8 Fun & Easy Easter Activities for Toddlers and Children
Easter is here, and with it, there are many ideas or things to do with the little ones. I rounded up our favorite activities to do during this festive season. So if you are looking for easy and fun Easter activities for toddlers that older children can also enjoy, I hope you’ll enjoy our suggestions.
Our favorite Easter activities for Toddlers (so far 😉 )
Easter Activity 1: Bunny cards
My daughter came back from nursery with a card like this when she was two years old, and it was simply the cutest thing ever. We’ve made it again over the years with my son. It’s easy and fun!
All you need:
- Liquid paint (Acrylic paint mixed with water or liquid watercolors)
- Pom Pom
So this is what you do:
- Fold the card in half, and draw a bunny silhouette with a joint on the side (so when you cut front and back are still attached, and the card can open and close).
- Cut the card.
- Drop big splashes of the liquid paint on the bunny.
- Take the straw and blow the paint around in different directions.
- Repeat with different paint colors.
- When it is dry, glue a pompom as the bunny’s tail.
- Write a message inside, and it’s ready to be gifted!
Easter Activity 2: Egg cards
Making these eggs with watercolors and tape is so easy and fun. The result is always pretty. I love this activity because it can be done by an 18-month-old toddler or an older child, and the results are always lovely. Use the eggs to make these gorgeous cards!
What you will need:
- White card
- Thin washi tape (3mm)
- White crayon (optional)
- Egg stencil or cookie cutter (optional)
- Kraft card (or any color except white)
Steps to make the eggs:
- Trace the stencil or cookie cutter on the card (Or draw an egg outline by hand)
- Create patterns on the egg by sticking washi tape.
- (optional) Draw some more patterns or designs with the white crayon on the card.
- Time to start painting with the watercolors! Just go wild and free.
- Once finished, let them dry.
- Once dry, remove the washi tape from the eggs, and you will see clean white lines.
- Cut the eggs.
- Fold the craft card and glue the eggs on the card. You can also glue feathers for an extra Eastery look.
- Write a message inside, and it is ready to be gifted!
Have fun gifting them!
Easter Activity for Toddlers 3: Sensory play – Ice eggs
Surpr”ice” eggs is a fun sensory play activity to learn about opposites: cold and hot. We’ve done many versions during the year, and we had to do one for Easter. We froze little plastic bunnies inside, but you can freeze glass beads, flowers, or other little surprises that can go in the freezer. I used colored the water so that the eggs looked more fun, but you could go for a more straightforward option without colors – they will be frozen as well.
All you need:
- Egg molds
- Little bunnies to hide inside as surprises
- Food coloring (optional)
- Warm water
- Sensory tray
So this is what you do:
- Take the egg molds and place the little bunnies in the center of each egg.
- Die water with the food coloring and fill the eggs to 3/4. (Use as many colors as you like.
- Please place them in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- On the day of the activity, get your sensory table or tray somewhere where it is ok if water gets spilled on the floor (I would not recommend doing this on a carpet, we do it in the kitchen).
- Take the eggs out of the freezer and out of the mold and place them in the tray.
- Prepare some warm water and have some pipettes and water droppers throw it on the eggs to help them melt and release the bunnies. (have some jugs there for the end – it might take a long time to remove the bunnies, and a pitcher will speed it up).
- Enjoy counting your bunnies!
Easter Activity for Toddlers 4: Egg hunt in the forest
Who doesn’t like an Easter egg hunt in nature? We took some chocolate eggs and went ahead and hid them in a small area of a nearby forest. We handed them some baskets and had them search and find them!
Easter activity 5: Egg hunt & bunny hunt around the house
Unfortunately, sometimes due to conditions out of our control (weather or pandemic), you can’t go outside for an egg hunt. During the past years, when we were in lockdown during Easter, I hid the chocolate eggs around the house, sometimes with clues and sometimes just in one room to keep it simple.
Another thing we’ve done this year (so I could have 15 minutes of me-time) was to hide bunnies and other animals in a room where they could go around, and color sort them. I used the learning resources pet set with animals which is just great, and I used it for the ice eggs. It comes with six different types of animals and 2 of each of the six different colors. The pets are bunnies, dogs, cats, hamsters, parakeets, and goldfish. I had them sort them in our mini bilibos to match colors. We decided pink and purple were not quite the same but closest 😉
Easter activity 6: Rainbow Bunny
Who would like to create an Easter bunny with the Grimms Rainbow? Here are some versions, just with the rainbow and combined with the Grimms semicircles.
Easter activity 7: Egg flat lays
Here we have a bit of Grapat creating. We made some eggs with the petals and then decorated them with our Grapat mandala loose parts combined with our mini abel blocks. You can just get creative and use whatever you have around the house.
Easter activity 8: Bunny garland
Remember the bunny cards from activity number 1? Yes, don’t you? So, why not use those to create a bunny garland. You can use the cards and hang them until you gift them, or you can just make some bunnies from cards and have them handed to decorate the room.
- Wooden pegs
- Bunny cards or bunnies
All you need to do is hang the cards or bunnies with the pegs on the string for a beautiful seasonal decoration that your children can help make. Things do not need to be store-bought, and this is something nice that they can do. Using the wooden pegs will also help them practice their fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus, it looks adorable to have to hang around for the Easter holidays.
Our Wishlist of Easter activities for toddlers
Every season I wish I had been able to do everything I had on my wishlist. There are so many beautiful ideas and inspirations that we can’t do as much as we would like. These are all the activities that are still on our to-do list and that we hope to be able to create next year:
- Egg decorating with bicarbonate soda and vinegar
- Bunny toilet roll
- Connetix bunny
- Paper mache eggs
- Handprint chicks
- Handprint bunnies
Happy Easter everyone with Easter Activities for Toddlers!
It’s been a wonderful Easter for our family. Down to earth, nothing fancy, filled with family time just playing and being together. These activities have been an excuse to do some different things, get creative and enjoy each other’s company. I hope they will inspire you!
Happy creative playing!
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