If the kids are starting to outgrow Easter egg hunts or you want to find something less-messy to work on than dying things, there are still plenty of great traditions and holiday activities to enjoy. Maybe you’re planning on hosting a family gathering or coordinating activities for a school group and hope to do something a bit…outside the box. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Have a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
What could be more fun (or dangerous?) than hunting for Easter eggs in the dark. With a bit of planning ahead and getting your timing right, you can have a competitive game for kids — or adults — right after the sun goes down. This option also works if it’s too wet or muddy outside and you want to make an indoor egg hunt more fun!
Get a Call from the Easter Bunny
Plan to have the “Easter bunny” call your children or grandkids on the phone, with a free and personalized option (much like the online ones you see from Santa during the Christmas holidays!)
“Egg” Your Neighbor’s House
If you’ve heard of “boo-ing” your neighbors during the Fall, there’s an Easter version, too! Just collect all of your favorite Easter treats or fun activities and put them in a basket. Print out a DIY “You’ve Been Egged” sign to go along with it. Then early in the morning, pop by your neighbor’s house to leave the basket on the front porch and the sign or tag hanging from their doorknob. It’s a fun surprise and even though they won’t know who it came from, everyone will enjoy it!
Make an Egg Piñata
Maybe your teens are at the age where they’re too old for Easter baskets but aren’t too old for candy! Keep the Easter spirit alive by creating a DIY egg piñata. Stuff it with traditional Easter candy or small zip-top bags of treats, then take turns with a blindfold for your group to share in the fun.
Cook a Themed Breakfast Together
There’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to finding Easter breakfast ideas online. From bunny-shaped pancakes to scrambled egg arrangements, you’ll be able to create a bunny or chick-shaped meal that suits any palate.
Pull Up a Chair and Enjoy the Show
Easter means spending lots of time outdoors…and lots of time watching kids run around with their baskets. You may not want to stand for hours, but you don’t want to miss out on the fun! Be sure to bring your favorite canopy chair so you can sit back and enjoy all of the action up close.