While adults have plenty of opportunities to participate in interesting activities around Easter, older children may find it difficult to find something exciting and engaging to do during the holidays.
It doesn't matter if your children are approaching adolescence (or if they are already there!) - they are never too old to get caught up in the Easter spirit. Even if you can't spoil your tweens with Easter chocolates anymore, there are lots of creative Easter activities for older kids to enjoy!
Read on to get some ideas for fantastic Easter projects that your older children can try.
- 1. Go For An Easter Egg Hunt
- 2. Decorate Cool Easter Eggs
- 3. Plan An Easter Scavenger Hunt
- 4. Make A Bunny Out Of Paper Plates
- 5. Get Creative With Easter Egg Topiaries
- 6. Customize Bunny Ears Napkin Rings
- 7. Embroider Cozy Easter Chick Finger Puppets
- 8. Jazz Up Your Easter Eggs
- 9. Celebrate With Unique Chick Canapé Platters
- 10. Get Creative With Pom Pom Chicks
- 11. DIY Some Cute Eggshell Candles
- 12. Repurpose Older Baskets With 3D Easter Baskets
- 13. Display Your Easter Decor With A DIY Centerpiece
- 14. Sew Up Beautiful Brooch Bunny Wreaths
- 15. Show off Your Crafts With Egg Carton Chicks
- 16. Design A Centerpiece With An Easter Basket
- 17. DIY Treat Bags For Older Kids
- 18. Quill Up Cute Easter Eggs
- 19. Indulge In Easter Tissue Paper Flower Art
- It’s Time To Execute These Ideas!
1. Go For An Easter Egg Hunt
This is one of the funniest Easter games for your teens, and it’s easy to organize as well. You can make finding the eggs even more challenging by hiding them in places that are difficult to reach or hard to see. For example, hide eggs in the bushes or under rocks, where they might be harder to find!
2. Decorate Cool Easter Eggs
Making Easter-themed egg decorations is one of the best Easter ideas for older kids. Paints, markers, and stickers to crayons, pencils, and pastels - you can use them all to make your eggs stand out.
Do not think twice before making creative patterns with feathers and straws. You can also decorate your eggs using stickers, buttons, or ribbons.
3. Plan An Easter Scavenger Hunt
Children can learn about Easter customs and traditions while having fun on a scavenger hunt. You can give your child clues and detailed directions to make it even more challenging.
Create a list of items associated with Easter, such as "find an egg" or "find an apple." Sort them into bins and mark them "eggs," "apples," etc. Once you all are on the same page, it's time to get going!
4. Make A Bunny Out Of Paper Plates
Crafting paper plate bunnies is a fun way to celebrate Easter. Although any craft materials would do, a stencil can cut out the bunny shape and glue it to the plate considerably quicker.
Start by tracing a paper plate and cutting out a letter in each color, and then use a glue stick or a glue gun to stick the folded paper along its length (do not use tape). Once it's done, finish by trimming the bottom with scissors and laying it flat to rest.
5. Get Creative With Easter Egg Topiaries
Easter egg topiaries are an awesome way to make your Easter celebration a little more festive. These are quite easy and can be made in a variety of different ways, depending on the design you choose.
You can choose from the standard bunny or duck, but if you have extra time on your hands, don’t shy away from trying something more creative.
6. Customize Bunny Ears Napkin Rings
These bunny ears napkin rings are a fun and easy craft if you are looking for Easter ideas for older kids. You can make them in minutes, so they're perfect for kids with short attention spans or those just getting started with crafts.
The best part? They're completely customizable! If you want to add some flair, try drawing your own face on the back of each one before attaching it to your plate.
7. Embroider Cozy Easter Chick Finger Puppets
These are great Easter activities for older kids. You can use any sewing or embroidery machine, but we recommend using a small handheld one with its built-in needle threader and lighted table because it makes your work easier.
Once your materials are ready, print out four copies of this template (or just draw your own), cut them out, and tape them together on cardstock paper. Then, cut out two circles for each chick finger puppet - and use markers or paint pens - whatever works best with what you have! Check out these amazing Easter crafts for kids to get some ideas.
