Get eggcited: my top 10 Easter activities

I’ve gone a bit pin ‘hoppy’ with Easter coming up and I found an excellent way of justifying it. By sharing these fantastic finds with you I can write off all that scrolling as research and give it the fancy name of curating and bam! Suddenly my Pinterest Easter board becomes a valuable resource and we can all benefit from the findings. Stretching it just a bit? Decide for yourself!
 

 My top 10 Easter Ideas

get eggcited my top 10 easter activities from around the web. www.quittingthequickfix.com #easter

For the kids

1. In my teaching days this would have been a big no no (where is the educational value after all?) but in reality we all need this get-out-of-jail-free card up our sleeves for that rainy afternoon when we’re all out of creative ideas and we just need a quiet, no fuss, no mess activity to keep the kids busy for a while. The Organised Housewife does it again with a round up of free Easter printables from around the interwebs. How can we resist? free Easter printables from The Organised Housewife2. Proof the Easter Bunny exists.With a bunch of cute ideas to make Easter morning special for your little people, check out The Happy Home Fairy. Actually, don’t just look at this page, scroll through her whole Easter Ideas category, she’s already done the hard work!

easter-bunny-is-realpowder bunny printsImages sourced from www.happyhomefairy.com

3. Chocolate free Easter eggs. My love affair with these hollow plastic eggs dates back to my teaching days where I used to fill them with prizes and gift certificates in a lucky dip reward system. I can’t wait to use them for their intended purpose this Easter with T1, my 2 year old. These plastic eggs are available at all the good junk stores but you have to get in straight away because they sell out. These babies are are THE key to breaking out of the chocolate mould and still having fun with the kids. Use them for an Easter egg hunt where you don’t have to worry about them melting, get creative and try glow in the dark:

glow in the dark easter egg huntimage sourced from Pinterest

 You can easily organise it so it is fair for everyone:

easter egg hunt, fair for everyoneimage sourced from Pinterest

and you can make it as challenging as you want (added bonus: you’ll make sure all the eggs get found).

clues in a puzzle easter egg hunt image sourced from Pinterest

 They can even be used after Easter as part of your own reward system, educational activity or to make something cool like this snake:

snake from recycled plastic easter eggimage sourced from Fun Family Crafts

To set the scene

4. Inspirational printables. With only a printer and some scissors you can create your very own Easter prints and decorations. These ones are all centred around Jesus as the real reason for celebrating Easter and are totally trendy to boot. I love this one: printable banner for Easterimage sourced from Happy Home Fairy

and this one:

easter-printable: He is risenimage sourced from Happy Home Fairy

5. Bunny treat gift bag. I can imagine this making a very fun place setting for our family Easter Sunday feast this year. Very cute in an appealing to all ages kind of way.

easter bunny gift bagimage sourced from Pinterest

6. Minute-To-Win-It Easter edition. Our family has recently started a new tradition of an Easter competition. We have prizes for the best decorated egg, the Easter quiz champion and I think I’ve just found the third leg of the competition. This is an instant download from Etsy and worth every penny but if you’ve seen the show and know the concept, I’m sure someone could come up with some fun competitions based around an Easter theme for yourself. Thinking outside the box of just eating and hunting. I like it!

Etsy minute to win it Easter editionimage sourced from Pinterest

7. Washi tape egg bunting. I just mentioned my family’s Easter competition, so shhh, don’t tell them about this one! I’m stashing away washi tape as my secret weapon to win the easter egg decorating competition this year. There are stacks of ideas about how to use washi tape for Easter, like this one that Karen shared over at Yellow Dandy washi tape Easter egg craft by Yellow Dandyand this garland idea from The Taylor HouseEgg-Garland_washi tape

 

Easter feasting

8. Easter egg popsicle. How simple and clever is this idea? Actually getting the liquid inside the egg could be a bit of a challenge as you would probably have to use a funnel to get it in through the little hole in the bottom and then plug it up with a lollipop stick. Regardless, it is worth a try for the novelty factor. I love the idea of freezing yoghurt for little ones but you could also freeze fruit juice, cordial, blended watermelon or even something a little more adult tasting :-)

easter egg popsicle image sourced from Pinterest

9. Bunny bum pancakes. Self explanatory but pretty darn cute for Easter breakfast.

easter bunny pancakesimage sourced from Pinterest

10. Clean eating Easter recipes. Balance all that chocolate out with an awesome array of clean eating recipe ideas from The Gracious Pantry for your family feast. I reckon the strawberry banana french toast casserole sounds pretty amazing just personally.

So there you have it, a comprehensive and fun Easter ready to go. Find all of these activities and more on my Easter Pinterest board. Come follow me over there, I’m always pinning away and adding new boards.

I hope that elusive bunny makes a stop at your home this Easter and may you know the abundant and selfless love that Easter so graciously demonstrates :-)

Do you have an Easter craft or recipe that you can add to the collection? Please add it and a link so we can find it in the comments below.

Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT (I Blog On Tuesdays)

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Comments

  1. These are such brilliant ideas Kate! I love the jigsaw puzzle idea! Happy easter!
    Lucy @ Bake Play Smile recently posted…Sweet Potato, Lime & Coconut SoupMy Profile

  2. I’m going to take the minute-to-win-it idea to our camping holiday this year – we are always looking for fun things to try around the fire. Thanks for the idea.
    Danielle L recently posted…Battle of the chocolate cake: Traditional vs vegan (dairy, refined sugar and egg free)My Profile

  3. Rachel Savage says:

    I think I left my shopping for the plastic eggs too late! Anyone seen them still hiding at any Gold Coast shops?

  4. It always amazes me what ideas people come up with!
    My easter craft plans involved going to cheap as chips tomorrow to get some stuff to make easter baskets and that’s it. I’m just too low key for the rest of it. :)
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    • I have to admit, I love looking and dreaming but my reality definitely doesn’t live up to this post. This is all the stuff I WOULD do if I went all out though :-) Happy Easter x

  5. Gorgeous. Hope you had fun!
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