Easter Games and Activities
Easter Relay Games
By Alecia Dixon
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- Large cardboard with Easter basket drawn on one side Good size hole cut-out in center of basket, or a few small holes for older kids.
- Colorful egg-shaped bean bags (Easter eggs)
- Bucket to hold bean bags
- Tape to mark distance line
How To Play: Place cardboard basket a little distance from a wall with a paper box lid on floor to catch Easter egg bean bags. Mark your distance line according to age and skill of children. Line children up behind the line and place a bucket of Easter egg bean bags beside them. Give each child three tries to get their bean bag through the hole. Get all three Easter egg bean bags in and earn a 'egg-licious' reward.
- Egg for each child with instruction written on one side and a chocolate egg taped on the other
- Instructions might include: Hop like a bunny, walk like a crab, waddle like a duck, skip, walk backwards, etc.
How To Play: Children divide into two teams. Put the eggs at the end of the room in two piles. On your mark, the first child on each team runs to the pile, takes an egg and does what the egg says while returning to their team, then sits down. The next team member then runs to the pile...etc. The first team to be sitting down wins. Everyone enjoys a chocolate in the end.
Easter Egg Roll
- 1 hard-boiled Easter egg for each team (maybe a few extras)
- 1 spoon for each team
How To Play: Divide children into teams. The goal is for the first person to roll the egg with the spoon to the end of the course and back. The person hands the spoon to the next person in line and the relay continues until a team finishes.
- Pillow egg for each team
How To Play: Children divide into two teams. Give each team an egg pillow. Pillow size should be larger for younger children and smaller for older children. Have one child from each team place the egg between their legs and hop to the end of the room and back. They sit down and the next team member goes. This repeats until one team is all sitting.
Pass The Egg
- Pillow egg for each team
How To Play: Children divide into two teams. Give each team an egg pillow the size of an orange. On your mark, the first child puts the pillow between their chin and neck and passes it to the next player. Here's the catch, players may only use their heads to pass (no hands or teeth allowed). The process continues to the last person in line and then reverses sending the pillow back to the first player in line. The first team to complete the game wins.
- Tape to mark distance lines
- On your mark the children bend over and grasp their ankles. The first one to waddle to the finish line without letting go of their ankles, wins.
How To Play: A variation of the original.
Straw and Easter Cup Relay
- A bendable straw for each child
- An Easter cup for each team
How To Play: Each child receives a bendable straw. Each child will place the short piece in mouth. A cup will be placed on the first person of each team'¬s straw. The first person passes the cup to the next person in line without touching the cup only by using the straw. First team with the cup to the end wins!
Easter Egg Relay
- 2 large construction paper eggs per team
How To Play: Divide children into teams. The first person of a team takes the 2 eggs and lays one of the eggs out on the floor. The child steps on the first egg and then places the second egg in front of them. The child steps on the second egg, reaches back and picks up the first egg and then places that egg in front of them. Continue to the end of the course and then run back and tag the next team member. Variation: Divide the teams in half and have the person walk on eggs to the other side.
Walk the Egg
- 2 hard-boiled Easter eggs
- Enough spoons for each child
How To Play: Divide children into teams and have them form a line. The first child in line puts an egg on the spoon and passes is to the next person in line. The egg goes all the way to the end and then comes back to the front of the line to determine the winner.
Supplies for each team:
- Small cup
How To Play: Divide into teams. First child on each team holds cup on head. The child looks into the mirror held by another team member (or it can be mounted on the wall) and tries to fill their cup with candy. When the cup is filled, they dump the candy back in the bowl and pass the cup to the next person. First team that finishes filling their cups wins!