Easter’s really fun for kids, and you can make it ‘eggs-tra’ special for them this year with these fun and oh-so-simple games. These are great bonding activities for you and your child, or you can mount them as a activity in your church, play group or neighborhood. The materials are cheap and easy to prepare— and best of all, the kids will love them!
Organize an Easter egg hunt
There’s a reason why this is such a classic Easter activity. Just hide your decorated Easter eggs all over the house and garden. The kids, baskets in hand, will look for them. Others like to use hollow plastic eggs filled with candies and chocolates. (Find out how much candy people eat during Easter.)
Older kids may enjoy a more challenging version of this activity: a treasure hunt! Hide clues in the hollow plastic eggs to lead them to the next step, until they reach a big reward (like a toy or a special Easter cake). However, do have prizes on hand for all the kids, so no one goes home disappointed. (other variations of this: instead of hiding eggs, cut out paper carrots and hide them all over the house. Whoever finds the most gets a prize!)
Race to the finish line
This game is fun to play and even fun to watch. It’s an Easter egg relay. Each team starts with two baskets: one filled with eggs, and the other empty. The baskets are positioned on opposite ends of the room. The object of the game is for each child to move the eggs from one basket to another—without using their hands. They can only scoop the egg up with a plastic spoon in their mouth. It’s great, silly fun!
Decorate your Easter hat
Decorating eggs is just part of the fun! Give kids plastic fedora hats, and lots of flowers, lace, glitter, beads, feathers, fruits. They can make their own Easter hat and have their own Easter parade or fashion show. (You can even have a big box of costumes, with scarves, feather boas, silly belts and colorful vests.) Ask the adults to join in on the fun! Why wait for Halloween to make a silly costume, right?
This activity is great for an Easter party. The hat can serve as both a craft activity and a party souvenir. And just think of how cute this would all look in a scrapbook!
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