14 Fun Easter Activities for Kids

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With the Easter bunny hoppin’ down the bunny trail, we have put together a list of the best Easter activities. We’ll provide a variety of projects that will help you celebrate the season, including Easter crafts, sensory activities, and experiments that are sure to delight both children and parents. There’s a role for everyone in these exciting spring projects. 

These activities, crafts, and Easter games can help improve children’s creativity, problem-solving, fine motor skills, and sensory development while fostering family bonding. Parents can also benefit from these easy crafts and Easter activities by enjoying quality time with their kids and engaging in fun and educational experiences.

So, let’s dive in and have some Easter fun with the kids!

Easter Number Matching- Carrot Harvest

This Easter activity promotes number recognition and matching skills, but it also provides the opportunity for your child to get their hands dirty and enjoy the benefits of playing in the soil.

Materials Needed

Easter Number Matching- Carrot Harvest

What to Do?

Once you have everything you need, print or draw numbers 1-10 that will match the holes in the egg carton. Open the egg carton and place the paper numbers in the holes and fill the flat part of the carton with soil. Then, mark the carrots from 1-10. “Plant” the carrots and invite your child to harvest them. Encourage them to find the numbers and match them, making it a game.

As they play and learn, they will also get the chance to get their hands messy with soil, which can help to increase serotonin levels and promote a sense of happiness. So, be sure to let them dig in the soil and enjoy the activity to the fullest.

Easter Q-Tips Peg Cardboard

Bunny hops into Easter with this fun and engaging Q-Tips Peg Cardboard activity that develops fine motor skills, and also provides a “hoppy” opportunity to create colorful Easter artwork! It’s a fun and creative way to keep kids engaged while also providing an opportunity to develop their hand-eye coordination. 

What Will You Need?


To begin, make sure to have an equal number of cups as the colors you plan to create. Fill each cup approximately one-third full with water and add a few drops of different food coloring to each cup.

Next, soak the Q-tips in the cups to absorb the coloring. Once they are fully colored, take them out and let them dry on a piece of wax paper. When the Q-tips are completely dry, use scissors to cut them in half.

Easter Q-Tips Peg Cardboard Behind the Scenes
Easter Q-Tips Peg Cardboard

After preparing the colored Q-tips, it’s time to move on to the cardboard tracing shapes. Draw your Easter tracing shapes on the cardboard using a pencil or pen. Then, poke tiny holes in the pattern with a skewer or screwdriver. Make sure to space the holes evenly and keep them small to ensure the Q-tips fit snugly.

Once you have completed the pattern, it’s time to fill the holes with colorful Q-tips. This Easter activity will help develop fine motor skills as children work to manipulate the Q-tips and place them into the holes. 

Easter Q-Tips Peg Cardboard

Are you curious about how it looks in the end? You can watch our video on Tiktok here or even on Instagram! Hit a follow button for more great ideas!

Don’t “egg-scrutiate” any longer, get started on this Easter Q-Tips Peg Cardboard activity today!

Easter Sensory Bubble Foam

Did you buy more than enough Easter accessories? No problem, you can always add it to the Easter sensory bin! This easy-to-make activity provides a unique texture and encourages exploration through play. 

Easter Sensory - Bubble Foam

What Materials Will You Need?

What to Do?

Add the liquid soap and water to a big bowl and mix it with a hand mixer until stiff peak forms.

You can add food coloring too.

Easter Sensory - Bubble Foam

Dump it into the Easter sensory bin and add pom-poms, flowers, plastic eggs, or Easter toys of your choice. 

Easter Sensory - Bubble Foam
Easter Sensory - Bubble Foam

If you liked this foam sensory bin idea, read more about bubble foam making.

Easter Chocolate Nest with Rice Krispies

This simple Easter recipe is an eggsiting idea for kids to get into the kitchen and make something special. This easy-to-follow guide will help kids create their own sweet and delicious treats that they can be proud of. 

Easter Egg Nest with Rice Krispies

Materials Needed

Step-by-Step Guide

Melt the chocolate and add the Rice Krispies.

Use a spatula to mix the melted chocolate and Rice Krispies until they are well combined. 

Take the cupcake cases and spoon the mixture into each case.

Press a hole in the middle with a spoon or with your finger. 

Arrange the chocolate mini candy eggs inside the nest, using the hole in the middle as a spot to place them. 

Your delicious Easter chocolate nests are now ready to enjoy! You can serve them on a plate or in edible Easter grass. 

These treats are perfect for kids, for Easter parties, or as a special snack for your family to enjoy during the holiday season. 

