21 Fun Easter Games for Kids to Play

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Who doesn’t love Easter? Spring is in the air. It’s starting to get warm. The sun is shining.

Most people think of Easter egg hunts as THE Easter activity. That is not all the fun that can be had.

These Easter games for kids will give you some fun alternatives.

These game ideas will work in the classroom, at home, or in daycare.

Kids Easter Games

1. Easter Bingo

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2. Jelly Bean Game

Materials:

  • Container
  • 2-3 packs of jelly beans
  • Score sheet
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Number of Players: Small to large groups

Instructions

  1. Find a deep, clean, non-see-through container to pour in several bags of JELLY BEANS.
  2. Make a point chart on paper or blackboard for the different colored jelly-beans. An example is-
    • Purple 5 pts
    • Green 10 pts
    • Yellow 20 pts
    • Orange 25 pts
    • Red 30 pts
  3. Divide into teams and have one person at a time from each team, draw out a jelly-bean. The team is awarded the points for the color that is pulled out.
  4. The drawer gets to eat the jelly-bean. The first team to reach 500 pts is the winner.

Tips: You can use any kind of candy that has many colors such as Skittles or Sweet Tarts. This is also a great transition activity or to get the group to quiet down!

3. Bunny Buzz Game

Instructions:

  1. All players sit in a circle.
  2. Players take turns quickly counting off numbers in turn: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…
  3. When the number seven is reached, that player must say, “I love the Easter Bunny“, instead of seven.
  4. When the child fails to do so and says seven, the child is out of the game.
  5. The game continues until only one player is left to be declared the winner.

4. Egg Rolling

Materials:

  • Inclined surface
  • Hardboiled eggs (decorated optional)

Instructions

  1. Find your inclined surface. This could be a hill or some type of ramp.
  2. The Egg Roll is basically a race, the eggs are rolled down the hill and the one that reaches the bottom first wins.

5. Egg and Spoon Races

Materials:

  • Eggs (real or plastic)
  • Spoons
  • Area to run

Instructions

  1. Determine the start and finish lines
  2. Give each child a spoon and egg.
  3. Have them place the egg on the spoon.
  4. Have a countdown, “On your mark, get set, GO!”
  5. The first one across the finish line wins.

Game Tips:

To make it easy for younger kids, place something on the spoon to make the egg stick.

Variations could include relays and obstacle courses.

You can use marshmallow chicks in place of the eggs.

6. Easter Bunny Tag

This a fun easter activity. Easy to play and no materials needed.

Played the same as a traditional game of tag except that everyone must hop. If you do anything but hop then you’re automatically it.

7. Easter Egg Match-Up

Materials:

Instructions

  1. Gather a large amount of different colored plastic eggs.
  2. Separate the eggs and hide each half in a different place.
  3. The children must match up their egg half to the hidden half to play the game.
  4. When children have found their half–encourage them to help those that are still searching.
  5. All get a prize for playing.

Game Tips

If you have more kids than colors-number the egg halves. Example: If you have 10 blue eggs-write egg 1, egg 2, egg 3, etc. on both halves.

8. Cardboard Egg Hop

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Paint, markers, or crayons

Instructions

  1. Draw and cut out two large cardboard eggs for each team.
  2. Decorate them with paint, markers, or crayons.
  3. Have each player choose a teammate and give each pair of players two eggs.
  4. For each pair, there is a hopper and a helper. Starting at one end of the room, the helper places an egg on the floor in front of the hopper, who hops onto it with both feet.
  5. The helper then places the other egg a little way ahead and the hopper jumps onto it.
  6. This continues until the pair gets to the end of the room. Now players change roles. The first pair back to the starting line wins.

This can be played as a relay. When one team returns, the next two people in line continue! Also when young children play this—–just play and hop! This doesn’t need to be a competitive game!

9. Hopping Challenge

This can be played in a circle game, a line, or as a “Bunny Says____” game. Give children a variety of “hopping” commands such as:

  • Hop in one place
  • Hop and turn in a circle at the same time
  • Hop on left/right foot
  • Hop backward, sideways, make a square or circle
  • Hop over a line
  • Hop with a partner
  • Hop to different rhythms (clap hands, use drum, music, etc…)

This could also be used as a transition activity where the LAST direction would be, ‘Hop and line up!’

10. Alphabet Egg Hunt Word Game

This is a fun Easter scavenger hunt game. Have children use their detective skills to find the “eggs” and then, once the eggs are collected, find the hidden words. (They’ll try to create words from the letters on the alphabet eggs.) The winner is the team who can make the most words. But first … you’ll need to create the eggs.

Materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  1. Draw lots of eggs on colorful construction paper. You can make them different sizes, anywhere from 2 to 6 inches long. Cut them off the paper.
  2. Decorate one side of the eggs with interesting patterns. Write a letter on the other side.
  3. Make enough eggs to use all the letters of the alphabet, and then make at least three more eggs for each vowel (Example: three for A, three for I, etc.).
  4. Make some extra blank eggs. These will be used as “wild” eggs, which means players can decide which letter they want the egg to be.
  5. When you are done creating, ask someone to hide the eggs inside your class, house, or yard.

