30 Classic and Creative Things to Do on Easter at Home

After a long and cold winter, one of the first celebrations of Spring is Easter. It is something to look forward to, that keeps me trucking through the bitter cold February days! The tulips are poking through, Easter candy is everywhere, and we are all prepping and planning delicious dinners to enjoy. I’m sure you know about the egg hunts, and sightings of the Easter Bunny, but sometimes it’s nice to slow down and enjoy time together at home. There are so many simple, DIY things to do on Easter, and my family loves celebrating Easter at home.

Things to Do on Easter Activities

From crafting to baking to egg hunting, there is so much fun to be had during this holiday! Check out these fun things to do on Easter at home.

Backyard Easter Egg Hunt

If you have a backyard, or a field available, you can easily set up your own Easter egg hunt! Give each member of the family their own color egg, and create memories with a DIY Easter egg hunt! You could even elevate your hunt, by adding a special egg, that can be traded in for a prize! My kids are obsessed with collecting change for their piggy banks right now, you can even add in a simple math lesson for some learning fun!

Things to Do on Easter at Home: A girl wearing bunny ears raises her hands in celebration while standing near a full bucket of Easter eggs and several hay bales in a grassy yard.

Stream Easter Service

If you are religious and typically celebrate Easter with a church service, you will find that many churches are live-streaming their services. Of course, in-person services are always an option. But this lingering COVID-area convenience is good to keep in mind, especially in the event of an illness or bad weather. You can check your typical church for information, or if you are looking for a local church to stream, College Park offers streaming every Sunday.

Send Easter Cards

Who doesn’t love to get mail? Brighten someone’s day by making Easter cards, and sending them to your friends and family! It’s a great way to get creative, and an opportunity to work on your child’s writing skills!

Dye Easter Eggs

Don’t forget the classic Easter tradition of dying eggs. You could add glitter to your dye for some extra fun, or even add some white crayon drawings before you dye them, to create unique designs!

Don’t have an egg coloring kit? No problem! All you need is 1/2 a cup of boiling water, 10-20 drops of food coloring and a teaspoon of vinegar! You can also use kool-aid packets for coloring Easter Eggs, just add water. If you really want to get fancy, order the EggMazing Easter Egg Decorator on Amazon or grab one during your essential food shopping.

Things to Do on Easter at Home: Children laugh together around a table while decorating Easter eggs with craft supplies.

Make Easter Treats

Who doesn’t love homemade treats? Start a new tradition of baking, and try out a new baking recipe! Resurrection rolls, Egg in a nest, or even Easter Bunny-shaped cookies to ice and decorate as you wish. There is so much to learn in the kitchen, and holidays are the perfect time to create these memories with your kiddos.

Carry Out or Delivery of Easter Dinner

I know so many families have the tradition of celebrating Easter with a big meal shared with loved ones. Take some of the effort out of all the planning and prep, as well as clean up, by ordering a carry-out meal for your gathering. This leaves more time to just enjoy being together!


April can be a tricky time for outdoor planting in Indiana, so start your plants indoors! Find your favorite window sill, and have your children help you start your gardens inside. This is a great opportunity to learn while your spend time together, and when the weather is consistently warm, you have another family activity to move all of your plants to the garden.

Easter Family Photos

If you have the family all dressed up for a special Easter church service, it’s the perfect opportunity for family photos! No need to do anything fancy. Spring flowers and green grass make a cheerful backdrop all on their own! Whether you hire a photographer or go the smartphone, DIY route, you’re sure to capture something priceless.

Things to Do on Easter at Home: Two children wearing bunny ears sit in the grass surrounded by Easter eggs while munching candy.

Create A New Tradition

As kids change and grow as they get older, every year is an opportunity to start a new tradition to cherish for years to come. Flying a kite (there are a whole bunch of great places to fly a kite in Indy), bicycle races, and coloring contests are just a few fun spins you could put on your day. My kids love flying kites, and it’s something we don’t do often, which is the perfect excuse to include it on Easter for some family fun.

Take a hike at one of these beautiful spaces to hike with kids near Indy, ride a bike trail or bike path with your family, or just take a spin around your neighborhood.

Sidewalk Chalk

Write some encouraging spring messages around your neighborhood and draw on the sidewalk! This week, spend some time outside decorating your sidewalk for Easter. You could use puffy paint, sidewalk chalk, or even washable finger paints. Get creative and maybe even a little messy with this activity.

Deliver an Easter Basket to a Neighbor

It is better to give than to receive! Work with your kids on putting together a basket for a neighbor. This is a great way to involve your kids in giving to others, and spend time together as a family doing it.

Things to Do on Easter at Home: a figure in a plaid shirt holds out a wicker basket containing a bouquet of flowers and assorted Easter eggs.

Easter Themed Scavenger Hunt

Put together a list of items for the kids to hunt down and find, or use a printable online if you prefer. Think carrots, flowers, birds’ nests, and other Easter-themed items that you can find outside. This is a fun way to get out the wiggles and get outside this Easter.

