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Easter is about new life and new beginnings, about faith and hope and love. Easter is about family time and it can get pretty busy, so here are some easy Easter family activities for at home using things you already have at home.
This Easter holiday is a perfect time to embrace all that Easter represents. Here are five easy activities to do with your family this weekend that will help show and share new beginnings, faith hope and love.
The best part besides putting smiles on peoples hearts and faces, is that these activities use things you have around the house and pantry and are mostly free!
Easy Easter Activity #1: The Easter Tree
Do you have a fake tree in the house or the perfect tree in your yard that can use a little Easter decorating love? Using a dozen eggs, have an adult clean a needle by washing and then burning the needle point over a candle. Then use the needle to poke a hole in the top and bottom of each egg. Over a bowl, blow out the inside of the egg into the bowl. (Each family member can then scramble their own egg and have it for breakfast.) Wash and dry the egg. It is ready to paint and decorate. When it is fully dry, hot glue a ribbon on the top and wait for it to cool off. Now you are ready to tie your decorated egg onto a tree branch!
Easy Easter Activity #2: The Reverse Easter Egg Hunt
This is a super fun and easy Easter activity the whole family can do! Everyone loves an Easter egg hunt. Let’s have some fun and mix it up! Let’s put more smiles on faces in the community by creating a reverse Easter egg hunt!
Have your children collect some round or egg-shaped rocks about the size of their palm.
Wash and dry the rocks. Have your child paint them as though they were decorating Easter eggs. Make sure to help your child write a positive message on each rock. When these are dry, you can shellac the painted rocks so they are waterproof and the paint will not run. Then put them in a basket and have your family go for a walk and place the painted Easter rocks where others in the neighborhood will see and find them and be encouraged by them!
Easy Easter Activity #3: The Easter Egg Hunt Challenge
This is not your typical Easter Egg hunt around the house. This easy Easter activity involves skill and physical prowess! Write out or print out five to seven clues for your kids that relate to your own home for them to go on a scavenger hunt. (The example of ours may go like this:
Clue #1 –
What shouldn’t you tickle an Easter egg?
Because it might crack up!
CLUE 1: This day is special, and it starts with teeth sparkling bright.
Go to the place where you should brush every night!
Clue #2 –
What do you call a group of Easter bunnies marching backwards?
A receding hare line!
CLUE 2: When food gets cold from fridge to table, you go here to stir with a ladle.
Clue #3 –
How many Easter eggs can you put in an empty basket?
Just one, because then it isn’t empty anymore.
CLUE 3: When mom has to go off to work for the day, she hops into this to go for work and for play!
(Answer: Mini van)
Clue #4 –
Why was the Easter Bunny so grumpy?
Because he was having a bad hare day.
CLUE 4: When the sun is out and the sprinkler is wet, everyone inside to here is sent!
Clue #5 –
What day does an Easter egg hate the most?
CLUE 5: When your layers to be cleaned because you rolled in the muds, you put your clothes here to be washed by the suds!
(Answer: Laundry room)
Clue #6 –
Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them.
CLUE 6: When you get tired and this is the last place you will go, you ask for a snack and mom and dad say no!
(Answer: Their bed)
Easy Easter Activity #4: The Easiest Easter Cookies
Easy to make, and easy to clean! They are super yummy and you most likely have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards already! My whole family loves this easy Easter activity because it is super easy and super yummy!
1 Box of Cake Mix (I use vanilla cake mix)
½ Veggie Oil
½ tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
1 cup Sprinkles (and optional but so cute, 1 package of Cadbury Mini Eggs)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add in the cake mixture and stir to form a dough. Make sure to use a fork to break up dry cake mix very well. Then, add in the sprinkles. Be super careful to not over mix the sprinkles or the colours will bleed.
- Drop rounded teaspoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Here is when I add a Cadbury Mini Egg in the center of each drop of cookie dough.
Bake for 8-9 minutes, until just the edges are light brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Then share and enjoy!