6 Fun Easter Ideas & Activities for Kids

Easter bonnet decorated with arts and crafts

The Easter holidays are a great chance to enjoy some quality family time. Of course, with two weeks off school, your kids also have a lot of time to kill!

Let’s make sure they have an awesome Easter with this great selection of ideas, including cool crafts, fun games and much more!

1. Plan an Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt clue lying in a plastic egg in the garden

Kids love Easter eggs. This much we all know. An Easter Egg Hunt is one of the best ways to keep kids entertained over the holidays, as it combines a fun game of hide and seek with the reward of delicious chocolate eggs!

It’s something that works in all weathers, too. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a sunny spring day, you can venture out into the garden to hide your eggs, while if the heavens open, it’s just as easy to arrange an indoor Easter Egg Hunt.

All you need are some fillable eggs, chocolate treats and a set of mysterious clues for your little ones to solve.

There, that should keep them occupied for an afternoon!

2. Create Brilliant Easter Bunny Crafts

Cut-out Easter Bunny ears

The Easter bunny has to make an appearance at Easter. Who else is going to deliver all the eggs? With these clever craft ideas, he’ll certainly be seen throughout your Easter décor.

You can make your own bunny ears for your kids, decorate your home with some Easter bunny bunting, put together a party bag full of Easter sweets, play Easter bunny-themed games and transform simple snacks and treats into everyone’s favourite Easter character.

3. Make an Easter Bonnet With a Difference

Yellow Easter bonnet decorated with chicks, green paper and flower cut-outs

Fans of traditional Easter fare will love the idea of making their own bonnet, while kids are always on board with dressing up!

These amazing Easter bonnet ideas will help bring your imagination to life. You’ll find out how to turn your bonnet into a beautiful spring garden scene, while there are also plenty of tips for working your child’s favourite things into your bonnet design, from dinosaurs to superheroes!

Don’t let us stop you taking your own idea and running with it, though. We’ve got a selection of Easter bonnets that you can use as a base for your own show-stopping theme, with plenty of craft goodies to help you bring your vision to life.

4. Entertain Everyone With Easter Games

Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny party game

Games are the perfect way to get the whole family involved in your Easter celebration. Why not try taking a classic game and giving it an Easter twist?

We’ve all been bowling, haven’t we? But not many of us will have been faced with a group of carrots where pins should be! This little game is sure to bring out everyone’s competitive streak!

Or how about an egg and spoon race? This old sports day favourite is very topical at this time of year, and it’s bound to raise a few laughs. Don’t want to waste real eggs? This easy kit comes with two spoons and two fake eggs to give you all the fun, with none of the mess.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without the Easter Bunny, would it? You can add him to a whole host of well-known games, from this inflatable ring toss game to Pin the Tail on the Bunny.

5. Try These Cool Carrot Crafts

DIY Carrot Balloons

It’s not just the Easter bunny that makes you think of Easter. These carrot balloons will also add a sprinkle of spring to your holiday décor, and you could fill some of these gorgeous carrot-shaped sweet bags to go along.

Of course, it can’t all be about sweets and chocolate, no matter how much children would like it to be! If you’re planning a family meal for Easter Sunday, why not use these fun carrot napkins to decorate your dinner table?

6. Have a Go at These Paper Plate Easter Baskets

Homemade Easter basket made from a lilac paper plate

Make a cute little Easter basket for your little one using just a paper plate and a bit of ribbon! They can use it to collect eggs from your Easter Egg Hunt or carry around their Easter gifts and treats.

Trust us, it’s easier than you think!

Got more Easter craft ideas?

If you’ve had a crack at these Easter crafts and activities, or you’ve come up with your own fun Easter activities, we’d love to see your efforts over on our Instagram page.