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35 Delightful Easter Activities for Kids and Families

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Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Ever since I was a young girl I have loved everything about it. Most of all, I have always loved the time with family that it provides. Some of my fondest memories include rolling hard boiled eggs down the mountain with my siblings and trying to plant jelly beans so they would turn into lolly-pops. The activities you do to celebrate Easter with your kids can make or break their feelings about the whole holiday. I’ve included some of my favorite Easter activities for kids.

Printable Scavenger Hunt

Our kids LOVE scavenger hunts! And Easter scavenger hunt is a fun way to bring some excitement to the day. Make each clue an Easter-themed riddle and let your family run in circles trying to find the clues. It’s not just about the hunt; it’s about weaving in those little lessons of creativity and problem-solving. Grab our Easter Scavenger Hunt here.

Sponge or Finger Painting

Get messy this Easter! Let your kids sponge or finger paint! Laugh and create together! these moments become more than just paint on paper; they’re cherished memories of family, unity, and the joy that Easter brings. Cut sponges into Easter egg shapes, or grab your own sponges like the ones below!

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  • Package includes 12 pieces EVA sponge seals, the color and pattern are random.
  • Material: Eva sponge and high-quality plastic handle.

Easter Origami

Imagine folding colorful papers into the shapes of rabbits or chicks, guiding little fingers through the steps. There are countless tutorials online, but you can also grab an easy to use kit like the one below.

hapray Origami Kit 144 sheets Origami Paper for Kids 72 Patterns with Craft Guiding Book
  • 🎁【Package Include】Our high-quality square origami sheets come with 8 sheets of practice papers plus 144 double sided vivid origami folding papers of 72 different beautiful patterns (2 sheets of each design); Size: 14 x 14 cm (5.5 x 5.5 inch), This kit includes everything you need to get started in origami for your kids.
  • 🎄【Eco-friendly Premium quality】Adopted of high-quality material, Origami Kits are non-toxic and eco-friendly for safety use, very suitable for training children’s hand-on ability. Once you fold these beautiful coloured origami papers, they will hold the creases well, bring you a good origami experience.
Easter Origami (Holiday Origami)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Owen, Ruth (Author)

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Have you ever tried a glow in the dark egg hunt? Our kids LOVE it. To prepare, simply fill plastic Easter eggs with glow sticks or use glow-in-the-dark paint to dress up the eggs. Wait until dark and then let your kids go on the egg hunt of their dreams! This twist not only adds to the festive spirit but ensures an unforgettable family Easter activity that lights up the night.

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Easter Coloring Contest

Organize a family Easter coloring contest. It’s a fun blend of friendly competition and artistic expression. You can offer prizes, or just the pride of a win!

Color & Frame – Easter (Coloring Book)
  • New Seasons (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Easter Sensory Bin or Bag

Create an Easter sensory bin or bag for your younger child’s playtime. They’ll have fun sifting through Easter egg decorations, fluffy cotton balls mimicking bunny tails, and smooth, pastel-colored beads. Sensory bins are a huge favorite in our house. They are fun for my preschooler, all the way up to my tween!

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  • Rich Combination: the comprehensive 196 piece fine motor tools include 2 scissors clips in green and blue, 4 plastic tweezers in yellow, orange, blue and green, 150 pom pom(light pink, light purple, light green, light yellow and light blue), 30 wood bunny and eggs beads decors and 10 silicone sorting cups; It provides an abundant quantity of elements in rich colors to make your Easter celebration more vibrant and engaging
  • Proper Size and Material: pom pom balls are about 0.79 inches/ 2 cm (polyester), sorting cups are about 2.76 x 1.97 x 1.26 inches/ 7 x 5 x 3.2 cm (silicone), scissors clips are about 7.28 x 2.68 inches/ 18.5 x 6.8 cm (plastic), tweezers are about 4.17 x 0.55 x 0.79 inches/ 10.6 x 1.4 x 2 cm (plastic), egg beads are about 2.5 x 1.7 cm and bunny beads are about 2.4 x 2.5 cm (wood); The Easter sensory bin tools are designed to fit comfortably in small hands
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  • SENSORY BIN: Sensory bins give children the opportunity to imagine, create, discover while engaging their senses.
  • OPEN-ENDED PLAY: Children will enjoy endless hours of play. Children love sensory play as it is imaginative, calming and wonderful for social play. Kids learn to take turns while working on their fine motor skills.

Easter Science Experiments

Dive into the thrill of Easter science experiments with your kids, blending education with pure fun. Watch eggshells dissolve or craft their very own slime eggs. This is a great way to add a little learning to your Easter celebrations.

