If you couldn’t already tell from all the chocolate and bunnies, Easter is right around the corner.
Odds are your kids are out on spring break, which means everyone is looking for something to do.
We’ve put together some out-of-the-box Easter activities that your kids can do this week.
Try them out and have a blast!
Start your engines and get ready for some friendly competition.
Hard boil some eggs and let your kids decorate their “racecar” however they’d like. While the kids are decorating you can go set up the racetrack. It can be inside or outside in the grass.
Once the eggs are dried, give each child a spoon and lead them to the starting line. The instructions are simple. First child to gently push their eggs through the course to the finish line wins.
A quick 3, 2, 1, GO! will have the kids off and having an absolute blast.
Be sure to have your camera ready, you’re definitely going to want to catch some photos or a video of this moment.
A hanging garland is a fun daily craft and is great for building anticipation leading up to Easter.
Each day have your child cut out and decorate an egg shaped piece of paper. They can use markers, glitter, glue, or anything they want to use.
Once the masterpiece is finished, punch a hole in the top and hang it on a like a banner. Your child can decide whether or not they want the banner to hang horizontally or vertically.
At the end of the week your child will have a one-of-a-kind banner that can be used to decorate for the special day.
Egg dying scares the daylights out of me.
All I can see is stained faces and furniture.
Luckily there’s an easy solution. Eggs can also be decorated just as easily with normal coloring items such as markers and crayons.
Boil some eggs, place a mat on a table, and let the kids color the eggs instead. Not nearly as messy as the traditional way!
Feel free to get creative and explore new ideas of how to color with the kids. They’ll love it.
Growing up my parents would plan this special scavenger hunt just for Easter. It was one of my favorite parts of the holiday, and we even came up with a special name for it. We called it the “Bunny Trail”.
It’s simple to execute, and I’m sure your kids will love it just as much as I did!
Prepare five Easter-themed clues and hide them in plastic eggs. Each clue should lead to the hiding spot of the next clue-filled egg. Eventually this leads to the Easter surprise such as a chocolate bunny.
Watch out, this may become your kids new favorite Easter tradition!
As a parent of two rambunctious kids, tag is one of my go tos. With an Easter twist, you can make this classic fresh and fun.
The instructions are simple. Whoever is selected to be “it” first will now be known as “the dog” and can only fast walk (no running allowed). The dog’s goal is to catch all of “the bunnies” (the other kids).
The “bunnies” have to hop as fast as they can away the from the dog. Whenever a kid is tagged they have to crouch and make bunny ears with their hands. The last kid tagged becomes “the dog” in the next round.
We hope your children enjoy these out of the box Easter ideas. And if you can, try your best to participate along with them. The best childhood memories are made with those we love. Happy Easter!