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.
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!
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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.
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Video: How To Draw Mr Bunny, with Elys Dolan
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.
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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.
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 Easter Holiday Reads for ages 2-7 for inspiration.