Many families discover that they have a lull in their holiday after the Easter Bunny arrives and before a big Easter dinner. This is the perfect time to build family unity by playing Easter games.
1. Easter Egg Toss
Have each member of your family grab a partner. Each team starts out facing each other and about 3 feet apart. Give each person on the right a plastic Easter egg. They must toss it to their partner, who must successfully catch the egg. Then, have all successful team members move back about 1 foot and toss the eggs again. Continue increasing the distance until only one team successfully throws the Easter egg to their partner. The winners can receive a prize, like Easter T-shirts.
2. Easter Egg Basket Toss
Divide your family into two teams with an equal number on both teams. Each team should form a straight line about 7 feet from the other. If you have little ones, they may take a giant step forward. Then, set two personalized Easter baskets on the ground in the middle. Starting at one end of the line, each person tries to toss their carrot into their team’s basket. After everyone has had a turn, the team with the most carrots in the basket receives a special prize.
3. Bunny Says
Gather your family in a circle and choose one person to be the bunny. The bunny tells everyone to do something, like touch their nose or run in place, just like in Simon Says. Part of the time, the bunny will start his statement with the words “Bunny says to” while other times, he will leave the phrase off. The command should not be followed if the bunny does not “say to” do it. If someone doesn’t do the right thing, they must sit down. The last one standing becomes the new bunny, and the game starts again.
4. Easter Tin Can Toss Game
Save some tin cans ahead of Easter and have your children help you decorate them with fun Easter stickers. Then on Easter, set the cans in a pyramid shape at one end of a table. Take a plastic Easter egg, and fill it with small stones or something else that gives it a little weight. When it is each person’s turn, they stand at the other end of the table and toss the Easter egg at the pyramid to see who can knock down the most cans.
5. Easter Egg Ring Toss
You can easily make an Easter egg ring toss game by getting a cardboard box and enough soda or water bottles to fill it. On Easter, fill the bottles with blue-, pink-, and yellow-dyed water to make them look festive. The box should be several inches shorter than the bottles.
Then, glue the ends of pieces of jute rope together to make your rings, which you will call Easter eggs. After that, have each participant take their rope egg and throw it to see if they can rope one of the bottles. Each successful person can go again until one person has roped the most eggs and wins a personalized Easter bunny.
6. Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny
Print out a large Easter Bunny picture and cut off the tail of the bunny image. Then, glue the bunny to a piece of poster board. Give everyone a tail. Blindfold the first participant and turn them in a circle a few times. After, have them place the tail on the bunny. Keep going until everyone has a turn. The one that pins their tail closest to the correct spot wins a prize.
7. Roll an Easter Bunny
Give each participant a basic drawing of an Easter Bunny outline. Then, grab a pair of dice and some crayons. One person starts rolling the dice and drawing their bunny. If the participant rolls a:
• Two, they draw the left eye.
• Three, they draw the right eye.
• Four, they draw the mouth.
• Five, they draw the nose.
• Six, they draw a bow tie.
If the participant rolls a number that they have already rolled, then they lose that turn. The first person to complete their bunny wins the game and gets a personalized Easter basket.
8. Easter Bunny Bean Bag Toss
Paint an old cardboard box white and put some ears on top to turn it into the Easter Bunny. Then, cut a large opening for the mouth. Have the participants stand behind a line and try to throw beanbags into the Easter bunny’s mouth. The person getting the most beanbags into the rabbit’s mouth wins a prize.
9. Easter Egg Race
This game is fun for the whole family and easy to set up. Use masking tape to create a line on one end of a table. Place two Easter eggs on the other end of the table. Then, give the first two participants a straw. They must blow air through the straw until the egg crosses the finish line. If the egg falls off the table, then they lose. You can keep this game going by having the winners compete against each other.
10. Easter Basket Sliding
Hang three Easter baskets off the edge of three tables and divide the participants into three teams. You can adjust the number depending on how many players you have. Each team lines up along the far side of the table. Then, they try to slide Easter candy into the basket. The group with the most candy in their basket wins.
Build Great Easter Memories
These Easter games go together quickly and require very little supervision. That way, you can spend more time relaxing and building great memories with your family and friends on Easter.