Egg hunts, marshmallow Peeps, chocolate bunnies—Easter is fast approaching as winter nears its end! To bring the family together for some seasonal fun, try out some of these Easter activities!
Easter Activities and Crafts
Easter egg dyeing is an age old tradition that is a ton of fun for people of all ages. There are endless ways to color Easter eggs. Using food-coloring and vinegar is a method with which many people are familiar. But to add some flair to your eggs this year, try out something new. Use Kool-Aid, melted crayons or thread for some fresh new patterns and colors.
If you want to get extra crafty with your eggs, garnish them with some construction paper and draw on them with markers to turn them into little Easter animals after the dyeing process is over.
Not all Easter activities have to be as messy as egg dyeing. Kids will have a great time creating these bunny lanterns out of supplies you can pick up at the dollar store.
Older kids will love the challenge of creating Easter origami. Not only is Easter origami a fun process, the finished products make for excellent party favors.
Easter egg hunts are among the most fun Easter activities for children of all ages. For younger children, color-coordinated egg hunts are perfect for ensuring everyone finds the same number of eggs. Just assign each egg hunter a color and let the search begin! For older kids, a scavenger hunt that includes a new clue with each egg as to where the next one can be found is perfect to keep them interested. Another great idea is a twilight egg hunt that involves searching for eggs with flashlights.
Sweet Seasonal Treats
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Everyone loves cupcakes, especially when they’re uniquely decorated. These Easter basket cupcakes are about as fun to make as they are delicious to eat!
Easter Gingerbread Houses
People usually think of gingerbread house building as a Christmas activity, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Decorating a gingerbread house with pastel-colored icing and candies is just as fun as garnishing one with red and green gumdrops! If you’re really confident in your gingerbread skills, try building a gingerbread Easter basket.
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Right after Valentine’s Day, marshmallow Peeps invade the shelves of grocery stores. While these cute, sugary snacks are tasty and festive by themselves, using them in marshmallow s’mores is simply genius. Not to mention, they’re super easy to make. See the recipe here.
Bunny-shaped scones are a delicious addition to any Easter Sunday brunch. Serve them with jam or butter for maximum flavor. Here’s where you can find the recipe.