5 Activities to Do with Kids at Easter

Easter has always had a special place in our family’s calendar. It’s the perfect time to brainstorm our most creative ideas on how to make every moment count.  In this post, I will share 5 activities to do with kids at Easter.

Spring activities end up being a mixture of indoor and outdoor family fun activities.

Kids at Easter look for any opportunity to munch on chocolate, engage in loud storytelling, and take part in the local egg hunt tournament.

This is the first time I have had a guest blogger write for me. I hope you enjoy this list of 5 activities you can do with your kids this Easter. Thank you, Zarah Lewis!!

My kids love Easter because we’ve always put so much effort into making these several days special and because they always have a say in our family festivities.

Thanks to our firmly rooted customs and traditions, we have grown even closer as a family. We use every Easter to discover new ways to bond. Here’s my list of our absolute favourite Easter activities that will bring your family together for this wonderful holiday!

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5 activities to do with Kids at Easter

1. Annual Easter plays

One of my favourite activities to do with kids at easter is to put on plays.

While not all kids enjoy being in the spotlight, creating a home theatre can encourage even the most introverted kids to come out of their shy shells and enjoy the wonders of role-playing.

Older kids like to take over the reins, so make sure that everyone is happy with their participation and encourage your kids to support each other and share their duties.

Parents usually take the back seat, and your support can mean the world to them. Helping children feel included and they will soon start putting out their own suggestions and planning the next Easter play before this one is even over!

2. Easter arts and crafts

Kids at Easter are always looking for an opportunity to take out the craft supplies. No kid will miss out on a chance to colour, draw, and make a mess!

My kids have shown their artistic tendencies across the wallpapers on their bedroom walls. Ever since our first family Easter, we all take part in decorating the Easter eggs.

It was my children’s idea to decorate the Easter eggs with colourful permanent markers. We have now been using them for several years and they are still the absolute number one tool for designing Easter eggs. In fact, the eggs turn out to be so pretty that the kids have a hard time deciding which ones to eat first.

3. Cooking adventures

Easter meals and treats are something kids at Easter do not want to miss. Making sweets or meal together somehow bring more pleasure than any other holiday in our home.

Ever since the first Easter we celebrated as a family we have spent time in the kitchen. We spend all day cooking our favourite dishes and decorating the dining room table. This has become one of our favourite traditions. Working together helps my kids learn how to work as a team, and makes them feel truly appreciated when they get to contribute.

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4. Egg hunts

The easiest activity to organize for kids at easter is an egg hunt. They can be simple and done in your backyard, or they can be large events.

Every year, our town organizes a wonderful egg hunt with bake sales, lemonade stands and spending time with the Easter bunny.

Our kids always bring their own bunny ears, and we like to help them with their face paints to completely transform them into true Easter bunnies.

There are music performances, bunny races, and organized plays to keep your kids occupied. It’s a great day to spend a few hours in the sun, playing with bunnies and other animals and looking for those delicious treat-filled eggs!

5. Easter picnic

Kids at Easter are always looking for fun things to do outside. One of their favourite things to do is to plan a picnic.

You can fill your baskets with fruits, sandwiches, and freshly-squeezed orange juice. Then you can bring a large blanket or two and go to the nearest park or forest to spend time in nature. If it’s not nice outside you can have a picnic in your living room.

You can also enjoy other outdoor activities, such as playing volleyball, fly kites, reading stories to each other or just enjoying the warmth of the sun, and you will have amazing family time away from all the chores and worries.

Easter is the perfect time to learn about history, so you can also turn your picnics into educational sessions where you can teach your kids how this cherished holiday came to be and the various Easter traditions across the world.

Kids are curious by nature, so they will likely ask many questions to which you don’t have the answers, so you discover the answers together as a family.

Whichever activity you choose, you can’t go wrong because your kids will be eager to spend time with you. Doing these activities together will help develop their creativity and curiosity. At the same time, your family bond will certainly grow stronger. And of course, prepare for countless moments of absolute bliss that will become some of your favourite memories and inspire years of Easter holiday fun!

In the comments below, share your favourite activity to do with Kids at Easter. Please share this post with others. Thank you.

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81 responses to “5 Activities to Do with Kids at Easter”

  1. Jennifer Avatar

    I love that everything you listed seems to include the family as a whole. That is the one things we try to do with our family no matter what the ages. Thank you for the share 🙂

    1. Zara Avatar

      I agree with you. The most important thing about this is having fun together as a family. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  2. Tracy Avatar

    I love all these ideas!! My kids would enjoy all of these!

    1. Zara Avatar

      I’m sure they will! Have fun! Easter is all about having great family time.

  3. Diane Baker Avatar
    Diane Baker

    Oh cool 🙂 Really neat ideas that we can all do together. 🙂 Thanks a ton!