Bunny Hop Race

This is a classic game that your kids will love! You can use a potato sack, pillowcase, or anything your kids can get their legs in and hold onto. Set up a “track” in the yard, and have a bunny hop race. Hop in the sack, and whoever gets to the finish line first is the winner!

Make Homemade Bunny Ears

Crafting is a great way to spend time together this Easter. Bunny Ears are a simple yet fun craft to make with your kids. They would be perfect accessories for the Bunny Hop Race.

Things to Do on Easter at Home: A little girl with curly hair models a pair of white Easter Bunny ears on a headband.

Read The Easter Story

The story of Easter is important to my family, as we are Christians and this holiday is essential to us. Even if you are not religious, learning about the traditions of others is a great opportunity to teach your children about other cultures and beliefs.

Do a Random Act Of Kindness

Does your neighbor need help with their yard, or is a family going through a hard time and could use a meal? What a great opportunity to involve your kids in blessing someone else. Your act of kindness will surely brighten someone’s day!

Pick Up An Easter Cake Kit

A Slice Of Heaven Cakery in Lapel is offering an Easter Cake Decorating Kit! For $10, the kit includes 1 vanilla bunny-shaped cake, 3 vanilla egg-shaped cakes, 3 bags of pastel-colored icing, 1 container of sprinkles, and step-by-step instructions for making your own bunny! Kits are available for carryout on Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, as well as Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28-30. Message the bakery on Facebook to place your order.

Video Chat with Family

Unable to gather with far-away loved ones for Easter? Invite family near and far over for Easter Dinner via video chat. It’s fun to connect with family you wouldn’t otherwise get to see in this way.

Make an Easter Brunch at Home

Easter Brunch is my absolute favorite! Waffles, Bacon, Egg, and delicious beverages and pastries. Why not make brunch at home as a family? You will love it even more, knowing that you did it together.

Things to Do on Easter at Home: A generous spread of breakfast foods, including colorful Easter eggs, orange juice, coffee, fruit, and pastries, on a dark table top.

Get Outside

Easter in Indiana is right around the time when the weather starts easing up, and we are finally welcoming spring after a cold winter. What better way to celebrate than to get outside and enjoy the weather as a family? A family walk is one of my favorite things to do after family dinner.

Make Suncatchers

Spring is right around the corner, which means sunshine is coming to stay! I love to put suncatchers in my children’s Easter baskets, and then paint them together to hang in the window to welcome Spring.

Blow Bubbles

This activity is for the little kids, or any child at heart. We love to play bubbles together. A Bubble machine, giant rope bubbles, and bubble guns are a few fun variations to try apart from the typical bubble wand. This is also another thing that’s inexpensive to put into your child’s Easter Basket!

Learn About Easter Traditions

You might be surprised to find that countries around the world celebrate Easter very differently. This is a great learning opportunity, to see what other people groups and cultures do to celebrate alongside your family all around the world!

Make an Easter Egg Tree

This tradition originated in Europe, but has become more popular in other countries throughout the years. Envision a Christmas tree full of Easter eggs, and you have an Easter Egg Tree. You can do this outside with your kids’ help, to decorate the yard. If you don’t have a tree, you can get creative and make one for the house!

Things to Do on Easter at Home: Colorful easter eggs hang from ribbons in bare tree branches against a blue sky.

Egg on a Spoon Race

This classic game is a great Easter activity. Put a raw egg on a spoon, place the end of the spoon in your mouth, and off you go! Who can get to the finish line first, without dropping the egg and breaking it? Remember, you can’t use your hands! For little ones, you can use your boiled eggs from egg decorating, for a little less mess.

“Egg” the Neighbors

You’ve been Egged! This is a fun Easter tradition, to spread fun and cheer throughout the neighborhood. Our neighbor did this to us last year, and it made the kids’ day! Hide a few plastic eggs in your neighbor’s yard, and you can put a variety of items in them, such as small candy, coins, and stickers. Leave a note on their porch that says they’ve been “Egged” so they know to go hunt for them.

Easter Themed Dance Party

You might be surprised at how many Easter-themed children’s songs there are online! I’m talking dozens of cute little songs about Easter. Throw together a playlist, and get your hop on, with an Easter-style dance party!

Things to do on Easter at Home: Two girls hold hands and dance around a living room scattered with pillows and easter eggs.

Jelly Bean Guessing Game

We always have leftover jelly beans from our Easter baskets. Use the bag of beans for some family fun! You can put them all into a jar, and everyone puts in their guess for how many there are. Whoever is closest gets a prize! Or, blind taste test the flavors and try to guess which one you have. You can even get the wacky flavor jelly beans, for a flavor twist on this fun Easter candy.

With a little creativity, Easter can be so memorable and fun! With so many things to do on Easter at home, which will you try this season?

All aboard for these train rides with the Easter Bunny in Indiana!

Spring Break is upon us! What fun activities will you try with your family?

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