Spring/Easter 2021 Activity Sidekick

We have curated some awesome additions for your Spring & Easter fun!

Easter is such a great time to celebrate.  There are so many activities you can do with your residents.  Whether sacred or secular, look below for so many great ideas!

Religious Activities

Here is a great Billy Graham Devotional reading each day beginning Palm Sunday up to the resurrection.  Victory Preparing for Resurrection Sunday

Give your residents an Easter Lily.  They often symbolize purity and innocence.  Here is a craft along with a short lesson on the Easter Lily.  Easter Lily Craft.  

Can’t afford flowers for everyone – give out seeds and let each resident plant their own.

Let everyone get in on this fun Hot Cross Buns recipe.  

And don’t forget your local services are available to most online now.

On YouTube, we found these Easter Hymns

He has Risen! 15 Easter Hymns on Piano

Christ Arose, Low in the Grave He Lay (Hymn Charts with Lyrics, Contemporary)

In Christ Alone (Official Lyric Video) – Keith & Kristyn Getty, Alison Krauss

Gaither Vocal Band – Because He Lives [Live] – YouTube

Religious Easter Movies

Jesus of Nazareth (1977), TV-G, Biography, Drama, History

Risen (2016), PG-13, Action, Drama, History

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), G, Biography, Drama, History

Ben-Hur (1959), G, Adventure, Drama, History

The Ten Commandments (1956), G, Adventure, Drama

King of Kings (1961), PG-13, Biography, Drama, History

Barabbas (1961) NR, Biography, Drama, History

Secular Activities & Crafts


Craft Ideas


Extra Fun We Have Found

Games

Here’s a great list of fun games to play for Easter/Springtime! (And even more here!)


One more use for those toilet paper rolls.  Turn them into bunny stamps for art or cards!


Conversation Starters Game or Questions for your 1-on-1s

  • What is your favorite Easter memory?
  • Do you remember your favorite Easter outfit from when you were young?
  • What Easter tradition do you look forward to every year?
  • If your great-great-grandchildren could listen to these years from now: is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them? What would you want them to know?
  • What is your favorite Easter or Spring dish?
  • Do you wish there were more or fewer holidays?  Why?
  • Do you think Easter is over-commercialized?

Fun Easter Movies to Watch

Easter Parade (1948), Musical, Romance

Peter Rabbit (2018) PG, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971), TV-G, Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Hop (2011), PG, Animation, Adventure, Comedy

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974), Animation, Comedy, Family

Chocolat (2000), PG-13, Drama, Romance

The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014), PG, Family

Pieces of Easter (2013), NR, Comedy, Family