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By Oxford Owl, posted on 26th March 2021

Five easy Easter activities to do at home

If you’re on the hunt for fun, easy activities this Easter, look no further. Whether you want to create a traditional Easter egg hunt or enjoy some family reading time, we’ve got an egg-citing host of activities for you to choose from.

 

Dye your own eggs

An Easter staple, dyeing eggs is a fun-filled activity that lets children of all ages (and grown ups too) express their creativity. It’s also a great way to teach children about mixing colours. There’s lots of options out there, from using food colouring, paint or purpose-made kits. When you’re finished, you can use them in your very own Easter egg hunt!
Find out how on parents.com

Get creative with Mr Bunny

If you think using real eggs and dyes might be a bit too messy, our colouring in activity sheet is just what the Easter Bunny ordered. Inspired by Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory, the activity sheet has lots of eggs of different sizes and patterns that children can colour in however they want.
Download colouring sheet

 

Video: How To Draw Mr Bunny, with Elys Dolan

Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory, and learn how to draw Mr. Bunny from Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

Create your own Easter decorations

Hanging some decorations, whether from a tree in the garden or a door handle indoors, is the ideal way to set the scene for an Easter egg hunt. You can even hang them in a cosy corner to create a special Easter-themed reading nook. Featuring illustrations from Brian Wildsmith’s An Easter Story, the decorations on this sheet just need colouring in and cutting out. You’ll also need some pretty ribbon or string to hang them up. For best results, print out the sheet on thicker paper or card.
Download activity sheet

Make a hungry hen headdress

Dressing up is fun and while it may be tempting to go for bunny ears, this hen-shaped headdress is a great alternative for Easter fancy dress. All you need to do is print out our template, colour it in and cut it out! You can use the front cover of Hungry Hen as a guide to get the colours just right or simply let them use their imagination. If you want to add a dash of educational content to your Easter fun, this is a great way to start a conversation about where eggs come from.
Print activity

Sit down with a good book

Sometimes the best way to enjoy Easter (or any time really) is to sit down with a bit of chocolate and a good book. We’ve put together a list of ideal books that make for perfect Easter reading. From bunnies who do ballet and own chocolate factories to the beautiful biblical retelling of the Easter Story as told through the eyes of a donkey, our selection is perfect for children aged 2–7.

Take a look at our suggestions below.

Books to share this Spring

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

Elys Dolan | Age 2+

An irresistible look at the workings of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory! Packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too with artwork full of details for poring over time and time again. The perfect picture book for Easter, but also with a great all-year round appeal.
Find out more >

The Easter Story

Brian Wildsmith | Age 2+

The story of Holy Week and Easter is here presented for children by acclaimed author, Brian Wildsmith. This beautifully illustrated book, in a new clothbound format with stunning foiled design, is a delight to share.
Find out more >

Hungry Hen

Richard Waring, Caroline Jayne Church | Age 2+

A greedy fox who lives up on a hill gazes down at a plump hen. He watches her eat and eat and each day she becomes plumper still. So the fox decides to wait for her to fatten up before he sneaks down to farm in search of his meal.
Find out more >

What Small Rabbit Heard

Sheryl Webster, Tim Warnes | Age 2+

When Big Rabbit takes Small Rabbit for a windy walk, Small Rabbit does everything he thinks he’s being asked to do, and he’s never had so much fun!
Find out more >

Lenny Makes a Wish

Paula Metcalf | Age 2+

Lenny the rabbit is resting beside a pond when he spots a little fish all by herself. They play together, but will they be able to stay friends when rabbits live on land, and fish live in water?
Find out more >

Ballet Bunnies: The Lost Slipper

Swapna Reddy, Binny Talib | Age 5+

Millie’s class have gone to the theatre to watch real ballerinas dance! But where can the Ballet Bunnies be? With a Ballet Bunny on your side, fun and laughter are never far away.
Find out more >

The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

Read with Oxford, Stage 6 | Age 7–8

Charlie the chicken has a taste for chocolate. Now she wants more and more – but how can she get it? This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, a funny story, and egg-stra-ordinary illustrations, and includes tips for parents and fun after-reading activities.
Find out more >