Cotton Bunny Greeting Card

This cute and simple cotton bunny greeting card is a perfect way to keep a memory of your child’s small feet and adorable face. It is perfect for Easter or any occasion. You’ll need a printer for this craft.

What Will you Need?


Start by gently painting the bottom of your little one’s cute feet with the pink paint.

Make sure the coverage is even and that the paint doesn’t drip or smear.

You can also use a foam brush or a sponge brush if you prefer. 

Cotton Bunny Greeting Card

Once the paint is dry, carefully cut around the outline of each painted foot using scissors. Be sure to cut along the edges to get a clean outline of the footprints.

Next, print out the free printable bunny template and cut out the bunny shape.

Download FREE our bunny template
Cotton Bunny Craft Printable

Print out a picture of your little bunny’s face and cut it to fit the bunny’s shape. Use a Pritt glue stick to attach the face to the bunny’s head.

Now it’s time to add some fluffy texture to your Easter card. Apply glue to the body and ears of the bunny, avoiding the face, and press cotton balls onto the glue. Use as many cotton balls as you’d like to create a fluffy Easter bunny effect.

Finally, attach the tiny feet to the bottom of the bunny shape using glue. You can also add a message or personalize the card with your child’s name or a special note.

Share it with your family and friends to spread some Easter bunny cheer!

Carrot Craft

I love cardboard recycling. It’s one of my favorite crafting supplies, and combining it with natural materials is my real number one activity.

Recycling is a great way to help reduce waste and protect our environment. It’s also an opportunity to get creative and make something new out of materials that might otherwise go to waste.

What Will You Need?

What to Do?

Cut the carrot taproot shape from the cardboard using scissors. Make sure it is the size and shape that you desire.

Carrot Craft with Natural materials

Next, it’s time to decorate the carrot! Apply glue to the carrot taproot shape. Then, begin attaching the red lentils and beans to the glue. 

Although we used a glue gun and Lara spread the beans and lentils, without touching the glue. 

I would recommend using a safer glue option such as Elmer’s glue.

Once you have attached the beans and lentils, it’s time to add the finishing touch.

Glue the bay leaves as the carrot leaves to the top of the carrot shape.

Make sure to arrange the bay leaves in a way that resembles the top of a carrot.

This easy craft idea can serve as a way to educate your kids about the importance of recycling while also encouraging their creativity. 

Pom Pom Chicks

Pom poms are versatile materials that can be used in crafting to make various fun and colorful projects. This tutorial will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make cute Easter chicks using pom poms.

What Will you Need?


Start by selecting the size and color of pom poms you want to use for your chicks. Yellow pom poms are the perfect choice, but you can also use other colors if you prefer.

Cut out the shapes for the wings, beak, and comb from craft paper. You can use orange or red paper for the beak and comb, and any color paper for the wings.

Using Elmer’s glue, attach the wings to the sides of the pom pom, making sure they are even on both sides.

Glue the beak to the front of the pom pom, just below the center, leaving enough space for the eyes.

Next, attach the googly eyes to the pom pom, above the beak. You can use any size of googly eyes you prefer.

Finally, attach the comb to the top of the pom pom, in the center.


Allow the glue to dry completely before handling your adorable Pom Pom Easter crafts. You can make as many chicks as you like and place them in an Easter basket.

Nature-Inspired Cardboard Easter Eggs

This activity is like hitting two birds with one stone! You can recycle cardboard and enjoy nature at the same time. It’s a great chance to branch out and find some natural treasures to feather your nest with creativity.

What Will You Need?

Nature-Inspired Cardboard Easter Eggs Ingredients

Step-by-Step Guide

To make the nature-inspired cardboard Easter eggs, start by collecting nature treasures such as leaves, flowers, small stones, and other items you find during a walk outdoors. You can also include some wheatgrass from your Easter Garden to add some greenery to the eggs.

Next, use scissors to cut out egg shapes from cardboard. Make sure the shapes are the size and shape you desire.

Using Elmer’s glue, start decorating the Easter eggs with the nature treasures you collected. You can arrange the items in any pattern or design you like, creating a unique and personalized egg.

Nature-Inspired Cardboard Easter Eggs
Nature-Inspired Cardboard Easter Eggs

If you want to attach pebbles or heavier items to your cardboard Easter eggs, you may want to use a glue gun instead of Elmer’s glue.

To prevent burns or other injuries, adults should handle glue guns and closely supervise toddlers during the activity.

Be sure to press down on each item to ensure it is securely attached to the cardboard. 

Once you have finished decorating the eggs, set them aside to dry completely. Then, display them in a basket or use them as Easter decorations around your house.

