You’ve already enjoyed brunch, and the kids found their Easter eggs hours ago. Now what? It’s time to play one of these 30 Easter games for kids. We’ve got options for both indoor and outdoor activities. And from jelly bean taste tests (a perfect way to slow down the candy-eating and temper the sugar high) to pin the tail on the bunny (hilarious at all ages), there’s no shortage of entertaining ideas. Winner gets the last Cadbury egg.
30 Easter Games for Kids That Will Keep the Whole Family Entertained
1. Diy Bunny Bowling Set
Get crafty with some wooden bowling pins (like this set of ten available on Amazon). Paint them white ahead of time, then give your kids the task of drawing on bunny faces, the sillier the better. Last step: Glue on the ears. Once they’re dry, let the bowling begin!
2. Diy Easter Bunny Bag Toss
To pull this off, you’re going to need a large piece of cardboard to draw a bunny on. (Being sure to make the mouth and tummy holes big enough for the bean bags to fly through.) From there, use a combination of felt, lentils and hot glue to construct your own carrot-shaped bags.
3. Bunny Hop Sack Race
On your mark, get set, go! This game is probably best enjoyed outside, but it’s an easy one: All you need are burlap sacks (like this pack of six) with large white pom-poms (bunny tails) glued onto the back.
6. Guess How Many
Speaking of jelly beans, all this game requires is pouring a large amount of the candy into a mason jar and asking everyone you’re celebrating with to guess the amount. The person closest to the right answer wins the jar!
7. Easter Egg Bocce
You know the rules of this classic game: Toss one ball as the marker, then see which player can throw their ball closest to it. But in this Easter-specific version, the balls are replaced with wooden eggs. (Bonus points if your kids decorate them ahead of time.)
9. Easter Tag
The person who is “it” covers their eyes and counts while everyone else disperses in the backyard and then has to chase—and tag—every player out to win. But in this Easter version, instead of running, everyone has to hop. (Just be sure you have your camera ready to document.)
10. Pin The Tail On The Bunny
The setup is the same as the OG game, but instead of pinning a picture of a donkey to the wall, hang a picture of a bunny. Use an oversized pom-pom as the tail.
13. Easter Eggs-ercises
Instead of filling those plastic eggs with candy, stuff them with instructions for the silliest of eggs-ercises. Think: Everyone stop and do 12 bunny hops.
15. Jelly Bean And Spoon Races
If the traditional egg and spoon race feels like amateur hour, challenge older kiddos to carry a spoonful of jelly beans instead. Then make things tricky by setting up a basket of beans. To win, they have to make multiple trips and empty their spoon’s entire contents into the basket.
17. Jelly Bean Taste Test
How well do the kids really know their Easter candy? Put their knowledge to the test with a batch of gourmet jelly beans (in flavors such as watermelon and buttered popcorn), then blindfold them and have them guess what they’re eating.
19. Peep-eating Race
These marshmallow treats are an Easter favorite, so why not hang them from strings attached to the ceiling and have the kids race to see who can eat their Peep the fastest? (No hands allowed.)
20. Easter Bonnet Hot Potato
A nod to hot potato, this game has kids sitting together in a circle and passing the bonnet from one person’s head to the next. When the music stops, whoever is wearing the bonnet is out. The sillier the bonnet, the funnier the game.
21. Would You Rather? The Easter Edition
You can buy the book—or make up your own version—but the goal is to come up with either/or questions that prompt your kids to share their silly, Easter-themed take. (Think: Would you rather eat a giant chocolate bunny in 30 seconds…or an entire XL bag of jelly beans?)
22. Egg Towers
You’ll need to gather toilet paper rolls and raw eggs for this challenge, then break into teams to see who can reach the highest height by alternating TP roll, egg, TP roll, egg. (It’s less wasteful if you hard-boil the eggs first, but the stakes are higher if the eggs are raw.)
23. Easter Advent Calendar
This creative idea from Squirrelly Minds recommends filling each egg in the advent calendar countdown with a fun activity you can do as a fam. (Hey, they get plenty of chocolate on the actual day, right?)
24. Print-on-demand Coloring Pages
It seems so simple but this is one activity that can occupy your kids (especially the younger set) for hours. Pick up a coloring book at your local dollar store or print your own pages from free websites like Education.com.
25. Easter Egg Basket Toss
Speaking of the younger set, inviting them to see how many plastic eggs they can throw into a basket is a way to include them in a competition, but one that’s more suitable for their abilities. (Have one of the older kids keep score.)
27. Easter Egg Puzzle Challenge
Use the plastic eggs you already have and pick up a new Easter puzzle or two. Place each puzzle piece inside a plastic egg and hide them around your house. The challenge: Find all the eggs, collect all the pieces and finally put together the puzzle. Game on.
28. Jelly Bean Color Match
Before you give your kids a bowl of jelly beans to devour, use markers or construction paper to create squares with similar colors. Their assignment? Find the match.
30. ‘you’ve Been Egged’
Enlist the whole fam to discreetly hide a bunch of Easter eggs filled with candy or treats in your neighbor’s yard. Then, leave a note on the mailbox: “You’ve been egged!”
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