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Your kids will love playing these fun Easter games
Don’t just hide eggs for Easter fun — play these great Easter games, too!
An Easter egg hunt is always a fabulous way to spend Easter Sunday. But after the hunt is over, the sugar high from those Easter baskets likely hasn’t worn off, so there’s plenty of energy left to burn through. To help you and your family have a fun Easter, we’ve come up with a few Easter games that go far beyond the egg hunt.
Looking for a few hours of egg-cellent fun? Take a cue from your high school physics class. Set the kids up at crafting stations and have them construct creative egg baskets. They can then drop their colored Easter eggs from a high window or balcony, with parental supervision, of course, to see which eggs survive the crash thanks to their brilliant basket designs.
Hey, if it’s good enough for the White House, it’s good enough for your backyard, right? Using large wooden spoons, friends and families can roll hard boiled Easter eggs around the backyard, racing each other for the egg roll championship.
Make a game even Peter Cottontail would want to play! Set up light plastic cones — or even ice cream cones — on a flat surface as you would a set of bowling pins. Roll a plastic egg down the pathway and abide by the same rules of bowling. This simple and fun game is guaranteed entertainment for hours!
25 Easter Games and Activities
Think outside the basket this Easter when planning your celebration. While Easter Sunday holds many traditions, it's never a bad idea to add something new — especially if it adds fun. Here are 25 games and activities to help you go beyond the chocolate bunnies and egg hunts to usher in a whole new level of springtime fun!
- Photo Booth Easter Hunt: Instead of hiding eggs, hide party hats, silly rabbit ears, pastel tutus and photo props (like bow ties, big red lips, etc.) and candy necklaces. Once the goodies are collected, have groups pose for a photo opp.
- Spring Planting: If you have a green thumb, use the quiet Sunday afternoon of Easter to start a new tradition of planting something in your yard every year or put some pretty spring flowers in pots for neighbors and deliver them with a “Happy Easter” note.
- Egg Memory Game: Find six pairs (coins, jelly beans, small toys, etc.) and fill 12 eggs with one item from each pair. Lay the 12 eggs in a grid and play "memory" with the eggs, trying to find the matching pairs among the eggs (be sure the pairs are in different colored eggs). Set a timer and see who match the most pairs in a minute.
- Disappearing Shell: Simply cover a raw egg with white vinegar in a glass. Leave the egg submerged in vinegar for a day, then carefully switch it to a new glass of vinegar for one more day. At the end you will find the shell has dissolved and the yellow yoke — which is still runny so handle with care — and thin white membrane remains. Soak the "naked egg" in some water and food coloring and the whole thing will turn a new color! Science plus Easter equals fun.
- Titles of Jesus Table Runner: At Easter, Jesus is often referred to as the "Lamb of God," but a simple online search will uncover the many other titles of Jesus found in the Bible. Have fun researching these titles (Son of God, The Light of the World, etc.) and using them to decorate a simple table runner from a roll of craft paper. Take time to talk about their significance over your Easter meal.
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- Capture the Egg: Divide your group in half and give each team eight hard-boiled and colored eggs. Teams line their eggs up and try to protect their eggs from getting captured by the opposing team without getting tagged during the capture attempt. (This is like capture the flag but with eggs.) To win, you have to capture all the opposing team's eggs or be the last one standing.
- Create a Miniature Easter Garden: Often we see the stable at Christmas, so how about a garden for Easter? Starting with a terra cotta pot base, fill it with moss and stones, making a miniature path leading to a larger stone (one with a hole in it, symbolizing the burial place of Christ, would be fun to find). Put small lights or tea candles along the path and light them during dinner or light a candle each Sunday leading up to Easter.
- Candy Guessing Game: One thing that is not in shortage at Easter is candy! Give everyone a paper and pencil and they must close their eyes while a partner places different candy in their mouth. They need to write down what candy it was — this works great with a variety of candy bars or jellybean flavors.
- Bocce Eggs: Hard boil a dozen or so eggs (one white for the target and four colored eggs per player). Gently roll the white egg onto the lawn then take turns rolling colored eggs toward the white one, trying to see who can get closest without touching it. A fun twist is to play with a few raw eggs (colored with a marker) and those who break their raw eggs are out for that round.
