12 Fun Easter Activities for Kids

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From bunnies and baskets to chocolate and chicks, what’s not to love about Easter? It’s a great time to get creative, bond with family, and create lasting memories to mark the start of spring.

To keep kids busy and having fun this Easter season, we put together a list of our 12 favorite Easter activities for kids. So, let’s hop to it!

1. Color Easter Eggs

Coloring eggs is one of the most tried-and-true Easter traditions for families. These days, you can find so many different kinds of coloring kits at the store, from traditional pastel dyes to glitter kits, to tie-dye dips, and more. You can also skip the dyes and decorate your eggs with stickers, patterned tape, and even yarn. Get creative and try a new decorating technique each year.

2. Bake a Bunny Cake

One of our all-time favorite Easter activities for kids is to make a bunny cake. Bake two 9-inch round cakes—one for your bunny’s head and the other for your bunny’s ears and bowtie. Use a knife to cut out a curved ear on both the right and left side of the second cake. The center piece that’s left over should be shaped like a bowtie. Assemble and frost your bunny, then decorate with Easter snacks and candy. Try shredded coconut for fur, licorice for the mouth, and Welch’s® Fruit Snacks for the eyes and nose.

3. Make Paper Plate Chicks

If you’re looking for Easter activities for school parties, try these simple and adorable paper plate chicks. Paint a paper plate yellow and let it dry. Cut out a beak and two legs from orange felt or orange construction paper. Glue the beak on the middle of the face and add two stick-on googly eyes above it. Glue the two legs on the back of the paper plate to create your chick’s feet. You’ve got to love simple and inexpensive Easter crafts for kids that children of all ages can make.

4. Go On an Easter Egg Hunt

One of the most classic Easter activities for kids is an Easter egg hunt. We like to add variety to our hunts by using both large and small plastic eggs to hold our goodies. The small ones are great for mini chocolate eggs, jellybeans, and coins, while the larger ones are the perfect size to hold individually packaged treats like Welch’s® Fruit Snacks—a favorite and allergen-friendly choice for little bunnies of all ages. Look for special Easter-themed  Welch’s® Fruit Snacks pouches, featuring bunnies, chicks, and other seasonal shapes, available at both national and local retailers.

Wondering how to have an Easter egg hunt for a large group of kids? Assign an egg color to each child and have them only collect that color. This way everyone will end up with the same number of eggs.

5. Spot the Hidden Chicks

Did you know this year’s Easter edition of Welch’s® Fruit Snacks features a fun game? On the box packaging, you’ll find chicks hidden cleverly throughout. Once you’ve found them all, get ready to test your egg-cellent counting skills by scanning the QR code to reveal the answer. Players will have a chance to win fun prizes, including limited edition Welch’s® Fruit Snacks merch! 

*Participants under the age of 18, must have a legal guardian enter the sweepstakes on their behalf.  

6. Do Some Easter Coloring Pages

Another great option for simple Easter activities for school? Easter coloring pages! It’s easy to find free or inexpensive Easter coloring pages online. Simply print them out and provide crayons and markers and you’ve got a great way to fill time and celebrate the season. This idea also works well if you’re looking for Easter Sunday activities to keep kids busy before Easter brunch or dinner at home.

7. Play Some Egg-cellent Easter Games

Looking for Easter activities for kids that encourage everyone to get outdoors? Try an egg rolling contest. Find a sloped area in your yard and have kids roll their decorated hard-boiled eggs down the hill to see whose goes the farthest. You can also try an egg-and-spoon race where players must balance a hard-boiled egg on a spoon while racing to the finish line.

Easter Ideas for Teens & Tweens

Older kids may no longer want to pose with the Easter bunny, but that doesn’t mean they should miss out on fun Easter activities altogether. Make everyone feel included with these Easter ideas for teens and tweens:

8. Elevate Your Egg Decorating

Elevate one of the most iconic Easter traditions to make it teen-friendly! Offer metallic markers, decoupage materials, specialty paints, and skinny brushes so they can freehand paint more intricate designs. Consider handing out awards for most creative, most colorful, and so on.

9. Make Springtime Crafts

In addition to elevated egg decorating, you may also want to look into how to make Easter crafts that appeal to tweens and teens. Come up with more sophisticated Easter crafts for kids who are older—like floral wreaths, hand-painted wooden eggs, string art, or even a DIY Easter basket.

10. Take Part in a Photo Challenge

When it comes to Easter games, older kids are sure to love this photo scavenger hunt-inspired photo contest. Give teens a list of Easter- and spring-related items and challenge them to find and photograph each one during your family Easter gathering or while at the local mall. For example: A yellow chick, a lily, a pastel dress, and so on.

11. Decorate Easter Cupcakes

Another idea for how to celebrate Easter with teens and tweens is to set up a cupcake decorating station. Put out different food coloring tubes so they can tint their frosting pastel pink, yellow, and green. Include toppings like sprinkles, jellybeans, and Welch’s® Fruit Snacks for a yummy and decorative touch.

12. Find Movie “Easter Eggs”

In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, “Easter eggs” are a director’s hidden messages or nods to other films that can be spotted in movies. For example, if you’re observant enough, you can spot a brief appearance by Rapunzel from the movie Tangled hidden in a crowd scene in Frozen. Older kids will get a kick out of looking up these movie moments online and then watching them to spot the Easter eggs. This is one of those great Easter Sunday activities that you can do with the family to wind down after dinner.

Easter Basket Ideas

In addition to traditional chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and jellybeans, many parents like to round out their kids’ Easter baskets with small toys, stuffed animals, and non-candy basket stuffers as well.

Welch’s® Fruit Snacks are the perfect better-for-you basket stuffer for kids of all ages. Made with real fruit, these mouthwatering snacks are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C & E. Be sure to include Welch’s® Fruit Snacks on your list of Easter basket ideas. Trust us: Every bunny will love them!

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