Easter activities and books for kids

From Easter crafts and games to Spring-themed songs and books, we have plenty of activities to keep kids entertained over the Easter holidays.

If you’re looking for things to do with the little ones over the Easter holidays, these Easter activities will provide hours of outdoor and indoor fun for kids.  From Easter crafts and games to songs and books, there is plenty here to keep them entertained come rain or shine!

Easter and Spring crafts and activities for kids

Get ready for Spring on the Oh Dear! farmyard

Can you help Buster follow the trail to find the hen? Plus colouring, Spot the Difference and more.

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Oh Dear! activity sheet
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Get close to nature with the girl who loves bugs

Lead the bugs home and make your own bee hotel.

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The Girl Who Loves Bugs activity pack
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Meet Bert the Bowerbird

Complete the activities, learn about Bowerbirds and help a little bird find love. 

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The Bowerbird activity pack
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Colour the bears and fill in a bear fact sheet

Add some colour to one of the beautiful illustrations from Five Bears.

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Five Bears activity sheet
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Who's hiding on the farm?

Can you help Little Chick find her Mummy?

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Who's Hiding on the Farm? activity sheet
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Help the rabbit find her food

Draw along the dotted line to give the Rabbit a tasty carrot. Then colour in the picture!

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My Little Green World Rabbit activity sheet
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Get ready for Easter with a magical Easter Bunny 

Colour in an assortment of Easter eggs, a fluffy chick and a very magical Easter Bunny with this downloadable Easter colouring sheet. 

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My Magical Easter Bunny Colouring Sheet
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My Magical Easter Bunny Maze
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Make your own Charlie Chick

Kids will love cutting out and colouring in Charlie Chick to make a cute Easter decoration.

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Charlie Chick Colour Cut Out
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Do some Easter colouring with Emily Gravett

Follow the colour key to complete this drawing of Duck from Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg.

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Odd Egg Colour by Numbers
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Bake some very chocolatey Easter treats

These delicious chocolate nests full of mini eggs are the perfect Easter treat to make with little cooks. 

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Gruffalo Easter Treats
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Colour in the Little Bunny for Easter!

Give the Little Bunny some colour in time for the Easter Surprise.

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Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise Colour In
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Make your own Gruffalo Easter card 

This colour-in Gruffalo Easter card with a fun pop-up face is perfect for little Gruffalo fans to make for friends and family. 

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Gruffalo Easter Card
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Explore the great outdoors with The Gruffalo nature trail 

Do you have a little Gruffalo Explorer? This activity sheet is full of games, crafts and things to spot on your very own stroll through the deep dark wood. 

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Gruffalo Nature Trail
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Easter games for kids

Egg and spoon race

Kids will love this easy, fun race that can be played indoors or outdoors.  All you need is a spoon and egg for each person who is playing. Each child balances their egg on their spoon and runs as fast as they can to the finish line. The first one to make it without dropping their egg wins. To avoid any mess (especially if you're playing indoors) hard boil the eggs and leave them to cool before the race begins. 

Bunny hop race

Add cotton wool bunny tails to a sack or pillowcase for this bunny hop race. As in a normal sack race, children put both feet in their sack or pillowcase and hold it up around their waist, bunny-hopping to the finish line. The winning bunny gets a carrot!

Pin the tail on the bunny

Draw or print out a picture of a bunny on a piece of paper A3 size or larger. Cut out a bunny tail shape (you can cover this with cotton wool or tissue paper if you like). Then stick some Blu-tack on the back of your bunny tail, pop a blindfold over the first player's eyes, and see how close they manage to get to where the bunny's tail should be. 

Easter books for kids

Busy Easter Chicks

by Steph Hinton

Book cover for Busy Easter Chicks

Push, pull and slide the tabs to meet the Busy Easter Chicks – cheep cheep! Join them on a very special Easter Egg Hunt at the farm – but who will find all the eggs first? A perfect Easter gift for young children with inquisitive fingers and minds, toddlers will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with a gentle rhyme and wonderful illustrations.

Pick-a-Chick

by Nia Gould

Book cover for Pick-a-Chick

In Pick a Chick, toddlers will giggle with glee as the chicks paint eggs, bake cakes, sing, dance and more, with hilarious results! Little ones can pick their favourite chick from page to page until there's just one chick left – all building up to a sweet pop-up ending!

The Bowerbird

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for The Bowerbird

The Bowerbird is the irresistible tale of Bert - a small bird with a very big heart, from Number One bestselling Julia Donaldson and Kate Greenway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. Bert the bowerbird is looking for love. He has made the most perfect bower, complete with a pretty purple flower, and is hoping it will help him to meet the bird of his dreams. But when Nanette comes along, she is far from impressed. Poor Bert is hurt, and flies off to bring her presents a-plenty. But will it ever be enough, and is Nanette really right for Bert?

The Girl Who LOVES Bugs

by Lily Murray

Book cover for The Girl Who LOVES Bugs

Evie loves bugs. And she's fed up of having to keep up with her mums and brother on walks when she'd rather be peering under logs and examining snails. So, one day, she decides to bring the bugs inside, so she can be with them all the time. The problem is, the family is coming to stay, even fearsome Great Gran, who doesn't stand for any nonsense. And on the day of their arrival, Evie wakes up to find her bugs have escaped . . . all over the house! What is Great Gran going to say?

