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Beyond the Basket: Easter celebrations that are more than just egg hunts

If the standard egg hunt is getting stale for your kids, no worries! The Oklahoma City metro offers tons of Easter events throughout the month that are so much more than just carrying around a basket of treats. Check out these celebrations for every age and stage and find even more on our searchable calendar.

Babies & Toddlers

Introduce your little ones to the Easter bunny and also enjoy crafts, face painting and an Easter planting activity at Easter on the Green. This annual spring celebration takes place from 9 a.m. to noon April 4 at Will Rogers Park (3400 N.W. 36th St.) and includes egg hunts in the Charles E. Sparks Color Garden at 9:30 & 11 a.m. Preregister. Admission is $2.

Elementary

Celebrate with a free afternoon carnival filled with fun games, food, bounce houses, train rides, a petting zoo and more at New Covenant United Methodist Church on April 5. Families of all ages are invited to attend and the party gets started at 3 p.m.

The annual Great Egg Hunt is back in Yukon. Hosted by Discovery Church at Yukon High School, families are welcome to enjoy food trucks, inflatables, costumed characters, pictures with the Easter bunny as well as an age-divided hunt boosting 60,000 eggs! Hunters have the chance to win prizes including bikes and iPads. Activities kick off at 9 a.m. on April 11 and the fun wraps up with the hunt at 11 a.m.

Teens

Teens with pets will love a chance to let their dog do the hunting at the Bunny Bow Wow Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Bring your leashed dog at 2 p.m. April 18 to sniff out eggs filled with treats. The two hunts are divided by size and range from $5 to $10 per dog.

For a truly unique egg hunting experience, enter the Egg Hunt 5K happening from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 at Stars & Stripes Park (3701 S. Lake Hefner Dr.). Goody filled eggs are scattered along the 5K course and who knows what prizes you might find! Younger runners (ages 6-12) can join in on the Kids Bunny Hop, a half-mile, egg-filled course. Cost ranges from $5-35.

Special Needs

Kids with special needs and their family members are invited to the Springtime Sensory event at Myriad Gardens (301 W. Reno) on April 5 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Families can visit festive booths to collect eggs and enjoy fun sensory activities. Activities are designed for kids with sensory sensitivities but siblings are welcome too. The Easter bunny will be on-site for photos in a designated spot throughout the event. Preregistration is requested and admission is $10 per child.

Another opportunity for Easter egg hunters with special needs is being hosted by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at Overholser Elementary School (7900 NW 36th St, Bethany) from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on April 11. The free Kings & Queens Easter Egg Hunt will have hundreds of eggs filled with sensory items and following the hunt families can enjoy a hot dog lunch.

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