Hunting for Easter Activities? Hop to It!
By Francesca Brunsden, Social Media Manager and Mom
Like many Pinterest-worthy ideas, painting Easter eggs seemed like a great idea, but the reality created mass destruction. My mom friend and I bought egg painting kits for our little guys, but we quickly realized it was a very bad idea. Paint plus toddlers equals total disaster.
It shouldn’t have been a surprise to us that a toddler's first thought when you hand them an egg, is to throw it on the floor. Again and again (thank god they were plastic!), which really just turns it into an Easter egg hunt for us mamas. It got me thinking, maybe this year it's better to make the mess somebody else's problem and get out of the house. Here are my top picks for family-friendly Easter activities in Toronto.
The Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt
Taking place at Kew Gardens in The Beach neighbourhood of Toronto. Meet the Easter Bunny, princesses, and get your face painted! Don’t Forget Your Basket.
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen Street East
The Good Friday Concert
The University of Toronto Gospel Choirs will be joined by The Salvation Army North York Temple Band to perform The Glory of Easter. This concert is free and beautiful music for the whole family to enjoy.
WHEN: Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: North York Temple, 25 Centre Avenue, North York
Easter Egg Painting
Learn this ancient art form. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax-resist techniques.
WHEN: March 24, 25, 31, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road
COST: Adults $12 plus tax; Children $8 plus tax. Includes Easter Egg Hunt, Easter gift bag and drinks and snacks for adults and children. Don’t worry about stopping for coffee because they have you covered. All you need to bring is your kids and their Easter baskets.
Lakeshore Moms Easter Egg Hunt (Etobicoke)
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Registration: Opens at 9:30 AM at Children’s Park area | Easter Egg Hunt Ages 0-3 at 10:00 AM | Easter Egg Hunt Ages 4-8 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Marie Curtis Park, Etobicoke
COST: $10/child. Any leftover funds from the proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to The Daily Bread Food Bank.
Toronto Beaches Lion Club Easter Parade
Toronto’s only Easter Parade is in its 52nd year. The 2018 Parade Grand Marshall will be the 2018 Olympic Gold Medallist in Figure Skating, Gabrielle Daleman.
WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 2018 | 2:00 PM, runs for approximately two hours.
WHERE: Queen Street East and Munro Park Avenue, continuing along Queen Street East to Woodbine Avenue
About the Author
Instagram: @wethemamas Facebook: @wethemamas | Francesca Brunsden is a transplanted Brit, a hairstylist-turned-entrepreneur, a queen crafter, and one social mama. Her network boasts some of the most highly connected millennial moms in with a reach of 2.5 million followers and growing. Her social media management skills are unparalleled: whether it's making compelling Instagram stories and posts, beating the latest iteration of social media algorithm into submission, or building personal and long-term relationships with customers and influencers. Francesca has perfected the brand voice that connects with millennial moms where they are at least 8 hours every day, online.