We are set to celebrate quite a few easter egg hunts and dinners with loved ones this year, and we are excited for all of them! But we’ll get plenty of treats there, so I’m always looking for non junk food activities and traditions to do at home too!
Aside from the most common rituals of church and the Easter Bunny, these are 9 simple and healthy Easter activities to consider for families. No desserts, candy, or knick knack toys required!
1. Easter bingo
Play bingo as a family or with a group of kids. I’m thinking this may be something fun to play to keep kids busy while we’re waiting on church or family celebrations!
2. Celebrate With Flowers
Easter is all about new life. So why not celebrate the holiday by planting a few flowers every year! I’ve been meaning to get the kids more involved with planting and gardening, so this is a tradition we will be trying. It will get us outside during the holiday too!
3. Eat An Easter Brunch
This is one of the Easter activities for families that is a staple of many, and a great way to get family together every year. These bunny pancakes from This Little Pig Stayed Home are perfect for a healthy and easy breakfast whether with extended family or not! We’ll be using our favorite whole wheat banana pancake recipe found HERE and swapping out the chocolate chips for blueberries!
4. Roll Eggs Down A Hill
If the kids need something to do Easter morning after the hunts, this will be perfect. Gets the competitive spirit going! Find a hill and a few eggs you don’t mind parting with. Have family members stand at the top of the hill and have an egg rolling race! First egg down the hill wins!
5. Make An Easter Tree
This is such a cute craft and decoration that the whole family can participate in from Rhythms of Play. All it takes are branches, a vase, rocks/pebbles, and little Easter egg ornaments. I bought egg ornaments HERE to do it. My kids will love scrounging up the perfect sticks for this!
6. Go On An Easter Picnic
If breakfast is too much work early in the morning, a simple Easter picnic could do the trick! Take some simple fare, even just snacks or a pb&j, and go to the park. Or sit outside on a blanket in your own backyard!
7. Have Your Own Sunrise Service
Sunrise is around 6:45 here this time of year. If you like getting up early, or are already up due to little kids, sit outside on the deck to watch the sunrise together. Bring blankets, wrap yourselves up, and cuddle. You could always prep some simple breakfast food the night before too. What a sweet and reflective way to start the Easter holiday!
8. Have The Kids Write A Letter
I love this one! Have the kids write a letter about what they love to do and the things they enjoy. Save them from year to year for them to revisit. When they are all grown up it’s a really cool way to look back on their childhood and get a glimpse of what they were like every spring. We’ll be adding this in once the kids are old enough to write their own!
9. Take An Easter Photo
The above picture shows just how good at taking pictures we are!
Actually, this is what it looks like in our home after we have spent all day celebrating. We’re spent. It is my goal this year to start taking nice Easter photos every year in the same spot. It’s a wonderful way to document the growth of family. However, I also would love to continue the “night of Easter” photo tradition as well. It would be so fun to look at them later on! Plus, it’s a reminder that not everything has to be picture perfect! You know, reality!
These Easter activities for families don’t have to be done on the actual day or weekend either. I plan on trying some out this weekend, along with watching our favorite HOP movie. No matter what traditions you choose, have fun and just focus on making memories this Easter! Have a wonderful holiday!
What are your favorite Easter traditions and activities? Feel free to share below!