Easter Games and Activities
By Alecia Dixon
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- Picture of animals - children must know what sound they make (2 of each animal)
- Hat or bowl
How To Play: Have each child draw a picture out of the hat. They must then find their partner by making the sound that the animal makes and listening to the other children for an animal making the same sound as they are.
Find your Egg-Match
- Construction paper Eggs
How To Play: Cut eggs in half either in different angles, or with decorative large cutting scissors. Hand out the eggs and have the children find their egg-match!
Broken Egg Riddles
- Large eggs cut in two
- Riddle written on the first half of the egg
- Answer written on the second half of the egg
How To Play: Children go around and ask the riddle and the second child will give the answer. If the answers are correct, the two children who are matched up then sit down. Game is over when all children have matched up the riddle to the answer.
Easter Bunny Says
How To Play: Played similar to Simon Says. The player up is the "Easter Bunny". Player will say "Easter Bunny says hop on one foot". The children will hop on one foot. Player will say "Stop". The children are to keep hopping on one foot until player says "Easter Bunny says stop". Repeat for additional activities such as take one baby step forward, step backwards, turn around, sit down. Sometimes Easter Bunny will say "Easter Bunny says" and sometimes he won't.
How To Play: Begin playing music, everyone moves and dances until the music stops then they must "freeze" in whatever position they happen to be in.
Pin The Egg On The Basket
- Big picture of a basket
- A decorated paper Easter egg, for each child, with adhesive on back and their name on the front (could be an art activity before playing--everyone makes their own)
How To Play: Blindfold the player, spin 'em around and let them try to stick the egg on the basket. Give a prize for the player that gets the closest.
- Cardboard egg with ribbon attached
How To Play: Show the children the cardboard egg. Have them close their eyes until you tell them to open them. Hide the egg with the ribbon attached so only the ribbon shows. Have the children open their eyes, stand up and search for the egg ribbons. If they find it they should not say a word but return quickly and quietly to their seats. The first person to sit down wins and may take a turn at hiding the egg.
Find the Easter Eggs
- 100+ Construction paper Easter eggs cut out
How To Play: Hide the eggs while the children are out of the room. Have the children find as many eggs as they can. Then have children go back to their tables or groups and count how many eggs the whole group has. Highest number of eggs collected get to make their treats first.
- Chairs with laminated Easter eggs or Bunnies taped to the seats
- Easter Egg Stomp
- Large laminated Easter eggs, taped to the floor, one for each child
How To Play: Every child begins by standing on an egg that has been taped to the floor. Start the music and have the children walk around the room. When the music stops they need to stand on an egg or they're out. Remove one egg after each musical segment.
Bunny, Bunny, Rabbit
How To Play: Have children sit in a circle. One child is "it" and hops around the circle tapping each child on the head and saying, "bunny, bunny, bunny..." until he/she finally says, "RABBIT". Both children hop around the circle trying to reach the vacated spot first.
How To Play: A child begins by being "it". Everyone hops like a bunny trying to keep from getting tagged by the child that's "it". Watch out, if you run you're "it".
Capture the Egg
- Four blue flags with a bunny on the front
- Four green flags with an Easter egg on the front
How To Play: Divide children into two groups. Each team has four Easter flags. Place the flags on the ground in a row. The object is to run to the other team's side and try to take three of there flags back to their own side without getting touched. If they get touched, they must stand still until one of their teammates touches them.
Easter Cupcake Walk
- Cupcake for each child
- Numbers taped to the floor
- Easter basket to hold number call cards
How To Play: When the music starts the children begin to walk around the room stepping on each of the numbers as they go. When the music stops the children should step on the number closest to them. A number is pulled from the Easter basket and the child standing on that number gets to choose a cupcake and return to their desk. That number is then removed from the floor and the bag. Continue until every child has a cupcake.