Fun Easter activities kids can do at home, in the neighborhood

Fun Easter activities kids can do at home, in the neighborhood
Posted at 12:51 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 09:42:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Easter Day weekend is here and if you're a parent who's low on supplies and scrambling for activities to keep the kids entertained, we have some ideas for you.

For instance, if you don't have any plastic eggs this year, consider decorating rocks.

"You can paint the rocks and hide the rocks," said Sarah Dipasquale, a mom of two toddlers in Colorado Springs.

"You could do even a glow-in-the-dark hunt indoors, or outdoors in the evening and you can even color art materials, you can bunnies or anything, and hide them throughout the house or outdoors or at nearby park."

She says she's been getting some inspiration the non-profit group Hike It Baby.

The group connects families with babies and young children to the outdoors - and each other.

Recently, they've been sharing ideas for Easter activities.

"We're tweaking it to make it a little extra fun this weekend," she said.

Our own Brie Groves spotted a social distancing take on egg hunting, where kids have to look for paper eggs hanging in windows.

"That's a really good idea," Dipasquale noted.

Now that playgrounds are off-limits because of social distancing, parents are getting creative with playtime with each other's help.

"We're trying to give people ideas of places to go that don't have a playground," Dipasquale emphasized.
"Just getting outside and switching it up inside, indoors, can really lift your spirits."

Hike It Baby has a free blog on their site with more ideas on what to do as a family.

If you're interested in joining the Colorado Springs Hike It Baby group, membership is $10.
The group also has scholarships available.