Easter activities for East Bay kids

[This is the 2014 post for Easter activities for East Bay Kids]

What does Easter look like for a Jewish atheist family? I still don’t know. We follow along with friends every year, uncertain what our own traditions are. I think my kids like to celebrate – they’ll decorate for pretty much any occasion – so I’m game.  Let’s get this Easter party started. Here are a bunch of local events where you can show your kids a little bit of Easter fun.

Eggster Egghunt and Learning Festival – On the Cal campus, this free event put on by student volunteers will be from 10-3 pm and feature 40 learning activity booths in addition to an egghunt.

Egg week at Habitot – for toddlers and preschoolers, the activities in Habitot’s art studio will be spring themed. Best for kids 2-3.

Egg hunt at Pump It Up – three separate sessions on Friday will incorporate plastic egg hunting into bouncing around in Oakland’s Pump It Up’s huge inflatables.

Annual Egg Hunt in El Cerrito – Arlington Park offers an egg (candy) hunt on Saturday for kids, who will be divided by age.

Easter Bunny photo opp at Play Cafe – From 11 to 12.30, kids will be able to egg hunt at Play Cafe. Those who aren’t hunting can visit with the Easter Bunny.

Spring Egg Hunt ExtravaganzaWillard Park in Berkeley will host a bunny petty zoo, a mini-carnival for kids, along with the age-segmented egg hunt.

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate egg huntThis Oakland mansion invites the public to an egg hunt with pony rides, face painting, and more.

King Pool Easter event – Why not go for a swim on Sunday afternoon? The King Pool in North Berkeley will host egg dying and water games.