Activities to Make Easter “Eggstra” Fun at Home!

It’s Easter time, and with current social distancing measures in place, it may be difficult for the Easter bunny to make it to everyone’s house this year. That is why the First Bridge team has come up with some fun Easter activities you can do at home over the long weekend to keep the Easter fun alive!

Easter Cookies:

Bake some Easter shaped cookies using the BBC’s easy recipe for Iced Easter Biscuits. Once cooled, decorate with different colours of icing or jam. If you don’t have any cookie cutters, you can make your own stencil to cut around.  

Easter egg cookies recipe - Kidspot

Bake & Decorate Easter Cupcakes:

Bake some cupcakes and decorate to look like bunnies, chickens or eggs. Cupcake Jemma has some great ideas on her YouTube channel. 

Easter Chick Cupcakes - Preppy Kitchen

Egg and Spoon Race:

This is perfect if you have a garden or long hallway and while you may not have extended family or friends around to join, this is a perfect chance for mom and dad to join in!

Helpful tip: if your family is spending Easter inside, you can hard boil the eggs in advance to reduce the mess if you drop it!

Egg and Spoon Race | Fun kids party, Fun kids party games ...

Easter Egg Hunt:

This can be done with store bought coloured eggs, but if you don’t have any on hand and would like to save yourself a trip to store during social distancing, try having your child colour in and cut out some eggs the day before. Your little one will be busy for an extra day crafting and then you can hide their own personalized Easter eggs around the house the following day!

How to throw an Easter egg hunt | BBC Good Food

Bunny-Bunny-Chicken:

Put an Easter spin on the classic Duck-Duck-Goose by changing the words to bunny-bunny-rabbit or egg-egg-chicken or anything else fun you can come up with!

How to play duck duck goose - Kidspot

Teddy Bears’ Picnic:

Why not throw a teddy bears’ picnic to share all those cookies and cupcakes with? Get a blanket and all the teddy bears out!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bunny Hop Races:

Dig out some old pillow cases and have bunny hop races around the house or garden, or see who can do the biggest hop!

Potato Sack Race Game

Egg Painting:

Hard boil some eggs and get decorating with paint or felt tip pens.

Easter 2018 eggs: Why do we paint Easter eggs? | Express.co.uk

Colouring Eggs:

Get colouring with these free Easter egg colouring templates, or make your own.

Drawing Easter Eggs for Learning Colors - How to Draw And color ...

Fingerprint Art:

Get messy making fingerprint bunnies, carrots and chicks. Take a look at these websites for ideas:

Easter bunny and chick fingerprint craft | Chickabug

Pin the Tail on the Bunny:

Get into the Easter spirit with this fun spin on pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. Use the template or make your own. 

Printable Pin the Tail on the Bunny Game | Easter games, Easter ...

Playdough Decorations:

Use this recipe to make playdough Easter decorations that can be cooked in the oven and hung around the house!

Easter tree decoration – homemade clay recipe for kids | marmite ...

Easter may be a bit different this year, but there are still lots of different ways to have fun at home!

Happy Easter from the First Bridge team!

Lily Stadlober - BCBA

Lily Stadlober - BCBA

Lily is passionate about empowering individuals to lead meaningful lives at First Bridge Care Centre, London, UK - through the application of behavioural science. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has over six years of experience working with children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties and challenging behaviours across home, residential and educational settings.