Family Fun: 15 Easter Activities for Kids

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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. 

Girls enjoying Easter basket.
Girls enjoying Easter basket. Photo credit: Eren Li, Pexels.

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.

If you are hiding 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 an 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. 

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.

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. 

One of the easiest recipes are those peanut butter cookies, which only need three ingredients. 

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.

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.

Girl coloring Easter eggs.
Girl coloring Easter eggs. Photo credit: Pavel Danilyuk, Pexels.

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.

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.

Girl opening Easter egg.
Girl opening Easter egg. Photo credit: Eren Li, Pexels.

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.

Zuzana is the creative force behind her websites Lowcarb-nocarb and Best Clean Eating. As a content creator, food recipe developer, blogger, and photographer, Zuzana brings diverse skills to the table with a dedication to sharing delicious, healthy recipes and helpful tips with the readers.

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