After dealing with canceled egg hunts and Easter Bunny photo sessions in 2020, it’s hard to even think of any holiday plans during a pandemic. Luckily, this year, we’ve learned to adapt with social distancing practices and creative ways to make the most of Easter on April 4.
Even if you’re planning to only celebrate at home, we’ve rounded up the best Easter-themed activities for Chicago families. Enjoy the spring holiday with these treats, basket ideas, books, crafts and more. Have a happy Easter!
Hop on an Easter crafting session with these fun ideas that even your older kids will like. While we love the traditional Easter egg dying, we also included some other ideas like Easter bunny crafts and even eggless Easter art projects to try at home.
- Simple and Fun Easter Crafts for Kids
- Eggless Easter Crafts to Make
- Super Adorable Bunny Crafts (Arty Crafty Kids)
- Easter-Themed Sensory Bins (Happy Toddler Playtime)
- Creative Ways to Dye Easter Eggs (Better Homes & Gardens)
Easter Activities & Egg Hunts
Egg hunts are back this year (warning: tickets are selling out fast!). Don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty of at-home Easter activities below. If you love our Watch This, Do That series, then we suggest watching Hop.
- Non-Candy Items for Your Kid’s Easter Basket
- Easter Books for Kids of All Ages
- Watch This, Do That: Hop
- Easter Egg Hunts to Check Out in Chicagoland
- Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas (Good Housekeeping)
We all have a soft spot for Easter candy, but if you’re looking to be more creative this year, try these fun recipes below. You can even find new ways to enjoy your Peeps … have you ever tried Peeps s’mores before?
- Creative Easter Treats to Make with Your Family
- Recreate Hilton Chicago’s Carrot Cake Pops
- Sweet Spots to Up Your Easter Basket Coolness
- 19 Peeps Hacks That Will Change the Way You Eat Them (Delish)
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This article originally published on April 8, 2020. It has been updated with the most recent information.