Happy Easter! Spring has sprung, and it's time to celebrate the joy and wonder of Easter with your little ones! To help you make this holiday season extra special, we've compiled a list of some easy Easter activities that are not only entertaining but also educational. These delightful ideas will keep your children engaged, spark their creativity, and create unforgettable memories for the entire family. So, let's hop right in and explore these egg-citing activities that will make your Easter celebration truly memorable.
1. Art & Craft
These are some easy-peasy Easter themed craft activities that are really fun to do with kids. I did some with my daughter and niece and had loads of fun!
Easter Bunny Art & Craft
Artistic Bunny with Soft Pastels
Our first Easter theme art was all about exploring blending/smudging technique with pastels and to learn about positive and negative space in art. This is a super simple, easy to do and fun art activity.
Draw or trace a bunny on a stiff paper. Cut it out, and place it on a dark craft paper. Use Soft pastels to draw the outline of the bunny with thick lines. Remove the cutout and smudge the outline colours, blending them with fingers with a drawing outwards movement.
Keeping the spirit of the theme, Shanaya and her cousin made PAPER HANDPRINT BUNNIES!! This craft is really simple, super fast, and so adorable. Just grab some paper, scissors and a few pens, markers or pencil crayons and most importantly a child's hand - that's all you need. This needs no instruction, and below is a self-explanatory picture.
Adorable Easter Bunnies with toilet paper rolls
With just a few supplies, we made these cute Easter Bunnies. A super simple and easy craft activity for Easter.
You need: craft paper, toilet rolls, googly eyes, scissors, sketch pen, stiff string, and glue.
Again, this is really simple and needs no instructions. You can have your funny bunnies ready in a jiffy.
Easter Bunny with Cotton
You can also use materials like construction paper, cotton balls, glue, and markers to create Easter Bunny. Kids can cut out shapes for the body, head, ears, and legs, and use cotton balls to create a fluffy tail.
DIY Paper Easter Eggs for Treasure Hunt
Following my motto of KISS (keep it simple silly) and unavailability of actual Easter eggs (even the plastic ones), we made our Easter eggs to play Easter Egg Hunt Game. I just printed off an Easter egg template and Shanaya went on a colouring spree. Then she cut them out and stuck them on a thick watercolour paper and cut them out again. Ta-da!! Easter eggs are ready.
Salt Painted Easter Eggs
You need: Thick paper (such as card stock or craft paper), white glue (we used fevicol), Salt, liquid water colour (I used poster colour), paint brushes
Trace or print out the Easter egg designs on a drawing sheet or white thick paper. Apply glue in the form of a thick line to the outline of the Easter eggs. Apply salt on the glue so that all the glue is well covered. Gently shake off any extra salt, taking care not to shake off the glue or outline salt. Dip a paintbrush into the liquid paint, and gently touch the brush onto the salt-glue outline. Just slightly touching the brush to the salt will make the colour spread, you don't need to put too much colour or apply strokes.
Easter-themed Coloring Pages:
Provide children with coloring pages featuring Easter themes, such as bunnies, eggs, and chicks. This quiet activity allows children to express their creativity and wind down after more active games. Check out our Free Printable Easter Worksheets for loads of fun including coloring pages.
2. Easter Game Activities:
Apart from the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, there are many other fun activities to do on Easter. If you are not familiar with the Easter Egg Hunt, here is a brief explanation. Hide colorful Easter eggs around your yard or home, and let the kids search for them. You can fill the eggs with small toys, stickers, or candies for added excitement.
Egg and Spoon Race:
Give each child a spoon and a plastic or hard-boiled egg. Have them race from one point to another while balancing the egg on the spoon. If the egg falls, they must start again from the beginning.
Pin the Tail on the Bunny:
Create or buy a large poster of a bunny without a tail. Cut out paper or fabric tails and attach double-sided tape to the back. Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and let them try to pin the tail on the bunny.
Easter Egg Roll:
Using hard-boiled or plastic eggs, have the kids race to push their eggs across a finish line using only their noses.
Bunny Hop Race:
Have the children line up and race to the finish line while hopping like a bunny.
Easter Egg Matching:
Create pairs of matching Easter eggs with different designs or colors. Hide one of each pair, and give the other to the kids. Have them search for the matching egg to complete their pair.
Easter Egg Puzzle:
Cut out large Easter egg shapes from cardboard or foam. Paint or color them with different designs and then cut them into puzzle pieces. Have the kids work together to assemble the Easter egg puzzles.
Easter Egg Decorating:
Set up a station with hard-boiled eggs, food coloring, paint, stickers, and other decorative supplies. Allow children to unleash their creativity as they design and decorate their own Easter eggs.
Read Easter-themed books or share stories about the holiday with the children. This is a great opportunity to teach them about the history and traditions of Easter.
Create Easter-themed Bingo cards with pictures of bunnies, eggs, chicks, and other related items. Play Bingo with the children and reward the winners with small treats or toys.
Easter Memory Game:
Using pairs of Easter-themed cards or images, create a memory game where children take turns flipping over cards to find matching pairs.
Easter Egg Tower:
Give each child a pile of plastic Easter eggs and challenge them to build the tallest tower possible without it collapsing.
Pair the children up and have them toss a plastic or hard-boiled egg back and forth, taking a step back after each successful catch. The pair that can keep tossing their egg without dropping it the longest wins.
Easter Scavenger Hunt:
Create a list of Easter-related items for children to find around the house or yard, such as specific-colored eggs, bunnies, or decorations. The first child to find all the items on the list wins.
Easter Egg Relay:
Split the children into teams and have them race to transfer plastic or hard-boiled eggs from one basket to another using only a spoon. The first team to transfer all their eggs wins.
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