Whether you’re in charge of Easter games for your kid’s school class, or if you simply want to be the coolest mom on the block, check out these ideas for Easter. There’s a lot more than just a regular Easter egg hunt – try Pin the Tail on the Bunny, an Egg & Spoon Race or even an Egg Roll.
Pin The Tail On The Bunny
- Download this Pin the Tail on the Bunny picture and print it out on 11×17 paper.
- Or, if you’re feeling creative – Using a large poster paper, draw or paint an Easter bunny without a tail. Put an X where the tail should be.
- Download & print out these cute bunny tails or if you’re feeling creative – Give each child a cotton ball and have them color it their own special way with markers so that all the cotton ball “tails” are individual.
- Put a loop of tape on each cotton ball.
- To play the game, blindfold the child whose turn it is. Spin them twice and let them go to stick their “tail” on the bunny.
- Whoever gets their tail closest to the X wins an Easter treat.
Egg & Spoon Race
For an egg and spoon race, you can either use plastic eggs filled with candy or you can use real eggs. If you are using real eggs, be sure to hard boil them and color them with Easter egg dye. That will make it more fun for the children and less messy for you.
- Give everyone one egg and one wooden spoon.
- Have all the participants line up on the starting line and show them where the finish line is.
- Each participant should hold the spoon by the handle, right side up. They will then place the egg in the bowl of the spoon.
- When you give the signal, the participants should hop like a bunny to the finish line as fast as they can without dropping their egg. If the egg drops and does not break, they can pick it up, go back to the start line, and try again. If the egg breaks, they are out of the game.
- Whoever gets to the finish line first with their egg still intact and on the spoon is the winner.
If you and your family are not egg-lovers, you might not want all the hardboiled Easter eggs you get in your Easter basket. There is a fun solution for that. Do an egg roll! If you have a sloped driveway, that would be the best place for your egg roll, but if flat is all you’ve got, that is okay, too.
- Gather all of your friends and their unwanted hardboiled Easter eggs.
- Take a rectangular 6′ folding table and fold out only one set of the legs so it slopes when you stand it up.
- If you are on a sloped driveway or sidewalk, put the tall end of the table at the top of the slope.
- Two people at a time should stand at the tall end of the table, holding their eggs on the top edge.
- When the signal is given, the participants will let go of their eggs and let them roll. The eggs will roll down the table and down the sloped driveway or sidewalk.
- The egg that rolls the farthest is the winner.
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
- Scavenger Easter Egg Hunt – Begin by giving everyone an empty Easter basket and one clue as to where the first item is. When they find that first treat, trinket, or prize, the next clue will be with it. They will then read that clue and go to look for the next treat or prize. This will continue until the basket is full. The last clue should lead participants back to an Easter feast.
- Themed Easter Egg Hunt – Everyone who is doing the hunt is assigned a theme. You could assign each person a specific color or you could assign each person a super hero, princess, or other theme. When the Easter egg hunt begins, the people will only look for treats, toys, and other items that are in their color or have a picture of their theme.