15 Ways to Celebrate Easter This Year


Easter this year is on April 4, 2021 (for those of us who have lost all sense of time). It’s not looking promising for Easter activities to go all the way back to “normal” yet. Nonetheless, the kids still look forward to celebrating the holiday.


Below is a list of fun things to do for Easter. 

  • The day/night before Easter day, let the kids “plant” jelly beans. When the Easter Bunny comes, he’ll sprinkle magic dust on them and they become suckers. 
  • Color eggs using a variety of different techniques (classic egg coloring kit, shaving cream, use a classic kit and thin washi tape to make patterns, use natural ingredients such as beets or blueberries and a little vinegar to dye them, speckled eggs using rice, paint them with watercolors, decorate them with stickers, etc).
  • Do an egg hunt in your yard, driveway or house. Fill the eggs with small candy, money (we always get silver, gold, and bronze eggs for the money), or “tickets” to do something fun or get out of a chore.
  • Get Easter cookie cutters and make sugar cookies. Decorate with icing and sprinkles.
  • Have a virtual dinner or celebration with loved ones by way of smartphone, Zoom, Google Hangouts, or similar.
  • Non-candy ideas for baskets: books, gift cards, bubbles, chalk, hair accessories, popcorn/pretzels/favorite snack, slime, stickers, bath bombs/toys, sunglasses, jewelry, art supplies, small handheld puzzles.
  • Play games as a family: Easter egg roll, egg or cookie decorating contest, have a dance party and do the Bunny Hop dance, hot potato game but with an egg instead, print an Easter coloring page, play Easter Bingo.
  • Find some Easter-inspired props from a dollar store or similar and put on your “Sunday Best.” Put on a fashion show and then do a family photoshoot.
  • Have a family discussion of what the holiday means to your family. 
  • Stream an Easter service.
  • Find an app/service that will allow your child(ren) to talk to the Easter Bunny.
  • Plant a new flower every Easter (keep it indoors until it’s safe to plant outside).
  • Make a basket for a neighbor or someone less fortunate.
  • Play the virtual Minecraft Egg Hunt.
  • Make themed food (search Bunny pancakes, Twinkie bunny race car, bunny rolls, potato nests with peas/ham/cream cheese, bunny butt cake.

Hopefully, this has given you a couple of ideas to make the holiday special. As far as egg hunts in the area go, this site lists a couple that are still happening at the moment.

What other things do you do in your household to celebrate this holiday?

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Erin Reed
Born and raised in Columbus, I currently reside just outside of Cincinnati with my husband, 6 children ranging in ages from 3 months to 13 years (1 boy, 5 girls), and teacup dog. Working from home as a virtual assistant and having 2 eCommerce stores, I have learned how to manage a big household and business. Prior to my current positions, I have been a banker, worked at a daycare and then went on to open my own, and coached youth cheerleading. I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family. I am excited to share my family ventures and life hacks with all of my readers.


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