This year, Easter will be different. That is due to the Covid-19 crisis. But, that doesn’t mean you cannot have some fun.
There are way too many fun Easter activities you can try. They will take your mind off the crisis. And with the family home, you have your crew for playing.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at a couple of activities you can try. Do not worry, you can make them all with the materials you have at home. All you need is a bit of creative mind and effort.
1. Egg Popper Tree
One of the Easter traditions is to go for an egg hunt. Well, this is a reverse idea of that. This one is much better for older kids who think they are too cool for egg hunts.
The idea here is to hang eggs on the trees, or candies. Hang them on some old tree in the yard, and let your kids pull and pop. They will gather candy as they go.
2. Easter Bunny Printable Coloring Pages
Kids love coloring. And with them staying at home, you can make these printable pages and let them go to work. Make every page different. If you like, you can even incorporate math into the fun. Put some equations for kids to discover which color to use.
The more color you use, the better. Go nuts!
3. Easter Bowling Game From Plastic Bottles
Now that you are home, you cannot go bowling. But who says you cannot bowl at home? With the amount of water we drink, you probably have a handful of bottles at home. Right?
It is time to put them into a good use. Draw some Easter inspiration on every bottle, and find something resembling a bowling ball. Now all you need is an alley where you can safely bowl.
4. Craft Stick Puzzle
There are a lot of variations of craft stick. Or, as some people call them, popsicle stick puzzles. The best part is you can invite your kids into the process. They can help the crafting process, and the solving process as well. If you include them in the crafting process, even better. Even older kids enjoy playing with these. But they enjoy making them even more.
5. Easter Egg-ercises
Do your kids have a lot of energy? Staying at home can be boring for them. We’ve found a way to burn that energy in a fun and interesting way. And at the same time, you can celebrate the Easter holiday.
You will need some plastic Easter eggs and a used egg carton. The trick is to write some activity on a piece of paper. For example, you can write jumping jacks, frog hops, ninja kicks, and more. When your kids open the egg, they need to perform the activity.
6. Plastic Egg Toss
If you have a lot of plastic eggs hanging around, we have an activity for you. You will also need some empty plastic water bottles. Start by cutting the water bottles about two inches down from the top. Hold them together with one strip of tape.
Now, make a spot for the Egg Tosser to stand and get ready. The goal is to toss an egg into the water bottles. Fun enough for you and your kids?
7. Easter Golf
Bowling is not the only game you can play at home during Easter. You can also play golf. You will need some plastic eggs that will serve as golf balls. Create golf holes from cardboard. You can draw Easter bunnies on them. Once you are ready, go have some fun.
8. STEM Challenge Egg Tower
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education. This might come as a surprise, but you can learn all those from building a tower with plastic eggs.
If your kids love building stuff, this game is perfect. Cut plastic eggs in half. The goal is to put the eggs one on top of another and build the tallest tower possible. There will be a lot of lessons you can learn from this challenge. Same as your kids.
9. Walk The Egg
Time for some group activity. Walk the egg is an old-fashioned game. But it is still fun and interesting. You probably know the basic rules. You need a spoon and a hard boiled egg. The goal is to transfer the egg from one player to another without falling.
Divide people in the house into two groups. See which group will transfer the egg safely faster.
10. Easter Egg Tag Game
This game is a combination of the classic tag game and the Easter egg hunt. Give one player an Easter shirt. You can select the oldest child or yourself for this role. Put treats, Easter eggs, and a golden egg on the shirt. You need to run around the yard as your kids chase you. They need to catch as many goodies as they can.
11. Easy Giant Peeps Pinata
Pinata is a fun game. We cannot argue that. And for this Easter, you can put a holiday twist on it. Get a giant version of Pinata filled with candies and stuff. Hang it somewhere in the yard, and let your kids go for it.
12. Paint Filled Eggs On Canvas
Kids love to play with colors. They love to get messy. Just remember, you need to do this in the yard. Find a safe place where you can let your kid enjoy colors and eggs.
13. Printable I-Spy Easter Game
I Spy is a great game you can use to work on visual discrimination and focus. The game also helps with counting. You can download one of the six printable games. There are three different levels of difficulty. You can tailor the game to your kids’ level.
14. Mix And Match Patterns With Plastic Eggs
You need to make sure that games are educational. Kids need to learn something while they play. That is the best way to learn. So, for that purpose, let them mix and match plastic eggs with the pattern on the picture. This helps your kids learn about the colors.
15. Easter Drop Box Game
The beauty of this game is that it teaches kids teamwork and coordination. One cannot succeed without the other. All you need for this game is two long boxes. Carve some holes on them, and put plastic eggs. Kids need to move the box so that the eggs fall into the holes.
16. Printable Easter Bingo Games
Who doesn’t love Bingo? The adrenaline rushing through your veins as you wait for your number? In this case, you wait for your Easter symbol. Put an Easter twist to the classic game. Loads of fun.
17. Feed The Bunny: Carrot Bean Bag Toss
One of the good aspects of Easter games and activities is that they teach competitiveness. You strive to win. And you have to find a way to do it. This game is a great group activity. You will need some cardboard and fabric to make carrots. That is it.
Hopefully, you will find a way to have some fun this Easter. We like to think we helped you. If you have any other ideas for Easter activity and fun games, please tell. We are all in this together.