- Jesus Detectives: The tomb is empty, how did it get that way?! Have children pretend they are news reporters and need to do a live broadcast or write a news story about some aspect of the Easter story. Have them present their journalistic efforts at the family meal.
- Eggs in a Basket Game: One player is the bunny and the others are Easter eggs. Before the game, have those who are eggs decide what color they are going to be, but they must keep it a secret from the bunny! The bunny guesses one color at a time and the chosen player must run from one side of the playing area to the other without being caught by the bunny. Add to the fun by setting up obstacles for the eggs to go through on the way to the safety of the "basket." If the bunny catches the egg, that player becomes the new bunny.
- Serve a Passover Meal: Research the meaning of Passover and consider purchasing a messianic Passover seder plate and goblet. Take time to read the booklet that accompanies it explaining essential elements of the Passover feast and why understanding the Passover is significant to all believers in Jesus Christ.
- Paper Napkin Eggs: Cut a beautifully patterned paper napkin into half-inch wide strips. Use a water-based sealer/glue/finish and a small paintbrush to adhere strips to the egg (use plastic eggs and a utility knife to cut around the middle), lining up the pattern and trimming away excess. After it dries, add one more layer of glue. These can be filled with a special treat for Easter guests.
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- Recycled Egg Toss: Cut the top half off of four two-liter bottles. Stand back and take turns trying to toss plastic eggs in and see who can get the most into the bottles. The best part is that everything you need can be found in your recycling bin and left-over Easter decorations.
- Easter Word Play: While waiting for Easter dinner or for eggs to be hidden for a hunt, use holiday-related words written at the top of a paper — a copy for each guest — and have them see how many words they can make out of each word like: Easter (eat, rat, sat, ease, tea, tree, etc.) The person with the most words gets out of cleanup or gets an extra chocolate bunny!
- Easter Around the World: In Bermuda, Good Friday is celebrated by flying kites to symbolize Christ's ascension into Heaven. In Australia and the United Kingdom, children display homemade or special hats in an Easter bonnet parade. Start your own family Easter tradition borrowed from somewhere around the world.
- Family Sunrise Service: Easter Sunday is often full of hustle and activity. Why not set aside the Saturday before Easter (or the weekend before) and find a quiet place to see the sun rise, sing a few favorite songs and celebrate a family breakfast together, remembering God's faithfulness from the past year and sharing what Easter means to you.
- Start an Easter Library: Use your library's online reserve-a-book feature and search for lots of fun spring and Easter-themed books to go collect for an afternoon of reading. Some recommended titles are Liz Curtis Higgs' "The Parable of the Lily," Laura Numeroff's "Happy Easter, Mouse!,” Tad Hill's "Duck and Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny" and, for older readers, Lee Strobel's "A Case for Easter" or J. Warner Wallace's "Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection."
- Crystal Covered Egg Shapes: Take a pipe cleaner and shape it into an egg. Attach two different colored smaller pieces shaped like a zigzag stripe across the middle. Completely submerge your egg shape (suspended from a piece of string tied to a bamboo skewer) into a deep glass bowl filled with three tablespoon of borax mixed with one cup of very hot water (six cups should fill a large bowl). Twenty-four hours later, if left undisturbed, you can pull your egg shape out and it will be covered with beautiful crystals. Adult supervision is recommended.
- Easter Uncluttered: Just as Lent inspires people to sacrifice something to reflect Christ's sacrifice, use Easter weekend as a time to purge unnecessary items and donate them to those in need. If children receive a new stuffed animal, consider collecting old stuffed animals and donating them to a charity like S.A.F.E. (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies, Inc.)
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- Bunny Hop Race: Divide into pairs and each pair of players gets two large cardboard or card stock egg cutouts (little ones can decorate beforehand). The first player stands on one egg and the second player places the cutout on the ground in front of the first. Then the first player hops to the second egg. They repeat this until they get to a designated turn around spot and then switch jobs, with the second player being the hopper and the first player is the egg dropper.
