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. Liz @ elizabethcolette Avatar

    Love these ideas. I think spending time with family is important during the holidays.

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      I love spending time with family as well!

  2. Rosanna@ExtraordinaryEverydayMom Avatar

    I love all the Easter ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      I hope you enjoy the weekend.

  3. Brittany L. Bergman Avatar

    These are such great ideas! I’m excited for my daughter to be old enough to be in on the cooking for Easter. It’s a joy to share that time with little ones!

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      How old is your daughter? Mine is 7 and wants to help cut and any other way in the kitchen. It sometimes makes so some longer meal preparation but it’s always a good time.

  4. Tara Avatar
    Tara

    My kids love Easter! Easter egg hunts are their favorite part. They even make me hide empty eggs just to try to find them.

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      Lol! I should mix up the eggs some full and some empty!

  5. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries Avatar

    Great ideas! Since my daughter was little I’ve always had her help with making the Easter meal. She loves the cheesy potatoes we always make 🙂

  6. Meg Avatar

    I’m all about the simple family traditions. My boys have been “practicing” easter egg hunts all week, and can’t wait for the real ones this weekend. 🙂

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      That’s so funny! I hope they enjoy the real thing as much as the practice.

  7. Meg Avatar

    I’m all about the simple family traditions. My boys have been “practicing” easter egg hunts all week, and can’t wait for the real ones this weekend. 🙂

  8. Mary Leigh Avatar

    These are excellent ideas! We’ve done an egg hunt this year and we try to have picnics often in the warm weather!

  9. Ashley Avatar
    Ashley

    Great Ideas!! my kids and I do these each year 🙂

  10. candy Avatar

    First and foremost we attend a special Easter mass. We remember the reason for the season. Afterwards we can have great meals, finding easter eggs. Ahead of time we do crafts as a family.

    1. anne.markey1@gmail.com Avatar

      I agree! It’s so important to remember why we celebrate Easter.

  11. Logan Avatar

    An Easter picnic sounds so nice! The weather has been perfect for it, too! Love your ideas!

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      The weather’s been promising so far 🙂 I’m glad you love these. Thanks for reading!

  12. Kari Avatar

    When I was little the Easter Bunny would hide eggs in the mall and at City hall. In city hall you could follow his footprints around.

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      I’m sure you had so much fun 🙂

  13. HaphazardMama Avatar
    HaphazardMama

    Picnic is a great idea. Egg hunts are a must!?

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      Picnic is our favorite one, I would definitely recommend it! Have fun!

  14. Francesca Avatar
    Francesca

    So many fun ideas!! I know my kids would have a blast with all of these!

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      I’m glad you’ve find it helpful 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  15. Kim Avatar

    Egg hunts are the best! I did them every Easter as a kid, and will continue the tradition with my daughter!

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      There are tons of great ways to have fun and create memories. Thanks for reading!

  16. Samantha Avatar

    My family loes egg hunts, thinking an Easter picnic would be fun too! Thanks for sharing

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      Picnic is great, you should definitely try it! Kids will love it for sure! Thanks for reading!

  17. JoJo Tabares Avatar

    Looks like fun! Mine are all grown up now, but we did a lot of crafts when they were younger.

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      It sure is! I hope to create sweet memories for mine once they’ve grown up. Thanks for reading!

  18. LaNeshe Avatar

    I was really sad that I missed our borough’s Easter Egg Hunt but I want to get some Easter crafting in this weekend.

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      Have a great time!

  19. Caitlin Avatar
    Caitlin

    Easter has been one of my favorite holidays ever since I was a child. These are such wonderful ideas on how to celebrate with kids!

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      I agree with you! Easter is favorite holiday in our family too. I suppose it’s about the idea of celebrating new life every year, together with Spring and great sunny weather. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  20. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen Avatar
    Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    Easter is so much fun with the kiddos. I always loved coloring eggs and then hiding them with my son. So much fun!

    1. Zara Avatar
      Zara

      Exactly! It’s all about having family fun. Thanks for reading!

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