Easter Activities for Kids- Non-Religious and Religious Ideas
Spring is about to be here and with it comes Easter. Easter is not my favorite holiday but Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. There is something to be said about the big change in the weather. Warmer outside time lies ahead.
In this blog you will find two sections- one is Easter activities for kids with a non-religious theme and the other is Easter activities with a religious theme.
Some people who are not a part of a church or religion celebrate Easter with just the coming of the spring season (easy and fun to teach kids.) If you are religious then it is all about Christ and his sacrifice of dying on the cross for us (death is a hard topic for adults, let alone children.) I grew up Catholic but am no longer practicing. The teachings and messages I learned in my time are still important to me and I want to share those with my kids. That sharing tends to happen mostly during the holiday season.
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Non-Religious Easter Activities for Kids
Hand and Foot Print Keepsakes-
These are some of my favorite things to create with little kiddos. They love to paint and this is an awesome way to get this creating but with direction. Here are some cute options I have created with my kids.
Big Bunny Feet
Little Chick Hand
Egg Finger Painting
Spring Silhouette Finger Painting- I used cookie cutters to trace out the cute shapes.
Old Fashion Easter Egg Hunt-
Anyone who thinks of Easter thinks of an Easter egg hunt. Grab those plastic eggs and fill them with goodies. Hide them around the yard or inside the house if the weather does not corporate.
Here are some Ideas for egg stuffers besides the normal candy.
-Stickers- You can get these by the 100’s at the dollar tree. Just might have to cut them out to fit into eggs.
-Little Toys -legos, barbie clothes, small dolls, cars etc.
-Coins- who doesn’t like money.
-Notes -I’ll never forget the year my siblings and I found a note that said “look in the kitchen” and there was a live actual bunny in there! So awesome. You don’t have to go that extreme though- fun jokes, sweet sayings or ideas for acts of kindness are all good note ideas too.
I do one hunt inside for my kids so they can run and do it on their own because this mom is still waking up and does not want to go out first thing. Then, usually, there is a larger hunt outside. If you find yourself having to host a larger hunt inside, one way to scale down on the chaos and destruction of your house is to make it a scavenger-style or clue themed egg hunt.
Here is my inside list of scavenger hunt clues for the kids to read and follow for their egg prizes. Read the list and then click on the image for a free downloadable printable!
Look here for Easter Egg wishes. It’s where you wash your dishes. -Kitchen Sink
Search here for a sweet prize. It’s where you rest your eyes.- Bedroom
Here is where you go to get your body clean. Maybe this egg will be green?- Tub/Shower
Find the next egg where we eat big dinners. For holiday time this table is a winner. -Dining room Table
Where do you sit and watch TV? Look here for a treat you will be happy to see. -Sofa
Your treat basket has really grown. Next, go to the place visitors enter our home. -Front Door
We go up and down these at least twice a day. To find your prise walk this way. -Stairs
Do you really want to find more? Go to the place where Mom and Dad snore. -Mom and Dads Room
From here you can see the backwoods. Go there to get the yummy goods. -Back Porch
You’re on fire you’re so hot. Get more treats from this last spot. -Fire Place
Dying Easter Eggs-
This is a favorite past time and something I ALWAYS remember doing with my mom. We always did it the old fashioned way with the PAC Dying kids. Here are some fun versions of that I have used and liked. Don’t forget the vinegar. I always almost do and it does make a difference. There are all kinds of ways to dye Easter eggs now! I searched for some quicker more hands-on versions to try out with my kids and here are the links I found.
Everyone associates eggs with this holiday (look up reason and add description here).
They are such an easy shape to draw and cut out I want to show you a few ways you can take some fun egg creations and make this into some fluency and math skill building activities for your kiddos.
Egg Name Practice- Create a puzzle with the egg by writing the child’s name and cutting it into strips to piece back together. Or make an egg line and do one letter of the name on each egg.
Egg Letter Match- Write uppercase on one half of the egg and lowercase on the other half. You can do this with paper cutouts or the fun plastic ones.
Site Word Eggs- Write the word on the egg and get the treat inside when you read it. Or get to decorate the egg with markers and stickers after reading the word or using it in a sentence.
Egg Blending- Write the word onset on one side of the egg and the rhyme on the other. When putting the eggs pieces together blend and read the word.
Egg Number Set Match- Write the number on one half of the egg and draw a set of dots to match on the other- match.
Egg Patterns- Create patterns on the egg with colors and stickers. Or create patterns with the eggs after you have decorated them (stripe, polka dot, stripe, polka dot etc. )
Eggs with Ordinal Numbers- Put the eggs in order as they are found and have the child tell you first, second, third etc.
I really could think of endless ideas. If you personally have one in your head for a certain skill you would like created, let me know!!!
Religious Easter Activities for Kids
Good Lenten Deeds
Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us. He died so he could open the way for us to go to heaven. Kids can practice and learn about being more kind and loving as Jesus was by performing acts of kindness for others during Lent. Sacrificing their time to make something better for others. Here is a link to an Acts of Kindness Lental calender.
I am a mom of two sweet kiddos. One boy who is 6 and one girl who is 3. Before kids, I was a Kindergarten teacher. My purpose here is to build a positive place for Moms (or any parent for that matter) to learn, share and support each other in our life quest for Happiness!