For kids, Easter is a time for fun with the family. Although seasonal celebrations may be modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and parents alike will still have plenty of ways to celebrate. Creative kids can enjoy art workshops and build their own bunny-related crafts, while your athletic and active children will love running around outside during an Easter egg hunt.
Whether you’re looking for an egg hunt or some Easter decorating fun, explore this collection of in-person and virtual events in the Frederick area, southern Pennsylvania and beyond.
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Hop to It, Kids!: The Online Easter Egg Hunt
This Zoom-based egg hunt was designed for kids ages 10 and older. You can join a public game during the two weeks leading up to Easter, or reserve a private session to play with the family at any time.
Tickets cost $19; book online at watsonadventures.com.
Great Eggspectations: The Online Easter Egg Hunt Game
Adults can have some Easter fun, too. This game takes players through a museum-themed egg scavenger hunt live on Zoom.
Tickets cost $19 per person. Book a public or private game online at watsonadventures.com.
Thursday, March 25
Drive-Through Egg Hunt
Check out a drive-through Easter extravaganza at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds. After some egg hunting, your child will get a treat at the end. Purchase tickets for your desired time slot. Admission costs benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
Hagerstown Fairgrounds, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, 4-8 p.m. $5 per carload. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Saturday, March 27 & April 3
Easter Eggstravaganza at 2 Kids Farm
This in-person event in Frederick will feature hayrides and a petting zoo — and an egg hunt, of course. Parents can enjoy local beer and items from food vendors. Registration is $12 on Eventbrite, but you can get $2 off if you bring a canned food item for a local food pantry.
11101 Liberty Road, Frederick, noon-5 p.m. $12 per person.
Saturday, March 27
Annual Ceramic Easter Egg Paint
This ceramic painting event is ideal for artistic tweens and teens to do with a parent or grandparent. Each participant gets to paint handmade crafts related to Easter during a two-hour period. Search for the event on Eventbrite to register. Seating is limited due to COVID-19 occupancy restrictions.
Under the Horizon, 26560 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $5 per person. underthehorizon.net
Saturday, March 27
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Join the Easter bunny for an afternoon of music, games, crafts and treats by “Cakes by Eileasha.” The egg hunt starts at 2:15 p.m. and will feature golden eggs filled with prizes.
Baker Park, 151 S. East St., Frederick 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Register for free here.
Saturday-Sunday, March 27-28 and Thursday, April 1-Sunday, April 4
Green Meadows Easter Egg Hunt
This outdoor, socially distanced event will also have hayrides, a petting zoo and pig races on top of the egg hunt. Your child can also feed a goat.
Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $16 per person. greenmeadowsevents.com
Thursday, April 1-Saturday, April 3
Speakitaly NYC Easter Eggs and Decoration Workshop
Kids of all ages will get new inspiration from this Zoom workshop. You’ll need some eggs, food coloring and any other decorations you want.
Tickets start at $25; register on Eventbrite.
Friday, April 2-Sunday, April 4
Join the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for this egg-citing event. Kids can collect Easter candies and Mary Sue Easter eggs at socially distanced candy chutes throughout the zoo. The Easter Bunny will also be available for socially distanced photos.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, One Safari Place, Baltimore, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with zoo admission or membership. marylandzoo.org
Saturday, April 3
Virtual Royal Easter Egg Hunt
Kids will search for eggs with beloved characters from Elsa to Batman during this Zoom event on April 3. Before the event, your child will get several eggs in the mail with Easter-themed goodies inside.
6 p.m. Admission is $15; the package is $25. Sign up here.