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  • Big Experiments for Little Scientists, 6 egg-shaped science kits are included for endless knowledge and fun. Follow along to create over 12 experiments that are easy to do and sensory based.
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Easter Egg Slime

This delightful sensory and science activity is for those days when you are willing to let down your hair a little. Set the kids up at the kitchen table and let them play! Picture how excited your kid will be as they knead and stretch their very own Easter slime, a perfect blend of fun and learning.

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  • None Sticky: Less sticky than others’ Slime, so try ours to get rid of stickiness. Great consistency, amazing texture, not crumbly and dry like other dohs and clays
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Holy Week Countdown

One special way that our family celebrates Easter is by marking each day of Holy Week in a countdown-esq way. We take a moment each day to dwell on the significance of Holy Week. Each day of Holy Week is sacred in some way. For example, we make hot cross buns every Good Friday. It’s a simple tradition, but helps us remember the reason we celebrate Easter.

Easter Crafts

Gathering around the kitchen table, we dive into Easter crafts that bond us through laughter and creativity. Imagine transforming everyday items like paper plates and egg cartons into adorable bunnies and chirping chicks. These simple, yet joyful activities not only fill our home with Easter decorations but also nurture a wonderful tradition of crafting together. The delight in our children’s eyes as they see their creations become part of our home’s festive decor is truly priceless.

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  • 【Easter Theme Craft】Our bunny foam stickers craft is full of Easter elements, such as Easter Bunny, colored egg, basket, carrot. Kids can use these accessories to complete their unique bunny and hang the finished product on the window, wall, door, porch, bookshelf or any place they want for decoration.
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Graham Cracker Bunny House

Begin by using graham crackers as the structure for your bunny house and icing as the glue. We typically leave the front of the house open and then create a little “nest” with coconut inside the house. Place a Peep Bunny inside and decorate your bunny abode with a colorful array of Easter candies. Whether adorning the roof with pastel M&Ms or lining the path with jelly beans, this activity promises a blend of architectural fun and sweet delight.

Handprint Chicks

Diving into Easter crafts with your little ones, nothing beats the charm of creating handprint chicks. Start with yellow paint and your child’s handprint. It’s a simple activity where you’ll need paint, paper, and your child’s willing hand. Once dry, carefully add a beak and legs to create a baby chick.

Easter Word Scramble

Word scrambles are a fun way to get everyone in your family thinking. Our kids love word scrambles. And Easter themed word scramble is a great way to amp up the fun of the Easter season in a low-key way. These ones are easy to grab and pull out at church or another quiet moment.

DISTINCTIVS Easter Themed Word Scramble Classroom Party Game – 25 Player Cards
  • 25 PLAYER word scramble: teal polka dot game cards made to match your Easter Egg Hunt party decorations and supplies.
  • PARTY ACTIVITY: Guess Easter themed words and phrases that have been scrambled. Play a race-to win-game to see who can guess them the fastest.
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Cool Whip Easter Eggs

Dyeing Easter eggs with cool whip and food coloring not only makes for easy cleanup, but also produces really neat marbled effects, making it a go-to Easter activity for kids and families alike. Simply spread out cool whip into a cake pan or tray. Add drops of food coloring and lightly mix. Add your hard boiled eggs and viola! Marbled Easter eggs!

Painted colorful rainbow easter eggs on white background

Easter Bunny Paper Plate

Sit down with your kids, a stack of plain paper plates, fluffy cotton balls, and an array of other simple materials in front of you. Together, you can craft adorable Easter Bunny paper plates. Each creation becomes a reflection of your child’s unique personality, adorned with their personal touches and bursts of creativity.

Easter Bingo

Imagine transforming your living room into a hub of laughter and friendly competition with Easter bingo. Instead of numbers, think of bunny and egg images calling out. Small prizes like stickers or homemade cookies could crown the winners, turning this game into not only a source of amusement but also a subtle, joyful learning tool for your little ones.

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Easter Don’t Eat Pete

A game for every age. Our younger kids especially love to play Don’t Eat Pete! Grab your game board here!

Easter Egg Sun Catcher

Gather tissue paper in vibrant Easter shades and contact paper to craft delightful Easter egg sun catchers. These charming creations will catch the light and fill your windows with the joyful colors of the season. Use construction paper to cut out the shape of an Easter egg. Cut out the center so only a ring of an outline remains. Then cut up pieces of tissue paper and glue in place over the egg to create a stained-glass window look. Hang in the window as you anticipate Easter!

Easter Luminaries

Imagine the soft glow of Easter luminaries lining your walkway, a warm welcome to family Easter activities. It’s simple: grab some jars, votive candles, and Easter-themed cutouts. A magical Easter evening awaits. Our family does this every year on Saturday night as we anticipate the coming of Easter morning.

Sock Bunnies

Transforming a simple sock into an adorable bunny is a delightful Easter activity that sparks creativity and joy. You’ll need a sock, rice for filling, rubber bands, and fabric markers. We made these no-sew bunnies last year and our kids loved it.

