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As Easter approaches, it’s time to dive into the spirit of celebration and joy! Whether you’re planning a family gathering or simply looking for some creative ways to entertain your little ones, there are plenty of Easter-themed activities to enjoy. From egg hunts to crafts, here are some delightful ideas to make this Easter extra special for your children.

1. Egg Decorating Extravaganza: Gather the kids around the table for an egg decorating session. Provide hard-boiled eggs, paint, markers, stickers, and other decorative materials. Encourage them to unleash their creativity and decorate eggs in their own unique styles. You can even turn it into a friendly competition with categories like “Most Colorful” or “Most Creative Design.”

2. Easter Egg Hunt: No Easter celebration is complete without an egg hunt! Hide plastic eggs filled with treats or small toys around your backyard or living space. Make it more challenging for older children by hiding eggs in tricky spots. Don’t forget to count the eggs before hiding them to ensure they’re all found.

3. Bunny Crafts: Get crafty with some adorable bunny-themed projects. Provide materials like construction paper, cotton balls, googly eyes, and glue, and let the kids create their own Easter bunnies. They can also make bunny ears headbands to wear during the festivities. These crafts not only entertain but also encourage fine motor skills and creativity.

4. Easter Story Time: Take some time to share the story of Easter with your children. You can read age-appropriate books or tell the story in your own words. This is a great opportunity to discuss the significance of Easter and its traditions, as well as to instill important values like compassion and kindness.

5. Easter Baking Bonanza: Get into the kitchen with your little chefs and whip up some Easter-themed treats. From sugar cookies shaped like bunnies and chicks to colorful cupcakes decorated with pastel frosting, the options are endless. Baking together not only creates delicious treats but also fosters teamwork and teaches valuable cooking skills.

6. Planting Seeds of Hope: Take a break from the traditional Easter activities and engage in some meaningful gardening. Help your children plant seeds or flowers in pots or in your garden. Use this opportunity to talk about growth, renewal, and the beauty of nature. It’s a wonderful way to connect with the spirit of Easter and teach children about the cycle of life.

7. Attend local community events:

Easter Craft – Broadwater Parklands, Saturday 30th March 9:00am – 12:00pm. Keep those little hands busy over the holidays and get creative making some cute Easter decorations! Choose from Easter Egg decorating, plaster painting and wood craft.

An Egg-Stra Special Easter at Sanctuary Cove – Sanctuary Cove, Sunday 31st March 10:00am – 3:00pm. The Gold Coast’s most exciting Easter event is back at The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove. Experience a free, family friendly day of fun activities! The Marine Village will host an epic Easter celebration this year with an egg-stra special line-up of entertainment for the whole family.

Meet the Easter Bunny – Broadwater Parklands, Sunday 31st March 11:00am – 3:00pm. Hippity hoppity, the Easter Bunny is on his way with free mini chocolate Easter eggs! Meet the Easter Bunny as he hops around Broadwater Parklands between the Great Lawn and the Rockpools for Easter Sunday.

Easter United – Broadwater Parklands, Sunday 31st March 2:00pm – 7:00pm. This annual Easter celebration event combines live performances from local artists and food trucks throughout the afternoon. Come and grab your spot on the Great Lawn and enjoy a fun, family day out. Family fun will take place from 2pm before the main event starts at 5pm.

Happy Easter from Benowa Childrens Centres!