At Home Easter Activities For Kids
Many families celebrate Easter holiday when springtime arrives, but unfortunately this year we have been hit with the challenge of staying home. If you are trying to figure out how you can enjoy this festive day with your family at home, we have some fun easy ideas that you can use to make this Easter special. The celebration can still continue even if you are stuck at home. There are so many at-home Easter activities for kids to celebrate the festival and create beautiful memories!
Decorate an Easter Tree
Like decorating Christmas trees, Easter trees have become a common activity of families have been doing for the past few years. It’s actually a German tradition called Ostereierbaum, where people create and decorate Easter trees or bushes, usually by hanging eggs on it. Since we are home, this can be such a fun activity for the kids and create a festive environment for your home too. You can purchase a mini tree online, hang eggs on a plant you have at home already or bring out your Christmas tree and add your Easter eggs, ribbons and other festive decorations on it.
Dye Easter Eggs
Dyeing easter eggs is a big annual tradition during this time of the year. Luckily, it is a fun and festive activity you can do at home. Currently due to the shortage of eggs though you may not find them easily or if you do you would prefer to save them to eat. Why not consider using Styrofoam eggs or plastic eggs this year? You can order them online and won’t have to go to the store either. You can easily use paint, markers and other artsy tools to make them look super festive. You can even reuse leftovers for the next year!
Bake Cookies and Decorate Them
It’s always fun to bake cookies at home especially during Easter. Whip out those bunny and egg shaped cookie cutters with the kids and enjoy some cooking time. You can later decorate them together too and let the kids get creative.
Host a Digital Easter Celebration or Indoor Egg Hunt
Easter is a holiday you spend with family and loved ones. You can use Zoom, Skype or Facetime to chat with your loved ones and your kiddos friends so that you can celebrate face to face without actually having to meet. If you want to do a virtual egg hunt you can have a grownup from each household hide eggs around the house. Then have every family sign on to a video chat, and take everyone on a tour to see if they can spot the eggs. You can even create a list of clues that can help and give other parents clues on where to find the eggs with their kids. Of course, plan this in advance and make sure
There are a ton of other art and crafts options that kids can do to keep busy on Easter. Check out this ‘Cute Easter Bunny Puppet Craft’ or you can also try making these Giant Easter Eggs. Luckily most of the materials needed can be found at home. If you really want to jump outside the box and try something new, check out this DIY Easter Eggs Bath Bombs.
At-Home Easter Kits To Order
With a stay-at-home order in place, you may not find easter supplies like every year which is why we have created a list of the best at-home Easer kits you can order and enjoy with your kiddos to celebrate the day. There are a ton of options for everyone from local businesses that can be delivered or shipped right to your door step. You can get at home art kits, gifts for the kids, at home cookie kits and more.
Be The Easter Bunny
Do your kids always look forward to seeing the Easter bunny and take photos with him? Why not get an Easter bunny costume you this year and be the Easter bunny for them. This will definitely bring a big smile on their faces.
Online Church Services
If your Easter celebration includes a religious component, consider checking with your church to see if they are offering an online church service for Easter. With stay at home laws around the country, many places of worship are offering online or streaming service to keep everyone connected. They plan to do this for Easter service as well. This will allow you to feel more connected to your community.
Some Options: (Source: NJ.com)
- All Saints Episcopal Parish in Hoboken has two services of Sunday morning worship, including one at 9 a.m. for children and families that is followed by a traditional service of Morning Prayer at 10 a.m.
- The Church of St. Paul and Incarnation in Jersey City will be live streaming the following services this week: Palm Sunday (April 5) at 10:00 a.m.; Maundy Thursday (April 9) at 7:00 p.m.; Good Friday (April 10) at noon; Holy Saturday (April 11) at 9:00 a.m.; Easter Day (April 12) at 10:00 a.m.
- Cityline Church in Jersey City hosts online services on Sunday mornings at 9:20 a.m. in Spanish and 11 a.m. in English. Online prayer service in English and Spanish is offered on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Youth online meetings and young adult meetings are on Fridays at 8:05 p.m.
- Hoboken Grace is streaming weekly services at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. every Sunday.
- The Hub Church in Jersey City is live streaming on Facebook and Youtube every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church is also providing online groups for men, women, and youth every Tuesday using Zoom, links to which are provided on the church’s social media pages. Prayer is available by emailing [email protected].
- Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Jersey City is streaming on Sundays at 10 a.m.
- The Purpose Church in Jersey City streams a Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. in addition to a number of virtual events throughout the week, including workout sessions, a comedy shows, craft lessons, and cooking classes.
- Redeemer in Jersey City is offering a live stream of its services every Sunday on its YouTube page at 10:30 a.m. as well as virtual small prayer groups throughout the week.
- Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Kearny is streaming the following services: Palm Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Holy Thursday (April 9) at 7 p.m., Good Friday (April 10) at 3 p.m., Holy Saturday (April 11) at 8:15 p.m., and Easter Sunday (April 12) at 9:30 a.m.
- Tapestry Church in Jersey City is providing online worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Even though Easter may look a little different this year, you can still make festive memories with your family. Hope you all have a safe and happy Easter!