- Peeps Wreath: Take a 10-inch Styrofoam wreath and a five-color sampler pack of bunny Peeps (tip: let the Peeps dry out for a couple of days to lessen stickiness) and attach peeps to the wreath with toothpicks. Aim for two per bunny, place in Styrofoam and stab bunnies in the back (sorry bunnies). Fill the center of the ring with vertically placed bunnies. Attach a pastel ribbon at the top. This may best be hung inside so pests aren't a problem or spray with clear varnish to seal.
- Art with Eggs: Ready for some messy fun? Fill hollowed-out eggs with washable liquid paint, then use a glue stick and some tissue paper to cover the hole and throw against a large canvas or on the driveway for a colorful explosion of Easter art.
- Fill 'Er Up: Fill a large bowl with chocolate candies or jellybeans. Give each player a three-ounce cup and a spoon. Placing the handle of the spoon in their mouth, the object of the game is to fill up their cup with candy using only the spoon in their mouth. See who can do it without dropping any candy and the winner gets to eat what's in their cup.
- Easter Tree: Hang simple eggs, flowers or other signs of spring from a branch picked out by the whole family. Another idea is to hang favorite inspirational quotes, Bible verses or symbols of faith from the branches. Stabilize the branch in a jar of marbles or sand and display in a prominent place.
No matter when Easter falls on the calendar, it is a harbinger of spring and a meaningful reminder of new life. These activities include something for every age to celebrate faith, fun and family. Just gather up a few eggs — real or plastic — put on your creative thinking bonnet, and make this Easter one that is full of great memories!
Julie David is married to a worship pastor and after 20 years in ministry together with three daughters, she is still developing the tender balance of thick skin and gracious heart. She currently leads a small group of high school junior girls.
EASTER EGG HUNT IDEAS
Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
You can buy glow in the dark Easter eggs, but to make it more affordable I’ve seen where people just use a Glow Bracelet and put it inside the plastic egg along with the candy and tape it shut. You’ll just want to make sure the plastic egg you are using is a lighter color or even pastel colors! Check out Lil’ Luna for all the details on how she does it!
Mix and Match Hunt
Love this mix and match idea from Make and Takes. Such a good idea for smaller kids to help with color recognition.
I did this with my kids a few years ago and it was a hit! It makes it last a little longer too, which I liked!
Treasure Hunt Egg Hunt
Create a map for the kids to follow to find all the eggs! To take it to the next level you could even get the kids an eye patch and cardboard pirate hat to wear during the egg hunt! Also, don’t forget to have a few eggs filled with chocolate gold coins (aka the treasure)!!
Golden Egg Twist
My SIL’s family does a hunt every year where one Golden Egg is hidden and comes with an extra great prize! In her family they do a larger amount of money, but it really could be anything. And, make sure to hide this Egg in an extra hard spot. In my side of the families hunt, my mom always chose random egg that had the best prize in it. However, a couple years we couldn’t find it and they couldn’t remember exactly where it was. So, they now use monopoly money to replace out actual dollar bills! Then we cash in the monopoly money for real money after the egg hunt is over!
Bunny Bucks Egg Hunt
I thought this idea was so fun from Mothers Niche! Put Bunny Bucks inside the eggs and then set up a Candy and Prize table. After the hunt all the kids can come up to the table and buy what they want with their bucks. You can set the prices for the prizes all differently! You know this will be a guaranteed win with your kids, plus Mothers Niche makes it easy for us with their amazing FREE printables!
Color Coded Egg Hunt
Have each egg color assigned to a specific candy or prize! That way if a child specifically wants a certain candy or prize, they can work extra hard to just get a certain color.
Puzzle Pieces Egg Hunt
Love this from Make the Best of Everything. She uses the pieces from a Blank Puzzles that she customized with a special message and then put the individual pieces in the eggs. Love the message she shared on her puzzle! You could also mix in candy and treats and then have the whole family work to put the puzzle together afterwards!
Inside Egg Hunt
What is a more fun way to start the day then to have the kids wake up to an Easter Egg Hunt inside their house! You can hide them all over the place and the kids can be finding them all throughout the day!
Easter Hunt Letter Challenge
I saw this on Pinterest and think it is SUCH a fun idea! The kids have to find the clues that give them a letter. The letters then give them a password that they need to retreive their prize. She even includes free printables to make it easier on all of us! I can’t wait to do this with Nathan and some of his cousins this year as an activity!
