It’s the Easter holidays! Two weeks off school is fantastic, but after the first few days, are you stuck for ideas for Easter activities – ideas other than eating chocolate?! Not to worry! From egg hunts to bunny tag, to chicken pinatas, here’s 50 Eggstra Fun Easter Activities for Kids, to keep the little ones from under your feet and the bigger ones from climbing the walls!
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1. Make an Easter Wreath
Glue some painted plastic eggs to a fake fir wire wreath. Then, situate some stuffed bunnies so that they appear to be sitting facing each other at the bottom of the wreath. Glue them into place as well and hang the holiday decoration on your front door.
2. Hold an Easter Egg Hunt
Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, a treasure egg hunt or hunting by names, this will surely bring out the laughter in your house and give you a glimpse of the competitive side of your kids. Follow our simple egg hunt ideas or invent a hunt of your own and you could try decorating your easter eggs using this melted crayon craft.
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3. Make Easter Cookies
Bake some cookies together and decorate them with Easter themes using brightly coloured icing sugar. Here are 5 Easter Recipes you’ll love, including some recipes for using up surplus chocolate!
4. Make Chocolate Nests
- Add 100g of butter, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 50g milk chocolate buttons and 75g of golden syrup in a bowl.
- Microwave on high for 1.5mins and mix together.
- Crumble 4 Shredded Wheat over the bowl and mix with rest of ingredients.
- Place a generous spoonful in each of 12 bun case (the nests).
- Press the centre of each nest down slightly to form a dip and place 3 chocolate mini eggs in each dip.
- Chill for 30mins.
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5. Create an Easter egg mosaic
An Easter egg mosaic is the perfect activity to engage your toddler, will have them in sticky finger heaven!
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6. Hold an Egg Race
Let all the race participant decorate their own hard boiled egg with paint, glitter etc. Then hand them all a soup spoon and let them race off on the predetermined course. The winner will be the one who reaches the finish line first without dropping their egg.
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7. Play Bunny, Bunny, RABBIT!
If your kids have plenty of energy to burn, this is the game for them! As you’ve probably guessed, this is an Easter variation on the classic duck, duck, GOOSE game. Here’s how to play:
- Sit the kids down in a circle;
- Select one child to be “it”;
- The “it” child walks around the outside of the circle patting each player on the head and saying “bunny” until they want to say “RABBIT”;
- Both the “it” child and the RABBIT must hop around the circle trying to reach the vacant spot;
- Whoever doesn’t make it to the spot in time is then “it”.
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8. Egg Toss
You will need plastic Easter eggs and a basket. Using colourful adhesive tape, draw a line on the floor. Children must stand behind this line. Draw another line a short distance away and deposit the basket near this line. Give each child five eggs. Children take turns throwing their eggs towards the basket. The child who successfully throws the most eggs in the basket wins.
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9. Make Easter Cards
Some colouring pencils or crayons, paper and a scissors are just about all you need to make these cute cards. Let your young kids send them to their grandparents and loved ones. These cheeky chick pop up cards will take pride of place on top of any mantelpiece!
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10. Go to a Pet Farm
This is the perfect time of year to visit a pet farm. After the long winter, the kids will love to run around the farm, taking in all the delights of spring. Feed a bottle to a baby lamb or cup a baby chick in your hand.
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