We hope your Easter weekend was egg-cellent! Looking for Easter activities for kids? Look no further. Easter is a special time of year, filled with joy, celebration, and meaningful traditions. From setting a beautiful Easter tablescape to hosting an exciting Easter Egg Hunt, there are plenty of ways to make this holiday memorable for your kids. We are excited to share our Easter activities for kids with you.
Easter Activities for Kids: Shoot an Easter Photoshoot
Basket full of fun. Our weekend festivities and Easter activities for kids kicked off with an Easter photo shoot. Kanchana’s favorite subject, Keira, modeled her bubblegum pink party dress from RuffleButts and white Easter basket from Pottery Barn.
Somebunny loves you. Her American Girl doll, Emerson perfectly coordinated with Keira in a matching dress. In terms of location, if you have a backyard or garden, take your child outside with their Easter baskets and shoot some picturesque shots with blooming flowers in the background. Make sure to capture candid moments with your child being natural and having fun during the photoshoot. Some of these Easter activities for kids will depend on your child. Keira loves taking pictures, while Dylan doesn’t.
Easter Activities for Kids: Easter Baskets
Don’t be a basket case! Another cherished Easter tradition is creating elaborate Easter baskets for kids. You can purchase ready-made baskets or get creative and make your own. We started with the Peter Rabbit custom basket from Pottery Barn. These baskets are available in natural and white. We added bunny stuffed animals, candy, bubbles, chocolate as well as personalized touches such as hand-written notes, homemade crafts, and special books we knew the kids wanted. Don’t forget to leave some carrots for the Easter bunny.
We’re one big hoppy family. We began Easter Sunday by opening presents from the Easter Bunny. The kids couldn’t be more excited.
Hope it’s a 24-carrot day. Here’s a closeup of everything we included in the baskets from candy, books, bubble wands and bunnies.
Uke-can-do-it. The kids also shared a ukulele.
Easter Activities for Kids: Easter Egg Hunt
What’s your eggs-pert opinion? Then we headed to our golf club and crossed off a few Easter activities for kids. First up, the Easter Egg Hunt. No Easter celebration is complete without a fabulous Easter Egg Hunt. Instead of planning an Easter Egg Hunt, we went to the preplanned one at the golf club. There were lots of kids and eggs, and the kids ran around the golf club to find as many eggs as possible as fast as they could.
I’m putting all my eggs in one basket. You could also plan a fun and exciting egg hunt for your kids in your backyard or a local park. Fill plastic eggs with small treats or surprises and hide them in various spots for your kids to find. You can also create clues or a scavenger hunt for older kids to make the activity even more challenging and engaging. Seeing the joy and excitement on your kids’ faces as they search for and collect the colorful eggs will make for precious memories that will last a lifetime.
Easter Activities for Kids: Meet the Easter Bunny
There’s just no bunny like you. One of the next Easter activities for kids was meeting the Easter Bunny. Meeting the Easter bunny is a beloved tradition for many children during the Easter season. It’s a moment filled with excitement and wonder as children get to meet the iconic character they have seen in books, movies and decorations. The bunny greeted Dylan and Keira with a warm smile. He also had a basket full of goodies for the kids.
The Easter Bunny must get a lot of eggs-ercise. If you have an opportunity, consider taking your kids to meet the Easter Bunny in person. Many local community centers, malls, or parks host Easter Bunny meet-and-greet events where kids can take photos with the Easter Bunny and participate in fun activities. Meeting the Easter bunny is a memorable experience for many children, creating lasting memories that they will cherish for years to come.
Easter Activities for Kids: Go Out for Easter Brunch
What an egg-citing day. It’s difficult to cook two elaborate meals for Easter: brunch and dinner. So pick one and then go out for the other. Since we were cooking Easter dinner, we went out for Easter brunch at the golf club. At the golf club, we knocked out three Easter activities for kids: participate in an Easter Egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy Easter brunch. Brunch was delicious and served buffet style, so we got to eat a little bit of a lot of Easter favorites.
We sipped mimosas and devoured waffles, banana fosters french toast, scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, ravioli and mac and cheese. We also had a few treats from the dessert bar. Seriously, how cute is this dessert table?
Easter Activities for Kids: Create a Beautiful Easter Tablescape
This one might be more for the adults, but Keira loves helping to set the table. For Easter dinner, we created a lovely tablescape using baby pink tulips, floral plates from Villeroy and Boch, beige linens, brown Crate and Barrel napkin rings and Williams Sonoma’s pastel egg shaped place card holders.
The pink tulips were simple, but added a pop of spring to our Easter tablescape.
Our brother-in-law, Brian loves cooking Easter dinner. This year, he slow cooked a leg of lamb and navy beans. Slow-roasted leg of lamb is a classic dish to serve for Easter dinner. This flavorful and tender meat is the perfect centerpiece for any holiday table. Preparing the lamb takes some time, but the results are worth it. The lamb is seasoned with a mix of herbs, garlic, and olive oil, then roasted low and slow in the oven for several hours. This slow cooking method allows the meat to cook evenly and absorb all the flavors, resulting in a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. The lamb and navy beans were a great combination for Easter dinner.
Pairing the lamb with the right wine can enhance the flavors of the dish and make for a truly delightful dining experience. We chose to pair our slow-roasted lamb and navy beans with a Sojourn pinot noir. This elegant red wine has a deep ruby color and a rich bouquet of black cherry, raspberry, and earthy notes.
Easter Activities for Kids: Make an Easter Egg Cake
For dessert, Pastry Chefs Keira and Archana created an Easter Egg cake. Baking together is a fantastic way to create lasting memories with kids. We started the cake on Saturday. We baked our cake in a rectangular pan and we carved the egg shape. Keira insisted on using an egg cracker to crack the eggs for the batter. She also used the Kitchen Aid Stand mixer to combine the wet and dry ingredients.
We baked Martha Stewart’s Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream. We simply used a knife to frost the cake. Then Keira added the jellybeans to decorate the cake.
Even if you don’t have any cake decorating skills, this is a great cake to bake with children.
Easter is a wonderful time to spend with your family and and there are so many fun Easter activities for kids to choose from. From hunting for Easter eggs, to making Easter baskets and meeting the Easter bunny, there are so many ways to create special memories with your little ones. Additionally, Easter dinner is the perfect occasion to come together and share a delicious meal with loved ones. Happy Easter!
Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.Janine di Giovanni