    1. Zara Avatar

      I’m glad I was helpful with sharing some of our ideas! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Amy Avatar

    Great ideas, have pinned to save for later. Can’t wait to do an egg hunt with my children.

    1. Zara Avatar

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Barb Avatar

    I love the idea of an Easter picnic. Great way to get outside and enjoy nature while the kids have fun with Easter activities. 🙂
    xoxo Barb

    1. Zara Avatar

      Yes, having an Easter picnic is definitely something you should try! And one you did it, you’ll repeat it again for sure! Have fun!

  6. Lindsey Avatar

    I love the idea of a home theatre! and what’s better than a spring picnic?!

    1. Zara Avatar

      Both are great! But spring picnic is definitely our favorite one!

  7. Amanda Avatar

    Tried posting, but I don’t think it went through. I like the play idea, but with one child, a toddler, I think we will have to take a different route with it. My daughter would love to have her animals and dolls star in the recreation of a story in one of her board books.

    1. Zara Avatar

      Yes, you can always adjust it according your kid’s interests. My baby boy loved his animals talking to him in a play we did a few years ago.

  8. Amanda Avatar

    I like the Easter play idea, but we have only 1 child…2 yrs old. I think we could accomplish something similar by using a simple board book story with stuffed animals for the stars.

  9. Amber Avatar

    This is such a great list! I love the cooking idea. Such sweet memories.

    1. Zara Avatar

      Exactly! It’s all about having fun and creating sweet memories for all of us. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  10. Yolanda Avatar

    Sounds like so much fun for everyone. We’ve done 4 out of 5 the one being putting on a play. That would be fun! God Bless!

    1. Zara Avatar

      Exactly, Easter is all about celebrating life, isn’t it? It’s the happiest holiday in our family and kids really enjoy it! It seems that we’re on the same track with these activities 🙂 You should definitely try putting up a play, it’s a great fun!

  11. Carlie Avatar

    So cute!! We have little ones coming for the first time and I think I’m going to do a little easter egg hunt. What do you put inside the eggs? Candy or anything?


    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      I just do candy, but I know some people put in things like stickers or balloons.

    2. Zara Avatar

      We stick to the basics too, candy is great! I’m glad you love it!

  12. candy Avatar

    All the Easter egg hunts and picnics are great. Nice to remember the reason for the season.

    1. Zara Avatar

      I agree with you! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  13. Tara Avatar

    Thanks for this! I was actually looking for things to do with my nephew so this is a huge help!

    1. Zara Avatar

      I’m happy that you find some of these ideas helpful! Have a great time with your nephew!

  14. RebeccaLynn Avatar

    My husband will be out of town this Easter – and it’s our first Easter in our new home. So this post is VERY encouraging and has great ideas that will hopefully help me make Easter special and fun for our kids.

    1. Zara Avatar

      I’m glad you love it! Thank you for reading and commenting!

  15. Joseph Avatar

    I don’t have kids, but I have cousins, so I will apply some of these when they come over. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. Zara Avatar

      I hope they would love it! Thank you so much for reading!

  16. Danielle Avatar

    I love the idea of the home theatre! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Zara Avatar

      My kids are so excited about Easter and they are coming up with some new ideas every year, so I have to prepare myself well 🙂 Thanks for reading 🙂

  17. Lisa Elaine Avatar
    Lisa Elaine

    Decorating eggs has always been my favorite thing to do for Easter!! I kind of want to have a picnic this year now!

    1. Zara Avatar

      Easter picnics are great, you should definitely try it! Hopefully the weather will be fine 🙂

  18. sarah @mynaturalbabybirth.com Avatar

    I like the picnic idea. Hopefully it will be warm enough! We’re known to get sudden snow storms throughout springtime. But Easter is later this year, so keeping my hopes up! 🙂

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      Our weather has been acting up as well so I hope it’s nice enough to be outside

    2. Zara Avatar

      We absolutely love picnics! The whole picnic prep and everything about it is the peak of the Easter holidays season in our family. Kids get so excited about packing food and their toys and deciding where to head to every year. They absolutely love spending this family time outdoors. We all hope that weather will be nice again. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  19. sam Avatar

    Love this! I always need some fresh ideas for my daughter who wants something new every year… Ha! I love spoiling her.

    1. Zara Avatar

      I exactly know what you’re talking about! My kids are the same, tons of new ideas each year to try out! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  20. Davi Avatar

    I love how these all incorporate the whole family and cost almost nothing. Thanks for the ideas! The picnic idea is great!

    1. Zara Avatar

      Easter is all about families gathering together! The most valuable things cost almost nothing but we somehow tend to forget it. Thanks for reading!

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