Easter egg hunts are a major activity for kids on Easter. You can color eggs with your child and then hide them for your child to find on Easter morning. You can also have a different kind of egg hunt for young readers or an egg hunt for kids who love math. What are some other Easter activities for the family?
Watch a Movie
Easter is often a time for families to gather and spend some time together. When all the other family obligations have been met, why not sit down together as a family and watch an Easter-related movie? Carey Bryson has put together a list of Easter movies that are sure to please most everyone in the family. These movies range from those featuring our favorite characters like Charlie Brown, Bugs Bunny, and Winnie the Pooh to some new favorites like “Hop” If you’re looking for Easter movies with a more religious theme, you can check out Carey’s list of religious Easter movies for kids. These movies include both animated and live-action films.
Read a Book
You can also read some Easter books together. If your child is too young to read by herself, read one to her or provide picture books and look at them together. If your child is old enough to read himself, you can still read together. You child can read to you or you can take turns reading to each other. Some children, even though they know how to read, can still enjoy having a book read aloud to them. Amanda Rock has compiled a list of Easter books for preschoolers. Elizabeth Kennedy has also compiled a list of Easter books. These include a range of books from those suitable for kids as young as 4 and to those suitable for kids as old as 12.
Play a Game
I’m a fan of games, especially those that the family can play together. Katherine Lee created a wonderful list of Easter games the kids and family can play. But don’t think in terms of board games! These games include games that will get kids up and moving – like yard bowling with Easter eggs. The list has other kinds of games, too, like Easter Bingo, and some that can be played online. If that’s not enough, then you might be interested in Easter puzzles – jigsaw puzzles, word scrambles, and more.