Before or after a big Easter meal with your family or an Easter egg hunt, you may have a number of children who need entertaining and who need to expend some energy. Check out these Easter games for children to play both indoors and outdoors:
• Bunny Hop — This game is a great way to get your guests up and moving. You can find the music online on your smartphone and play it so everyone can dance.
• Hot Egg Game — This game is just like the traditional Hot Potato game played with a hard-boiled egg. Use a dyed hard-boiled egg or a plastic egg, and to music, let the guests pass it. The guest with the egg when the music stops is out of the game and the last guest in the game is the winner.
• Bunny Count — All guests sit in a circle. They take turns counting off numbers one by one: 1,2,3,4….When the number seven is reached, that player must say, I love the Easter Bunny, instead of the number seven. When the player fails to do so and says seven, that guest is out of the game. Start over at one each time seven or I love the Easter Bunny is said. The game continues until only one guest is left to be declared the winner.
• Count the Jelly Beans — Fill a jar up with jelly beans or pastel M&M’s. You need to count the jelly beans first, and then let the guests guess how many candies are in the jar. The guest who guesses the closest number wins. It would be nice to let the guests then divide the candies among everyone.
• Egg Rolling — Prepare a hard-boiled egg for each guest, along with a hockey stick or plastic bat. Each guest stands at the starting line. The egg is placed on the ground and pushed along with the stick to the finish line. The hockey stick must stay below waist level, and the egg cannot crack or break. The winner is the first guest to reach the finish line.
• Pin the Tail on the Bunny — This is an Easter version of the ever-beloved Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Blindfold your guest, and give him/her a white cotton ball or white pom-pom with tape on it to try to stick in the proper place on a large poster of a bunny.
• Egg Bowling — Prepare colored hard-boiled eggs and one white hard-boiled egg. Roll the white one into the center of a room and take turns to see who can roll their colored egg closest to the white egg. The guests can try to roll the eggs with plastic spoons or with their noses.
• Easter Egg And Spoon Race – This is an old time favorite game that’s tons of fun for kids and adults alike. Form two teams and plan a race course with a mid-point. Each team member must balance an egg on a spoon, walk or run as fast as they can to the mid-point, circle it and head back to hand off the spoon and egg to the next player.
• Easter Bunny Tag — Your children already know how to play the game tag, but in this version, you have to hop instead of run, which makes it harder. The guest who doesn’t hop automatically becomes “it.”
• Bunny, Bunny Hop — This game is like Duck, Duck, Goose with a hop. Change the words to bunny as you tap each guest and hop when one guest is selected. Instead of running around the circle, players hop with their feet together.
• Egg Toss — This game for pairs requires cooperation. Each pair faces each other at a starting line and is given one egg. The person with the egg tosses it to the person without it. With each toss, each guest takes a large step backwards. This continues until they successfully reach an end mark and then return to the starting line with an unbroken egg. If a pair does not successfully complete their toss and their egg breaks, they are out of the game.
• Duck Races — Guests line up on a start line. At the signal, they all bend over and grasp their ankles. The winner is the first guest to waddle to the finish line without letting go of his or her ankles.
Check out my post on how to organize an Easter Egg treasure hunt and my post on how to organize an Easter Egg hunt for multiple ages. Have fun on Easter with happy children playing games! Enjoy!