Nature-Inspired Cardboard Easter Eggs
Nature-Inspired Cardboard Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Wooden Cutout

This fun and creative activity is perfect for kids who love to decorate and get crafty. Use your imagination and let your creativity run wild as you decorate your eggs with colorful and unique designs. 

What Will you Need?


Use the permanent markers to decorate the eggs in any way you like. You can draw patterns, and designs, or even write Easter messages on them.

Easter Egg Wooden Cutout Craft
Easter Egg Wooden Cutout

Once you have finished decorating the Easter eggs, take a skewer and place a small dot of glue on the pointed end.

Carefully press the skewer onto the bottom of the egg, holding it in place until the glue dries.

Repeat this process with as many eggs as you want to make.

Easter Egg Wooden Cutout Crafts

Once your eggs are complete, you can use them in a variety of ways. Stick them in your Easter garden or flowerpot to add a festive touch.

Easter Egg Wooden Cutout in Flower Vase

You can also place them in a vase between flowers for a fun Easter centerpiece. And, of course, you can use them for an Easter egg hunt, either indoors or outdoors.

Enjoy creating these beautiful and versatile Ply-wood Easter eggs!

Wheat Germinating – Easter Garden

Would you like to know what is the quickest way to make an Easter Garden?

Let’s grow wheatgrass! It’s the perfect solution for those who want to create a lush and vibrant Easter display without a lot of effort. 

What Will You Need?

Step-by-Step Guide

First, fill one container with soil. Then, add the wheat seeds to the “sprouting” container and soak them in water overnight. The next day, transfer the seeds to the container that you previously filled with soil and water them well. Cover the container with a piece of cloth or clear foil for one day.

Water the seeds well every day and keep the soil moist. After approximately 7 days, you’ll have a beautiful Easter Garden. However, if it’s not ready yet, don’t worry. Just be patient and give it a few more days.

Wheat germinating - Easter Garden

Finally, decorate your Easter Garden with Easter accessories to give it a festive touch. You’ll love how easy and fun it is to create this gorgeous and natural Easter display!

Wheat germinating - Easter Garden

Eggsperiment: How Strong is an Eggshell?

Let’s crack open the mystery of how strong an eggshell really is with this fun and egg-citing eggsperiment! It’s a great science exploration for any time of the year, but with an Easter twist, it can be carried out with painted Easter eggs.

What Will You Need?

What to Do?

Start the eggsperiment by placing the egg between two clear tapes to make it stand upright.

Next, choose the weights you’ll use for the experiment.

Glasses or cups of different sizes filled with water are perfect as they have a flat bottom and can be easily stacked.

Begin placing the weights on top of the egg, starting with the smallest and gradually increasing the weight.

Keep adding weights until the eggshell cracks, if it can, because our egg couldn’t break even with human force. 

An egg is shaped like a strong arch, which means it’s really strong at the top and bottom, so it won’t break even if you add pressure to both ends.

Once the tapes are removed, the egg will crack because it is no longer supported by the arch shape created by the tapes.

Easy Sheep Craft Cotton Balls Projects

Sheep Craft

Explore some sheep crafts using cotton balls here! We made some easy and adorable craft collections that are perfect for kids learning about sheep or looking for creative Easter ideas. Follow our step-by-step instructions and create wool-derful sheep crafts with your little ones today!

Chick Fork Painting

Chick Fork Painting is an enjoyable and imaginative craft that uses a fork to create a charming chick painting. This uncomplicated activity is ideal for both children and adults, and it’s an excellent way to foster creativity during Easter or the spring season. Follow the link here for a step-by-step guide, and begin your Chick Fork Painting adventure today.

Chick fork Painting

Feed The Bunny Game

Feed the Bunny

Have you seen our Feed the Bunny Games? Enjoy the Easter season in a fun way with this game that you can craft with the kids before starting to play. Feed the bunny with handmade carrots, aiming with a catapult. Whoever will get the most points will get a special prize. Older kids will have fun too.

With Easter rapidly approaching, we invite you to check out our latest articles that are perfect for the holiday season. If you’re looking for some fun and exciting outdoor toys to keep your kids entertained, be sure to read our article on the best outdoor toys from 1 years olds. From balance bikes to water tables, we’ve got you covered with some great ideas for outdoor play.

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Check out our articles today and make this holiday season one to remember!

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Eniko is a mother and wife, ex-teacher, and world traveler. Loves to be creative and admires spending quality time with her family. Enjoys outdoor activities-, and connecting to nature. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and inspiration. For more details check out Messy Learning Kids.

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