The best Easter activities for kids (for that well-earned homeschooling break)

Need to entertain the kids over Easter? These fun craft activities are the perfect solution

Easter activities for kids
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With a holiday just around the corner, it's time to start organizing Easter activities for kids. Getting your thinking cap on might be the last thing after your mind after days or weeks of homeschooling – so we've made it easy for you with a round-up of the best Easter-themed activities for children, easy to stock up on from some of our favorite major retailers.

So whether you're after traditional egg dyeing kits, Easter craft activities or holiday-themed coloring books, you'll find plenty to keep the little ones entertained here.

Egg crafting kits

Set your kids to work with an egg-decorating kit. Whether you're after a ready-made kit or have the time to gather all the materials they'll need – like paint, glitter and glue – we've found a roundup of some fun activity sets.

Many of these offerings are still available online, but some products – especially at Michaels – are trickier to get. Still, it's worth checking at your local store if you're visiting.

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8 Kits in 1 Egg Deco | $2.97 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

A great option for a traditional egg coloring kit, this activity package includes dippers, colouring cups, crayons, rubber bands, cut-out shapes and more – perfect for children with a creative streak.

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Easter Egg Crafting Kit by Creatology™ 12-pack | Was $4.99, now $2.49 at Michaels (opens in new tab)

Not keen on using real eggs? These plastic versions are the perfect way to get in the Easter spirit mess-free. Simply pick your paints, your decorative effects – we're partial to a touch of glitter – and get crafting.

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Paas Cute as a Bug Egg Decorating Kit | $3.00 at Target (opens in new tab)

This bug-themed egg crafting kit is adorable! Complete with foam stickers, googly eyes and dye tablets, your child can create their own little bug family for Easter.

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Crayola Kids' Washable Paint 10 Classic Colors | $4.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

With 10 classic colors to choose from, this paint set is the perfect way for your kids to brighten up their Easter eggs. Even better, it's completely washable – so you don't need to worry about the mess!

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Crayola 6-Color Glitter Washable Kids Paint | $9.69 at Staples (opens in new tab)

Want to jazz up your Easter egg effort? Pick up this set of glitter paints from Staples for instant sparkle. Do note that delivery is currently delayed, so your best bet might be to pick up directly from a store if you're able to.

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School Permanent Glue | $1.49 at Staples (opens in new tab)

An egg-decorating kit isn't complete without some strong glue, so pick up this school-grade staple – not only is it non-toxic, but it's completely washable, too.

Felt crafts

After something a little less messy? These felt craft kits are perfect for a gentle yet creative activity – and the bonus? They'll give you some adorable Easter-themed decorations to adorn your home, too.

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Chick & Egg Ornament Felt Craft Kit by Creatology™ | $7.99 at Michaels (opens in new tab)

Let your kids create their own Easter decorations with this cute felt craft kit. With felts, foam stickers, googly eyes and cotton string, it's the perfect gentle crafting activity. While these are currently sold out online, they may be available in your local store.

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Spritz™ Spring Felt Wreath | $4.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

This easy-to-follow wreath-making kit is a great way to bring some Easter charm to your home while being a fun activity for your kids, too. Suitable for children aged three and above, it includes a step-by-step guide to creating this charming springtime wreath.

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Spritz™ 61pc Finger Puppets | $3.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

Your little ones can put on their own Easter puppet show thanks to this puppet-making kit! With a variety of colorful bunnies and plenty of sticker accessories, get your kids to create their characters, then sit back, relax and enjoy the result.

Coloring books

Child better with a pen and paper than a more hands-on approach? An Easter coloring book could be the perfect holiday activity for them. The best ones are packed with puzzles and brain teasers – we've listed a couple of our favourites below.

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Easter Coloring and Activity Book for Kids | $7.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

Keep the kids entertained on a rainy day this Easter with an activity-packed workbook. Full of coloring, mazes, dot to dots and more, it's guaranteed to keep them occupied long enough for you to have a well-deserved rest.

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Easter Coloring and Activity Book for Kids | $12.05 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Find more Easter-themed activities in this coloring book from Walmart. From color by numbers to word searches, it's full of pictures, puzzles and brain teazers to get your child's creative juices flowing. 

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Crayola Short Colored Pencil Set | $7.99 at Staples (opens in new tab)

You can't color in without crayons, and what's better than a set of Crayola classics? Even better, Staples is offering free next day delivery so you can crack on with the crafting even earlier.

Easter egg hunt

Who doesn't love a traditional Easter egg hunt? We'll hold our hands up and say it's still our favorite thing about the holiday, and we're fully-grown adults – there's no shame in that. Shop our pick of the best accessories below.

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Plaid Wicker Easter Basket | Was $27.99, now $24.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

How adorable is this little basket? Ready to be filled up with eggs, it's the perfect accompaniment to a morning spent searching the garden for candy goodies.

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Celebrate It Egg Hunt Yard Signs | Was $5.99, now $2.99 at Michaels (opens in new tab)

Make this cute egg hunt direction signs in advance and set them up on Easter morning for an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque surprise for kids. 

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Hershey Filled Plastic Easter Egg Assorted Bag | $6.49 at Target (opens in new tab)

These delicious filled Easter eggs will have your kids running around in no time! Filled with four types of Hershey's candy, there's a surprise inside every egg – perfect for a traditional family Easter egg hunt.

Ellen Finch
Deputy editor

Joining as features editor in 2017, Ellen now looks after the day-to-day running of Real Homes magazine as deputy editor. She also commissions and writes many of the real case studies you'll see on the site, and loves speaking to people about their homes and get the details on the hacks they've tried and loved. She's currently gearing up to buy a home of her own in 2023 – hopefully with a garden to plant veg and wildflowers – and has a special interest in sustainable living, clever book storage, and cats.