James Marsden in 'Hop'
Source: Universal

11 of the Best Easter Movies for Kids

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Mar. 26 2021, Updated 10:44 a.m. ET

Easter Sunday is April 4, 2021, and for many families, traditions this year are a little different from seasons past. Many families usually get together to do egg hunts, go to church service, and have a big lunch or dinner, but with most of the county practicing still social distancing, large gatherings of this type still aren't a responsible option.

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But you can still celebrate the day at home by dyeing eggs, having a "virtual egg hunt" in your neighborhood, chowing down on Peeps and chocolate bunnies, or reading biblical passages about the resurrection. And these 11 Easter movies for kids run the gamut from secular to religious portrayals of Easter.

'Hop'

hop
Source: Universal

This fun kids' flick focuses on the son of the Easter Bunny, who would much rather pursue his passion for drumming than take on the family business of delivering baskets of candy and eggs to kids. 

Available on Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Apple TV Plus.

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'Peter Rabbit'

peter rabbit
Source: Columbia Pictures

This one's not really about Easter, but it's full of talking bunnies so hey, let's bend the rules a little and say it counts. It's definitely a modern take on the Beatrix Potter classic story that takes plenty of liberties, but your kids will love it.

Available to buy on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, and Hulu.

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'It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown'

easter beagle charlie brown
Source: United Feature Syndicate

Slightly less known than It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the franchise's Easter special It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is about Linus's insistence that there is an Easter Beagle who will fill all the gang's baskets with goodies. 

Available to stream on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV Plus.

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'Peppa Pig — The Easter Bunny'

peppa pig easter bunny
Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

If you can't ever get your kid to watch anything but Peppa Pig, you probably aren't alone. And there's good news for you. There's a Peppa Pig Easter special where Peppa and her friends go on an egg hunt at Rebecca Rabbit's house.

Available on YouTube, NickJr.com, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Apple TV Plus.

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'Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol'

veggie tales easter carol
Source: Warner Home Video

If you want a movie that centers more on the religious themes of the day, Veggie Tales unsurprisingly offers up a special that is almost a sequel of sorts to A Christmas Carol, teaching Ebenezer Nezzer the importance of Easter and its connection to Christmas.

Available to buy on Vudu, Google Play, and Apple TV Plus.

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'Veggie Tales: 'Twas the Night Before Easter'

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Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The title for this second Easter special from the Veggie Tales crew is a spin on the Christmas poem "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," centering on a reporter learning the true meaning of Easter. Again, given the Veggie Tales series, it's no surprise that this one takes a more religious-centered approach.

Available to buy on Apple TV Plus.

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'Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter'

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Source: SLR Productions

Based on the beloved children's book classic, this special has Little Nutbrown Hare trying to convince her friends a magical snow-white fawn she rescued was real. 

Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Apple TV Plus, and Google Play.

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'Easter Land'

easter land
Source: WowNow Entertainment

Bad Clyde casts a spell banishing Benny the Easter Bunny to the Land of the Holiday Misfits, where he meets Santa Claus. Together they work to get Benny back in time for Easter in Easter Land.

Available on Tubi, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and Apple TV Plus.

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'The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town'

easter bunny rankin bass
Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

For some holiday nostalgia, introduce your kids to this '70s Rankin-Bass classic, which is essentially an Easter sequel to Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town. It's also less than an hour long, so it may even hold your kid's attention the entire time, but no promises here.

Available to buy on Amazon Prime.

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'Dora's Easter Adventure'

doras easter adventure
Source: Nickelodeon

This Easter episode of Dora has the adventurer and her trust sidekick Boots aiding the Hip-Hop Bunny in retrieving his basket before the big Easter egg hunt. It's another Easter special that plays out in an easy way that's approachable for little kids' short attention spans.

Available on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, and Apple TV Plus.

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'Prince of Egypt'

prince of egypt
Source: DreamWorks

Easter traditionally happens during Passover week, and while the celebration is observed far more by the Jewish community than Christians, parents who want their kids to know more about the story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt and receiving the Ten Commandments will appreciate this DreamWorks movie. Plus, it has a killer soundtrack.

Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and Apple TV Plus.

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