Easter Egg Hunt w/ Clues
I thought this was a great hunt for kids that are more older elementary aged! Plus, it relates back to the TRUE meaning of Easter! The Crafty Mummy even includes downloads for all the clues and some other fun suggestions!
Reverse Egg Hunt
Who says only kids get to have fun? Have your kids color and decorate some eggs (or stuff plastic ones) and hide the eggs for the adults! The kids will think it is so fun to see you guys searching and searching for the eggs! They could even include simple love messages or IOU’s to help around the house!
Checklist Egg Hunt
Create a checklist of what each child should find – 1 pink egg, 2 blue, 3 yellow, 2 green, etc! Then each kid has to go around and find all the items on their list! You could make it fun by buying patterned easter eggs like Camo, Printed, Sports, or Crazy Faced! Each child is assigned a different pattern of Easter Eggs! You could also have a Prize for whoever finished their list correctly first!
Lunch Egg Hunt
Fill the eggs with the lunch items and let the kids find their lunch! Check out Gluesticks Blog for more details.
Follow the Tracks Easter Hunt
Love this idea from Embellish. Follow the Easter bunny tacks and she provides all the printables for you!
Tricky Bunny with Scavenger Hunt
Darling Doodles has great clue cards she offers with words and blank!
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
This fun idea is perfect for kids 4+! We did this last year and it was a hit! You can download Wunder-Mom’s printable set or you could easily make your own!
Smart Phone Easter Egg Hunt
This idea would be SO fun with older kids! I’m passing the on to my older sisters!! Bits of Everything has all the details and printables available for you!
I hope this gives you some fun ideas this Easter Season! I know that putting together this list sure has put me in the mood to plan some fun activities!
Looking for some other fun Easter ideas? Check out these fun activities and treats!
EASTER KIDS ACTIVITIES
Also, make sure and download my Easter Egg Privilege Cards:
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47 Best Easter Games That Will Keep the Kids Entertained
Load up the Easter basket with these fun games for the whole family.
Easter is a highlight of the year for the whole family. Between the big meal and gifts for the little ones, it can seem like a major undertaking. The annual Easter egg hunt is obviously the main event, but make sure you're also prepped with plenty of activities to keep kids (and adults!) busy once the eggs are found. After all, the little ones will need a way to work off that candy-induced sugar rush somehow!
Here, we've compiled the very best Easter games for all ages (in fact, we're pretty sure the whole family will fall in love with them). These indoor and outdoor games and activities will ensure that your Easter celebration is a success this year. Bunny checkers, for instance, will delight grandparents and grandkids simultaneously, while festive relay races will get your kids hopping around the yard. What's better than an active game? Meanwhile, we've got a pastel-covered cornhole toss that you'll love so much, you'll want to use it for all of spring. A scratch-off Easter egg game, DIY "Easter tag," and so many more fun options await. The best part? If you're feeling particularly ambitious, you'll be pleased to know that plenty of our picks double as fabulous Easter crafts and include DIY Easter games too!
P.S. Looking for even more Easter ideas? Check out our best Easter egg decorating ideas and adult Easter egg hunt ideas.
Get the kids up and moving with this fun egg toss game. The plush ball spouts Easter-themed puns&mdashjust be sure to catch him gently so he doesn't "crack"!
This card game is perfect for an Easter basket. Kids can play Go Fish, Old Maid, and Slap Jack with the Easter-themed cards.
This Easter edition of tic tac toe doubles as a table decoration. The kids will be happy to play this game while they wait for the food to be ready.
Fill with all of the Easter candy favorites and then let the guests go wild.
Hunting for eggs doesn't have to be a strictly daytime event. Teens will love scoping out glow-in-the-dark eggs, whether indoors or out. Bonus: This kit also comes with an extra set of glow sticks.
The makers of the "Try Not to Laugh Challenge" created this fabulous companion to the popular book, and we're loving it. It's perfect for kids and tweens alike.
Kids (and kids at heart!) can play a rousing game of Easter bingo with this game set.
