23 Best Easter Activities for Families to Bond in 2022
Easter is almost here. So, you may be wondering about some fun Easter family activities that will help you bond this year. Well, don't worry because we've compiled a list of outdoor games and events as well as some fun things to do inside with the entire family.
We know the kids will love these great things to do for Easter at home.
The Best Easter Activities for Families in 2022
Play Easter-themed Games
Family game day or night is a great way to spend time with everyone and create traditions. Why not play some egg games centered around Easter, such as Easter Egg Charades, Easter Bingo, Easter Egg Toss, Croquet, and more? Or have a race across the backyard in burlap sacks.
If you want to play Easter Egg Charades, think of all things Easter, like traditions, movies, etc. What are your favorite family games? Give those fun games an Easter spin.
Bake Sweet Easter Treats Together
Baking is a fun activity most kids love, and everyone certainly enjoys eating the treats. Take your favorite cakes, cookies, and other sweets and make them Easter-related like Rice Crispy Nest, coconut bunny cupcakes or cake, or Cadbury Egg chocolate chip cookies.
Decorate Easter Eggs
Decorating Easter eggs is often one of the most fun Easter activities for families. Consider new ways to decorate the eggs this year. Instead of just dying eggs in a solid color, get creative like making marbled or tie-dyed eggs.
Run an Egg and Spoon Race
Take an old-school approach to Easter this year by doing some fun traditional games with an Easter twist like an egg and spoon race. Amazon has this affordable set of six eggs and spoons that are perfect for this classic game.
Hide and Hunt Easter Eggs
Remember the Easter egg scavenger hunts you used to do as a child? For many people, this is one of the best childhood memories, and it's the perfect activity everyone loves.
You're never too old to get excited about an Easter egg hunt. Don't forget to hide money or other fun prizes in the eggs and change things up a bit by doing a hunt at night with glow-in-the-dark eggs.
Create Pastel Deviled Eggs
If you're having a big family lunch for Easter, add Pastel Deviled Eggs to the feast. Use food dye to make this traditional dish unique for your Easter feast.
How Many Jelly Beans are in the Jar?
This traditional game is done with all kinds of items, including jelly beans. Fill up a jar with Easter jelly beans and have everyone guess how many jelly beans are in the jar.
Make sure to think of a prize for the winner.
Build Peep Houses
Sugary peeps are a favorite Easter candy for many kids, and this is a cute Easter activity for families everyone will love. Peeps need a house, so get creative and build one from vanilla wafers, graham crackers, gingerbread, or something else.
Here is a great recipe for building a peep house.
Easter crafts are fun activities for kids to do, and here are some ideas to get those creative juices going. You can make all kinds of things, like this cute Easter egg wreath, a springtime wreath, handprint or footprint art, and more. Creating handprint or footprint art is the perfect activity for toddlers on Easter.
You can make things from construction paper, felt, or whatever you have around the house.
Create an Advent Calendar with Eggs
Creating an Easter Egg Advent Calendar is the perfect Easter activity for your family. Confetti-filled eggs that include a message with a fun activity the whole family can do are the main component of this calendar.
Make Your Own Easter Baskets
Sometimes it may be easier to buy Easter baskets at the store but making baskets at home is something neat the whole family can do. Get the kids involved to decorate their own basket by purchasing a plastic bucket, stickers, ribbon, or any other materials you want.
Here are some more DIY Easter basket ideas.
Easter Bunny Footprints
This idea is so cute! Just like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny isn't often seen, so make these cute little footprints on the porch to delight the little ones. They're easy to create with this bunny footprint printable.
Build Your Own Easter Bunny
Why not build your own Easter bunny to decorate the house with? There are so many cute DIY bunny ideas to try.
You can make a wooden bunny cutout, bunny banners, mini-Easter baskets, stuffed bunnies, and more.
Watch an Easter Movie with the Family
Does your family have a regular movie night where they sit down and watch a film together? Check out these Easter movies you can watch around the holiday:
• The Dog Who Saved Easter
• Jesus Christ Superstar
• It's the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown
• Son of God
• Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
• I Can Only Imagine
• The Passion of The Christ
• Irving Berlin's Easter Parade
• Peter Rabbit & Peter Rabbit 2
• Noah with Russel Crow and Emma Watson
• Easter Under Wraps
• The Prince of Egypt
• The Last Temptation of Christ
• Miss Potter
• Pieces of Easter
Or any other ones you can think of.
DIY Bunny-Shaped Crayons
Most kids love coloring with crayons, so why not create your own bunny crayons for the holiday? It's easier to do than you think with these helpful directions.
All you do is break up regular crayons (without the paper), drop them in bunny-shaped molds, and melt them in the oven at 300 degrees for 10 or 15 minutes.
Teach Your Kids How to Cook Your Favorite Easter Recipes
If your kids have been asking to learn some of your recipes or help you in the kitchen, now is the time to give them some cooking lessons on top Easter recipes, such as:
• Bunny Bark
• Lemon Curd Egg Cookies
• Bunny Donuts
• Orange Olive Oil Cupcakes
• Carrot Bunny Cake
• Sugar Cookie Bunnies and Lambs
• Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake
• Easter Egg Giant Cookie
Have an Easter-Themed Cupcake Decorating Competition
There's nothing better than decorating delicious cupcakes - except maybe eating them. Have a Spring or Easter-themed Cupcake decoration contest to level up the holiday fun.
You can bake some delicious cupcakes and then divide into teams, if you have enough people, or have individual cupcake decorating competitions with one judge that sits out.
Give everyone the same decorating ingredients, like sprinkles, frosting, fruit, or other candy.
Learn about Holy Week
One of the most meaningful activities you can do as a family for Easter is to learn about Holy Week. Holy Week is a time when Christians talk about the events that occurred up until Jesus's crucifixion.
It starts on Palm Sunday, the day that commemorates Jesus's arrival at Jerusalem on a donkey. Teaching the kids all about the religious meanings behind the holiday is one of the best Easter activities for families.
Cook Easter Dinner or Lunch
Many families have a formal meal for Easter, so what better time to get the kids involved with cooking your favorite traditional Easter foods. Here are some easy Easter recipes for the holiday you can try as a family, or you can cook the ones your family has for years.
Continue old traditions or create new ones this Easter.
Make Easter Pinatas
Why not host a holiday party this year and make fun Easter Pinatas to fill with candy? A holiday pinata party is one of those neat Easter activities for families that everyone will love.
You can make a pinata with a balloon, crepe paper, and tacky glue and add additional decorations. Or each family member can make a mini-pinata.
Make Peep S'mores
Now, this is a cute and tasty Easter activity your whole family will love. If you have an Easter celebration at home, have a bonfire and make delicious S'mores with the bright-colored Easter peeps.
It's a fun twist on a traditional family camping activity, and the colored peeps make pretty treats.
Plant Flowers or Vegetables
Since Spring is a time for new beginnings, perhaps you can ring in Easter by planting flowers or vegetables. In many places, it's too soon to plant actual plants, but you can plant seeds to get a start on the growing season.
Turn your kids into gardening enthusiasts and teach them where their food comes from.
Buy Presents or Gift Cards
Another way for families to celebrate Easter is to give presents or gift cards. Why not buy a gift card to add to the kids' Easter baskets instead of all the candy and sweets? Gift Card Granny has a variety of gift cards to choose from for every family member.
Final Thoughts on Easter Activities for Families
Now you have a list of fun ideas you can do with your family on Easter. With so many Easter activities for families, you'll have plenty of things to do this year.
Which activity do you want to try first?