and appropriate for their age.

A grandmother baking with her grandchildren, who are wearing rabbit ears and using cookie cutters on dough.
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Easter Baking

Baking Easter treats is another fun activity to do with your kids. You can make easy cupcakes, Easter cookies, mini popsicles, or bunny-shaped cakes.

This is an opportunity to teach your kids about measuring, mixing, and following recipes. You can show them how to read a recipe and measure out ingredients and let them help with mixing and decorating. 

3-ingredient cookies are some of the easiest to mix up quickly. Peanut butter cookies are always a quick win! Plus, they fit in nicely on an Easter charcuterie board.

Paint Easter Rocks

Collect some smooth rocks from outside and paint them with Easter-themed designs. You can paint bunnies, eggs, flowers, or anything else that reminds you of spring. These make incredible decorations for your home or garden.

Have an Easter Science Experiment

Kids love science experiments, and there are plenty of Easter-themed ones to try. You can make exploding Easter eggs, dissolve peeps, do dry ice experiments, or even create a magic rainbow out of Skittles.

Host an Easter Karaoke Party

Set up a karaoke machine, use a phone app, and have an Easter-themed karaoke party with your kids. Sing classic Easter songs like “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” or “The Bunny Hop,” or let your kids choose their favorite songs.

Have a Family Game Night

Break out the board games and have a family game night with an Easter twist. You can play Easter-themed versions of games like bingo or tic tac toe or even create your own Easter-themed game.

Have an Easter Movie Night

Gather the family together to spend a cozy afternoon indoors and watch some classic Easter movies like “Hop,” “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,” or “Peter Rabbit.” Make some popcorn and enjoy some quality family time.

Remember, Easter is not just about the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs. It is also a time to celebrate new beginnings and the spring season. You can talk to your kids about the symbolism of Easter and what it represents and encourage them to reflect on what Easter means to them.

Remember to take lots of pictures to capture these special moments. Your kids will love looking back on these memories in the future and will remember the fun they had.

Portions of this article originally appeared on Food Drink Life.

Nilsa

Friday 29th of March 2024

Oh, we are TOTALLY doing papier-mâché Easter eggs! I'm not sure the weather will cooperate for doing outdoor activities this year, so I'm scrambling to come up with some alternate indoor things for the kids to do. TY for the tips!

Easy Homemade Life

Wednesday 3rd of April 2024

Wishing you the best of luck, Nilsa. Good weather or not, nothing will stop us from spending quality time with our kids. Happy Easter!

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