Easter activities and books for kids
From Easter crafts and games to 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!
We all hope the sun we'll be able to get out and about over the Easter holidays, but if not, these indoor activities for kids will make sure little ones don't get bored.
Easter activities for kids
Make your own Charlie Chick
Kids will love cutting out and colouring in Charlie Chick to make a cute Easter decoration.
Do some Easter colouring with Emily Gravett
Follow the colour key to complete this drawing of Duck from Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg.
Bake some very chocolatey Easter treats
These delicious chocolate nests full of mini eggs are the perfect Easter treat to make with little cooks.
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.
Have an Easter sing-along with Rod Campbell
Celebrate Easter by having a sing-along to Mary Had a Little Lamb, and then colour in the pictures of Mary and her farmyard friend.
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.
Easter books for kids
Easter games for kids
Egg and spoon race
Kids will love this easy, fun race that can be played indoor 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 pillow case 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.