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Indoor Easter Activities You Can Do With Your Kids
by Dena McMurdieDena McMurdie
Dena read Jack London's White Fang in the third grade and has loved children's books ever since. She reads, blogs, and paints in North Carolina where she lives with her husband and three children. You can also find her at her blog, Batch of Books, where she writes about children's, middle grade, and young adult books.
Even if you’re celebrating Easter indoors and with a smaller group, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! There are still many ways to get into the spirit of the holiday. Here are some of the indoor Easter activities you can do to celebrate the holiday without leaving your house.
Read Easter-Themed Books
Reading books is always a great way to get your kids in the spirit of the holiday. Whether you want to read about the Easter bunny, spring chicks, or something more spiritual, you’ll find lots of great suggestions in this Easter reading list and in our Easter Favorites video.
Have Easter-Themed Play-Doh or Lego Challenges
If you have little kids, help them make eggs, bird nests, bunnies, and other Easter-themed things out of Play-Doh. For older kids, harness their obsession with the Lego Masters television series by challenging them to make something for Easter. Set a one-hour timer and let them unleash their creativity. You’ll be amazed by what they come up with!
Decorate Easter Eggs
Lay down some plastic or paper to protect your table, boil some eggs, and get out the art supplies. Even if you can’t get to the store to buy a traditional egg-dyeing kit, kids will have a blast with food coloring (which makes a great dye substitute when combined with vinegar and hot water), wax crayons, stickers, paint, and markers.
Make Toilet-Paper Roll Bunnies
Hang on to your toilet paper rolls and make this adorable Easter bunny craft! You can find step-by-step instructions on the PBS website.
Play Easter Bingo
Print off a few of these adorable Easter Bingo cards, hand your kids some jelly beans to mark their squares, and have a fun (and tasty) time playing the classic game.
Do the Bunny Hop
If your kids need to burn some energy and stretch their limbs, it’s time for the bunny hop. Form a line, crank up the music, and get hopping! Your kids will love it.
Have an Indoor Easter Egg Hunt
This is especially fun for small children, but big kids that are stuck at home will want to participate as well. Hide eggs throughout your home and then let your kids run around with baskets and collect the eggs. I prefer doing this with candy-filled plastic eggs rather than real eggs. You don’t want to lose a real egg in your house, only to find it weeks later when it starts to smell! Of course is the weather is great an outside hunt is perfect!
Play Guessing Games
Fill jars with various Easter candies like jelly beans or chocolate eggs. Then, you and your kids take turns guessing how many candies are in each jar. The person closest to the actual number gets the jar of candy! You can also opt for a sugar-free prize such as a small toy, book, or bragging rights.
Paint or Color Some Flowers
Flowers are a traditional sign of spring and rebirth. Get out your acrylic paints, queue up a kid-friendly painting tutorial on YouTube (like this one from Katie Jobling), and start painting flowers. Or, skip the paint and let your creativity out with a coloring book like The Flower Fairies Coloring Book by Cicely Mary Barker.
More Easter-Themed Books to Explore:
by Anna Dewdney
by Marilyn Sadler, illustrated by Roger Bollen
by Frederick Warne
by Gabrielle Reyes
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