This roulette-style game will have your kids (and you!) cracking up all afternoon. Players take turns cracking plastic eggs on their heads&mdashbut one of them is filled with water.
22 Super Fun Games to Play on Easter
Easter is a time when we come together to celebrate family, friendship, and faith. And no matter what the Easter Bunny brings, you can always treasure the memories you and your loved ones make on this special holiday. From gathering around the table to catch up with everyone to discovering who in the family is best at Easter egg art, there are so many opportunities to cherish the day.
This year, make Easter Sunday extra special by taking part in a few festive Easter games that go beyond the traditional Easter egg hunt. Some of these Easter games take a few hours to set up, while others you can play on a whim. The best part? Anyone from toddlers to grandparents can join in the fun.
The Easter Egg Toss Game
Though this is one of the simplest Easter games, it's also a ton of fun. To prep, fill plastic Easter eggs with confetti, or, if you're willing to play outside, water. Have players pair up and toss the eggs back and forth. If a duo drops their egg, they're out. The last pair standing wins.
The best part about this game is that it can be adapted to any number of players (as long as you've got an even number) and works great for ages three and up. Just make sure that players stand closer together if there are younger kids partaking in the holiday fun. Afterward, you can watch one of these classic Easter movies.
The Egg Commands Game
Here's an Easter game that will have everyone laughing by the end. Before your party, write a few funny commands on slips of paper, i.e., "Hop like a bunny 10 times," "Name five things you might find in an Easter basket," or "Take all of the remaining eggs out of your basket one by one and then put them back." Put each slip of paper inside a plastic egg, and divide the eggs evenly into two baskets.
To play, split your group into two teams and have them line up across the room (or yard) from the baskets. On the count of three, the first person on each team runs up to the basket, selects an egg, and performs the action inside that egg. Once they've completed the action, they run back and tap the next team member. The first team to finish their basket wins. You'll want to have anywhere from six to twelve players, ages seven and up.
The Pile of Peeps Game
This Easter game is just like Jenga, only with Peeps! To play, place a coaster in the middle of your table and put a Peep on it. (Make sure you buy the flat bunny Peeps, not the lumpy chick ones). Players take turns adding Peeps to the pile until the pile falls over. And, of course, the person who causes that to happen is out.
The Spoon and Egg Race
No list of Easter games would be complete without this picnic classic. Each player places a hard-boiled egg on a spoon and holds it in their mouth. On the count of three, each player races to the finish line, trying to keep the egg balanced. The first person to make it to the finish line with their egg still intact wins. This is a great way to utilize all those eggs you dyed!
The Jelly Bean Scoop Game
Jelly beans are the MVP of Easter candies, and they are perfect for playing all sorts of Easter games. For this game, each player gets one empty bowl, one bowl filled with jelly beans, and one spoon. The challenge: Put the spoon in your mouth and use it to move all of the jelly beans from the jelly bean bowl to the empty bowl. The first person to do that wins. (Of course, in the end, everyone gets to eat them.) This game can be played with kids ages four and up, in any size group (while jelly beans last).
This is a fun Easter twist on bocce ball that you can easily create at home. To prep, hard boil some eggs—you'll need four for each player, plus one extra. (You can also use a set of wooden eggs from the craft store). Keep one of the eggs white, and dye the others in colored sets of four. Roll (or toss) the white egg onto the lawn, and take turns rolling the colored eggs to see who can get the closest to the white egg without touching it.
The Easter Egg Puzzle Hunt
This is an exciting twist on the classic Easter egg hunt. To play, buy an easy (this is key!) Easter-themed puzzle and some plastic eggs. Place one piece of the puzzle in each egg and hide them around the house or yard. Everyone searches for the eggs and puts the puzzle together as they find each piece. This game is great for kids ages seven and up.
The Carrot in the Basket Game
Of course, every Easter Bunny needs a ton of carrots. But all you need for this cute game is two big Easter baskets and a pile of carrots. Divide your group into two teams and have them toss the carrots into the baskets. Whichever team gets the most carrots in their basket wins. This is one of those Easter games that's great for younger kids, ages one to five.