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11. Walking the Easter Egg

Materials:

  • (2) hard-boiled Easter eggs
  • (1) spoon for every child that is playing

Instructions

  1. To play this game all you need to do is divide the kids into teams, and have them form a line.
  2. The first child at the beginning of the line takes the Easter egg and puts it in his/her spoon.
  3. This child then passes the Easter egg to the next one in line, until the egg has traveled to the end of the line, and all the way back to the beginning of the line.
  4. The first team to get the Easter egg back to the front of the line is the winner.

12. Egg Bowling

Materials:

  • (1) Colored boiled egg per player
  • (1) white hard-boiled egg

Instructions

  1. When coloring boiled eggs, leave one white for this game which is very similar to Italian Bocce Ball.
  2. Place the white egg in the center of an open space and take turns to see who can roll their dyed egg closest to the white egg without touching or moving it.

This game can also be played with plastic eggs.

13. Fluffy Needs a Tail

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  1. Each played will put the blindfold on when it’s their turn.
  2. Each player will take turns “Pinning the Tail” on the bunny.

Check out our list of blindfold games.

14. Duck Walk Race

Instructions

  1. Have the kids line up at the Start Line, squat down and grasp their ankles with each hand from behind.
  2. On GO, they waddle to a designated Finish Line.
  3. They can’t let go of their ankles or they’re disqualified.
  4. The first child over the Finish Line is the winner.
  5. This would be fun to play “waddle music”…

15. Bunny Hop Follow the Leader

Play Follow the Leader with an Easter theme. Start hopping and then add other movements as well.

16. Easter Guess the Number

Materials:

  • A jar
  • Easter eggs, jelly beans, cotton balls, or other candy.
  • Pencil
  • Paper

Instructions

  1. Take a jar and fill it with Easter eggs, jelly beans, etc. Count the candies as you put them in the jar.
  2. Leave a piece of paper and a pencil next to the jar and have all the children guess how many candies are in the jar.
  3. Be sure they write their name on the paper beside their guess.
  4. The child who is the closest without going over wins the jar!

17. Find Your Name Easter Egg Hunt

Materials:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Marker

Instructions

  1. Write the name of each child on one of the plastic easter eggs you hide.
  2. They get an Easter treat when they bring you the egg they found.
  3. They can put the candy in their egg.

18. Egg Toss

Materials:

  • One hard-boiled egg per pair of children

Instructions

  1. You’ll need one, hard-boiled egg for each pair of children.
  2. Have the children stand across from a partner. They should stand one foot apart.
  3. When the leader says, “Go” the children should toss the eggs to their partners.
  4. With hard-boiled eggs, everyone can play the whole game because the eggs won’t crack.
  5. With each toss, the children should back up one step. Play until the eggs are destroyed and before the kids get bored.

19. The Egg-A-Thon

This can be played as a race or relay.

Materials:

  • Hardboiled egg or a plastic Easter egg
  • Tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Use a tablespoon and a hard-boiled egg or plastic Easter egg and plastic spoon.
  2. Children try to walk fast holding the egg in the spoon to the finish line.
  3. It can also be done as a relay and have one child in the middle of the race line waiting.
  4. The children transfer the egg to their relay partner’s spoon and go!

20. Easter Egg Blow

Instructions

  1. Divide the children into two teams.
  2. Place each team on one side of a table opposite each other.
  3. Place a colored cotton ball on the table and pretend it is an Easter egg.
  4. The object of the game is to blow the egg off the opposing team’s side of the table. Players can not use their hands in any way.

21. The Wolf and the Easter Eggs

This is a version of an “IT GAME”.

Instructions

  1. “It” is the Wolf.
  2. All other players are “Easter Eggs.”
  3. The “Easter Eggs” group up and decide what color Easter egg they want to be.
  4. When everyone has picked their color, they turn around and line up facing the wolf from an agreed-upon line.
  5. The wolf then starts to guess colors. As the wolf guesses, the player with that color steps forward one step and spell out their color.
    • Example: If the color is ‘brown’ they spell out B-R-O-W-N before the wolf tags them.
  6. As soon as the player spells their color, they run a pre-determined “Obstacle Course” or circle. The run must be completed before they are tagged by the wolf.
  7. When the run is completed, the eggs run back to their “Basket”(or home base) with the rest of the eggs
  8. If the eggs make it back to the “basket” with the other eggs they group again and the one that ran chooses another color.
  9. The game goes on until the wolf tags someone, and that person is then the new wolf.

This is a great game for younger children to learn how to spell their colors. Be sure to instruct younger children to choose a shorter color name (red) and one they KNOW how to spell.

In Summary

We hope you have enjoyed these Easter games for kids. Find one or two that fits your situation and start having fun. I assure you, kids will love playing and having fun.

A collection of 21 fun Easter games for kids. These are great for at home, in the classroom, or family get togethers.
A collection of fun Easter games to be played in the classroom.

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