Spring is very definitely in the air! These 10 cracking outdoor Easter activities for kids are perfect for blowing off the cobwebs and guaranteed to keep them (and you) from climbing the walls!
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With time to fill during the Easter holidays, and all that chocolate to burn off, you may want to plan for some energy-burning outdoor Easter activities. From egg hunts to woodland walks, these are some great fresh air choices.
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Fun Outdoor Easter Activities
#1. Go on a Daffodil Hunt
Head to a nearby park or forest and go on a daffodil hunt. It’s nice to leave the daffodils growing for next year, rather than picking them, but have some fun seeing who can spot the first daffodil or who can count to 20.
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#2. Play Bunny Tag
Kids get a ton of exercise when they play bunny tag!
Pick one child to be the dog chasing the other kids, who are the bunnies. The bunnies hop away from the fast-walking dog. If they are caught, they crouch down and use their arms to make bunny ears atop their head until the game is finished. The last bunny caught becomes the dog during the next round.
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#3. Hold an Easter Egg Hunt
The ultimate in Easter activities, egg hunts are a great way to entertain the kids (big and small!) over the Easter weekend. From chocolates to trinkets, the hunt is often as much fun as enjoying the hidden chocolate!
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#4. Ready, Steady, Roll
Hold an Easter Egg Roll down a nearby hill. Different countries have different versions of the game, usually played with hard-boiled, decorated eggs. So, get decorating your eggs and then set off for a big roll.
#5. Host a Teddy Bear’s Easter Picnic
Get out the waterproof picnic blanket, snacks and drinks and of course a teddy bear… or three.
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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”.
#6. Easter Egg Toss
You will need plastic Easter eggs and a basket. Using colourful adhesive tape, draw a line on the ground. 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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#8. See Some Baby Animals
This is the perfect time of year to visit a petting zoo or 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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#9. Hold an Egg Race
Let all the race participants 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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#10. Attend an Easter Parade
A fun day out for all the family attending an Easter parade. If there is not one near you, you could always host your own in your neighbourhood!
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Have you got any other ideas for fun outdoor Easter activities? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!