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 outdoor games to songs and books, there is plenty here to keep them entertained come rain or shine!
We all hope the sun will come out over the Easter holidays, but if not, these rainy day indoor activities for kids will make sure little ones don't get bored.
Make your own Charlie Chick
Kids will love cutting out and colouring in Charlie Chick to make a cute Easter decoration.
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.
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.
Easter books for kids
Hooray for Hoppy
Hoppy the Rabbit wakes up on the first day of spring full of excitement. But once he’s sniffed the air, listened to the bird song and tasted the fresh green grass, he feels a bit lonely, and soon finds a way to wake up his friends! This beautiful introduction to the five senses includes activities to teach children how their senses help them to interact with the world around them.
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 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!
The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Nature Trail
Grab your wellies and get outside with The Gruffalo Spring and Summer Trail. Full of fun spring and summer outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers, this is a brilliant book for all the family.
The Rhyming Rabbit
The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up poems, but the other rabbits aren’t entertained by his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one night all alone - will he ever find someone to share his poems with?
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.
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.
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