Top 21 Easter Activities for Kids - School Holiday Fun
April School Holiday Activities for Everyone!
With Easter and the April school holidays on the horizon, you may be looking for some exciting Easter activities for kids to ensure they have a great time.
If you’re a busy family it’s a great idea to be organised for the school holidays to keep your kids entertained while they are learning and staying healthy at the same time. A focus on activities that are physically active, nutritionally sound, educational and socially positive will ensure a fantastic time is had by all.
Get the kids involved – sit down together and compile a list of things you could do.
Heading Away or Staying Home?
Whether you’re off on a trip or staying close to home these holidays, a quick search in your local area for April activities for kids will show an abundance of ways to spend your days. Look up special school holiday events at your local library, arts precinct, national park, cinema, tourist attractions, sporting complexes and play centres.
As Easter coincides with the April school holidays, many towns will play host to Easter activities for kids such as parades and egg hunts. Search for what’s on over the four-day weekend.
April School Holiday Activities
The list of possible activities for kids and families really is infinite and they don’t need to cost a fortune or need a lot of preparation. Some of the most popular choices are:
1. Visiting Local Parks and Playgrounds
The best thing is they’re free and there is plenty to do while spending time in the fresh air. Pack a picnic or cook a barbecue, throw a frisbee and make a day of it.
2. Bike Riding
Kids love zooming around on their bikes – whether it’s going around the block, using a local bike path, a BMX track or through the bush!
With sandcastles and swimming, a day at the beach is another great outdoor activity and even more fun with a boogie board, a cricket bat or a kite.
4. Mini Golf
A bit of friendly competition on the mini golf course is a favourite for many families. Can you get a hole in one?
Visiting a trampoline centre such as Flip Out will entertain the whole family, from the little ones to the adults who love to indulge their inner child. They offer a variety of options apart from trampolining including ninja warrior courses, foam pits, group fitness and parties.
6. Arts and Crafts
Get creative and see what the kids can come up with. Try making face masks, sock puppets, pet rocks or macaroni jewellery. To make it Easter related, decorate eggs, make an Easter bonnet, papier mache eggs or a basket to leave for the Easter Bunny.
7. Tourist Attractions
Becoming a tourist in your own town is great fun. What’s your local area famous for? Visit monuments and statues, wildlife parks, historical sites. This makes it educational and fun!
8. Museums, Galleries and Libraries
Check your local centres for school holiday programs and exhibitions. A great option for a rainy day.
9. Visit some Animals
There are loads of options wherever you are including zoos, wildlife parks, farms and aquariums.
Want more than a day trip? Head to any of our great camping grounds to sleep under the stars, build a campfire and toast marshmallows. Or scale it down and let the kids and their friends pitch the tent in the backyard or build a cubby indoors.
Let the kids take their own photos and enjoy seeing what they want to capture. Offer to print their favourites to display on the fridge.
Check out your local movie cinema for family friendly movies due for release these school holidays.
13. Teach the Kids a New Skill
What do they want to learn? Try origami, knitting, planting flowers or baking. Use the internet or library for assistance.
14. Board Games, Cards, Playdough and Jigsaws
There is so much fun to be had at home – go through your cupboards and find those games and toys that have been pushed to the back – another great option for a bad weather day.
15. Cooking at Home
Kids love to learn and be involved – what delicious, nutritious dishes can you whip up together? A handy way to get a head start on the cooking for the week!
16. Play Date or Sleepover
Invite a friend or two and provide craft materials, dress ups and games and watch them entertain themselves.
Reading is a great way to escape into another world. Or try a puzzle book to get their brain thinking.
18. Visit Somewhere New
find a place close to home you’ve never been before and go exploring. This may be a playground, green space or a café.
19. Science Experiments
Use the internet or library to find basic science experiments to perform, often using general household materials. The kids are sure to be mesmerised.
20. Enrol Your Kids in a Class
Surfing, circus school, horse riding or cooking class.
21. Treasure Hunts
Create a treasure hunt in your backyard or local park. You can hide items for them to find or give them a descriptive list of things to look for, for example a yellow flower, something that can float, three different sized sticks, something beginning with ‘b’, something soft.
Now you have some ideas and the enthusiasm is growing, gather the kids around, open your cupboards, spend time in the great outdoors, immerse yourself in your local culture, get creative and search for your nearest Flip Out centre below for hours of fun!