Easter Ornaments

Gathering around with your little ones to craft Easter ornaments adds a touch of personal charm to your home or a specially designated Easter tree. Consider using bright, spring-like materials such as colorful ribbons, lightweight wooden cutouts of bunnies or eggs, and even recyclable items you can transform with a bit of creativity. The joy in their eyes as they hang their handmade treasures is a beautiful reminder of the season’s spirit of renewal and family bonding.

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Lego Easter Eggs

Imagine the fun as you and your family dive into a box of Legos, aiming to craft the perfect Easter egg. It’s a delightful blend of creativity and challenge, encouraging problem-solving and the joy of following intricate patterns. This Easter activity is not just about building; it’s about creating lasting memories together. You can make your own egg shapes with Legos you already have, or grab a set like this below!

LEGO Easter Bunny 40463 Building Kit (293 Pieces)
  • This buildable LEGO Easter Bunny (4463) comes with a posable head and ears, plus a meadow setting with 2 customizable Easter eggs
  • Makes a great Easter gift for LEGO fans aged 8 and up and includes 293 LEGO pieces

Read an Easter Book

Gathering around with Easter-themed books can be a serene moment that brings us all closer. It’s amazing how a simple story can create connection as a family. Here are a few of our family favorites.

Palm Sunday Handprint Craft

For Palm Sunday, we celebrate the life of Christ by using our children’s handprints to create palm leaves. It’s a fun tradition that helps us kick off celebrating Holy Week.

Easter Egg Hunt

When planning an Easter egg hunt, creativity is your best friend. Think beyond the garden, exploring both indoor nooks and outdoor crannies. Fill those eggs with surprises that aren’t just sweets – think small toys or handwritten notes for a twist that delights without the sugar high.

Read also: 25 Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Non-candy Easter Egg Fillers that are Not Junk

Easter Egg Roll

Have you ever rolled your Easter eggs down a hill or mountain? When I was growing up we did! The idea is that after you’ve dyed your Easter eggs, you can take them up to the nearest mountain or hill and roll them down to see how far they go!

Dye Easter Eggs

Dyeing Easter eggs together can be an adventure in creativity. Experiment with natural dyes made from berries or turmeric for a splash of unexpected color, or use stickers for playful patterns. It’s not just about the eggs—it’s about laughing, making a bit of a mess, and soaking in priceless family moments.

Easter Walk

Go on an Easter walk, where every step lets you explore the themes of renewal and spring. We use his book to help us guide this experience.

Easter Walk
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Transform the traditional Easter egg hunt into an adventure for adults. My husbands family did this one year and it was SO fun! Imagine prizes that cater to grown-up tastes, making this beloved Easter activity a cherished experience for all ages.

Read also: Easter Basket Ideas for Older Kids

Easter Memory Game

Imagine the joy as you and your kids spread out Easter-themed cards, ready for a memory game. This exercise boosts cognitive skills, bringing laughter and learning together.

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  • Easter Changing Magic Cube Game: Ignite the Easter spirit with the Easter magic cube matching game! Quickly flip the blocks in hand to match the Easter pattern on the card and press the bell to signal victory. Who has the most Easter cards at the end is the winner
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Easter Would You Rather Game

Engage in a ‘Would You Rather’ game using Easter-themed quirks, sparking both delightful chats and laughter among the little bunnies and grown-ups alike.


Bunny, Bunny, Rabbit (rather than Duck, Duck, Goose!)

Transform the classic Duck, Duck, Goose into Bunny, Bunny, Rabbit for an Easter delight. This simple twist sparks joy, encouraging the fun of chases and playful tagging with lots of giggles and laughter.

Egg and Spoon Race

Organizing an egg and spoon race transforms into a classic Easter activity that weaves competition with laughter. To ramp up the fun, consider quirky penalties for drops!

Make Hot Cross Buns

Each year on Good Friday, my little family makes hot cross buns. We never follow the same recipe, but they are always delicious!

Make Resurrection Rolls

Making resurrection rolls blends baking, storytelling, and Easter’s meaningful narrative. Wrap marshmallows in dough, symbolizing the tomb and resurrection. A heartfelt, delicious lesson unfolds. These are honestly the easiest rolls to make. Simply thaw some frozen rolls, coat a marshmallow in butter and cinnamon sugar, then wrap the roll dough around the marshmallow. Roll the whole thing in butter and cinnamon sugar as well. Then cook according to the roll directions! Easy peasy! When the rolls come out, the marshmallows have melted and created an “empty tomb” that represents the empty tomb on Easter!

As you spend time with your family this Easter season, you’ll create closeness and opportunities for connection. We hope these activities help you do just that!

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