Need some Easter activities for children? Here are some fun ones for kids, including free colouring pages, word search, crafts, and more.
Of course, an Easter egg hunt is one of the highlights of the day. If hiding hard-boiled eggs, be sure to remember where each one has been hidden. As younger children don’t always understand food precautions, you don’t want to take the chance of a child finding a long lost egg a week later and eating it. If using chocolate eggs, also make sure they are in the shade, so not to melt before they are found.
If hiding plastic eggs, the fun idea is to make sure there’s something inside of each one of them. This could include small pieces of candy, stickers, tattoos, erasers, and small toys. There are plenty of plastic eggs that can be used year after year and just fill them with something for each time. Another idea is to put coupons inside a few of the eggs that can be turned in for prizes.
If you don’t want to buy eggs, this doesn’t mean that children can’t still create decorate eggs. Some plain cardboard from boxes can be cut in the shape of eggs. Children can use crayons to colour and make designs on the cutout shapes, then use them for a hunt.
Create a holiday word search for children. This activity will help quiet the children down a bit while still having fun. The difficulty level can vary depending on the ages of the children. Suggested words include:
Be sure to take advantage of all of the free, printable colouring pages available on the Internet.
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Make an Easter Bag
Crafts are always fun for children. Here’s a simple one to make. What is needed is a white lunch bag, crayons, coloured paper, scissors, and glue.
On the upper half of the bag, have your child draw a bunny’s face. Be sure they include the eyes, nose, and mouth. Cut out a set of bunny ears using pink paper. The ears can be glued on to the top of the head. Next, cut out a bow tie.
Get your child to choose what colour paper they would like for the bow tie. Once the bow tie is glued on, and all the glue is dry, your child now has an Easter bag to carry around their holiday treats.
Let children burn off some energy by doing the Bunny Hop dance. Even have the adults join in. Let children take turns being the leader, even if you have to play the song more than once. Games are also an enjoyable way to celebrate. The egg and spoon race is a fab game to play at Easter. If you have the refillable plastic eggs, fill up with water and use to throw to one another, count how many throws you can do without dropping the egg.