Easter Guide for Chicago Families

Enjoy the spring holiday with these basket ideas, crafts and more.

The weather is finally above freezing, flowers are beginning to bloom and — is that a chirping bird I hear? Spring is on its way, which means Easter is right around the corner.

Whether you prefer to keep your celebration on the traditional side or you’re looking to add a unique new activity to your festivities, 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! 

Looking for more spring activities? Check out our guide to Things to Do With Kids This Spring in Chicagoland

Easter Crafts

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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.

Easter Activities & Egg Hunts

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 After a pandemic hiatus, egg hunts are back, most with limited or zero COVID restrictions. (warning: tickets are selling out fast!). If egg hunts aren’t on your family’s holiday agenda, don’t worry — we’ve still got plenty of at-home Easter activities below. 

Easter Food

Photo Credit: The Fudge Pot

 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?


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