The Bunny Nose Race
This little game will get everyone in the family giggling. Each player gets a bowl full of cotton balls (or bunny tails, if you will). Everyone puts a small amount of Vaseline on their nose and tries to move the cotton balls out of their bowl with just their nose. Whoever moves all of the cotton balls out of the bowl first wins. For larger groups, you can split into teams and do it relay style. This Easter game is best for ages six and up, and works for any size group—just make sure you buy enough cotton balls!
It's actually pretty easy to turn a regular set of toy bowling pins into bunny bowling pins (like these, by Handmade Charlotte). Set them up in your yard and see who can knock down the most. For an extra Easter twist, you could use dyed hard-boiled eggs instead of a plastic ball. The game is perfect for kids ages six and up and works wonderfully with groups of two to ten players.
Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny
This party classic is perfect for any Easter gathering. To play, hang a paper bunny on the wall. Players take turns being blindfolded and trying to pin the bunny tail on the Easter Bunny's rump. You can buy a Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny set, or, if you're feeling creative, you can draw one of your own!
The Chalk Bunny Hop Game
Here's a great way to get everyone moving and grooving outside. Use a picture of a bunny and a piece of cardboard to make a chalk bunny template. Use sidewalk chalk and your template to draw a few bunnies all around your driveway or another safe concrete area. Start by having everyone hop from bunny to bunny. Then have everyone dance from bunny to bunny. Then have everyone skip from bunny to bunny. Take suggestions from the kids for more movement ideas—and don't forget to put on some fun tunes to make this game even more exciting.
The Easter Egg Matching Game
If you want your Easter games to be educational, this one is a winner. Take some plastic eggs and use a Sharpie to write uppercase letters on one half, and the corresponding lowercase letters on the other half. Twist the eggs to mix them up, and challenge your kiddos to match the letters together. It's the perfect game for any youngster still learning their letters. The Alphabet Easter Egg Game is recommended for ages four to six and can be played with groups of one to five kids.
The Easter Egg Tower Game
Once your Easter egg hunt is over, chances are you'll have a bunch of empty plastic eggs leftover. That's the perfect opportunity to have an Easter egg tower-building contest! Stack egg halves on top of each other, and see who can build the tallest tower without it falling down.
The Don't Eat the Peep Game
This printable game is easy as pie to set up. Print out the game boards and distribute them to players. Give each player a little bowl filled with jellybeans, cereal, or some other type of candy. Everyone puts one piece on each square of the board. One person is "it" and leaves the room. The remaining players decide which square is "the Peep." Once that's decided, the player who's "it" comes back into the room their job is to find "the Peep" by eating pieces of candy one square at a time. If they eat the piece of candy on the Peep square, everyone else yells "Don't eat the Peep!" This is a great game for younger kids (ages three to seven) who will think yelling "Don't eat the Peep!" is hilarious.
This is a classic improv game that is perfectly on brand for Easter. Have everyone form a circle. Each player pats their hands on their laps to a moderate beat, while saying "oomba" together. Then, on the beat, the first "leader" (select this person in advance) makes bunny ears with their fingers and points them toward themselves twice, and then (making eye contact) they point their bunny fingers toward another player, while saying "Bunny, bunny. Bunny, bunny."
That player then becomes the leader, and repeats the motion, passing to another player. Once you've got the hang of passing the bunny fingers around the circle, add on a new twist. When the bunny fingers are passed to a new leader, the people on either side of the leader wave their hands and say "tokey tokey" along with them. Watch a video of the game being played to get the hang of it quickly. This game is best played in groups of four or more.
The Jelly Bean Guessing Game
The jelly bean guess is one of the most popular Easter games out there, and there's a reason why: Everyone loves it! Before the party starts, fill a mason jar with jelly beans. As your guests arrive, have them guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. The person whose guess is the closest wins the jar.
The Chubby Bunny Game
Chubby Bunny is a classic (and the perfect excuse to eat more Peeps!). Each round, every player puts a Peep into their mouth and says "Chubby Bunny." Once you've got so many marshmallows in your mouth that you can't say "Chubby Bunny" articulately or with a straight face, you're out. The last person standing wins.
You'll want to make sure all your players are old enough to understand the concept of a choking hazard. Aside from that, this is one of those Easter games where you can have as many players as you'd like!
