Easter at Home | Ideas for Families for the Easter Long Weekend

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Easter at Home – Family Friendly Activities

If you are planning to have a quiet Easter at home (being the weekend before South Australian first term school holidays begin) we have lots if ideas to keep the kids entertained.  Families can spend time in the kitchen, help the kids with some creative Easter projects and indulge in a little bit (or a lot) of chocolate!

An Easter egg hunt is always the highlight for young and old, so get creative with your baskets, plan an Easter trail through the house and backyard, or play some Easter themed games at home or at your local park.

 easter egg hunt

Easter Traditions at Home

Backyard Camping – pitch the tent in the backyard for the long weekend.  If you can set up a fire pit to cook meals and toast marshmallows.

Easter Egg Hunt – get up early before the little ones (or big ones who still love this tradition!) and hide Easter eggs in the garden.  Decorate a basket or make one from cardboard (kids art project). Organise a big Easter egg hunt with family, friends and neighbours – perhaps the families you know on your street would like to do a simultaneous egg hunt at a set time Sunday morning.

Easter Picnic – put together a picnic to enjoy in the backyard (or balcony/porch/living room if in an apartment) or head out to your local park.  Set out a picnic rug, cushions and blankets on the ground (or floor) and set up your Easter feast.

Easter Biscuits – get the kids to help decorate Milk Arrowroot biscuits with icing and simple colourful toppings. Put them into cellophane bags, zip lock bags or a container and drop them into family and friends’ letterboxes, with or without chocolates. 


Holiday Activities at Home

We can feel like we are on holiday by not cooking! Order takeaway – it will be just like room service. Choose a local restaurant offering home delivery and the only washing up will be the plates and cutlery!

Take time out to go for a walk or bike ride around your neighbourhood and explore different areas. 

Don’t do any cleaning or worry about the laundry for at least one whole day (or more). 

Play some fun games – cards, board games, get out the old SingStar, Nintendo, Wii.

We have heaps of ideas for fun activities at home. See our guide below for ideas: 


Easter Family Movies to watch at home

The long weekend is a great time to have some family movie time. Here are some Easter themed options: 

Hop! (2011) – it’s a classic.

Rise of the Guardians (2012) while not about Easter, the Easter Bunny does appear and joins forces with Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost. 

Peter Rabbit (2018) – not about Easter Bunny as such but is a cute rabbit movie.

Peter Rabbit 2 (2020) – SHOWING AT THE MOVIES THIS EASTER – read more here

Easter Parade (1948), old school Hollywood with Fred Astaire & Judy Garland.

It’s The Easter Beagle Charlie Brown (1974) 

The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)

The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) the musical rock opera based on the Broadway play composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. {for older kids due to violence around Jesus’ death}

Easter Baking + Arts & Crafts

Adelaide based small business, Rhicreative, shares some absolutely adorable Easter baking ideas on her Instagram page each year @rhicreative – take a look at the Freckle Nose Bunny Cupcakes, Tim Tam Rabbits and Mini Chocolate Noodle Easter Egg Wreaths. 

Baby Chicks Craft

A simple yet gorgeous little craft project from Monstamoons 

Red Ted Art

Easy Origami Bunny by Red Ted Art – click here for instructions

Visit the Red Ted Art website for more Easter craft ideas.


Hello Wonderful 

Easter Bunny, Chick and Sheep Craft by Hello Wonderful – click here for instructions.

Visit the Hello Wonderful website for more Easter craft ideas.

hello wonderful chick bunny sheep craft

Life Made Simple – Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Follow the recipe here from Life Made Simple for Carrot Patch Cupcakes (image below from Life Made Simple)

carrot patch cupcakes life made simple

Beerenberg Sweet Recipes for Easter

Check out some of Beerenberg’s favourite Beerenberg sweet treat recipes.  Get the whole household involved in some home baking, kids included.  All five of the recipes, including biscuits, doughnuts, slice, ice cream and jellies, feature a Beerenberg family favourite… jam!

The entire range of Beerenberg Jams, Jellies, Marmalades & Curds can be purchased Farm Direct from Beerenberg’s online store – all with flat rate Australian shipping.

Beerenberg jammy ice cream

things to do in Adelaide for families

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