One of the most awaited days in spring is Easter. On this day, families and friends participate in various Easter activities. For HOA communities, it’s an excellent time to plan events that will bring people together.
Fun Easter Activities for Your HOA
Homeowners associations are known for many things, including organizing community-wide events. While the most common celebrations happen on major holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving, you can’t forget about Easter.
Here are the best Easter activities ideas for your HOA community.
1. Easter Egg Hunt
If you’re looking for Easter activities for kids, you can never go wrong with an egg hunt, and it’s a tradition now.
Easter egg hunts are better if you have a large space, but smaller communities can make them work just as well. It depends on how many kids will participate in the hunt. To pull off a successful egg hunt, though, you will need to do some careful planning.
First, make sure to advertise the event a couple of weeks ahead of time, allowing parents to block off their schedule for the event. You can also get a head count to know how many eggs to prepare. A good rule of thumb is to prepare at least 10 to 15 eggs per kid.
Next, choose a venue. Most communities pick an outdoor space, such as a park or walking trail. But your clubhouse will work fine if you don’t have any of those. Local laws permitting, you can even close off a few streets for the event, though this is better if you have a gated community. If you decide to block off some roads, remember to inform residents ahead so they can adjust their plans.
On the day of the event, hide the eggs around the area. You can designate sections per age bracket. This way, the younger kids won’t bump into the older ones. This will also give the younger kids a chance to find some eggs without the older kids hogging all of them. Have adults in every section to keep an eye on things, too.
Word of Caution
Some make it a contest and award a single participant with the most eggs collected. But, instead of making it a competition, consider making everyone a winner. To do this, you only need to use plastic eggs and stuff them with candies or toys. Candies are usually better because small toys can be choking hazards.
2. Easter Egg Decorating Party
If you want classic activities for Easter, try organizing an egg decorating party. This is the perfect activity to encourage kids to tap into their creativity. The best part is you only really need a few materials to get things going.
You will need a venue like your community clubhouse to plan this party. Set up tables and chairs where kids can post up. It’s also good to lay down newspapers everywhere to make clean-up much more accessible. Then, ready all the materials for the kids: hardboiled eggs, food coloring, water, and vinegar. You will also need mugs, spoons, and paper towels (disposable ones work, too!).
Again, please don’t make it a competition by giving an award to the best-looking egg. The idea here is to nurture their creativity and allow the kids to bond with each other and their families. If you want to add something extra, consider putting out snacks and refreshments or ask the parents to bring their own.
3. Nature Walks
A fun Easter activity doesn’t need to have a lot of preparation. If time isn’t on your side, a simple nature walk is something you can put together quite quickly. Easter takes place in the spring, so it’s the perfect time to go outside and appreciate nature.
This works best if your community already has walking trails. But you can also organize a nature walk at a local park or nearby hiking path. You might also want to hire someone to teach kids about the different plants you come across (or research them). Families can even make a day of it by packing a nice picnic lunch to enjoy together.
4. Costume Parade
Dressing up in costumes isn’t a Halloween exclusive. You can also do it on Easter!
Invite everyone in your community to participate in a costume parade. Kids and adults can dress up as Easter eggs, chicks, and bunnies — or anything related to the holiday. Then, everyone can walk around the community together and wave to their neighbors. Accompanying the march with Easter-appropriate music will also get everyone in a good mood.
A costume parade not only encourages resident involvement but is also just a great source of cuteness. Parents can take photos of their adorable kids and look back on this time with a smile for years to come. A costume parade is an easy choice if you’re looking for things to do on Easter.
5. Easter Games for Kids
If you want to check off the trifecta of spending some time outside, getting the blood pumping, and bonding with neighbors, organize a game day this Easter. There are so many games you can plan for kids, and most of them don’t even require a lot of materials. Depending on your chosen games, you will need a sizable space to accommodate everyone.
Here are some of the best Easter game ideas:
- Bunny Sack Race – Kids and parents jump into sacks and hop to the finish line.
- Pin the Tail on the Bunny – A spin on the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey where blindfolded participants try to place a bunny’s tail correctly.
- Egg and Spoon Race – Participants balance eggs on spoons and run to the finish line without dropping the eggs.
- Easter Egg Toss – Participants, working in pairs, toss an egg to each other without dropping it.
Have a Happy Easter!
Easter is a wonderful time filled with joy and laughter, especially for communities with many families. If you want tToiday memorable for your association, plan some Easter activities everyone can enjoy.
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