The Classic Egg Tapping Easter Game
Egg tapping—or egg fight as some call it—is a classic Easter game tradition that dates back centuries. And fortunately, this Easter game is pretty simple. All you need to play is two hard-boiled eggs. One person holds an egg in their hand while the other player taps their egg against it, hoping to break their opponent's egg without breaking their own. The first person to have their egg cracked loses. This game can be extended by having the winner continue to challenge new opponents—and the last one standing with an uncracked egg after everyone has been challenged wins.
The Paint-Filled Eggs on Canvas Activity
This Easter game is less of a challenge and more about just having fun. You'll need empty eggshells with the tops cut off so you can fill them with various colors of paint. Go for Easter pastels or vibrant colors—it's your choice! Once you have your eggs filled, put tissue paper squares over each eggshell and use glue to carefully secure them, making sure they're completely dry. After that, all you need is to go outside and start letting the little ones throw the paint-filled eggs at some blank canvases. It's fun to do, and you'll get some amazing pieces of art out of it!
The Egg Rolling Game
An Easter twist on the classic horse race, this game is simple to execute, but still fun for the whole family. All you need is some kind of incline and a few hard-boiled eggs. Each person stands at the top of the incline and rolls their eggs down all at once. The first person to have their egg reach the bottom is the winner. The steeper the hill, the more entertaining.
The Swinging Basket Game
This is another one of those Easter games that is all about aim and hand-eye coordination—a challenge the bigger kids will certainly enjoy. All you need is some rope, a basket, plastic Easter eggs, popcorn kernels, and tape. Fill your plastic eggs with popcorn kernels and tape them shut to give them a little weight. Then, after you hang your basket from a tree branch, line the children up and have them take turns trying to throw eggs into the basket. Once the kids get a hang of it, take up the difficulty by swinging the basket back and forth while they try to throw their eggs in.
Easter Game- Egg Toss Bottles
JDaniel and I had the opportunity to go to JoAnn’s Fabrics and Crafts to hunt for treasures. We searched up and down every aisle and found way too many amazing things. I was just looking for the material needed to make an Easter Game with Egg Toss Bottles . JDaniel wanted to see what they had beyond my supply list. He loved the giant foam mattresses that seemed to reach the ceiling. The holiday related supplies also called to him. It was just as hard for me to focus on my supply list.
We eventually ended up looking through the array of washi tape to find designs that looked like Easter. It took quite a while to decide with designs. There were so many great choices. Deciding on what colors were really the most Easter like really helped.
The next item on my list was plastic Easter eggs. I thought it would be really easy to decide which ones to take home. JDaniel loved the giant eggs, but it was decided that they wouldn’t fit inside the plastic juice bottles that we were going to use to catch the eggs. Maybe the Easter bunny will have to sneak back to JoAnn’s and get him one of those.
It was hard to leave our time of window shopping, but beautiful warm sun was calling to JDaniel to come play in it. I was excited about heading home to put together the egg toss catchers.
While JDaniel played in our backyard, I sat in a folding chair and removed the bottom area of both juice bottles. When that was done, I started wrapping the washi tape around the juice bottles. The bottles were a little challenging to wrap. They had a lot of ridges and curves. I have never crafted with washi tape before and was surprised by how easy it was to pull up and move on the bottle when it looked a little wonky (not straight) to me. It is now my favorite kind of tape!
When the egg toss catchers were done, I asked JDaniel to play catch with me. It turns out that I am not very good at catching eggs being tossed at me. Thank goodness we used plastic eggs.
If you would like to find the washi tape or tie dyed eggs we used for this Easter game or egg toss activity or craft supplies for a wonderful idea of your own , you need to visit JoAnn’s Fabrics and Craft.
Disclaimer: I was sent a gift card to buy the materials to complete this craft ideas.
7 Adult Easter Egg Hunt Ideas That Go Way Beyond Jelly Beans and Quarters
Hunting for plastic eggs isn't just for kids! These grown-up ideas will keep the adults entertained all day.
