I did it again.
I waited too long to plan our Easter activities.
I start out with the best of intentions and before I know it, the holiday is upon us again.
But you know what? It is ok. Because even though I procrastinate and life gets in the way, I have come up with 6 super simple, very minimal prep Easter activities. You can do these I promise!
Are your ready to get started with me?
Here are 3 Biblical Easter Activities to do this holiday:
Reenact the Last Supper.
Grab a bowl, some water, and wash each other’s feet. This is a great way to talk about a servant’s heart. Jesus, the King of Kings, served His entire ministry. We can too! Memorize this verse together.
The Son of Man did not come to be served. But to serve.
Draw a red dot on the palm of everyone’s hand.
I recently saw this idea from Julie at the Happy Home Fairy. And it really made me stop and think. Good Friday is only good because of the blood that was shed. That blood was shed for ME and for YOU.
Yet, this can be a difficult concept for kids. I mean it can be a difficult concept for me. How do we combat that desire to be perfect, to strive to be better? Jesus laid it all on the cross. It is DONE.
This Good Friday as a constant reminder, draw a red dot on everyone’s palm and place their name above the dot. When those nagging thoughts of I am not good enough creep up, turn over your palm, raise it to heaven, and thank the Good Lord for His never ending sacrifice.
Do a random act of kindness.
This is free, easy, and does not require any prep. Let the day happen and notice what you can do to serve another. This can be as simple as helping a neighbor with yard work, offering to bring someone to church with you on Easter Sunday, or inviting a friend over for dinner.
Here are 3 Just for Fun Easter Activities. All super simple and no arduous prep.
Fill an Easter Basket and send the kids on a scavenger hunt.
This is already done for you. Print out the hunt from Darling Doodles Design and let the kids have FUN searching for their basket. CLICK on this button for your own printable.
Fill Easter Eggs with these coupons instead of candy and trinkets.
I very rarely let me kids eat candy. My motto is “It is better to rot in the trash than in your body.” I also cannot stand clutter. So what should I use to fill the Easter eggs?
These coupons are perfect. Each egg will have a coupon. The kids can turn in their coupons for a bigger prize at Target or on Amazon.
This activity is another print and go. My favorite kind!
Dye Easter Eggs
So this one can get a little messy, especially with my boys. But it is such an Easter tradition that the OCD, clean freak in me will just have to let it go.
Here are some of my favorites:
This shaving cream idea will require a quick Amazon order, but well worth it for the FUN.
You will need this item from Amazon:
And these items from home:
- Cookie Sheet
- Shaving Cream
- Gloves for less mess
Let the FUN begin.
Or buy a simple kit from the store. But take a moment and read this article on How to Dye Easter Eggs with Kids. It seems self-explanatory, but I always seem to mess it up. This simple step by step tutorial is great for visual learners like myself.
Three simple activities.
For the crafty, non-crafty. For the procrastinators and planners. Give these a try this Easter.
Now go make memories with your kids.
Here is an image for you to pin to come back to year after year. I know I will need it for the next Easter that I procrastinate!