Easter is a time of year when the weather starts to get warmer, the flowers begin to bloom, and families come together to celebrate the season. It’s a holiday that’s particularly special and exciting for children, who love nothing more than decorating Easter eggs, hunting for treats, and spending time with their loved ones – plus they get two weeks off from school!
In this post, we’ll explore some fun and festive Easter activities for children that you can do with your kids this upcoming Easter.
1 Decorate Easter Eggs
One of the most classic Easter activities for children is decorating eggs. This is an activity that kids of all ages can enjoy, from toddlers to tweens. You can buy a kit at any craft store (or this one from Amazon*), or even make your own dye with food colouring and vinegar. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to let your kids get creative and decorate their eggs with stickers, glitter, or markers. This is a great way to encourage creativity and to spend quality time together as a family.
2 Easter Egg Hunt
Another of the most popular Easter activities for children is the humble Easter egg hunt. Easter egg hunts are easy to set up and can bring so much joy to children’s lives, especially the littles.
Hide some eggs around your backyard or a nearby park, and let your kids run around and find them. You can even fill the eggs with small toys or treats as an added surprise. This is a great way to get your kids up and moving, and it’s always a lot of fun to watch their excitement as they discover each egg.
3 Easter Crafts
When it comes to Easter activities for children, there’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned crafting session. There are plenty of Easter crafts you can do with your kids, from making Easter baskets to creating bunny ears out of construction paper. You can find plenty of ideas online or at your local craft store. These crafts are a great way to keep your kids entertained and engaged, while also encouraging their creativity and imagination. Plus, crafting is a great way for smaller children to work on developing their fine motor skills, thus improving their scissors and writing skills later on.
4 Bake Easter Treats
Nothing says Easter like chocolate, right? One of my favourite Easter activities for children is to get them baking. Get your kids in the kitchen and make some Easter-themed treats, such as springtime shortbread biscuits in the shape of Easter bunnies, or the classic shredded wheat Easter nests. Not only will your kids have fun making these treats, but they’ll also love eating them! There are tonnes of children friendly Easter recipes online, and you’ll often find fun ideas in supermarket magazines too.
5 Attend an Easter Parade
Many towns and villages around the UK have Easter parades as a way to celebrate as a community. You’ll spot things like floats, dancers, and musicians in festive Easter attire travelling through the streets. Schools often get involved with these springtime or Easter parades and encourage children to come and watch the show. Taking your kids to the parade and enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday is a really fun thing to do over the Easter period. Joining in or attending an Easter parade is a great way to get out and explore your local community, and it’s always a lot of fun to watch the excitement on your kids’ faces as they see the parade go by.
6 Plant Spring Flowers
Easter is also a great time to start planting some spring flowers. For a day of fun Easter activities with children, get your kids involved in some gardening by letting them help you plant some colourful flowers, such as daffodils or tulips. They’ll love seeing the flowers grow and bloom over the coming weeks. It’s also a great time for you to start sowing seeds for the herbs or vegetables you may want to grow in your garden this year.
7 Watch Easter Movies
After you’ve finished all of those Easter activities for children, there’s no better way to sit back and relax than with a good movie. There are plenty of Easter-themed movies that your kids will love, such as “Hop” and “Peter Rabbit” – these are usually available on Netflix and Prime Video. All you need to do is pop some popcorn and settle in for a cosy movie night with the family. This is a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day of Easter activities.
In conclusion, there are plenty of fun and festive Easter activities for children that you can do with your kids this Easter. Whether you’re decorating eggs, hunting for treats, or attending an Easter parade, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get out there and have some Easter fun with your kids!
Looking for more things to do in Spring?
Take a look at our Spring Time Bucketlist (Free Printable) for more spring-themed children’s activities and crafts.
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