Easter is a beautiful and warm time for celebration, joy, and family fun. Whether you celebrate Easter for its religious significance or simply enjoy the festivities and traditions, there’s something special about this time of year that brings people together. And what better way to enjoy the season than with some fun Easter activities for kids?
From egg hunts to bunny crafts and everything in between, there are plenty of ways to keep the little ones entertained and engaged this Easter.
In this article, you’ll find 15 exciting Easter activities for kids – toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Each activity promotes cognitive development and most importantly, provides lots of fun for kids this Easter! So, are you ready to hop into some Easter fun with our exciting activities?
Why are fun Easter games for kids good for cognitive development?
Easter season is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your kids. Get them engaged with sensory DIY activities and games. Find out why doing Easter crafts can be beneficial to your kid in terms of their cognitive development.
- Promotes problem-solving skills: Easter games such as egg hunts and relay races require children to use their problem-solving skills to figure out how to complete the task at hand. For example, finding hidden eggs may require children to think critically and creatively about where to look for them.
- Enhances memory and attention: Easter games often involve remembering specific details or following instructions, such as in Easter bingo or pin the tail on the bunny. These activities can help improve children’s memory and attention skills, which are important for academic success.
- Develops fine and gross motor skills: Many Easter games require children to use their hands or move their bodies in specific ways, such as decorating Easter eggs or participating in a bunny hop relay race. These activities can help develop both fine and gross motor skills, which are significant for overall physical development.
- Encourages social skills: Many Easter games involve working with others, such as in team relay races or sharing crafting materials for DIY crafts. These activities can also help children develop social skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork.
- Fosters creativity and imagination: Easter games frequently involve creating or imagining things, so such activities can help children develop their creativity and imagination, which are essential for problem-solving and innovation in all areas of life.
Celebrate Easter with 15 best Easter activities for kids
1. Egg Hunt (ages 2-10)
The classic easy Easter sensory game! Hide colorful plastic or chocolate eggs around the garden or house for kids to find. The children will need a basket or a bag to collect the eggs. This activity promotes visual perception, attention, and problem-solving skills.
2. Easter Bunny Crafts (ages 3-8)
Make Easter Bunny crafts such as ears or masks using just paper, glue, and markers. This craft activity improves fine motor skills, creativity, and social skills as kids can share their ideas and designs with one another. Also, you can try naming all bunny body parts in English to make the activity even more beneficial for your toddler.
3. Decorate Easter Eggs (ages 3-10)
Provide hard-boiled eggs and decorating materials such as paint, markers, stickers, and glitter. There is no Easter crafts and activities without this one! You can find some inspirations for decorating Easter eggs on Pinterest. Make yours stand out! This activity promotes creativity, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills in children.
4. Planting Seeds (ages 4-10)
Plant seeds in small pots or in a garden, and teach children how to care for the plants. This activity promotes responsibility, patience, and environmental awareness. Toddlers and preschoolers will love observing nature waking up from winter sleep. Also, you will have plenty of colorful plants to decorate your home or garden for Easter.
5. Egg Toss Game (ages 5-12)
This popular Easter activity is perfect for kinesthetic and tactile kids, who are in constant need of developing their fine motor skills. Stand several feet apart and toss a raw egg back and forth, increasing the distance with each successful catch. This activity promotes hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and teamwork. It’s also lots of fun!
6. Egg and Spoon Race (ages 4-10)
It’s one of the most popular of all fun Easter activities for kids. Provide plastic spoons and colorful plastic eggs for a race in the garden or around the house. Make sure your Easter egg doesn’t drop while you run! Try to be as fast as possible to win the race! This activity improves balance, hand-eye coordination, and gross motor skills.
7. Easter Bunny Hop Relay Race (ages 4-10)
Mark a start and finish line and have kids hop like bunnies while holding a spoon with a plastic egg. Pass the spoon to the next person in line, and the first team to finish wins. It’s a great activity for burning some extra calories from Easter breakfast, both for kids and adults. This activity involves coordination, teamwork, and gross motor skills.
8. Easter Bingo (ages 4-12)
Create bingo cards with Easter symbols such as bunnies, Easter eggs, carrots and flowers. You can also find many free printable Easter bingo cards online. Distribute the Easter bingo cards to each player, along with a marker or pen to mark off the squares as they are called. Choose a caller to randomly draw Easter-themed items from a hat, such as “Easter egg” or “bunny.”
As the items are called, players mark off the corresponding square on their bingo card. The first player to mark off five squares in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) shouts “Bingo!” and is declared the winner. This fun and simple activity engages memory skills, attention span, and social skills as kids take turns calling out the symbols.
9. Paper Plate Bunny (ages 3-8)
To get involved with this Easter sensory play, you need to provide paper plates, glue, scissors, and cotton balls to make some cute bunny faces. Kids will love pretending to be Easter Bunnies and giving some plastic Easter eggs as little gifts to family members. This activity promotes creativity, fine motor skills, and social skills as kids work together and interact with other people.
10. Bunny Dance Party (ages 2-6)
Play fun Easter songs and have kids dance like bunnies, hopping and twirling around the room. This activity promotes coordination, balance, and gross motor skills. It’s also a great opportunity to learn some new Easter vocabulary. Start with the classic song: Here comes the Easter Bunny.
11. Easter Storytime (ages 3-8)
Read Easter-themed together books such as “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” or “The Easter Egg”. If you read together in English, your kid may learn some new vocabulary, and reading out loud in English is a great opportunity for practicing correct pronunciation. You can also try special kids’ newspaper editions with some simple Easter activities and read-alouds. Reading in English promotes language development, boosts imagination, and attention span.
12. Pin the Tail on the Bunny (ages 3-8)
Hang up a large poster of a bunny and provide a cotton ball or paper tail for each child to pin on the poster while blindfolded. Make sure an adult supervises little kids all the time, since the pins can be very sharp and dangerous. This activity promotes spatial awareness, memory skills, and is a great opportunity to keep a toddler busy indoors, when it’s raining outside.
13. Bunny Face Paint (ages 4-10)
Provide safe face paint and create cute bunny faces on kids. Try painting faces white for Easter bunny design and yellow for little chick appearance. This is a great activity promoting creativity, and self-expression. To wash those pretty faces after the Easter celebration, simply use tissue paper and some water.
14. Bunny Bowling (ages 4-12)
Use plastic bowling pins and a ball to knock down bunny-shaped targets. This activity promotes hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and problem-solving skills. You can decorate the pins with Easter bunny ears or create an Easter twist, transforming them into little carrots after dyeing them orange. It’s a fun game for the whole family!
15. Easter Piñata (ages 5-12)
Fill a piñata with Easter treats, hang it on a tree or near the ceiling, and have kids take turns hitting it with a stick until it breaks open. You can encourage kids to collect as many treats from it as possible into their baskets. This activity is great for supporting coordination and motor skills in kids, but also requires teamwork to achieve success.
Easter vocabulary (use it while doing Easter crafts)
Use these words when describing Easter crafts or when looking for materials to make them. By using English Easter vocabulary, children can become more familiar with Easter symbols and traditions of the holiday.
Garden / yard
Did you like our Easter games ideas?
Let us know in the comments section below, what’s your favorite Easter themed indoors or outdoors activity. Do you often do DIY with your kids at home for different occasions? Share your ideas with us! Remember to have a super fun Easter this year!