Easy Easter activities for families

Easy Easter activities for families
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Looking for easy peasy ways to make Easter fun and special this year? Check out these creative ideas for easy Easter activities for families. Download the free Easter printables to keep kids entertained and learning in the classroom or at home, try the Playfoam chick Easter craft, and set up an Easter egg treasure hunt.

Easy Easter activities for families

Playfoam chick craft

Learning Resources Easy Easter Ideas for Families Playfoam Combo 8-Pack Craft

This ‘cheep’ and cheerful idea is a fun alternative to chocolate eggs.

You’ll need:

  • A pod of Playfoam in its dome packaging – try yellow from the Playfoam Combo 8-Pack
  • Coloured card in yellow and orange
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Googly eyes
  • Sticky tape
Learning Resources Playfoam craft idea

Do this activity: Cut around sealed pod of Playfoam until you have a single yellow pod. Fold a sheet of orange card in half and cut a triangle to make the chick’s beak. Open the beak and use the black marker to draw two smaller triangles on the inside. Add tape to the beak and stick it to the centre of the pod. Cut a tail feather and two wings from the yellow card. Stick these to the pod. Add googly eyes and you’re done. It’s a cheep cheep Easter gift idea! Find more fun Playfoam craft ideas to try at home. (Adult supervision needed for this craft.)

Get cracking with an eggceptional countdown

Learning Resources Discovery Eggs for an easy Easter advent calendar

Try this idea inspired by Christmas advent calendars.

You’ll need:

  • Plastic reusable eggs – try our Discovery Eggs
  • A clean eggbox
  • Coloured card
  • Black marker
  • Small candy Easter eggs or jellybeans, or even biodegradable confetti or coloured tissue paper to put inside
  • Sticky tape
  • Optional: Strips of coloured paper

Do this activity: Fill the Discovery Eggs with small Easter eggs or jellybeans or the biodegradable confetti. For an eggciting surprise, write down a fun idea for an activity to try that day. Seal the eggs. Cut out 6 squares approximately 2cm square. Number each square from 1-6 and stick to the eggs. Place them in the eggbox and you’ll have a fun 6-day countdown surprise to Easter Sunday.

Easter scavenger hunt clues and cupcake toppers

Learning Resources Easter Treasure Hunt Free Printable Clues to Colour & Cut
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Turn the Easter egg hunt into a treasure hunt with our fun Easter scavenger hunt printable.

You’ll need:

Learning Resources free Easter printable cupcake toppers to cut & colour
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Do this activity: Download the Easter scavenger hunt printable and colour in the shapes or print them out on pastel-coloured paper and simply cut them out. Cut out the clues and stick those to craft sticks. On Easter Sunday, the Easter bunny (that’s you, parents) will need to sneak out early and pop the clues into the ground.

Print out the cupcake toppers on pastel card and simply cut them out. Or print them out on white card and colour those in. Use sticky tape to stick them to food-safe craft sticks and pop them into freshly baked cupcakes. Yum!

Make Easter lacing cards for preschoolers

This fun activity is a collaboration with the super creative Maggy from Red Ted Art. The Easter lacing cards for preschoolers is a lovely activity to get little ones excited about spring and Easter.

Learning Resources Easter Lacing Cards for Preschoolers with Red Ted Art

You’ll need:

The Easter card printable – download those here

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Do this activity: Head over to Red Ted Art to see what supplies you’ll need and how to do this colourful Easter lacing cards for preschool craft.

Free printable Easter activities for families

Keep children busy and learning with these free Easter activity sheets for kids inspired by Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt Game. Click to download your free Easter printables.

Colour in Hoppy Floppy

Learning Resources easy Easter bunny colouring printable
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Solve the maze challenge

Learning Resources Easter bunny maze free Easter printable
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Spot the difference with this bunny brain teaser

Hoppy Floppy Bunny Spot the Difference Free Easter Printable from Learning Resources
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Solve the Easter-themed word search

Learning Resources Hoppy Floppy Word Search Free Easter Printable
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Make yummy Easter mallow nests

Free Easter mallow next recipe printable from Learning Resources
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Looking for more ways to make Easter special? Find fun ideas for alternative Easter presents for children that give the gift of learning.