Busy Baby Animals

by Ag Jatkowska

Book cover for Busy Baby Animals

See lambs leaping in the field, piglets playing in the mud and cheeping chicks as they hatch. Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text, lots to spot and talk about, and wonderful illustrations by Ag Jatkowska. 

Where is Little Bunny?

by Campbell Books

Book cover for Where is Little Bunny?

Young children can follow the clues and lift the sturdy flaps with peep-through holes to see if Little Bunny is hiding underneath. Meet his animal friends along the way as you explore the meadow, before a surprise pop-up ending reveals Little Bunny's secret hiding place. 

Hooray for Hoppy!

by Tim Hopgood

Book cover for Hooray for Hoppy!

When Hoppy the rabbit wakes up on the first day of spring, he discovers a world full of wonderful things! But after he's sniffed the fresh air, listened to the singing birds and tasted the fresh green grass, he starts to feel a little lonely. And so he finds a way to wake up his friends so they can enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of spring all together.

Oh Dear!

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for Oh Dear!

Buster's staying with Grandma on the farm. But where will he find the eggs for breakfast? Not in the stable – oh dear! Young children will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster around the farm in this classic from the creator of Dear Zoo.

Rabbit

by Teresa Bellón

Book cover for Rabbit

Learn to love nature, as you meet Rabbit and explore her world in this eco-friendly board book with incredible spinning mechanisms. Peer inside a rabbit warren, help the rabbit thump her feet on the floor, and watch as she jumps with joy! With a fun rhyming story, simple facts and stunning illustrations from Teresa Bellón, this book will teach little ones to love the natural world around us.

Five Bears

by Catherine Rayner

Book cover for Five Bears

Bear is walking through the forest, minding his own business when he comes across another bear. The Other bear is different. The two bears wander along, thinking different thoughts, and looking in different directions. Soon the two bears come across another bear and then another bear and eventually find a bear stuck in a tree. The Bears realise that perhaps they aren't that different after all and perhaps they could be friends?

Who's Hiding On The Farm?

by Axel Scheffler

Book cover for Who's Hiding On The Farm?

Help Little Chick look for Mummy Hen in Who's Hiding on the Farm? Lift the felt flaps to see where she is. Which other animals will you find hiding underneath? With soft flaps on every spread that are easy for babies to lift, helping them develop fine motor skills, and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, bestselling illustrator of The Gruffalo, this is the perfect gift to share with little ones.

Little Bunny's Easter Surprise

by Lily Murray

Book cover for Little Bunny's Easter Surprise

It's Easter day and the woods are buzzing with excitement when Little Bunny sends his invitations for a scrumptious Easter picnic. He wants the picnic to be perfect, collecting all the best things to share with friends. With flaps to lift and eggs to search and find, this book is just right for shared reading and keeping little hands busy!

My Magical Easter Bunny

by Campbell Books

Book cover for My Magical Easter Bunny

The bouncy Easter Bunny is hiding his eggs in some very surprising places! With a sparkly cover wheel and push, pull and turn mechanisms perfect for small hands, little ones will have lots of Easter fun.

Busy Easter

by Campbell Books

Book cover for Busy Easter

Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations. Push, pull and slide the tabs to join in with the Busy Easter celebrations! Bake delicious hot cross buns, follow the Easter bunny in an egg hunt, and celebrate the spring-time holiday!

Lizzy the Lamb

by Campbell Books

Book cover for Lizzy the Lamb

Little ones can join in the fun with Lizzy the Lamb by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise down in the fields! Follow Lizzy as she leaps, bounces and baas all day long!

Little Bunny's Easter Surprise

by Lily Murray

Book cover for Little Bunny's Easter Surprise

It's Easter day and the woods are buzzing with excitement when Little Bunny sends his invitations for a scrumptious Easter picnic. He wants the picnic to be perfect, collecting all the best things to share with friends. With flaps to lift and eggs to search and find, this book is just right for shared reading and keeping little hands busy!

Beyond the Burrow

by Jessica Meserve

Book cover for Beyond the Burrow

One small rabbit – one big adventure! Beyond the Burrow is a beautiful book to inspire boldness - and encourage us all to step out beyond the burrow.

Egg

by Sue Hendra

Book cover for Egg

This is a book with just one word: Egg. It’s a book that even the smallest of children can read, and it will fire up the imaginations of young and old alike. When an odd egg turns up with a big head and pointy bottom, the other eggs don’t know what to think. They try to make the odd egg conform, but soon they learn that eggs can be any way up and still be eggs.

The Odd Egg

by Emily Gravett

Book cover for The Odd Egg

All the birds have eggs to hatch except Duck. When he finds an egg of his own to look after he’s delighted, but the other birds think it’s a rather odd egg, and when it hatches they’ll all be in for a big surprise!

Fluffy Chick

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for Fluffy Chick

Full of different touch and feel textures on every page, children will love following Chick around the farm in this interactive board book with a lift-the-flap ending.

Rabbits Don't Lay Eggs!

Book cover for Rabbits Don't Lay Eggs!

When Rupert the rabbit pops up in the farmyard, he causes quite a stir! He can't cock-a-doodle-do like Cockerel, or lay an egg like Dora the duck, but Rupert can dig, which leads to an unexpected but very important farm job . . .

The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Grab your wellies and get outside with The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail. Full of fun spring and summer outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers, this is a brilliant book for all the family.