For a majority of Americans, 2020 was an absolute bust. We missed out on the normal traditions we’ve come to adore, like July 4th BBQs, trick-or-treating, and, of course, community Easter egg hunts. Yes, it’s safe to say that 2020 was the worst.
While 2021 is looking a heck of a lot more promising, there’s undoubtedly still a high level of trepidation about celebrating the year’s first big holiday: Easter. If you’re not keen on the idea of taking the family out for a standard egg hunt, you’ve got plenty of other options to ensure the Easter Bunny makes a pitstop in your backyard.
Easter At Home Guide: DIY Egg Hunts & More
Here’s the deal: Even with the Easter Bunny visiting your home, you might want to go above and beyond the call of duty this time around. (After all, your kids have gone through a lot this year, and they deserve to see the light at the end of the tunnel.) So, after the Easter Bunny does his job, up the ante with some creative DIY activities, crafts, and games.
Here are some backyard Easter egg hunt ideas and tips to get your creative juices flowing:
- Fill eggs with LEGO pieces, each of which will combine to make a complete LEGO structure.
- Create a “nature scavenger hunt” instead of your typical Easter eggs.
- Pack eggs with unique activities (e.g. “do a cartwheel blindfolded”) to add in some eggsercise.
- Plan an Easter egg relay race with the whole family.
- Organize a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt at night. (Fill eggs with miniature glow sticks.)
- If you have family outside of your home that wants to participate, coordinate with everyone to throw a virtual party and Easter egg hunt.
- Stuff coupons into eggs that will give the kids a free “out” from doing chores for a weekend or an extra 30 minutes of Roblox time.
- Make an Easter-themed egg-shaped pinata—and you know what comes next.
- Put ingredients (flour, sugar, etc.) in the eggs, and bake or cook a new recipe.
- After a year in which you got products delivered to your door virtually every day, you likely have a million cardboard boxes saved up. Use them to create an Easter box fort for the kids to decorate and play in.
- If the weather’s nice, as it always seems to be in South Florida, set up a tent and camp out all weekend.
Get a Pre-Made Easter Activity Package
Simply can’t find the time to be Easter Bunny’s cohort? Try a pre-made Easter kit from one of these local South Florida spots.
Easter Egg Drop – $10
Register your Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens home for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Easter Egg Drop. For just $10, a second Easter Bunny (a Parks & Rec employee) comes to drop eggs around your yard.
Sign up here if you’re a Miami Springs or Virginia Gardens resident.
DIY At-Home Egg Hunt & Craft Kit – Free
The city of Greenacres, FL, is switching things up this year. Instead of their annual community egg hunt, they’re giving away free bags of eggs and other crafts. Select bags will have a golden prize egg, which can be redeemed at the Greenacres Community Center for a special prize.
You must reserve your bag before April 2, 2021, so visit greenacresfl.gov for details and contact information.
Spring Backyard Adventure Kit – $35
Enjoy some family fun outside with the Delray Beach Historical Society’s Spring Backyard Adventure Kit. The kit includes a storybook, coloring book, scavenger hunt ideas, paint and gardening supplies, and more.
Orders and pickups begin March 15, 2021, and continue through the end of the month. Read more here.
Confirmed Easter Egg Hunts & Events in South Florida
Although it’s still safest to stick to your own backyard for holiday festivities this year, there are numerous Easter events and egg hunts going on throughout South Florida. Here is a big list of confirmed Easter egg hunts and celebrations near Miami for 2021.
*Please note that all events are confirmed as of March 1, 2021, and are subject to cancelation or postponement. Please check with each event’s coordinators for up-to-date information.*
Homestead 2021 Easter Drive-Thru
JD Redd Park – 550 N Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL
Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 10 AM
Wrangle the kids into your Honda Pilot, turn on the Rear Entertainment System—we hear Ask the StoryBots is pretty popular these days—and head out to the all-new, all-free Homestead Easter Drive-Thru for socially distanced springtime shenanigans.
The 2021 Easter drive-through event in Homestead is interactive and will give the first 1,000 kids a scavenger hunt, craft kits, Easter eggs, and other fun items. Pictures with the Easter Bunny can also be taken without our family leaving the car!
Check out the City of Homestead Government’s Facebook page for additional details.
