Do You Play Easter Games
What’s an Easter party without Easter games?
Easter time is incredible period of the year to gather your family and friends, and to spice it up a little bit, you can play various Easter games.
And you know what?
Good memories are made when the games appeal to all guests, regardless of age or religious beliefs.
Here are a couple of them and we hope you’ll include them in this festive day.
Easter Egg Hunt
Traditional egg hunts involve the Easter bunny scattering eggs, or egg-filled treasures across the yard/or house, for the children to find.
Most often, the problem with these egg hunts is that the older kids are more aggressive and tend to get more goodies, while the little ones are left with nearly empty baskets.
Here are a few ideas to level the playing field and keep everyone happy:
- Hide empty eggs and have the kids turn them in for a goody bag. Doing so, everyone will get the same treats, but they still have fun finding eggs.
- Have each child find a pre-set number of eggs, usually 15 or 20 – and then stop. Once everyone has found their share, you can turn them loose to find the remaining eggs – just be sure you’ve hidden extra ones for extra fun.
- Assign each participant a certain egg color. Have one child find all of the red eggs, another child all the yellow eggs. This may even lead to some cooperation, as older kids help the younger kids find “their” color.
- Give each child a certain egg-hunting domain. One child looks in the vegetable garden, while another checks the front lawn. This allows the children to hunt at their own pace without being bowled over by eager hunters.
- Adult hunt. After the kids have found their eggs, let them hide some for the adults to find. They’ll discover it’s almost more fun to hide the eggs, and they’ll get a good laugh as the grownups miss some.
Easter Egg Toss
One of the most traditional Easter games for kids, watching raw eggs break, is too much fun to resist
- Have each team of two line up facing each other a few feet apart
- Hand each team a raw egg
- One team member tosses the egg to the other
- If they succeed without the egg breaking, they each take two steps backward and repeat
- Keep the teams moving backward until only one team is remaining
Be sure to thoroughly wash the goo off your hands afterward!
This is one of the loudest Easter games and can be played indoors or out.
Give each child a piece of paper with an animal written on it. There should be at least 3-4 of each animal, depending on the size of the group.
When someone says “go,” each child must act like the animal they have on paper, and make that animal’s sounds while finding others in the group.
When all three have found each other, they should sit down together to signal they are done.
Capture The Egg
One of the loudest and most active of kid’s Easter games, this one should be played outside.
- Divide the group into two teams
- Set four eggs in a line at each end of the playing field
The players must try to capture the other team’s eggs and bring them to their side of the field without being tagged by the opposing team.
If they are tagged by an opponent, they must “freeze” until they are un-tagged by a player on their own team.
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Fill plastic eggs with clues and scatter them in the yard and the house, pointing the way to a basket filled with treasure.
Depending on your creativity level, each clue can rhyme or just give hints where the next egg-filled clue can be found.
Clues such as “The Easter Bunny comes here looking for things to eat” with the next egg placed in the vegetable garden, will keep them guessing.
Easter Egg Bocce Ball
An Italian-inspired Easter game, this one is played with each person receiving a colored hard-boiled egg.
Take a white egg and gently toss it onto the lawn or carpet.
Take turns rolling the colored eggs to see who can get the closest to the white one without touching it – or breaking their egg.
For real fun, try it outside with raw eggs.
Make a limbo bar from an old broom handle or similar long stick.
Start with the stick high enough, and have the children line up and limbo underneath the bar, as music plays in the background.
Lower the limbo bar after each round.
If a player touches the bar above or the grass below (or falls), that child is out of the game. The last player remaining wins a chocolate or stuffed Easter bunny.
For another Easter game for kids, pick up a pre-made piñata from the store, or make your own and fill it with Easter candy and small toys.
Line up the children and let each one take a turn hitting the piñata with a broom handle. If the kids are older, blindfold them before they take a swing at the piñata.
Be sure all little ones are safely out of hitting range. When the piñata breaks, kids can scoop up the candy and prizes.
Be certain that every child gets some of the loot.
Easter Bunny Hop
Divide into two teams for this Easter game for kids.
Each team will have a large pillowcase and eggs. Create a course with the eggs at one end and an empty bucket at the other.
Whichever team can get the most eggs into the basket, while hopping with both of their feet in the pillowcase in 2 minutes – wins.
When you’re throwing a party, try to make the Easter games fun for every age.
Adapt each game so there are ways for both big and little kids to have fun and win occasionally.
And of course – don’t forget the adults!
Easter games are the most fun when everyone at the party gets involved, so encourage them to get in on the action and model an Easter bonnet or toss an egg.
Not only will they have a good time, but the kids will remember it for years to come.
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