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54 FREE Easter Ideas, Activities & Projects

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: April 2020
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We’ve collated 54 FREE Easter ideas, projects, resources, videos and other fun, educational activities.

Keep the kids entertained over the Easter break with these fun activities from museums, galleries, attractions, theatres and other educational providers.

With these Easter ideas and activities you can learn a new skill, put on your own performance or sit back and watch some world-class theatre. All for free!

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Easter ideas from KidZania

Keep the kids entertained.

#KidZaniaAtHome.

KidZania London has created a new fun-packed Activity Booklet, Board Game and Investigations Booklet to help keep kids of all ages and levels entertained.

Take part in BAi360’s Home School Challenge.

BAi360 have created a ‘Home School Challenge’ with free resources to keep kids educated and entertained. Activities include teaching resources, worksheets and a complete workbook that can be downloaded and used for free.

V&A’s ‘Design your own wig’.

Get creative with this online educational tool to design your own 18th Century wig. With fun facts and historical contexts throughout, the tool gives an insight into the process that artists would have gone through in the late-18th century to create these towering designs. The wig-making tool can be used as a fun task for Art & Design, Drama and History.

Make a Puppet.

This YouTube series gives you a step-by-step guide on how to make a puppet from simple materials, how to ‘bring the puppet to life’ and how to tell a story with your new creation.

Activities from the Museum of Brands.

Museum of Brands offers a range of free teaching resources, lesson plans and fun activities for teachers, students and families. Families can take part in fun Easter ideas, projects and activities from creating your own egg box to a family scavenger hunt. The site also includes colouring activities and a family quiz.

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Get reading & writing.

Learn more about your favourite novels with the British Library.

A collection of resources to help bring to life the social, political and cultural context in which key works of literature were written. The site includes digitised treasures from their collection, newly commissioned articles, short documentary films and teachers’ notes.

Read and write with the Literacy Trust.

Engage children with fun activities, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. Resources are split by age group and are available to access for free. Activities include free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions, and reading challenges.

Harry Potter At Home.

A new hub of magical treats to keep kids occupied. Activities include videos, fun articles, quizzes and puzzles. There’s plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.

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Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone.

Get free access to Rosetta Stone to learn a new language. All children can get 3-month access to learn one of their 24 languages for free.

British Museum Easter Ideas and Activities

Take a virtual trip around world landmarks and cultural institutions.

Google Arts & Culture Tours.

Explore cultural institutions and famous landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Effiel Tower.

Tour around the British Museum.

Fancy a virtual trip to the British Museum? The museum’s 60 free galleries can be explored online, complete with images, facts and highlights.

Take a look around the historic Houses of Parliament.

Get a close-up view of the famous rooms, halls and lobbies, including the House of Commons and House of Lords chambers.

Follow Nick Grimshaw and Frances Morris as they tour around Tate Modern.

Take a whistlestop tour around Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building. For the most enjoyable experience, it’s recommended to watch this on your mobile.

Virtual Tours of The National Gallery’s Rooms and Galleries.

These virtual tours give an immersive experience at home. Explore Renaissance masterpieces from Northern Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Take a virtual tour inside Westminster Abbey.

View the treasures of Westminster Abbey including the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, the High Altar and the Coronation Chair in unprecedented detail.

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Become a Canal & River Trust Explorer.

The Canal & River Trust have created learning resources and activities that encourage children to learn about the county’s canals and rivers from home. These activities bring the magic of the country’s waterways to you!

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Enjoy world-class theatre performances.

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BBC’s Culture in Quarantine

A new hub of arts and culture from the BBC. The site includes theatre, dance, music, art and more.

#CirqueConnect.

Enjoy the magical, world-renowned performances of Cirque du Soleil from the comfort of your home with #CirqueConnect. Take a front-row seat and enjoy moments from their awe-inspiring performances of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, “O”, and LUZIA, with never-before-seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen.

Hampsted Theatre At Home.

In partnership with The Guardian, Hampsted Theatre will be streaming a series of hit productions from its digital archive for free. Hampsted Theatre at Home will launch a new play each week, streaming them on their website and The Guardian.

National Theatre At Home.

A classic National Theatre Live title will be streamed every Thursday. Announced performances include One Man, Two Guvnors (2 April), Jane Eyre (9 April), Treasure Island (16 April) and Twelfth Night (23 April).

Sadler’s Wells.

Sadler’s Wells has launched ‘Digital Stage’, streaming full-length dance performances and workshops online. Starting with an exclusive online screening of Deluxe by BalletBoyz, Sadler’s Wells will make a new piece available every Friday. Productions are free to stream from their Facebook Page.

Shakespeare’s Globe.

Shakespeare’s Globe will be releasing six free Globe Player films, one on rotation every two weeks. Plays include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Two Noble Kinsmen. Plus, two previously unreleased titles The Winter’s Tale and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The Royal Opera House.

The Royal Opera House has launched a programme of free online content to access and view at home. These free programmes will include online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera. Videos offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions.

The Shows Must Go On.

Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched ‘The Shows Must Go On’ with a new musical available to stream for free every week.

The Wind in the Willows.

Watch the West End production of The Wind in the Willows. The accompanying, free activity pack has been specially prepared by their Education team to accompany both the musical film and Kenneth Grahame’s original book.

Vamos Theatre.

Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, has made an extensive range of content, videos and their performance of DEAD GOOD available to teachers for free.

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Learn more about history.

History Hit.

Dan Snow, also known as ‘The History Guy’, is giving free 30-day access to his online history channel. Access hundreds of documentaries, interviews and films.

Museum of London.

Museum of London has a vast library of resources, activities and interactive games to learn about history. Resources are suitable for all age groups and link to the Curriculum.

Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey has a wealth of free teaching resources covering a variety of subject areas across multiple Key Stages. Learn about events from medieval times to the modern-day with their videos, activities and resources.

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Get theatrical! Make your own performances.

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#EveryHomeATheatre.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects have launched #EveryHomeATheatre. The scheme encourages people to be creative and get involved in some theatre-based fun. Each week, they’ll be setting a new creative challenge on a different theme and exploring different genres, techniques and more. Each task will be simple and suitable for all ages and levels of experience. No previous skills required to have fun and get involved.

Learn to dance with Diversity.

2009 Britain’s Got Talent winner’s Diversity is giving free access to their online dance classes and tutorials. The company will create a new video tutorial each week. They’re also giving open access to all their past library of Diversity tutorials.

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Free ballet lessons from the English National Ballet.

Take part in one of ENB’s Live YouTube Ballet Classes. Lessons are hosted by the Company’s Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo. Lessons are for everyone from professional dancers to those that are curious about ballet and want to keep active.

Create your own performance with masks.

The UK’s leading mask theatre company, Vamos Theatre, has collated a vast library of free videos and resources. Resources include everything from character development to storytelling.

Learn more about what’s like to work in the theatre industry.

Theatre Reach is a place where professional theatre-makers can inspire the next generation. The channel shares insights and inspiring stories about the world of theatre. Videos aim to motivate the next generation of theatre-makers and their audiences.

Kneehigh’s ‘Windows to the World’.

Kneehigh Theatre Company has launched ‘Windows to the World’, a new initiative to spark your student’s imagination. From puppet making to poetry, one of Kneehigh’s team will demonstrate a creative skill and set you a challenge at every weekday 9am on their YouTube channel.

Singing & Dance lessons from North West Youth Theatre Company.

Want to learn a new routine from your living room? Join members from the company throughout the week for a range of dance and singing lessons.

Time 2 Shine online drama classes.

Free online classes with performing arts company, Time 2 Shine. Online classes will cover a range of drama skills including acting techniques, improvisation, script work, prop work and costumes. Activities are particularly suitable for students in Key Stage 2-4, however, also something the whole family can get involved in.

Learn how to create a West End musical.

Get an in-depth insight into how to create a hit West End show with Matilda The Musical resources. Hear directly from the show’s creators, Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly. Their education packs, videos and interactive games and activities cover character, plot, music & lyrics, dialogue and writing.

Disney Theatrical’s Resource & Activity Hub.

Disney Theatrical Productions has launched a new resource library with fun activities to do with your family at home. The hub includes free teaching resources suitable for home learning from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen and Aladdin.

Frantic Digital: The New Drama Resource Hub From Frantic Assembly.

Take a look behind the scenes of the Frantic Method with their new resource hub. The hub will share insights into the creative and rehearsal process as well as practical, creative tasks and fun, production-related warm-ups.

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Learn about the importance of Fairtrade products.

Created by the Fairtrade Committee at Hutchesons’ Grammar Primary School, ‘A Fair Tale’ is about cocoa farming in Ghana and the importance of Fairtrade. The film is suitable for all ages, with accompanying home learning resources created for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Circus Easter ideas and activities

Learn a new circus skill with Jacksons Lane.

A series of mini-films featuring some of Jacksons Lane’s favourite supported artists. Artists will be posting a demonstration, followed by a simple, short exercise you can try at home.

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Get out in the garden this Easter.

Eden Project.

Learn fun facts and about nature with the Eden Project. Their free resources and activities cover everything from creating a wildflower meadow in your garden to building your own den.

Kew Gardens.

Endeavour is Kew’s free online learning platform, with teaching resources for Key Stage 1-5. The hub includes videos from Kew scientists to fun infographics and presentations.

Royal Horticultural Society.

RHS has created a host of activities, tips and guides to help make gardening accessible to everyone. Activities cover fun and creative ideas plus a guide on how to create your own mini allotment. They also have loads of projects that kids can do indoors if they don’t have a garden of their own.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Teaching resources and ideas to actively engage with students. Resources aim to instil a love of nature through fun and educational activities.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Free teaching resources that link to Art, English, Geography, Maths and Science. Plus, extra activities that explore food, nature and the Rainforest.

WWT.

A range of curriculum-linked activities designed to introduce students to a variety of topics related to plants, animals and their habitats.

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Learn more about Science.

BODY WORLDS London.

Teaching resources from BODY WORLDS London with activities, quizzes, puzzles. Resources focus on Science but also link to English, PE and PSHE.

Royal Museums Greenwich.

Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) has put together a new hub of science resources, videos and activities for all ages. Students can learn about everything from earth and space to forces and magnets.

Watch animals live in action.

Zoos across the country have set up live cameras so you can still see your favourite animals in action.

Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo.

Flamingos, birds and meerkats at Paignton Zoo.

Giraffes, lions, penguins and farm animals at Folly Farm.

Meerkats and penguins at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

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