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6 Easter Weekend Activities To Do With The Family

Easter is a joyous day, and one that the family often celebrates together. This religious holiday is recognized around the world, and there are many activities for families during the Easter weekend. Below is a description of some Easter activities for children.

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Fun Things To Do During Easter Weekend

1. Dye Easter eggs

One of the favourite Easter weekend activities is decorating Easter eggs. Typically adults assist in boiling the eggs, and in assembling the various concoctions for colouring the Easter eggs. What a great way to spend the Saturday afternoon before Easter! It’s fun to see the children get so excited as they decorate these eggs.

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2. Exchange of Easter basket

Easter baskets are a secular tradition on this day. It’s fun to exchange these baskets that are filled with chocolate bunnies and all kinds of colourfully wrapped candies. Jelly beans are often popular for these baskets, as well as plastic eggs that are filled with candy or coins. If you don’t have a basket, you can have the kids make these Easter Carrot Treat Boxes filled with candies and chocolates to hand out to siblings, cousins, or friends.

3. Easter Morning Church Service

Another Easter weekend activity is attending an Easter church service, as Easter is a Christian holiday. Often, children wear new clothes for Easter day. Girls may wear new bonnets, while little boys show off bow ties. Easter services usually contain joyous music for the family to enjoy as well.

4. Brunch

After church, families gather for a brunch. Traditional dishes include ham or roast turkey, potato or macaroni salad, and devilled eggs. There are often all kinds of delightful dishes and families spend more time doing family-friendly Easter activities after this special meal!

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5. Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter weekend activity is probably the favourite one for children. The adults spend a bit of time hiding Easter eggs, and then the children go on the egg hunt to find them. There are sure to be squeals of delight from kids of all ages! You can have an indoor or backyard Easter egg hunt.

Children race one another to try to find the most eggs. Sometimes, special eggs are also hidden. These may contain money, treats, or even special goodies that are not candies! Children absolutely adore Easter egg hunts. They will likely demand to repeat this process over and over again. It’s great fun for the family.

6. Pictures

An activity for Easter Sunday that many engage in is getting some good family snapshots. It’s fun to get a picture of the family all dressed up in their Easter best. It’s also nice to capture some candid shots throughout the day, especially of the children playing together.

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In conclusion, Easter is a wonderful day of celebration. The whole family can get involved during Easter weekend and enjoy some fun activities. This will also help create some Easter traditions in the process. It’s an especially great time when the weather is nice.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. We have a lot of fun decorating Easter eggs, using dye and crayons, cutting out paper designs and gluing them on the colored eggs are some of ways we decorate them.


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