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15 Easter Ideas for Kids: Activities, Baskets and More

March 19, 2024 6 min read

Easter is all about fun, family, and creating memories that last well beyond the spring season. Here at FUNBOY, we're all in on ensuring those memories are cherished and truly unforgettable. 

Think less about the usual and more about adding that extra sparkle to your celebrations. With some creativity and a bit of style, we're here to ensure this Easter is packed with activities, baskets, and moments that kids and adults will discuss all year. 

Let's get into a holiday where every egg hunt is an adventure, and every basket is full of joy.

1. Egg Painting Party

Kick off your Easter festivities with an egg painting party that's all the rage among the little artists. Set up a creativity station where kids can let their imagination run wild, decorating eggs with a rainbow of safe, washable paints. 

Throw in some glitter, stickers, and markers for that extra sparkle. This is where mess meets masterpiece, and every egg becomes a canvas for expression. It's all about the fun, so don't sweat the mess.

2. Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist

Take the traditional Easter egg hunt to the next level by adding a bit of mystery. Hide special eggs around your garden or home, each containing a clue or puzzle leading to the next. 

Watch the excitement build as kids piece together the clues, working toward a grand prize. The final clue can even lead to a hidden FUNBOY inflatable — the ultimate gift for your little ones. It's an egg hunt they'll talk about for years to come.

3. DIY Easter Baskets

Dive into the spirit of Easter with a basket-making session that lets kids' creativity bloom. Hand them baskets as blank canvases and watch them adorn them with vibrant paints, shimmering stickers, and flowing ribbons. 

This activity allows kids to express their personalities, making hunting for Easter eggs more personal and exciting.

4. Bunny-Themed Snack Time

Transform snack time into a bunny bonanza. Whip up some adorable carrot sticks with hummus, bunny-shaped sandwiches filled with their favorite fixings, and a refreshing fruit salad. 

It's a tasty way to tie in the Easter theme, ensuring those little bunnies have all the energy they need for a day of festive fun.

5. Easter-Themed Story Time

Snuggle into our cozy Sleepover Beds, designed with the softest materials for the ultimate storytime comfort. Gather the kids for stories about Easter hunts. 

These beds create the perfect nook for immersing into stories, making every tale more captivating. It's the ideal setting to wind down after Easter or spark imagination before diving into crafts.

6. Fun with Easter Crafts

Let the crafting commence with an array of Easter-inspired activities. From fluffy cotton ball bunnies to vibrant paper plate chicks, these crafts offer a hands-on way to celebrate the season. 

  1. Backyard Easter Parade

Why wait for a parade when you can create your own? Have the kids don their Easter best and march around the backyard to showcase their DIY hats and baskets. 

Play festive music to march to and let the creativity and laughs flow. It’s a delightful way to celebrate and show off their Easter spirit.

8. Easter Cookie Decorating Workshop

Set up a cookie decorating station with Easter-themed shapes and a rainbow of icing colors. Kids will love adding their personal touch to bunny, egg, and flower cookies. 

This sweet activity is a treat for the taste buds and a feast for the eyes — perfect for fostering creativity and making delicious memories.

9. Planting Easter Gardens

Introduce a bit of nature to your Easter activities by helping kids plant their very own Easter gardens. Whether starting a flower patch or a small herb garden, this hands-on activity teaches patience and care while celebrating new beginnings. 

Watching their plants grow long after Easter ends is a beautiful reminder of the day’s joy.

10. Easter Obstacle Course Challenge

Set up an Easter-themed obstacle course in your backyard that challenges kids to hop like bunnies, weave through egg-shaped markers, and crawl under low-hanging streamers. At the end of the course, a small Easter treat awaits as a reward for their adventurous spirit. 

This activity burns off some of that chocolate-induced energy and brings an element of friendly competition to the day's celebrations.

11. Easter-themed Movie Marathon

Settle in for an Easter-themed movie marathon, complete with cozy blankets, fluffy pillows, and bowls of popcorn. Choose family-friendly films that celebrate the holiday and the joys of spring.

From classic animated movies to heartwarming tales of friendship and new beginnings, let the films whisk you away on a cinematic journey filled with laughter, adventure, and valuable life lessons. 

For an extra bonus, try out FUNBOY inflatable air mattresses for a comfy, more enjoyable way to indulge in your favorite flicks.

12. Easter Charity Drive

Embrace the spirit of giving during Easter by organizing a charity drive with your kids. Choose a cause that resonates with your family, whether collecting canned goods for a local food pantry, gathering toys for needy children, or raising funds for a charitable organization.

Involve your kids in the process, allowing them to understand the importance of helping others. It's a meaningful way to celebrate Easter while positively impacting your community.

13. Easter Photo Booth Fun

Create an Easter photo booth with playful props like bunny ears, oversized glasses, and Easter bonnets. Set up a spring flowers and pastel colors backdrop for the perfect photo op.

Kids (and adults!) can dress up and strike a pose, capturing the joy and silliness of the day. This idea provides heaps of fun and creates adorable snapshots to remember this Easter by adding to your family album.

14. Bunny Hop Dance Party

Get your little ones moving and grooving with a bunny hop dance party. Create a playlist filled with energizing songs and teach them fun bunny-inspired dance moves.

Encourage them to hop, twirl, and wiggle to the beat. It's a fantastic way to burn off some Easter excitement while creating a lively and joyful atmosphere with everyone smiling and dancing.

15. Easter-Themed Science Experiments

Engage the young scientists in your family with Easter-themed science experiments. Use simple materials like flour, vinegar, and baking soda to demonstrate the concept of chemical reactions or observe how different objects float in water.

These hands-on activities are a fun way to explore the natural world, making every experiment a mini-adventure in discovery.

What Are Tips for an Unforgettable Easter with Kids?

Creating an unforgettable Easter for the kids combines tradition with a FUNBOY flair. 

Here’s how to make sure this Easter is not just another Sunday:

Plan Ahead

The secret to a smooth and stress-free celebration is all in the prep. Outline your activities, gather materials early, and don't shy away from a to-do list. This way, you'll spend Easter immersed in fun, not frantically searching for paintbrushes or baking ingredients.

Involve the Kids

From planning the egg hunt to choosing which cookies to bake, getting the kids involved in the decision-making process makes the day even more special. It gives them a sense of ownership and increases their excitement as they anticipate the activities they helped plan.

Keep It Flexible

While having a plan is key, the magic of Easter often lies in the unexpected. Be open to last-minute changes or spontaneous ideas that arise. Go with the flow if the kids are more interested in continuing a craft than moving on to the next planned activity. The goal is joy, not sticking to a strict schedule.

Capture the Moments

Don't forget to snap photos or keep a little journal of the day's highlights. These memories are precious and will be cherished by you and the kids for years. Plus, they make for great stories at future family gatherings.

Reflection and Gratitude

Amid the excitement, take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Easter and express gratitude. Share what you’re thankful for, and encourage the kids to do the same. This can become a cherished part of your Easter tradition, grounding the celebration in love and appreciation.

Safety First

Always remember safety, especially with activities involving small objects or food. Ensure that everything is age-appropriate and that little ones are supervised during crafts, cooking, and especially the egg hunt.

A Final Word

As the Easter sun sets and we tuck those last bits of confetti away, remember the laughs, the surprises, and those epic egg hunts that make the holiday sparkle. 

Here at FUNBOY, we're all about cranking up the fun dial to the max, transforming your Easter into a festival of joy that echoes through the seasons. Here's to making memories that glow as brightly as the springtime sun.

For more party-planning tips and tricks, head over to our blog.


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