Hi y’all! Easter weather can be a bit weird here in Ohio. One year it may be 70 degrees, sunshine, and butterflies. Then the next year there may be snow coming down like it’s Christmas! Needless to say that most years we have to get a bit creative to keep the Easter holiday special. So below are 15+ Easter crafts and activities the family will love no matter what the weather may be!
Indoor Easter Activities-
15+ Easter Crafts And Activities
Tip 1: Egg Coloring
My twins are 7 and my youngest is 4, they LOVE this tradition! My daughter is all about making her eggs beautiful and perfect, while my boys aim for whacky and colorful.
However, if your kiddos are a bit young for the dying process, or you’d rather skip the mess-check out tip #2. That is how I started “decorating eggs” with my kiddos.
Tip 2: Paper Egg Decorating
When we started a family we also dreamed of starting family traditions. But we quickly found out that 2 year twins and egg dye are not a good combination. So Paper Egg Decorating became our tradition. And even though we do the traditional egg coloring now, we still find time for this old favorite.
Tip 3: Indoor Easter Egg Hunt
Who says egg hunts can only be outside? A couple of years ago it rained all Easter weekend. Of course my kiddos were bummed but I was determined to not let that ruin our fun. So we brought the egg hunt indoors!
Simply hide the candy filled plastic eggs behind pillows or in window sills. Note: do not hide them behind anything breakable!😉
Tip 4: Jelly Bean Guessing Game
This game is super easy and enjoyable for everyone…I mean, who doesn’t love Jelly Beans?! Simply fill a clear jar with jelly beans and let the family take turns guessing how many are in there. The closest answer can win a prize or be the first to start the “flavor guessing game”. (See how to play below.)
How to play the Flavor Guessing Game: the guesser will close their eyes or be blind folded, then they will taste a Jelly Bean. If they guess the flavor correctly they get a point. The person with the most points wins the game.
Tip 5: Easter Bingo
Games are a fan favorite in my house. I just had to give away some games because I was running out of room to store them all. However, BINGO is a staple and I love to create seasonal themed cards to make the game feel new and exciting.
Tip 6: Make Easter Themed Treats
Baking with your kids has many pros:
- It teaches a valuable life skill
- Encourages creativity and responsibility
- It’s also good practice for enhancing their math skills
(This is just to name a few.) The only con is that it can be a bit messy. But I think we can all agree that the time spent with our family is well worth the mess!
Tip 7: Have Easter Dinner Together
Out of all 15+ Easter crafts and activities on this page, I’d say this is my favorite. I love sitting down at the table on Easter to a delicious ham and all the scrumptious sides. However, the best part is doing it with my family! I have found that no matter what you do in life it is always better with family by your side.
Yes, we all enjoy a big meal, but if that means you are in the kitchen all day cooking alone then maybe you should rethink the menu.
My cooking motto: spend time making memories, not food that will be gone in 30 seconds.
Outdoor Easter Activities-
15+ Easter Crafts And Activities
Tip 8: Traditional Easter Egg Hunt
I remember the first egg hunt my twins participated in. They were barely walking and had no idea what was going on. Their cousins were running around the yard finding bright plastic balls filled with candy so naturally they wanted to join in too! Those tiny faces were filled with so much joy that it made this momma want to cry. (haha)
This also doesn’t have to be an expensive activity and a large yard is not necessary. Pick up some candy and eggs at Dollar Tree, then hide the candy filled eggs anywhere (by steps, in planters, or even in the middle of the yard).
Tip 9: Easter Scavenger Hunt
This game is perfect for home and on the go. You can start by finding items in your own yard then take a stroll down the block to find more items on the list. However, it’s also fun to play in the car while driving to church or family gatherings.
Tip 10: Egg And Spoon Race
This is a fun, old fashion tradition loved by many! However, if you aren’t a fan of the mess (and stench) it can leave behind, simply hard boil the eggs first or swap out real eggs for plastic ones.
How to play: Race one or more players while carrying an egg in a spoon. You can either carry the spoon in hand or by placing the spoon handle in your mouth. If you drop the egg you are out, or have to start over. (It’s your game so tweak the rules to make it fun for your family!)
Tip 11: Play Yard Games
If the weather is nice take advantage and play some fun yard games! Yard games are a great way to de-stress, get some fresh air, as well as teach your kiddos how to be team players!
Yard Game Ideas:
- Sack Race
- Ladder Toss
- Ring Toss/ Horse Shoes
- Scoop Ball
15+ Easter Crafts And Activities
Tip 12: Paper Plate Bunny
Paper Plate Bunny crafts are not only easy but also super affordable! You can basically use whatever craft supplies you have on hand to transform an ordinary paper plate into an adorable bunny.
TIP 13: Pom Pom Easter Bunny And Chicks
These crafts are so adorable that your kiddos will want to cuddle with them!
Pom Pom Chicks: full tutorial courtesy of Practically Functional.
Pom Pom Easter Bunny: full tutorial courtesy of One Little Project.
TIP 14: Tie Dye Clothespin Butterfly
This craft is super easy for kids of all ages! All you need is a coffee filter, clothes pin, and markers!
You can find the full tutorial HERE!
Tip 15: Craft Stick Mini Easter Basket
Mini = Adorable! Enough said for this Easter Basket craft.😉
My kiddos and I will be making this soon!
Craft Stick Mini Easter Basket: full tutorial courtesy of I Heart Crafty Things.
Tip 16: Easter Cards
Cards are a common craft for all occasions. You can make them out of craft paper or card stock. Then decorate them using crayons and markers. But you can also add a personal touch by being creative with craft supplies or even common household staples!
- Use craft pom pom balls, cotton balls, or Q-tips to create a bunny
- Place the underside of a plastic fork in yellow paint, then dab in a circle to make a chick
- Cut a cleaning sponge into different shapes (eggs, bunny, etc) then dab in paint and gently place on card
- Glue on strands of green yarn for grass
- Trim the edges of the card in ribbon
- Add your child’s handprint (use washable paint)
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I sincerely hope you found these 15+ Easter Crafts And Activities helpful! If so please leave a comment below. I would also love to hear about your Easter traditions!