Easter is celebrated when Jesus Christ was resurrected and rose again three days after his suffering. It is also considered a national holiday in countries with a sizable Christian population.
Preparing for Easter celebrations can be done in a variety of ways. For Christian kids, it is also fun as they can do fun activities or go somewhere with their family.
They can paint or design their eggs, decorate their rooms with the holiday theme, do egg hunts, and many more!
According to Skylar Aria's Adventures, children's Easter egg hunts in the Washington, D.C. region are a season highlight. Thankfully, many Easter celebrations suit the whole family in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland (DMV).
Here is a list of activities and events children must enjoy this Easter within the DMV area:
1. Go to the White House Easter Egg Roll
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- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
- Date: April 10
- Cost: FREE
The White House Easter Egg Roll, conducted annually on the South Lawn of the White House, is one of the most anticipated Easter celebrations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. One of the longest-running traditions at the White House, the Easter egg roll features live performances, activities, and eggs!
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- 22222 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown, Maryland 20876
- Cost: Online - $12; Gate - $15
- Dates: April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15, and 16
The annual return of Bunnyland to Butler's Orchard in Germantown, Maryland, is exciting news, and there's a lot to accomplish! Two Hilltop Hop Jump Pads, an Easter egg search, and goodie baskets for kids under 12 are just the beginning.
3. Decorate eggs at Tudor Place Eggstravaganza
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- 1644 31st St. NW, Washington, D.C.
- Dates: April 1, 7, and 8
- Cost: Adults $8, member child $13, non-member child $18
See one of the most anticipated events of the year at Tudor Place, a fun egg hunt and egg roll. According to mommynearest, Christian kids can paint an animal magnet, decorate a hanging egg decoration, and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Families can also see the stunning gardens while they are there.
4. "Festival of Spring" at Burnside Farms
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- 11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, Virginia 20181
- Dates: Three weeks in April TBD
- Cost: Available Soon
Visiting The "Festival of Spring" at Burnside Farms is like visiting Holland, which is exciting and relaxing for children and families to visit during Easter. According to its website, it is one of the longest-running spring events in North America, having welcomed visitors annually since 2012.
5. Celebrate Easter and Earth Optimism at National Zoo
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- 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
- Date: April 22
- Cost: FREE
Due to the fact that Earth Day and their annual Earth Optimism event both fall on Easter Monday this year, they chose to combine the two celebrations into one massive, eco-friendly party! The zoo will provide Easter activities such as an egg hunt, games, and shows for the whole family. In honor of Earth Day, scientists will be on hand to teach kids about the importance of conservation in a hands-on environment.
6. Easter Treasure Hunt at O Street Museum
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- 2020 O St. NW, Washington, D.C.
- Date: April 8 and 9
- Cost: $50
This is the perfect place for treasure hunters. According to Family Trip Guides, the Easter treasure hunt is open to anyone who wants to celebrate the arrival of spring in style. Unsurprisingly, there is a great deal of excitement for kids of all ages.
7. See creative dioramas at Occoquan Peep Week
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- 314 Mill St., PO Box 195, Occoquan, Virginia 22125
- Date: April 4-8
- Cost: $5 per child
Vote for your favorite PEEPS dioramas created by local Occoquan businesses as you take a stroll through the town's historic district. As stated by Authentic Occoquan, you can create a scene with PEEPS, and you might win $50 to spend at an Occoquan business of your choice.
8. Have Fun at Rippon Lodge Easter Egg Trail
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- 15500 Blackburn Rd. Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
- Date: April 1
- Cost: $5 per child under 6 years old and $10 per adult and children over 6
As the saying goes, "April Fool!" In honor of Rippon Lodge Historic Site's 275th anniversary, the Easter Bunny has not only created a fun activity path for your enjoyment but also hidden some very special eggs. The Virginia is for Lovers shared that while you make your way to collect your eggs, try telling a joke, doing physical activity, looking for hidden objects, or a combination of these things. Members of your immediate family are welcome to join in the good times! Keep your eyes peeled for the golden eggs hiding the prizes.
9. Visit Potomac Overlook Park
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- 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington, Virginia 22207
- Date: April 1-9, except on the April 3
- Cost: $8 per child
As it is now officially spring, the annual egg hunt at Potomac Overlook Park can once again begin. A Christian kid can get an activity sheet from the nature center, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park, and then head back to the nature center to turn it in and collect their prize. Come on over for an egg hunt with a twist and see what the fuss is all about.
10. Try the underwater Easter egg hunt at Reston Community Center Pools
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- 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, Virginia 20191
- Date: April 1
- Cost: $4 Reston residents / $8 for non-residents
Visit the Reston Community Center Pools for an underwater egg hunt. Some of the eggs will float on the surface, while others will be submerged for the more daring swimmers. Per Skylar Aria's Adventures, each non-swimmer must have a parent or other responsible adult present while they are in the water.
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