easter activities at home in boston

Although Easter Sunday might feel a little different this year, your celebration doesn’t need to be put on hold. These creative and fun Easter activities can all be done while at home and practicing social distancing. Many of these ideas are free and easy to complete with the supplies you have at home! You don’t have to wait for Sunday to begin bringing a little Easter cheer into your home.

Ukrainian Egg Dyeing Online Class

The Ukrainian Easter dye method uses wax to draw patterns on the egg, which then protects those areas from the dye and the end result is truly beautiful. This Zoom event costs $20 and you’ll receive a PDF of instructions after the class. What you’ll need are two eggs emptied out, jars for your dyes, water, paper towels, spoons and a candle that will burn for two hours. This is a unique and fun way to get to decorating for the holiday.


A Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt

Kids will love the fun spin on a traditional egg hunt by making it a nighttime hunt! You can reuse your supplies for years to come. All you’ll need are large plastic eggs, and flameless tea lights. Your kids will love how cool these look at night!


Easter Bingo

A free, printable game that gets the whole family involved. Feel free to use small jellybeans or treats as the markers, and let your kids snack on them after each round.


Felt Easter Egg Craft

These felt Easter Eggs are a fun and easy way to decorate your home leading up to Easter Sunday. Materials can include felt for the actual eggs, ribbons, rhinestones, pompoms, and any other craft materials you have at home – get creative!



Do you and the kids have cabin fever? Some energy that you need to shake out? Using an egg carton and plastic eggs, create activities that you’ll write out and put in each egg. It can be anything from Jumping Jacks, Donkey Kicks or Frog Hops. Sans kids? Use the eggs as a morning workout (adding in Burpees, High-Knees, etc.). Depending on the weather and what’s social-distancing safe, you can do these inside or outside the home.


Stream a Church Service

Unfortunately for many, Churches are not having in-person services for Easter Sunday. Although your local church may not have a live stream, the website Christian World Media streams many Christian services online for free. There’s a variety of times and services that will fit you and your family’s schedule.


Make & Send Easter Cards

A fun craft for you and the family may be the cheer that a friend or relative needs during this time. You could consider writing cards to the elderly and residents at local nursing homes who can’t have visitors this holiday.


Make an Easy Sheet Pan Easter Dinner

Instead of baking a huge dinner this Easter Sunday, Perfect for four, this easy sheet pan dinner takes a little over an hour to make, and includes a roasted ham, biscuits, asparagus, glazed carrots, and potato gratin.


Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Trust me: these taste as good as they look. The key here is the frosting (hint: the secret is in the royal icing). Many of the tools and supplies you’ll need for these cookies can be easily found at home, and it’s a fun way to get creative and make dessert for Easter. Freeze any extra cookies for a special treat.


Any other fun and safe Easter activities? Share with us how you’ll be celebrating Easter Sunday at home this year.