9 Easter Activities For Kids That You'll Actually Enjoy Doing Too

As children, there was nothing more wonderful than waking up on Easter morning to a basket full of goodies and a house full of hidden eggs. But now that we have little ones of our own, we're responsible for planning a day's worth (or more) of Easter activities for kids. Wasn't life easier when you could leave all the heavy lifting to a larger-than-life bunny?

That's right moms. It's your turn to decorate the Easter eggs, buy a bunch of chocolate bunnies, and throw the best Easter egg hunt on the block. No pressure, right? Too bad hosting the perfect Easter brunch hasn't been in the forefront of you mind. Between a busy work schedule and the chaos that comes with being a mom, you don't have time to think about eggs, be they dyed or Cadbury Creme.

Luckily, we live in a world where last minute ideas are just a few clicks away. Whether you are looking for cute crafts or delicious confections, there are plenty of easy Easter activities that will keep the kids happy and make you look like Mom of the Year. If you're short on time, here are nine kid-friendly Easter activities that you can execute at the last minute. And who knows? Maybe these will become a part of your family's future Easter celebrations.

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Turn Peeps Into Pops

Enlist the kids’ help in making an Easter dessert. A Spicy Perspective’s s’more cookie pops are super simple to make, and require little supervision from parents.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Make Bunny Masks

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If you thought your kids were cute, wait till they don an adorable bunny mask. In addition to keeping the kids busy, this craft will lead to some great photo ops.

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"Whip" Up Colorful Eggs

There are plenty of ways to dye an egg, but My Baking Addiction’s method is the most fun. Using food coloring and a large container of whipped cream, kids can create beautiful tie-dyed eggs without any complex contraptions.

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Build an Egg Person

Mom On Timeout suggests turning Easter eggs into funny faces. All you need are some basic craft supplies and a big imagination.

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Bake a New Egg

This activity doubles as a dessert. Whip up a batch of Rice Krispies treats, but instead of putting them in a pan, have the kids mold them into Easter eggs. To give the treat a flavorful twist, try The Kitchn’s equally easy recipe.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Host a Different Hunt

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Trade in treat-filled eggs for something a little more fun. Write an activity (roll in the grass, bust a move, hop like a bunny, etc.) onto pieces of paper, and slip them into the eggs. The kids will have a ball performing their dares, and parents can snap some hilarious shots.

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Write Out Place Cards

Looking for a cute way to assign seats? Have your little ones create these cute place cards from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Leave them empty, or fill them with candy for an after-dinner treat.

Image and instructions: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Craft a Candy Jar

Put your kids to work making favors for your Easter guests. Have them create candy jars (or bags if you want to cut costs), and attach these adorable labels from Family Fresh Cooking.

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Enjoy an Easter Camp-In

Who says Easter has to end in the afternoon? If your kids’ spring break starts the day after Easter, host a camp-in that night. Set up some sleeping bags in the living room, and make Steamy Kitchen’s Peep s’mores as a festive, late-night snack.

Image and recipe: Steamy Kitchen