Port St. Lucie Eggstravaganza
Whispering Pines – 800 SW Darwin Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL
Saturday, April 3, 2021 @ 9 AM
Get up bright and early—as they say, the early rabbit gets the warm recognition for being a diligent, committed parent—and take the kids out to PSL’s Whisper Pines Park and Tennis Center for their annual free Easter egg hunt.
A total of more than 18,000 eggs will be spread out all over 4 baseball fields, each designated for specific age groupings: 3 years and under, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-10 years. The hunt starts at 9:00 on the dot, so arrive early or you may be left driving home with an empty Easter bunny (and a crying child).
Check out the City of PSL site for updates.
The Little Farm Easter Egg Hunt
The Little Farm – 13401 S.W. 224 St, Goulds, FL
Saturday, April 3, 2021 @ 10 AM / 2 PM
Hop on over to The Little Farm for their 2021 Easter Egg Hunt event. A total of three hours of activities are provided to paid customers, including pony rides, a butterfly garden, a play area, animal interactions, Easter Bunny photos, and the annual egg hunt.
Bring your Easter basket! Visit thelittlefarm.us for additional details.
Kiddos Magazine Spring and Easter Fun Event
Coral Gables Museum – 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL
Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 10 AM
Kiddos Magazine’s first-ever Easter event will be held at the Coral Gables Museum. Visitors will have a fun day filled with music, raffles and giveaways, activities, and Easter eggs and treats.
Register and read more at kiddosmagazine.com.
Zoo Miami EggVenture
Zoo Miami – 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL
March 4 – April 4, 2021
The Miami zoo’s EggVenture is kicking off spring with a mobile in-park scavenger hunt. As you and your family explore the zoo, use the park’s mobile app to find all 12 virtual Easter eggs that are hidden throughout the area. Before you leave, you can redeem a prize for spotting them all.
Buy tickets and read more at the Zoo Miami site.
Pinto’s Easter at the Farm
Pinto’s Farm – 14890 SW 216 St, Miami, FL
March 13 – 14, 2021 @ 9 AM
With your admission, you’ll gain access to some of Miami’s nicest family- and dog-friendly activities. That includes a magic show, pony rides, tractor rides, pedal boats, a race track, and one Easter egg hunt. And don’t forget the family pup; he/she deserves some Easter treats, too.
Find out more and buy tickets online at pintofarm.com.
Boomers! Breakfast with the Bunny!
Boomers! Boca Raton – 3100 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL
Sunday, April 4, 2021 @ 9 AM / 10 AM / 11 AM
Put down $15.00 and spend some quality time with the Easter Bunny on Easter morning. You’ll enjoy a standard American breakfast—eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, etc.—and have the opportunity to take some pictures with April’s most famous celebrity.
Buy tickets online at boomersparks.com.
Hide and Peep Egg Hunt Drive-Thru
Boynton Beach Mall – 801 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL
Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 12 PM
Fancy another Easter egg drive-thru? (Might as well put that Honda Pilot to good use, right?) Put a spring in your step and head to the Boynton Beach Mall parking lot, across from Cinemark, to get your fill. Drive past each tent to pick up Easter goodie bags from mall vendors and tenants.
The event will go until everyone’s out of Easter handouts; so, skip the sit-down lunch and be one of the first in line! Check out boyntonbeachmall.com for details about this free Easter event near South Florida.
Boynton Beach Drive-Thru Egg-Stravaganza
Hester Center – 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL
Saturday, April 3, 2021 @ 10 AM
Whoa. Another chance to find relief in the comfort of your own Honda Pilot, with its CabinTalk system, ventilated front seats, and standard tri-zone climate control system? It’s like a dream come true.
But we digress. If the last Boynton Beach Easter drive-thru event wasn’t enough, block out a few hours on April 3 for yet another one, this time at Hester Center. The Easter event will include a variety of Disney characters, treats, and more. If you’re one of the first 50 vehicles in line, you’ll even receive a stuffed bunny.
Visit www.boynton-beach.org for more info.
What if you don’t have a Honda Pilot? You can solve that dilemma this spring with a pre-Easter trip to one of our South Florida Honda Dealers. We have South Florida Honda dealership locations throughout Broward and Miami-Dade, and they’re all ready to get you a Pilot or any new or used vehicles at a delectable price. And you won’t have to hunt for deals, either, as we have exceptional Honda lease offers available right now and throughout spring!