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Did you know that Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world? Statistical found that year after year, for more than a decade, the The Easter Celebration Holds Onwith about 80% of those questioned celebrating it. Research bench show that Church attendance soars around Easter. And Wallet Hub estimates that more than $21 billion was spent on Easter in 2021, including $3 billion on candy alone.
Easter is certainly a popular holiday, but for some reason the activities that come with it have remained rather limited over the years. It has always been about the Easter egg hunt. But this activity has its problems. Hard boiling and painting real eggs the old fashioned way is messy and often unnecessary. If you go the plastic egg route, many eggs remain untraceable, creating a major litter problem. If you’re looking for more thoughtful and unique Easter activities, we’ve got you covered.
An Easter egg stall
When the weather is warm, the children fill small pitchers with yellow lemonade and sell it at their pretty homemade stands. This type of activity gives children a first lesson in entrepreneurship, which, according to Gallup, interests more than 80% of children. At Easter, children can create another type of stand: an Easter egg stand. They can create beautiful Easter eggs, painted with their own lovely designs, and sell them at their stand.
Easter Advent Calendar
Christmas has an Advent calendar, so why not Easter? The number of eggs varies since Easter falls on a different day each year. But no matter how many eggs you need, get plastic eggs and fill them with something special. You can fill each one with a little candy and a prompt on a piece of paper. The paper can ask things like, “What are you most grateful for?” and “What does Easter mean to you?” Children can open an egg every day in April before Easter.
DIY Candy Birdhouses
Building gingerbread houses is a beloved Christmas activity, and you can make an Easter version. Been to Peeps? Those little candy birds that are so popular at Easter? Well, they need a place to live! They need a nest box. You can build Peep birdhouses from graham crackers, frosting, jellybeans, gumballs and many other favorite Easter treats.
“The Egg Says”
It’s like the Simon Says game, but with plastic eggs. This is a great activity for hyperactive kids, especially after they’ve had their fill of Easter candy. Fill plastic eggs with small instructions. These can include things like performing 10 jumping jacks, somersaulting, or running around the yard three times. The kids will get into it and you’ll help them expel energy.
plastic egg towers
Boxing Day is usually about finding little plastic egg half-shells all over your house. If you want to encourage kids to keep them in one place, have them build plastic egg towers. The trick is to stack the half-shells as high as possible. The person whose tower becomes the tallest without a tip wins. Maybe you can give them candy or an adorable stuffed animal as a prize.
Charades is a classic game that always makes the whole family laugh. You can use your plastic Easter eggs by putting charade words in each one for team members to take action. These can be related to Easter or to biblical words. It can also be inside jokes within the family. Maybe the winning team can take on the task of cleaning up after the Easter meal.
Gardening together is a simple but perfect Easter activity. Easter is synonymous with rebirth, and gardening helps teach children how the earth is integral to the birth of flowers and the foods we eat. You can give each child their own raised garden bed and let them decide what they would like to plant. This activity gives you something to do together all the time as you will be tending to your gardens throughout the year. As their gardens grow, you can even eat some of their produce at future Easter meals.