Easter Activities ideas Best for Kids

By | April 10, 2021

Easter Activity With Easter just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about all the cool Easter crafts and activities do do with your kids!

While coloring eggs and an Easter hunt are probably number one and two things on your list there are so many other fun projects you can do and here you’ll find 15 pretty awesome ideas to keep the whole family busy!

The big Easter egg hunt is over — now what? There are plenty of ways to stay in the Easter spirit once all of the eggs are found. Whether you’re doing an outdoor celebration, looking for indoor Easter ideas, are able to visit family or are keeping it small again this year, there are plenty of Easter games for every type of party. Get everyone hopping around with these creative ideas that will keep the fun going long after they open their Easter baskets.

These festive activities — from a bunny hop sack race to a water balloon “egg” toss — will keep your younger guests entertained and your older guests celebrating the true spirit of spring. The best ideas get the whole family up and moving, so they can work off the extra energy from their candy sugar rushes. Other activities challenge the mind, asking players to solve puzzles or strategize to win. And the littlest ones can get in on the act, too, with games that help them sharpen some of their important preschool skills. Plus, they’ll ensure that everyone’s worked up an appetite by the time Easter dinner is served. Just don’t forget to whip up some yummy Easter treats for your grand prize winners.

Checkers gets an Easter twist when you exchange the round pieces for easy, DIY chicks and bunnies. You might even want to keep this one out as a decoration when you’re not playing it.
Hungry Bunny Toss

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Switch up the age-old bean bag toss for this silly bunny version. The game is as fun to make as it is to play.

Easter Egg Bingo
Mix and match different tops and bottoms of plastic Easter Eggs, and use the resulting combos to come up with a Bingo board. First one to get five in a row wins!

Water Balloon “Egg” Toss
Head outside and split your family into pairs. Have each pair toss water balloon “eggs” back and forth. When someone pops an egg, their team is out — and soggy!

Egg Bowling
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If you have a smooth, flat surface in your house or patio, you can try rolling eggs in a traditional bowling game and try to knock down empty water bottles. Or you can go for a game of precision, challenging players to see if they can get closest to a marker (in this case, the plain, white egg).

1. Egg rolling

Do you know what an egg roll is? No, not that crispy appetizer at a Chinese restaurant. This other kind of egg roll is an Easter tradition that’s different from culture to culture and family to family.

A number of years ago a Scottish friend introduced my family to his version and we try to include it in our Easter festivities whenever we can. Simply boil a bunch of eggs, have fun decorating them, then pack them up and bring them to a park with a big hill. From the top of the hill, players can take turns rolling their eggs down. The egg that travels the furthest wins. We tend to invent rules as we go, so there’s always lots of running (and rolling) up and down the hill.

2. Switch things up

Have you ever heard of a reverse Easter egg hunt? Neither had I. But I can pretty much guarantee my kids would love running all over a park or the backyard to find little bits of nature to fill their eggs. Making sure, of course, that all the things we talk about collecting are safe for them to gather, and returning things once we’re done.

3. Active egg hunt

With older kids, a classic egg hunt might be activity enough if you challenge them with finishing times, quantities collected, or even make it a race. Obviously, only you know if your kids are ready to handle a little friendly competition, and if they are, it’s a great way to intensify the egg hunt.

4. Bunny hop

Have a dance party. Whether you’re at a big family gathering or it’s just you and your kids, there’s nothing like some good old-fashioned dancing. Turn on some favourite tunes and everyone can show off their best moves. And if you really want to include that famous rabbit-y dance? Well, this tutorial will show you, step-by-step, exactly how to do The Bunny Hop.

5. Leapfrog/bunny game

Leapfrog is always a fun family game. Pretending to be bunnies instead of frogs makes it perfect for Easter.

6. Animal friends

Even little toddlers can get in on the Easter fun with our animal activity. Have them pretend to be some of their favourite spring animals (chicks, bunnies, and ducklings come to mind) and they’ll soon be peeping, hopping, waddling, and quacking their way along the road to developing physical literacy.

7. Obstacle course/relay race

Set up a simple obstacle course in the backyard or even the living room and give it a fun Easter theme. Lots of hopping, eggs on spoons, egg throwing and catching, and maybe even some bowling with a hard-boiled egg to knock over the pins.