Family-Friendly Easter Activities to Welcome Spring
Easter is generally a busy time for families. Between early morning church services and family functions afterwards, most of us begin by praying for enough energy to make it through the day. If you’re having trouble filling up your Easter Sunday with activities, here are 10 ideas for you and your family to share some quality time together.
This is a fun craft for kids of all ages. Transform boring plastic eggs with googly eyes, pipe cleaners, pom poms and a little glue to make little bunnies.
Printable rabbit doll
If you have a bunny lover in the family, print out a doll here, cut them out and transfer onto cardstock paper. Be sure to cut the tabs out to attach the bunny’s ensemble to the doll.
Melted crayons of color
If you have a pile of broken crayons, use them to color some hardboiled eggs with your kids. First, shred them with a cheese grater. Once your eggs have cooled, sprinkle them on and watch the colors melt on.
Kids love two things: sugar and sugar. Cupcakes give them healthy doses of both. You can choose all the bright colored icing you want. Here are some colorful cupcake toppers which you can glue to Popsicle or lollipop sticks and decorate the cupcakes with.
Create these little creatures with many of the same materials as the Peeps. If you’re really feeling crafty, use real eggshells. Some suggest making a grass forest with shredded paper to make the chicks feel more at home.
This is done in many families after a traditional Easter mass or church service, but any family from any religion can participate! Any excuse to gather around the table with your family and other loved ones is good in our book
Make egg-centric stuffers
If you’re planning an egg hunt or two this year, be sure to put more than chocolate and money in the eggs. Give kids fun trinkets or goodies! A fun idea is filling the eggs with puzzle pieces, ending the day with an engaging family activity.
Easter egg race
Decide whether you want raw or hardboiled eggs first. If you have very young rug-rats, we suggest cooked. Then, have two competitors face off, carrying each egg by a spoon held in their mouth.
Easter egg toss
Just like the race, deciding whether or not to use raw eggs comes first. Have two teams line up across from one another and toss the eggs back and forth. The first team to break their egg loses.
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