Easter Family Time
Easter is a family holiday — just like Christmas, so you know whatever you do this year, you'll do it together. Maybe you'll celebrate with your tried and true Easter traditions or maybe you’ll start new ones in 2023. Either way, you'll want to check out our list of some fun, family-friendly Easter activities to get inspired for the holiday.
Bake an Easter Cake: A festive cake is a must for any holiday table. And when it comes to Easter, try carrot cake, it is the classic!
Create an Easter Craft: Get your artistic juices flowing this Easter by making a festive craft, an elaborate Easter bonnet, cards or home decoration.
Eat a Huge Omelet: On Easter Monday, every year in Haux, France, the whole town gathers to eat a giant omelet made from 15,000 eggs! Yours doesn't have to be that humungous, but you can still get in on the fun by making a family-sized omelet with everyone’s favorite ingredients (turkey sausage, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and don’t forget the cheese).
Host an Egg Spoon Race: Invite the neighbors, your child’s class, or the entire extended family. This teaches kids about focus and patience (slow and steady wins the race!) Only a few materials are needed to get you up and racing.
Make & Give Easter Cards: It’s so special to make Easter cards for all the wonderful people in your life. You can get fancy, too with special paper, yarn, buttons, and paint. Let the whole family create masterpieces together.
Create a Fun Easter Egg Hunt: Hide colorful eggs (could be the plastic ones to avoid messes) around your backyard or inside your home depending on the weather.
Stuff Easter Baskets: This is the perfect time to share the love of the holiday with others who are less fortunate. Fill Easter bags or baskets with candy, stuffed animals, handmade cards, and other little gifts they'll enjoy.
Have Brunch at Dinner: It’s fun to have fun with the kids especially at the holidays. Have an Easter brunch for dinner! Your kids will love it. Serve your absolute favorites like French toast, flavored pancakes, fruits, and waffles.
Watch a Classic Easter Movie: Here are plenty of fabulous Easter movies to choose from:
- The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
- Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
- It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
- Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
- Peter Rabbit
- Peter Rabbit 2
- The Prince of Egypt (1998)
- Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
- Irving Berlin's Easter Parade (1948)
No matter how you plan on spending this special day with your family, any of the Easter activities on this list could be added to your current traditions. There are also plenty of ideas that make the most of the beautiful spring weather, including playing ball games (catch the ball, dodgeball, handball, etc.), hoola hooping, planting flowers, and having a picnic in the park. Have a very hoppy Easter!