These fun Easter Games for Kids are perfect for parties and family gatherings!
Kids love Easter and understandably so. There are usually colorful eggs, treats of all kinds and lots of games to play. In fact, Easter is one of those days when mom and dad even get out to join in the fun! Below are five games for kids that anyone would enjoy on Easter.
Easter Games for Kids
Many of these games use eggs. If you don't want to deal with the mess of using raw eggs, you can use confetti eggs (Cascarones). It is actually fun when they break because glitter and confetti spills out.
Easter Egg Toss
What would Easter be without eggs flying through the air? The egg toss is a classic and can be quite messy. Make sure you or your kids are wearing old clothes or something you don’t mind getting egg yolk on. Trash bags work wonders for this game if you poke your head through the top and wear it like a parka. Have two lines of partners stand a few feet apart facing one another. Each side will toss the egg once from that distance. Then, after each toss, the lines will take one step back and do it again. You are out when your egg shatters. Let the fun ensue.
Egg and Spoon Race
This is another Easter classic but with less chance of you getting dirty. Pick a start and finish line and place your raw egg on a spoon. Then you have to run to the finish line (walk, hop or whatever you choose) without touching the egg. The balancing act makes this nearly impossible but it is fun to watch folks try. A broken egg means you are out of the contest.
This one is generally done indoors on a slick surface such as a linoleum floor. Place an egg on the floor at a starting line and come up with a method for rolling it across the floor. The best method is with your nose only. Then the various contestants have to use that method to get their egg over the finish line. There are many variations of this, but rolling an egg is a tough thing to do in one direction regardless. This is great fun to do with kids.
There is something incredibly special about watching your kids waddle to the finish line, folks. Line up a group of willing participants and have them grab the backsides of both their ankles with their hands. Make them stay in the position for the duration of a forty or fifty-yard race and enjoy the fun. If you really want a laugh, get the adults in on this silly little game.
Timed Egg Search
Everyone has heard of the Easter egg hunt. Few know about the super secret timed egg search. This game is similar to an Easter egg hunt but with a few twists.
First, you will hide all the eggs in areas that are age reflective for the kids that are participating. Make sure you have a specific number of eggs for each kid so that nobody is left out.
One by one, each kid is put on a stopwatch to find a certain number of eggs. Draw numbers to see who goes first, second, etc. Have each child go out and find that number of eggs exactly and stop the watch when they confirm the eggs with you. Keep records of the times and who does it the fastest. The winner gets a trophy to keep on the mantle until the next Easter when he or she will be challenged all over again by other kids and contestants. This creates a great deal of excitement and fun and a toy trophy can be gotten for next to nothing. Some families even inscribe the winner every year onto the trophy. You can substitute any representative prize.