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Kid Friendly Last Minute Easter Ideas

Easter celebrations this year are going to be different for our family than they have been in the past, and I’m betting a lot of your family traditions have been interrupted as well.

Instead of meeting together with all the cousins at Grandma’s house for our Annual Easter Egg hunt and filling up our Easter baskets, it will just be us and our two littles at home.

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So to help make things easier, I’ve put together a list of three last minute Easter celebration ideas: something to eat, something to do, and something fun for the kids to wear. 

Last Minute Easter Ideas

If you’re looking for a fun family activity on Easter eve, we have you covered.

These are all fun family activities that are great for kids of all ages the night before easter.

Something To Eat: Bunny Ear Cinnamon Rolls

Start the day by serving Bunny Ear Cinnamon Rolls. You can make homemade cinnamon rolls or use pre-made cinnamon rolls from a can. 

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Step 1. Preheat the oven according to the recipe. Then place the uncooked cinnamon rolls on a lightly greased pan, or a pan lined with parchment paper. 

Step 2. Gently take the outside end of the cinnamon roll and bend it around to make two bunny ears pinching in between the ears onto the main cinnamon roll to keep them in place while they cook. Or you can cut off the outside roll of the cinnamon bun and shape it into ears, then pinch it back together onto the main cinnamon bun. 

Step 3. Cook according to the recipe directions

Step 4. Decorate with icing. You can also use brown and blue M&M or even chocolate chips to create eyes for the bunnies.  

Something To Do: Plant Jelly Beans for a Magical Garden

I have a good friend who would tell her kids that the night before Easter was a magical night for springtime and gardening. On that night, as a family, they would go out and plant Jelly Beans in their flower beds every year.

Then when her kids were asleep she would go out, dig up the Jelly Beans, and plant lollipops in their place. 

Her children loved this tradition! It gave them another magical Easter surprise along with their Easter basket. 

last minute Easter ideas

If you live in an apartment, or don’t have access to flower beds, you can always plant the Jelly Beans in a small flower pot and place it on a table in your house. 

Remember, if your children pay close attention to detail, you may want to try and plant the same color lollipop as the Jelly Bean they planted. This will make the experience even more magical for them.   

Something To Wear: Bunny Ears

There are two different inexpensive ways to make bunny ears for your little kids. No matter which one you choose, they will love wearing them on Easter Day.

For the first craft you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors
  • Pink construction paper (or pink paint or pink markers.) 
  • Glue 


Fold the paper plate in half and draw an outline of a bunny ear with  the pencil. Cut around the bunny ear while the paper plate is still folded so that you have symmetrical ears.

Unfold the paper plate and prop up the ears. Decorate with pink paper, paint, or markers. 

If you don’t have paper plates you can still create bunny ears for your kids from paper. 

For this second craft you’ll need: 

  • White cardstock paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pink paper or pink markers


Cut a strip of paper that is about 2 inches wide and long enough to wrap around your child’s head. Then cut out two bunny ears.

Decorate the ears with pink paper or pink markers, and then attach the ears to back of the headband. 

I hope these three last minute Easter Celebration ideas bring a little extra joy to you and your family in this season.

One more last minute Easter idea is to make this fun Bunny cake. It would be fun to do together or to make and serve after Easter dinner.

Last but not least, don’t forget to put together those Easter baskets!  We have all the ideas you need, even for baskets without candy!

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