During Easter weekend, kids will be hungry for some fun and engaging holiday activities. We’ve rounded up a fun selection of games, crafts and activities to do leading up to the big day as well as coloring sheets and sensory activities to occupy little ones while parents prep the Easter meal.
1. Easter rockets
Sneak a little learning into your celebration with these cool Easter rockets. Kids will love seeing rabbits and ducks shooting up in the air. Malia at The STEM Laboratory blog offers this egg-citing science project that requires just a few common household materials.
2. Egg popper tree
This game is a great activity for older kids who have aged out of community egg hunts (or are too cool for them). It's a simple concept: Instead of hunting for eggs, kids have to pop plastic eggs to get the candy. Head on over to The Studio DIY blog for instructions.
3. An edible Easter house
Autumn of It's Always Autumn fame has a novel take on an Easter gingerbread house that is created using Peeps and graham crackers. The kids could make this cute house before Easter and use it as décor for the big day or they could make it on Easter Sunday with their stash of candy.
4. A crafty hunt
Hiding and seeking is always a fun outdoor activity. Change up your traditional egg hunt with a painted rock hunt, or go on a nature walk and hide Easter egg rocks for others to find. Check the Projects with Kids blog post for ideas and fun techniques.
5. Easter printables
The free printable Easter coloring sheets and games that can be downloaded from the Crayola website will keep kids occupied over the Easter weekend. Choose from coloring pages, a word search, a basket craft and even Easter bingo.
6. A hunt for rainy days
Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt board game is perfect for pre-readers ages 3 and older. Match the colors in the carrots to fill your basket first to win. This game is for 2–4 players and teaches matching, taking turns and colors.
7. Easter egg sensory bag
An Easter egg sensory bag does take some prep, but it is a great activity to keep toddlers entertained. The sensory bag can be taped to the table so that it doesn’t migrate onto the furniture or get opened accidentally. Find detailed instructions for creating this magical bag on the Happy Toddler Playtime blog.
8. Quick and easy games
Need some fun games that don’t take much time? These minute-to-win-it games from Little Bins for Little Hands are just the ticket! The games all use inexpensive items such as straws and plastic Easter eggs that you probably already have around the house. Even teens and adults will enjoy playing these games.
9. Feed the bunny egg-rolling game
Stacy, author of the Crazy Outdoor Mama blog, transforms an old box into a rabbit that eats eggs for this creative DIY game that can be played inside or outside. Take a look at the adorable photos and find out how the game is played on the blog.
10. Traditional egg and spoon race game
See who can make it past the finish line first without dropping their egg in this classic game for spring. This 12-piece set is made of wood, so those dropped eggs won’t make a big mess. The colorful pieces can be used again and again at family gatherings and parties.
11. Egg-rolling race
For those kids and adults who don’t mind getting down on the floor or grass, try this fun game from Kid-Friendly Things to Do. Best done on a slick surface, players line up and roll a hard-boiled egg to the finish line using their nose. Don't be surprised if everyone ends up on the floor laughing!
12. Sack race
Burn up some extra energy with a family sack race. Buy these burlap sacks from Amazon or use old pillowcases. To play, players step into a sack, and hold the sack up with their hands as they jump to the finish line!
13. Easter egg dice game
Britni from Play Party Plan offers a free printable and instructions for an easy Easter-themed dice game. The number you roll determines what everyone does, such as pass your egg to the right or swap eggs with your neighbor. Play this game with plastic eggs from a hunt, prize-filled eggs or a special golden egg.
14. Lego Easter eggs
For Lego-obsessed kids, Little Bins for Little Hands brings it again with this great Lego STEM activity. Each egg is built with basic bricks and is easy enough for even young kids. More experienced Lego builders can make creative patterns in their eggs.
15. Inflatable bunny ears ring toss
Everyone can be a bunny with these inflatable ears! Kids and adults alike will have fun tossing rings onto bunny ears. The game comes with three, five or six inflatable ears to be worn as a hat for tossing the rings. These would make great photo ops, too!
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