Fun Activities for this Easter Long Weekend

With the Easter long weekend kicking off tomorrow, it’s the perfect time to get cracking on some fun ways to keep the little one’s entertained and inspired during the holiday.

Hop into the long weekend with some of our favourite fun Easter inspired crafts and book reads.

Bunny Fun Craft Activities:

Keep curious and playful with our favourite craft activities to ensure you have an egg-cellent time with your little ones this weekend.

Colouring Fun:

We have put together a range of printable resources, so you can colour and create all weekend long. We have colouring options for all ages (don’t worry, even the adults!)

Click here for this free downloadable

Make sure you email your creations to so we can share your colouring in with the PJ community via social media.

Egg Toothpick Tower:

This activity is all about having a cracking good time. All you need for this activity is toothpicks, plasticine and eggs.

Challenge yourself by building a toothpick tower strong enough to hold up an egg. This activity is great way to get those problem solving and creative juices flowing.

Please note: this activity is only suitable for older children.

Here are some other fun ideas:

  • Get moving – jump around the yard like a bunny
  • Write and decorate some Easter cards
  • Host an Easter egg hunt
  • Have an egg and spoon race
  • Plant flowers
  • Paint boiled eggs
  • Write an Easter song or story
  • Teach Starter’s Funky Easter Bunny Craft
  • We have a host of other recommendations here

Best books for this weekend:

Grab a cuppa and snuggle in, because we’ve got you covered with some wonderful Easter inspired reads.


By: Sam McBratney and Illustrated by Anita Jeram

You may remember reading this book as a child, as this classic just turned 25. This heart-warming bedtime read follows the story of two hares expressing how much they love each other.

“I love you as high as I can hop.”


By: Laura Bunting and Philip Bunting.

This is a book all about the power of the imagination. Spark conversation with your little ones this Easter and dream big with this fun tale.

“I like your egg. This is not an egg.”


By: Jonathan Bentley

This fun book follows a story of a ‘bad’ bunny rabbit. When a fox comes into the woods, can Bad Bunny save the day? Is he really bad after all?

“I like to play tricks and pick my nose! I put spicy sauce on vegetables and bathe myself in slime. That’s why they call me Bad Bunny!”


By: Margery Williams and Illustrated by William Nicholson

This classic turned 100 this year. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being Real means.

“Real isn’t how you’re made, it’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long time, not just play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become…”

On behalf of The Pyjama Foundation team, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Easter weekend.