Are you looking for fun Easter activities to do with kids? If so, I have the perfect blog for you! Easter is just a couple of days away and the anticipation is starting to grow. As a mom, I know there is nothing better than making memories by having fun activities to do with my daughter around holidays such as Easter – we get to spend fun, quality time together and make family traditions. As she gets older, the activities may change but the memories will last forever. Keep on reading for a few ideas you can do with your kids to start the celebration of Easter.
Make a bunny craft
These DIY projects are fun, easy, and inexpensive.
1. Paper Plate Bunnies: All you need are paper plates, paint, marker or colors, cotton balls, googly eyes, and glue! Let the kids get creative with their colors and designs. If you need a template to boost creativity, check out this blog https://www.simpleeverydaymom.com/paper-plate-bunny-craft/
2. Paper Plate Bunny Masks: Your kids will love this paper plate bunny mask. It’s super simple for crafty and non-crafty parents alike. Here are the no-fail instructions https://kidscraftroom.com/make-a-paper-plate-easter-bunny-mask/
3. Paper Bag Bunnies: Grab a brown paper bag, some cotton balls, and any other supplies that you might have around the house, and let the kids decorate it however they want! They could use crayons or markers or even tissue paper if they want. You can use colored construction or printer paper for the ears.
Bake and decorate Easter cookies
Making cookies is always a yummy, fun activity. You can decorate the cookies with icing in pastel colors like pink, yellow, and light blue. Or you can just make simple sugar cookies. You can make bunny and Easter egg-shaped cookies using a cookie cutter. Use store-bought cookie dough or make your own dough from scratch. You can also dye the cookie dough in pastel colors before baking it for more color on the cookie. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Watch an Easter movie together like Hop or Reter Rabbit
Whether you watch Hop or Peter Rabbit, the whole family will laugh and enjoy the adorable story. You can find Hop on Netflix and Peter Rabbit on Amazon Prime, so get cozy and spend some time enjoying a funny and heartwarming Easter movie with your family.
TIP: Watching your favorite Easter movie is better eating the Easter cookies and wearing your bunny mask at the same time:)
Dye Easter eggs
An oldie but a goodie, dyeing Easter eggs is a simple activity that results in some fun, colorful eggs (and sometimes messy, but so if life). You can make natural, homemade dyes from blueberries, spinach, and red cabbage. Or if your like me, the store bought kits work just as good.
Go on an egg hunt
As one of the most well-known Easter events, an egg hunt is a great activity! Decide how many eggs to hide. The number all depends on the size of your tribe, with a good ratio for younger children being five eggs for each child. For older children and adults, consider increasing the number to about eight or ten per person (yes adults can hunt eggs too). If you’re hiding eggs either outdoors or in large rooms, it’s also helpful to set an egg limit for each egg hunter or color code the eggs for each age group.
Hide eggs around the house or yard, you can use plastic eggs or the real ones. If you want to make it more challenging, hide the eggs in a specific order and give them clues to find them all!
And there is no rule you have to wait until the day of Easter to go on an egg hunt. Hide and hunt eggs until you just can’t stand it.
Learn the real meaning behind Easter – the death, burial, and ressurection of Jesus Christ
Easter is all about the death, burial, and ressurection of Jesus Christ, who gave His life to pay for our sins so we could spend eternity with Him in heaven. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice and love for us, we have hope that we can be at peace with God and have everlasting life. We can also know that our lives here on earth are being used by God for His glory.
So grab your favorite children’s bible or read the message from your bible to your kids. They are never too early to learn about the love Jesus has for us.
So there you have it! Hopefully, this has given you a few ideas for some fun activites to do with your kids this Easter. If you have any ideas that I didn’t mention, feel free to leave a comment below – I’d love to hear how others celebrate Easter too.
One last tip – TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES!