20+ Fun Easter Ideas & Activities for Families

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that time is going by really quickly this year! It’s already April, and Easter is this weekend – crazy! Before we know it, it’ll be Ch… I can’t say it, not yet!!

I’ve rounded up some fab last minute Easter ideas, and activities which include printables, crafts, and recipes so that you have a one-stop-shop for things to do during Easter week and through the Easter weekend. The kids are probably driving you a bit mad (as they always do when it’s the school holidays), so have these ideas up your sleeve to keep them occupied with some fun Easter activities!

20+ Easter Ideas & Activities for Families. Including free printables, craft ideas, delicious recipes, and outdoor activities during Easter Week and through Easter Weekend.

Easter Ideas

This is the sort of post that will get updated as time goes by. Use the button above to Save it to your Pinterest boards, so you know where to come for lots of Easter ideas! I have a last minute printable in the works, so that will definitely be added, and will also be including my recipe for Kleftiko – a slow cooked Greek lamb dish. I’m also planning on dyeing some eggs with natural ingredients the way my Greek-Cypriot Dad would when we were kids. If it’s a success, I’ll share how to do it! I cannot wait to celebrate Easter this year!

I’ve collated lots of ideas I’ve discovered recently into catagorised sections below – have a fun and safe Easter!

Free Printables for Easter

Easter Recipes

Easter Activities

  • Have a family movie night with some Easter treats – or head to the cinema for one of the latest blockbusters
  • Head to a local farm or zoo to see the animals – and hopefully, some baby ones too
  • Go for a walk at a nature reserve and see what wildlife you can spot
  • Get on your bike for a family ride around the park
  • Check out your local tourist centre online to see what activities are taking place in your area – there may be more than you realise!
  • Join in one of the 250 egg hunts across the UK.
  • Plant some fruit and vegetable seeds, (you’ll need a pumpkin for Halloween!)
  • Catch up on those DIY projects you’ve been meaning to do. We have a backlog of mundane DIY tasks (snooze!) but do have some fun ones too!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Crafts

 
How To Make Egg Animals - Easter Craft

Remember what it’s all about…

Easter is a Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. I was brought up as a Catholic, but I don’t practise any more… It doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten what this time of year symbolises. I’ve made posters in the past for Good Friday and for Easter Sunday and it’s a good opportunity, if you are religious, to talk to your children about Easter and its meaning.

Lots more Easter Ideas on my Pinterest board!

 
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