Easter this year will be an unusual occasion, and yet it is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of family time. From crafts, games and face-painting to movies, books and treasure hunts, these eggstra special Easter activities for the whole family will help to fill your time and make it an Easter to remember!
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As the weather (hopefully) starts to improve, Easter is a great time to enjoy some springtime fun together as a family.
If you’re looking for ideas on some seasonal Easter activities, we’ve chosen some of our favourites that are completely kid-approved!
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Easter is one of the best times to be a kid – make the most of it with these fun Easter family traditions!
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Easter Egg Decorating
It can be difficult to resist all those delicious Easter treats, what with chocolate eggs appearing at every turn. Take a break from the chocolate egg-stravaganza and instead opt for some of these Easter egg decorating ideas to keep little hands busy.
We’ve got lots of ideas, from paint and natural dyes to melted crayons and crafty decorations.
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Get Creative With Easter Crafts
It wouldn’t really be Easter without cute chicks, bunnies or eggs! So “crack” out the craft supplies and enjoy some time getting creative with the kids.
Throw An Easter Scavenger Hunt
Hunt for daffodils, hidden eggs, chocolates, letters to spell out E-A-S-T-E-R, or anything yellow….Let the theme be Easter and off you go!
Make An Easter Bonnet
Easter bonnets are a Springtime tradition that seem to really mark the start of all the Easter fun. These Easter bonnet ideas are easy to make at home.
Bunnies, chicks, bright colours, Easter eggs and a little imagination – how creative can you get with your Easter bonnet?
Have a Go at Face Painting
These simple Easter face paint ideas are quick, easy and loads of fun – ideal for adding a little colour to your Easter celebrations.
Whether they choose to be a bunny, a chick or just something bright and colourful, the kids are sure to enjoy these Easter face paint ideas!
Have an Easter Manicure
Match your nails to your newly painted face!
Easter is a time of new, and new nails seems a good place to start. We love these easy ideas for Spring and Easter nails, and the best bit is that they are doable at home so you can give them all a try.
Bright, breezy and a riot of colour, these Spring-inspired and Easter nails are sure to brighten your day. Go for polka dots, stripes, chevron, ombre or a mix of all. In particular, we love the mix of bunnies, chicks and eggs – and the kids will too.
Try Our Easter Word Search
All the things associated with Easter, from bunnies and chocolate to egg hunts and daffodils, have been hidden for you to find – just download our FREE Easter word search and get started!
Make Easter Cards
Some colouring pencils or crayons, paper and a scissors are just about all you need to make some cute Easter cards. Not only is this one of our favourite Easter activities for kids of all ages, it’s a great keepsake to send to grandparents and loved ones.
Print off some fun Easter colouring pages for the kids to colour or paint. Then hang them up around the house for some homemade seasonal decor. Your little artist will be thrilled to feature in their very own gallery!
Fun Easter Science Experiments
Dr Naomi Lavelle has shared three egg-stra fun Easter science experiments for kids that you can do at home. Try to make a bouncy egg, then make it change colour and finally make it glow in the dark!
Make an Easter Wreath
If you haven’t made one before, you can learn how to make an Easter wreath – it’s a fun craft activity and can decorate your home with some seasonal style!
Get our your glue gun and stick some painted plastic eggs to a wire or faux wreath. Then, place 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.
Play Some Easter Games
There are lots of fun Easter games to play together at home or outdoors, that suit all ages. The kids will love turning into hippity hoppity bunnies, or trying hard not to crack their eggs – lots of laughs are guaranteed as you enjoy some springtime fun.
One great idea is to hold a traditional egg and spoon race – with an Easter twist. Let all the race participants decorate their own hard-boiled egg with paint, glitter, stickers, etc. Then hand them all a 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. Perhaps there’s a chocolate egg as a reward…?
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Even More Easter Activities – With a Checklist!
And if all that wasn’t enough, you can check out our full round-up of 50 Easter Activities for Kids to give you even more ideas!
We’ve even done a FREE Easter Fun Checklist so you can plan your Easter activities and get the kids involved.
Don’t forget to let us know how you get on!
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What are your favourite family Easter activities? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!