Kids full of energy after a feast of Easter chocolate? Get them outside with these 10 cracking easter activities for kids outdoors – guaranteed to keep you and them from climbing the walls!
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#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 but have some fun seeing who can spot the first daffodil or who can count to 20.
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#2. Hold an Easter Egg Hunt
We always hold an Easter egg hunt either in our back garden or around our neighbourhood.
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#3. 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.
#4. Easter Roll
Hold an Easter Egg Roll down a nearby hill. Different nations have different versions of the game, usually played with hard-boiled, decorated eggs. So, get decorating your hard boiled eggs and then set off for a big roll.
#5. 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.
#6. 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”.
#7. Host a Teddy Bear’s Easter Picnic
Get out the waterproof picnic blanket, snacks and drinks and of course a teddy bear or three.
#8. 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.
#9. See Some Baby Animals
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.
#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!
Have you got a great idea for a fun outdoor Easter activity? Share your idea in the comments below, we’d love to hear them!