Between the candy, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and food, Easter weekend is a kid’s wildest dream—and a parent’s worst nightmare. Planning the perfect family Easter can seem extremely daunting, but with your smartphone, there’s no need to fear.
With the help of your iPhone or Android device, you can quickly plan a clean, fun, and exciting Easter for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the best smartphone apps available for an easy family Easter.
1. Catch Easter Bunny in My House
This fun app allows you to surprise your kids with photos of the “real” Easter bunny in your own living room!
Open the app and select a photo from your gallery or take a new photo directly in the app. Next, use the editing options to resize, move, and flip the Easter Bunny until he is in the perfect position. You can even change the lighting settings to help make the photo look increasingly realistic.
If the family is impressed, keep the app installed on your phone for the Christmas season. It includes an amazing Catch Santa option that allows you to create photos with Santa in them for Christmas morning!
Egg! is a great game for older children, and is so fun and whimsical you may find yourself playing as well! The app is incredibly well developed and features a beautiful story and stunning animations. As this app is not directly intended for Easter use, you can play it at any time of year.
Start by raising a single egg. Your eggs will need to be bathed, dressed, and fed. After the egg is fully grown, you can hatch it to collect one of 70 collectible characters!
The only issue with this app is that the lack of updating has led to one major bug where the app freezes occasionally and must be reloaded. The app is also only available for iOS. If you’re able to deal with this small glitch, the plethora of mini-games available makes this app a sweet option for Easter entertainment.
Download: Egg! for iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)
This year, try to switch up your boring morning egg hunt by using Goosechase! Goosechase is an app dedicated to scavenger hunts. Although there are multiple pre-designed hunts available, you can also create DIY scavenger hunts.
With this app, you can plan out a fun, creative, and egg-citing Easter hunt online weeks in advance. That means there’s no last-minute stress. If you have older children, you can send the Goosechase invitation directly to their phones and watch them complete the hunt virtually.
These activities can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors, so no matter where you find yourself this Easter holiday, you’ll still be able to enjoy a great egg hunt with the kids!
4. Easter Bunny Yourself
Although this next app hasn’t been updated in many years, its functionality still hasn’t faltered. Easter Bunny Yourself is an extremely fun and creative app that’s bound to have you and your kids giggling away.
Open the app and select a selfie from your photo gallery or take a new picture. Next, add the perfect pair of ears, cute bunny noses, bows, eggs, and an assortment of accessories.
You can then save the photo and share it on your social media or make multiple masterpieces! This app is only available for iPhone.
Download: Easter Bunny Yourself for iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)
One of the best parts about Easter for any child is the fun and colorful crafts that come with the holiday. On Pinterest, you will find a community of crafters who can help you to prepare the perfect Easter party.
If you’re looking for new and creative patterns for coloring Easter eggs, Pinterest can help you find the fastest and cleanest tips and tricks. Get creative in the front yard with a new chalk creation inspired by a Pinterest board.
No matter what type of Easter activity you’re looking for, Pinterest can help you find the perfect post. You can even use Pinterest to help with other aspects of the day like Easter egg hunt ideas, Easter dinner recipes, decoration tips, and more!
Tasty is a great app to use for finding cute and easy recipes that you and the kids will love. You can find awesome dessert recipes like Easter Candy Bark and Egg Shaped Sugar Cookies. This app is great for learning how to cook as a family because it features extremely simple step-by-step guides and matching instructional videos.
You can keep the app open and use it to help you make a beautiful Easter morning brunch, festive appetizers, or a fabulous Easter dinner feast! Your profile is extremely customizable featuring multiple search filters such as Vegetarian meals and Under 30 Minutes options.
This is an app that you’ll wind up using every day, not just on holidays and special occasions.
7. Easter Eggs 3D
If you’re hoping to miss the mess of Easter egg dying entirely, let your kids play around with Easter Eggs 3D. This fun and simple app features an egg dipping station complete with a variety of color and stencil options. You’re provided with a patterned egg and must follow the correct steps to achieve a certain look.
Although Easter Eggs 3D is very basic and definitely has too many ads, Easter only comes once a year and the flaws of this app are outweighed by its nostalgic amusement.
JibJab is one of the best ways to entertain the family with some good, wholesome fun. The app allows you to edit your loved ones’ faces onto the bodies of dancers in pre-created videos. New videos are updated regularly and feature an assortment of holidays, music videos, and more.
If you’ve ever wanted to see Grandma bunny hopping like the Easter Bunny, you’ve got to try JibJab. Your kids will love watching their faces dance around in their favorite music videos.
Although Jibjab is still primarily focused on e-cards, they can now be sent through iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, and other instant communication platforms as well.
Apps From Easter Morning to Easter Night
Smartphones are becoming so useful on Easter morning, the Easter Bunny may soon be out of a job! They can help with everything from waking us up before sunrise, to planning an entire Easter feast. With apps for painting eggs, finding eggs, cooking, crafting, and more, there’s not much left that our smartphones can’t do.
You can even use your phone to help transition the kids from daytime playtime to evening relaxation.