When we talk about Easter games, number one is, of course, Easter egg hunts! Children can start talking about it as early as January. "When can we search in the garden again?" This year, we can once again celebrate Easter with family and friends. These ten Easter games are sure to keep you entertained
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These are the 12 most fun Easter games (with Easter eggs)
Easter egg hunt with a treasure map
A variation on one of the best-known Easter games, but just as fun, is the Easter egg search using a treasure map. Go to the park or forest and make a map. Put recognisable trees, ponds, bushes, etc. on your map. Then draw the places where you will hide the Easter eggs. Make sure you do this only at the last minute, otherwise all the kids in the neighbourhood will have already eaten the chocolate.
The strongest Easter egg
This is one of the Easter games we used to play when we were children. It involves both of you holding a hard-boiled egg. Then tap against each other's egg. The Easter egg that breaks first loses. Two tips from us who are experts on this Easter game: Make sure you hold your Easter egg firmly and let the other one tap it. And make sure you use the pointed side of the Easter egg. That one is firmer. You are guaranteed to win.
Smearing eggs is always fun for children. So, of all the Easter games for kids we mention here, you must really do this outdoors. Create a course in your garden or in the park. Put up pawns, for example. Then go in teams of two to run the course as fast as you can. But we have made it a bit more difficult. Walk together by clenching an egg between your two heads.
Memory with Easter eggs
An Easter memory game, but with sounds. How does it work? Take an empty egg box of 10 eggs. Use plastic eggs for each empty box. For example, we used the empty egg boxes from the chocolate surprise eggs. (Requires some saving beforehand, though). Now fill both eggs with materials. For example with macaroni, hair clippings, rice, stones, etc. Take turns shaking two eggs. You get the idea, two of the same sounds belong together. If you have two of the same, you get to keep the eggs. An extra challenge in this Easter game is to guess at the end what is inside the eggs.
Game for Easter 'Who am I?'
'Who am I' is a game that is always a hit with children. And where they can release their energy. One of the most played Easter games in schools. It works as follows: Make sure you have cards with all kinds of topics from the Easter theme. For example: Easter bunny, Easter egg, lamb, bunnies, chocolate, chicken etc. Attach these cards to children's backs or stick them on their foreheads. Now the idea is for the children to walk through each other. Each time children bump into each other, they ask a question about their topic, with the other person only allowed to answer yes or no. If you guessed your answer, you may ask for a new card and you get one point. The one with the most points wins the game and may get to eat the biggest Easter egg.
Scavenger hunt with questions about Easter
Of course, a scavenger hunt is always great to do. But now you can make it all in the Easter theme. A super Easter activity: Great outdoors, lots of exercise and the children can learn something from it. Make an Easter treasure hunt, putting up an A4 sheet at each intersection with multiple choice questions. Answer A is left, answer b is right and answer C is straight ahead.
A fun question, for example, is: On which day does Easter fall?
Answer A: On the first Sunday in April
Answer B: On the day the Easter Bunny brings the eggs
Answer C: On the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring
If your children are older, give them a mobile phone, for example, to look up the answers. There are numerous sites with questions about Easter.
More inspiration to create a fun scavenger hunt can be found in our blog “The 22 most fun scavenger hunt ideas”By the way, the right answer was of course answer C. So you can walk straight ahead!
"An Easter bunny, an Easter egg, a rabbit ...I need one more square and... Bingo!!!" Bingo is always fun for children. If you want to play Easter Bingo, there are many ready-made free printables with Easter bingo. For example, check out Pinterest. A fun addition if you spend an afternoon playing all kinds of Easter games.
One of the simplest Easter games: the missing Easter egg
It doesn't always have to be so difficult. Boil about ten or twenty eggs. Let the children paint them nicely. That alone is a treat for them. When all the eggs are ready, put them on the table. The children should study carefully what is there. Then one of the children leaves the room. The others point to an egg that they take away. The one who was out of the room may now come back and guess which egg is gone.
Marble hole game with Easter eggs
We used to love playing marbles. Whether it was with real marbles or eggs. Yes, yes, it is also great to play marbles with Easter eggs. Go outside with your children and make a small hole in the garden or somewhere in a lawn. Each player has three Easter eggs, each with its own colour. Take turns throwing one from behind the line towards the hole. The one furthest away is the first to tap the egg that is lying on the ground, again. If you are the first to get your three coloured Easter eggs in the hole, you have won. And with Easter games, the best part is usually the reward: you get to eat your own Easter eggs!
Spoon Easter egg race
Another tradition among Easter games: a real egg race with eggs on a spoon. Do a relay race with teams, each time carrying an egg on a spoon. Are you fast, yet careful? You can of course play this fun Easter game with chocolate eggs, or with real raw eggs. Of course, that makes it even more spectacular when they fall!
Throwing Easter eggs
You make pairs and each pair gets a (painted) chicken egg. One of the two players is going to throw the egg to the other. The other player has to catch the Easter egg and the egg must not break. The team that can throw the greatest distance without the egg breaking wins the game. You will understand that you will need a few boxes of eggs for this, because not all eggs will survive.
Painting Easter eggs
Fancy being creative for Easter? Then buy some paint and start painting Easter eggs together. Of course, you can let everyone decide for themselves what they paint on the Easter eggs, but it might be even more fun to make it a competition.
Everyone gets the task of painting someone from the family. You make tickets with all the family members' names on them and everyone then gets to take one lottery ticket. No one gets to say which name is on the ticket and then has to paint the face of this family member on the Easter egg. Then everyone must guess whothey have painted. We know from experience that this will be very funny. And when the game is finished, you of course put all the Easter eggs next to each other and take a family photo of them.
Looking for Easter activities for adults?
We often get asked what is fun to do as an Easter game for adults. Often, you are together with a large group of people and looking for something fun to do in between eating Easter eggs. But what?
We have selected 2 games that are great fun for Easter. A Music Bingo and an Escape Room.
The Music Bingo is a guarantee for lots of fun. For about 1.5 hours, you play bingo with music clips. Of course, we have selected 75 very entertaining and well-known music tracks, so you can be sure that everyone will automatically start singing along. 100% guaranteed fun!
We have an Escape room for children (the Pharaoh’s Treasure) and an Escape room for adults (the Mafia gang), but which can also be played by adults together with the children (from the age of 10). An Escape room you can play at any location. 100 minutes of fun, full of interactive riddles. Surprising and super fun!
More ideas for Easter games?
Did you get enough inspiration for Easter games during the holidays? Have you come up with any fun activities of your own? We are always very curious about fun ideas. So if you know of any Easter activities of your own that we really should mention in this blog, please leave it in the comments below. Happy Easter!