Being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t participate in the annual Easter egg hunt tradition. In fact, we’ve found that it’s actually more fun as a grown-upuse the Easter egg prizes for adults are way more fun than quarters and candy. While large gatherings of friends or family aren&apost advised this year (we&aposre still following social distancing guidelines), you can still arrange a fun adult Easter egg hunt for you and your partner, your roommates, or whomever else is included in your pod.
Use one of these suggestions to organize a casual adults-only Easter egg scavenger hunt, or put together an all-out competition that starts as soon as Easter brunch is over. You could even make and fill adult Easter baskets with fun prizes! This is one holiday celebration you&aposll be talking about all year.
1 Change the way you dye eggs
For many families, dyeing Easter eggs together is an annual tradition. We may be past the egg, milk, and toilet paper shortages of spring 2020, but that doesn’t mean you want to be wasteful. If you do have fresh eggs at home, you might want to preserve them for eating, not decorating or crafting. (For best results, avoid dyeing eggs and then eating them later. Not all dyes or decorating tools are food-safe—unless you try a homemade egg dye—and even though they’re on the shell, it’s better to be safe than sorry.)
Instead, consider using Styrofoam eggs or another type of crafting egg. These eggs can be ordered straight to your door—you still want to avoid unnecessarily trips to the store—and decorated with markers, crayons, and more tools you likely already have around the house. Best of all, you can save your favorites (and any extra, undecorated eggs) for next year.
The rules of the egg tap game are simple: everyone grabs a hard boiled egg and goes around in a circle using their egg to try and crack the person's egg next to you without cracking your own. To give it an adult twist, you can give away a bottle of wine or champagne for the person whose egg cracks last. This can be played with both the adults and children in the family, so you don't have to worry that you can't invite any other outside guests to join.
Sure, any adult would love to open up a plastic egg and find some booze inside, but if you happen to be quarantined with your girl gang this Easter, make your egg hunt beautiful. Hide plastic eggs filled with mini nail polishes, lip stick, eye shadows, face mask packets, and sample sizes of your favorite beauty products. Everyone will be happy with a mini beauty kit.
Busy creating our Egg Roll characters
The Egg Roll Part 1 – Decorating
First let the whole family turn your hard boiled eggs into “characters”. Of course you can decorate them whatever way you wish. Scribbles, stickers, animals.. in our case we went for wacky faces. We made sure that EVERYONE joined in – from the kids, to uncle, auntie, granny and grandpa!
Make this as simple or complicated as you wish. A hot glue gun is helpful for quick and easy hair accessories. You can even print off some Bunny Ears and Pirate Hats over at Picklebums!
Prizes may be awarded for best decorated egg & as well as best named egg (ours had names, but I confess, I forgot to write them down…)
And they are OFF. The Downhill Egg Roll Race begins.
The Egg Roll Part 2 – “Playing” our Family Easter Game
Ok. So ideally you need a hill for this. Lucky for us, Granny and Grandpa LIVE On a hill. If you don’t fear not.. we have an alternative. Bit first to the hill.
The hole family needs to line up with their eggs. The on the word go, let them roll down the hill.
The Egg Roll Part 2 – Who are the Egg Rolling Game “Winners”?
Our eggs after the Great Egg Roll Downhill Race! The best Family Easter Game.
You can have two types of Easter Egg Roll Game winners – one is the egg that has gone the furthers (curved lines don’t count.. it has to be furthest down the hill). This is relatively easy to determine, as it is a physical distance. However you can easily cheat and just literally throw your egg as far as you can.
The second way to win – is which egg remains intact the most. Needless to say this is subjective.. and some squabbling may ensue. So you must make sure an independent judge has been nominated.
Family Easter Games: The Egg Roll Part 3 – Awards
Our least broken egg winner!
Needless to say, this is just a little “extra”.. we love to crown our winning eggs with tiny paper crowns.
Our furthest down the hill Egg Roll winner!
Needless to say this is not strictly necessary, but adds to the fun and annual Easter photo opportunity!
Well. I hope you enjoyed this Family Easter Game post.. and that you two will have an Egg Roll Downhill Race just like the White House (but hopefully even more fun!!). And if not downhill.. that you improvise with wooden spoons or newspaper “bats”. ENJOY and have fun.