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Boston’s Best 2013 Easter Events For Kids

March 29, 2013 6:00 AM

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Easter is a celebration to honor the resurrection of Christ, but it also embodies the fun of the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunting and the beginnings of spring. Gather up your family this Easter and check out some of Boston’s best ways to celebrate the holiday. Learn how to color Easter eggs with art teachers, play holiday games or create crafts, go on an Easter egg hunt, enjoy brunch or go on a cruise. With everything Boston has to offer this Easter, the bunny won’t be the only one hopping.
(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Easter Eggs
The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
24 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-3313
www.eliotschool.org

Date: March 30 at 10 a.m.

Gather up all your eggs, grab the kids and join the open house at the Eliot School to masterfully decorate your Easter eggs. Envelop yourself in the history of the Eliot Schoolhouse, which dates back to the 1600s. Enjoy spending time with your family as you get ready for Easter morning by coloring eggs for the Easter bunny to hide. Art teachers from the school will be on hand to help you design eggs your friends will be envious of. The Eliot School also offers classes in arts and crafts, sewing, woodworking, drawing, painting and photography. Individuals of all ages are welcome to color Easter eggs.

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Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Bunny Bonanzoo
Stone Zoo
149 Pond St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
(617) 541-5466
www.zoonewengland.org

Date: March 30 at 10 a.m.

Bring your children to the Stone Zoo for an Easter celebration. For the price of admission to the zoo, your children can enjoy Easter in an non-traditional way. The Easter bunny will be present and holiday games available for your child’s pleasure. Make a $5 donation to the zoo and take pictures of your child with the Easter bunny. Put a spring in your step with holiday crafts and check out other surprises that await you.

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Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Egg Hunt at Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary
1417 Park St.
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 223-3060
www.massaudubon.org

Date: March 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Few things signify Easter more than your traditional Easter egg hunt. Round up the family and head over to Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary to not only search for Easter eggs in the Oak Knoll field, but also for real eggs of birds, frogs, salamanders and bugs. The egg hunt at Oak Knoll is an educational experience as well as a fun one. An instructor will teach you about the habitats of the field, lake, forest and marsh. You will also learn how to color eggs with natural dyes. Dress in appropriate clothing since the egg hunt will take you through environments ranging from dry to wet. The fee is $3 per child for members and $4 per child for nonmembers of the Audobon Society.

Related: 7 Kid-Friendly Environmental Activities For Earth Day and Every Day

(Photo Credit: Langham Hotel/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Langham Hotel/Facebook)

Easter Brunch
Café Fleuri at The Langham
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900
www.boston.langhamhotels.com

Date: March 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Take the family out to Easter brunch at Cafe Fleuri at The Langham Hotel. Munch on scrumptious breakfast dishes or indulge in the fresh seafood display. Your children can enjoy a special food station created solely for them. There will also be a salad, carving and pasta station to satisfy anyone’s tastes. Cafe Fleuri uses only fresh food from local food purveyors and farmers. Save room for the signature desserts. Easter brunch doesn’t stop there: your children will be able to see the Easter bunny, get their face painted, delight in a magician and even be entertained with a balloon artist.

Photo Credit: Spirit of Boston

Photo Credit: Spirit of Boston

Boston Easter Lunch and Dinner Cruise
Spirit of Boston
World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd., Ste. 75
Boston, MA 02210
(866) 310-2469
www.spiritofboston.com

Date: March 31

Hop on board the Spirit of Boston and partake in either the lunch or dinner cruise. The lunch cruise features the Easter bunny, an ice cream sundae bar, balloon artist, juice and soda bar and goodie bags for your children. Boarding begins at 11 a.m. and the cruise goes from noon to 2 p.m. The dinner cruise features an ice cream sundae bar, juice and soda bar and goodie bags for your children. Boarding begins at 4:30 p.m. and the cruise goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both cruises offer a grande buffet, entertainment, music and dancing.

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Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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