Top 5 Family-Friendly and Fun Easter Activities to Do This Weekend

Image courtesy of Donna Iadipaolo.

The Easter season is a time of spring awakening, rejuvenation, and joy. Easter is also the most sacred religious holiday of the year for Christians, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It is also Passover for the Jewish people. Furthermore, as far as nature is concerned, the flowers are blooming and the earth seems to be breathing fresh new air

For many children of all ages, the Easter season is also the time of bunnies, Easter eggs, candy, and celebration. There are family-friendly, safe activities to enjoy at home as well as outdoor activities nearby for everyone’s enjoyment. Here are five activities to enjoy in the celebration of Easter.

Decorate Easter eggs

Decorating Easter eggs is easy and creative. Simply mix a teaspoon of vinegar with a 1/4 teaspoon of food coloring, and pour it into 3/4 cup of water. Make sure the bowl or cup is deep enough to cover the whole egg when you dip it. Prepare different bowls for different colors. Then dip your hard-boiled eggs into the dye. You can color parts of the egg with different colors. Even if the colors overlap it creates new, unexpectedly beautiful hues as well.

Outdoor Easter Egg Hunts and More

There will be an “Easter Weekend at Detroit/Ann Arbor KOA” from April 2 to 4. At the KOA campground, 6680 Bunton Rd, in Ypsilanti. You may hunt for eggs, hang out with the Easter Bunny, create arts and crafts, and play games. 

An “Easter Egg Hunt at Willow Greenhouse” at 7839 Curtis Road in Northville is happening on April 3, at 11 a.m. The Easter bunny is said to be available there along with an egg hunt. Being held outdoors, the event will be safer, with masks and social distancing.

Eggstravaganza” occurs on April 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 8133 W. Liberty Rd. offering Egg Hunts throughout the day for kids of all ages, as well as candy, stickers, and other treats. There will be donuts courtesy of Washtenaw Dairy. But this event is unique in that it is hosted by the Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary so rescue horses, donkeys, goats, and a one-month-old foal will be on hand. For a special twist on photos with the Easter Bunny, there will be a mini pony in rabbit ears. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to caring for their animals. 

If going out isn’t your thing just yet, you can hold an Easter Egg hunt at home as well. By hiding candy in eggs and placing them all over your yard, your kids will have fun just searching them down. You can put a variety of things in the plastic eggs to keep kids on their toes.

Decorate the House and Yard

Decorate the entire house in spring colors and pastels for Easter. Lots of pinks, purples, and yellows will announce the rejuvenation that Easter represents. Consider hanging little plastic Easter eggs around the house or even hanging them outdoors in a tree. Have some stuffed bunnies dressed up in pastels as well, and have them strategically placed around the house. 

One might also simply consider the mathematics of an egg, be it colored hard boiled, chocolate, or plastic filled with jellybeans. For instance, contemplate how symmetric the egg’s shape is. If you were to glue an egg to the top of a table, once it is secure, you may notice as you walk around the table, the shape of the egg stays the same. You could slice an egg and get various ovals. The word ‘oval’ is Latin for egg. And you could compare elliptical shapes to ovals.

Create Easter Baskets

Creating an Easter basket is a time-honored tradition. Fill it with peeps, chocolate bunnies, candy eggs, and jelly beans. You might even want to put a little stuffed animal in the basket for comfort, and layer plastic straw at the bottom of the basket as well.

Easter Card
Image courtesy of Donna Iadipaolo.

Make Easter cards

Christmas cards are common to receive and give, but Easter cards can be just as joyous to create and distribute. One can get construction paper, glitter, stickers, crayons, and markers for your artwork. Or instead of a card, consider having children write an acrostic poem, using a line for each letter of the word “Easter,” such as this one that I wrote for you all:

E—Everyone getting together to celebrate, whether it be virtually, outdoors, socially distanced, a household, or a vaccinated group

A—And we love to hunt for chocolate eggs

S—So make sure you do so safely, socially distant, and wear masks

T—Together we can still have fun and keep safe

E—Everyone can also still have a nice time decorating eggs or making cards at home

R—Rejuvenation, rebirth, resurrection, and renewal of our hope