8. Jazz Up Your Easter Eggs
You may add some extra fun to your Easter egg hunt with some colorfully painted eggs. Aside from making the entire egg look more festive and vibrant, these painted eggs can also be utilized in a game where players try to find eggs with similar color combinations. Either way, it's sure to get your kids' creative juices flowing!
9. Celebrate With Unique Chick Canapé Platters
If you want to celebrate Easter uniquely, look no further. Two boxes of chick canapés, cheese sticks, crackers, and a few other items (like chocolate eggs) are all that is required to create this fun Easter craft.
10. Get Creative With Pom Pom Chicks
Older kids who enjoy drawing and painting will have a lot of fun with this creative craft idea. These adorable little chicks can be knitted out of yarn but felt works equally well for them. The best part? They can even be made your youngest kid.
11. DIY Some Cute Eggshell Candles
Eggshells are perfect for the job if you want your kids to do some unique Easter decorations. You can make candles out of them or dye them and use them as winter decorations around the house. They're a great DIY project that won't break the bank or test your crafting mettle.
12. Repurpose Older Baskets With 3D Easter Baskets
Keep the celebrations going strong long after Easter with some 3D Easter baskets. You may use whatever kind of basket you want, but we recommend repurposing an old one that has seen better days. This is a great project if you have two kids who can work together!
13. Display Your Easter Decor With A DIY Centerpiece
An Easter centerpiece is a terrific way to display your Easter decorations and is incredibly simple to build. You can use any type of pottery you have on hand, as long as it can be washed in the dishwasher! If you have an outdoor garden or yard, this makes cleaning up after Easter morning a breeze.
14. Sew Up Beautiful Brooch Bunny Wreaths
Another cutting and gluing activity, making brooch bunny wreaths is perfect for older kids. You just need some scissors, glue, and a tonne of brooches or other jewelry pieces.
Once you've gathered your materials, you can cut out the shapes you want to use on your brooch bunny from felt or fabric. If you're working with felt, trace them onto card stock. If you use fabric, cut out your shape before tracing it onto paper.
Finally, use scissors to cut around the outlined shape so that it will fit perfectly when the pieces are sewn together!
15. Show off Your Crafts With Egg Carton Chicks
The Easter tradition of making chicks out of egg cartons is long-standing. Even better, you can use any empty egg carton you have on hand, whether it's cardboard or plastic.
To prevent the egg carton from opening up while making it, cut off the bottom and tape it back together using masking tape.
Finally, create a chick's head by taping the pieces along one long edge, then folding over the short end until the two meet in the middle.
16. Design A Centerpiece With An Easter Basket
This Easter basket centerpiece is a great idea. You can use just about anything around the house, and it will look nice on your table!
If you're using paper mache eggs, make a mold of the egg shape out of plastic wrap or wax paper. Then let it dry overnight before painting it with acrylic paint using a sponge or foam brush.
After drying completely, remove the paper mache eggs from the mold by cutting them off at an angle so that they stand up straight without falling over on their own weight.
17. DIY Treat Bags For Older Kids
Easter treat bags are a fun, economical way to keep youngsters engaged as they wait for their Easter baskets. Treat bags can also be used as an alternative to sweets or other treats.
Simply take a large plastic bag, paint it with vibrant stickers or markers, then fill it with little toys or crayons. If you have children of various ages in the house, ask each youngster what kind of sticker/marker he or she wants on his or her treat bag!
18. Quill Up Cute Easter Eggs
Quilling is an interesting hobby that anyone with suitable supplies can master in no time - and making quilled Easter eggs is great fun. Get yourself a plastic egg-shaped mold and some wide strips of paper to start making your eggs.
When your strips are done, lay them out so that the ends are touching, and sew them together so that there are no spaces between the layers.
19. Indulge In Easter Tissue Paper Flower Art
You can also make flower petals out of tissue paper. They are easy to make, and if you have a bunch of kids over, they will be busy for hours with this craft.
First, get a bunch of tissues in different colors and cut off the ends, so you have long strips of paper in all kinds of colors. Then, use glue or tape to stick them to an eggshell so that it looks like a colorful flower!
It’s Time To Execute These Ideas!
Thanks for checking out our assortment of Easter activities for older kids - we hope it has inspired you to create something unique this year!
We understand how it can be challenging to think of new ways to involve your children in the Easter traditions and celebrations, but we bet that these activities will keep them occupied for hours.