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.
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
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 Egg Hunts to Check Out in Chicagoland
- Non-Candy Items for Your Kid’s Easter Basket
- Easter Books for Kids of All Ages
- Watch This, Do That: Hop
- 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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