Eight Easy Activities for Kids this Easter

Easter Holidays are Coming!

Time has flown by quickly since half term in February and we’re looking forward to another two-week break from school. However, with two children aged under 10 to entertain at home for two weeks, I’ve started planning activities to keep them busy.

I thought I would share eight of these easy Easter activities with you; fellow parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, to keep everyone sane during the annual chocolate-fueled frenzy!


A great activity to exercise brains during the Easter break, I love printables because the children can get involved in choosing the activities they want to do, they can have educational value and they also avoid wasting money on themed colouring or activity books which only ever have a few pages completely coloured before being abandoned until the next year or worse, forever.

Printables are also great for playdates because the guest can take their completed activity home with them at the end of the playdate. You can even take printables with you on car journeys if you are going away for Easter, or have a long drive ahead of you for a day out.

If you are going to include printables in your activity armoury this easter then stock up on copier paper printer ink beforehand.

A quick search on a search engine can provide you with some free-to-use, printable colouring sheets which are great to keep the kids entertained for a short while (for example when you’re planning activity number 2 on my list!).

I like to add some educational elements to my printable activities, so I signed up for a free account on Twinkl. It’s great for us as a bilingual family as it has activities in both French and English. You can choose activities by theme and age.

If you just want some simple colouring pages, bingo or craft projects then check out these Easter-themed colouring pages from Crayola.

Easter Egg Hunt

Indoors or outdoors, the kids will be thrilled with an Easter Egg hunt, you can make it easy for the little ones and a little trickier for older children with clues to solve, or a map to follow. All you have to do is buy and hide some yummy Easter eggs. Of course, you get to taste test them first too, as you’re the Easter Bunny :-).

Easter egg hunts traditionally happen on Easter Sunday, and we like to set up ours in the back garden as we are lucky enough to have a big enough space to do this. But if you can’t do an Easter egg hunt at home then why not try an organised egg hunt where you live?

In the UK the National Trust have several egg hunts at their properties across the UK, you can easily find one near you by visiting this page.

In our local area in the Creuse in France, we also have organised Easter egg hunts. I used the local tourist website to search for Paques and got several suggested events including Easter egg hunts, Loto (or Bingo) markets and second-hand sales.

Watch an Easter Movie

Family film time is always a winner in our house. Make some popcorn and snuggle up together to watch a family movie. Although there are not many Easter-themed films for kids, the following films make great Easter entertainment.

  • Hop: The Easter Bunny’s teenage son heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band.
  • Peter Rabbit: Peter Rabbit, his three sisters, and their cousin enjoy their days harassing Mr McGregor in his vegetable garden.
  • Rise of the Guardians: When an evil spirit tries to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imaginations of children all over the world.
  • Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway: Sequel to the 2018 film, when Bea & Thomas decide to go on a trip, Peter sees this as an opportunity to go on the run.
  • Easter Land: When villainous Bad Clyde casts an evil spell to banish the Easter Bunny to the dreaded Land of the Holiday Misfits, Santa Claus must spring into action and save the Easter holiday for children around the world.
  • Easter Land 2: It’s almost Easter, and Benny the Easter Bunny is planning the biggest egg hunt of all time.
  • The Dog Who Saved Easter: A family pet who stays at a dog daycare for the Easter break must save the day when a criminal tries to ruin the pet hotel.
  • Ice Age – The Great Egg-Scapade: The well-known characters from this collection of films are off on the world’s first easter egg hunt.

Easter Bakes

Baking with your children is an excellent way to develop life skills, motor skills and maths whilst also providing some great-tasting treats for everyone. Baking is a staple wet weather activity in our house and I think we’ll be trying some of these Easter recipes from the BBC Good Food site. There are lots to choose from including cookies and traditional hot cross buns too.

Face Painting

Here are some face painting ideas from Snazaroo, with simple designs for bunnies, chicks and Easter eggs. There are easy step-by-step instructions too.

Note to mischievous dads/uncles/grandads: NO, mummys’ make-up cannot be used for face painting!

Cardboard Tube crafts

I’ve been saving cardboard tubes for ages as they always come in handy for projects, especially for playdates. There are tons of cute little crafty projects children of all ages can make with cardboard tubes. Here is a link to a great Pinterest board loaded with stacks of inspiration to keep little fingers occupied during the Easter holidays.

Easter Mask Printables

I found these great easy Easter mask printables on itsybitsyfun.com. They will be a fab activity for playdates, which we always have during the school holidays. It not only entertains children of all ages for a while but also gives them something they can take home with them when the playdate is over.

Easter Sensory Bins

If you don’t mind getting a little messy with your little ones, then a sensory bin is great fun. I found 24 great sensory bin activities from Happy toddler playtime site. Lots of colourful, messy, hands-on learning fun to be had. Of course, you could make up your own sensory bin too.

So there you have it Eight Easy Easter Activities for kids.

I hope you find these ideas entertaining and fun for you and your little ones. Did you try out some of the ideas above? Tell me how it went and what you thought about the activities in the comments below or make some of your suggestions too, I’d love to hear from you. and don’t forget if you like this blog post, please share it or link back to me. Thank you and Happy Easter!

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