HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE EASTER THIS YEAR?
You might look forward to Easter for many reasons: church, dressing up, family gatherings, good food, and of course, the big egg hunt. But after the egg hunt winds down, you might wonder what to do next – especially when the kids still have lots of energy!
Luckily, there are tons of games to keep your family entertained. Have you heard of the egg push or jelly bean relay?
Read on to learn more about these fun games!
CREATE NEW FAMILY TRADITIONS WITH THESE EASTER GAMES
1. EGG TOSS
This is a classic. Form teams of two and have team members face one another, about a foot apart. They will gently toss an egg back and forth.
Each time the egg is successfully caught, take one step backward and toss again. If the egg falls but doesn’t crack, the team can still play. If a team’s egg breaks, they are out. The last team with an unbroken egg wins.
For younger kids, consider playing with plastic eggs filled with candy (instead of real eggs with hard shells).
This is one of the most popular yard games to play on Easter, loved by both kids and adults. The goal is for each player to hit colored balls through hoops around the lawn with a mallet, scoring points for hitting each ball through the hoops in the correct order and direction.
Click here to read up on the official rules of croquet.
3. EGG TOWER
For this game, you’ll need empty toilet paper tubes. You can either use plastic easter eggs or real eggs, depending on how brave you are.
Set a timer for two minutes. Each player will build a tower by stacking a tube, then an egg on top, a tube, then an egg, and so on. The player with the tallest tower by the end of the time wins.
4. JELLY BEAN BALANCE
Another fun jelly bean game!
Hand out popsicle sticks and cups of jelly beans to each player. Players will hold the popsicle stick in their mouth and place jelly beans onto the stick. The first player to balance five jelly beans on their stick wins.
5. EGG MEMORY GAME
This one requires a dozen plastic eggs. Divide the eggs into 6 pairs (you can have more pairs if you’d like to make it more challenging). Put identical objects into each pair of eggs – you can use chocolates, jelly beans, legos, or anything else that fits.
Next, mix the eggs up and put them on a table. Each player takes a turn picking two eggs and opening them. If the contents of the eggs are identical, the player keeps those two eggs and opens two more. If the contents don’t match, the player will return the objects to the eggs, and then the next player will go.
Continue playing until no more eggs are left on the table. The player with the most eggs wins.
6. POTATO SACK RACE
Another classic. Make a start and finish line, and have players line up at the start line with their feet in their potato sack. Once the race begins, they must hop their way to the finish line.
7. EGG LAWN BOWLING
You will need a dozen real eggs for lawn bowling. Keep one egg white, and then dye each of the other eggs in a new color.
Roll or lightly toss the white egg out onto the lawn. Each player will roll their colored eggs toward the white egg. The goal is to get as close to the white egg as possible, but if your egg hits the white egg, you are out. The player who gets their egg the closest wins. If a player’s egg breaks, they are out.
8. EASTER BUNNY TAG
This is a family favorite, and it’s simple – no supplies are needed. It’s played just like traditional tag except instead of running, players hop. If you don’t hop, you’re “it.”
9. CRAFT TIME
Craft time is an excellent way to wind down from the excitement of the high-energy games.
Crafts are fun for bringing the festivity into the holiday, and you can always use your crafts as decorations next year.
Wondering what prizes to give out at your Easter gathering? Consider the following:
- Lego Easter eggs
- Beanie babies
- Easter socks
- Candy bars
- $2 bills
- Gift cards
- Coloring books
- Pop It fidget toys
CELEBRATE EASTER AND GET INTO THE SPRING SPIRIT
Easter is a time of joy, renewal, and celebration. Enjoy a holiday full of cherished time with loved ones.
We hope you and your family have a happy Easter!