Top 10 Easter Activities for Families

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by: Erin Dower
Looking for fun activities to enjoy on Easter Sunday with your family (beyond the obvious egg hunt)? Check out this mix of indoor and outdoor games and activities for kids of all ages.
Egg and Spoon Race
Egg and Spoon Race
Try this good old-fashioned outdoor game after your Easter egg hunt is over! Egg and spoon races date back to the late 1800s. All you need are eggs (hard-boiled are the least messy) and metal or wooden spoons for each participant. Race individually or relay-style.
Jelly Bean Guessing Games
Jelly Bean Guessing Games
Here's an easy indoor game for all ages! Simply fill a jar with jelly beans and ask each family member to guess how many candies there are. Winner (the closest without going over) takes all! Another jelly bean-themed game involves asking players to guess the correct flavor of fancy jelly beans they taste.
Read Easter and Spring Children's Books
Read Easter and Spring Children's Books
Gather the kids and curl up with a good book, especially if Easter falls on a rainy day this year. Use our Book Finder tool to stock up on great children's books about Easter, bunnies, and spring.
Plant Flowers
Plant Flowers
Easter symbolizes rebirth, so what better day to plant some tulips or daffodils with your budding gardener? Fall is technically the season to plant bulbs in most regions, but you can plant them indoors anytime of year, or buy flowers already in bloom and transplant them outdoors on Easter.
Decorate an Easter Egg Tree
Decorate an Easter Egg Tree
Here's the perfect activity for kids experiencing Christmas tree withdrawal! Decorate a tree (indoors or outside, depending on the weather) with plastic Easter eggs and any other spring decor (such as pastel ribbons or tissue paper flowers) for your holiday guests to admire.
Make Chocolate Fondue
Make Chocolate Fondue
Encourage your kids to share their Easter loot with Mom and Dad! Melt down that giant chocolate bunny and dip those marshmallow chicks into a bubbling bowl of fondue. (Hint: This will also get your kids to consume some fruit on this sugary-sweet holiday.)
Create Easter Crafts
Create Easter Crafts
Put the kids in charge of making adorable decor for your Easter table, or fun bunny ears or creative Easter bonnets for all your guests to wear! Take a look at all our cute Easter craft ideas.
Give a Gift Basket
Give a Gift Basket
Teach kids to perform a random act of kindness this Easter and put together a gift basket for an elderly relative or neighbor. Get creative with the contents to make this a more fun and meaningful activity. For example, have the kids fill plastic Easter eggs with nice notes that say things like, "You're egg-cellent!" and "Sweetest neighbor ever."
Make Brunch Together
Make Brunch Together
Involve your kids in the kitchen by making brunch or dessert items for your Easter feast. Keep things really easy, and buy biscuits or buns at your local bakery for your family to make into strawberry shortcake (by adding sliced berries and whipped cream) or hot cross buns (by marking with a cross in frosting) — two traditional favorites on Easter.
Go to Church
Go to Church
Last but not least, observe the origins of the holiday by attending services at your family's church. Easter is by far the busiest Sunday for church attendance, so arrive early with activities to keep the kids engaged, such as Easter-themed coloring pages and a fresh pack of crayons (psst — perhaps the Easter bunny might bring some?!).