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

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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

My Magical Easter Bunny

by Campbell Books

Book cover for 9781529017007

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.


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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 9781509836239

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 Rhyming Rabbit

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for 9781509862726

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?

Charlie Chick Finds an Egg

Book cover for 9781509828838

Little Charlie Chick has found a big egg. But what could be inside? Open the pops and unfold the giant flap to find out! With stunning paper engineering by Nick Denchfield and wonderful illustrations by Ant Parker, this book is full of giggles.

Fluffy Chick

by Rod Campbell

Book cover for 9781509834358

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.

Hooray for Hoppy

Book cover for 9781447257097

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!

Book cover for 9780230760370

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 9781509836390

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.

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.