If you’ve ever thrown an Easter party, you know that it revolves around three things: food, family and fun Easter egg hunts. And while the egg hunts are a blast, you may find yourself scrambling to keep your guests entertained.

We’ve gathered 15 exciting Easter games to play with your whole family and have included seven handy printables to go along with some of the games. Is everybunny ready for some family fun?

Pass the Easter Egg

Pass around the egg but don’t get stuck holding it when the music turns off!! A fun Easter version of hot potato. This will have the kids singing along and having fun with the other kids in the circle.

Materials:

  • Plastic or hard boiled egg

Instructions:

  1. Have the players sit in a circle.
  2. Play music and ask the players to pass the egg to the person next to them.
  3. Stop the music. Whoever is holding the egg is eliminated from the circle.
  4. Repeat until there is only one person left. They win!

Egg Rattles

Guess what is in the plastic egg by shaking it. Play with different things that make noises: rice, beans, candy and even a pair of dice.

Materials:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Sheets of paper
  • Any noisy small items that fit into a plastic egg. Such as:
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Small candy
  • Dice

Instructions:

  1. Place an item into each plastic egg.
  2. Have the player guess what is inside each egg and write it down on a piece of paper.
  3. Whoever guesses them all correctly wins.

Pin the Tail on the Rabbit

Try to get as close to the bunny tail as possible! We’ve included a poster-sized version as well, easy enough to take to a print shop.

Materials:

  • Printable bunny
  • Printable tails
  • Tape
  • Blindfold


Big version
(18″ x 24″)

Instructions:

  1. Print out the bunny and tails.
  2. Cut out the tails and place a piece of tape on the back of each tail.
  3. Have the kids (or adults) stand in line.
  4. Blindfold the person at the front of the line and have he/she place their tail on the bunny poster.
  5. The person closest to the tail target wins.

Duck Coloring Contest

Complete a coloring sheet in 15 minutes or less. You can set the time to whatever you feel is best depending on the age of the kids. Smaller kids tend to take a little longer.

Materials:

  • Printable coloring sheet
  • Crayons
  • Watch or timer

Instructions:

  1. Print out the coloring sheets.
  2. Choose two adults to be the judges.
  3. Have all the kids color the sheet in 15 minutes, since coloring can take a while.
  4. The child who has completed most of the coloring sheet, wins.

How Many Eggs

Can you guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar? The best part about this game is that everyone can eat the candy after it’s over.

Materials:

  • Large Jar
  • Jelly beans or small chocolate covered eggs
  • Paper

Instructions:

  1. Give everyone a piece of paper.
  2. Stand in front of each person for 30 seconds with the jar in hand and have them estimate how many pieces of candy are in the jar.
  3. Ask them write down their guess on a piece of paper.
  4. Collect papers and the person who gets closest to the actual number wins.

What Am I?

Guess what Easter item or character your partner is by asking a series of questions. The player will have the answer right in front of their forehead!

Materials:

  • Flash cards or sheets of paper
  • Writing instrument

Instructions:

  1. Write an Easter character (bunny, basket, egg, chick) or item on each flash card.
  2. Place the cards face down on a table.
  3. Have a person choose a card without looking at it and tape it to their forehead.
  4. The person with the card on their head then has to ask a series of questions and try to guess what the character or item is. (Their partner can only reply with a yes or no answer.)
  5. Whoever guesses the most characters, wins.

Egg Tower Challenge

Try and build a tower as high as you can by stacking plastic eggs. Click on The Resourceful Mama to learn more about how stacking items, also known as a STEM challenge,  helps with child development. If you want to make it extra challenging, set a timer.

Materials:

  • Plastic Easter eggs

Instructions:

  1. Separate the top of the plastic egg from the bottom.
  2. Have the kids begin stacking the halves on top of each other.
  3. Count as they place each half.
  4. Whoever builds the highest tower (without it falling over), wins.

Carrot Toss

Score points by throwing fabric carrots as far as you can. For a fun DIY fabric carrot step-by-step tutorial,  check out this one from Creations by Kara.

Materials:

  • Carrot
  • 3-4 baskets of any kind
  • Sheets of paper or flash cards

Instructions:

  1. Label each basket 1, 2 or 3 and place them at various spots in the room.
  2. Hand a carrot to each player.
  3. Have them toss the carrot as far as they can. If it falls into a basket the player gets a point or points. (The number on the basket determines the number of points.)
  4. The player with the highest number of points wins.

Easter Nose Push

It’s a race to push an egg across the yard with your nose! The best thing to do if there are a variety of ages is to pair by age groups so that the smaller kids don’t compete with the older, faster kids.

Materials:

  • Eggs

Instructions:

  1. Hand each player an egg.
  2. Each player must get on their hands and knees and try to roll the egg as quickly as they can towards the finish line with their nose.
  3. Whoever’s egg gets to the finish line first, wins.

Jelly Bean Taste Test

Test your taste buds by guessing jelly bean flavors with fun game. For extra fun, try and pick weird and crazy flavors.

Materials:

  • Variety of flavored jelly beans
  • Paper
  • Writing instrument

Instructions:

  1. Pass each different flavored bean to each contestants one-by-one.
  2. Have each contestant  guess the flavor and write it down on a piece of paper.
  3. Repeat until all contestants have tasted every flavor.
  4. Whoever has the most correct guesses at the end wins.

Easter Word Scramble

Have fun unscrambling Easter words as quickly as you can. Discover a surprise riddle at the end of the sheet.

Materials:

  • Word scramble printable
  • Pen, pencil or crayon

Instructions:

  1. Print out the word scramble sheet and pass it around to all the players.
  2. Have everyone unscramble the words.
  3. Whoever gets all the words correct first, wins.

Bunny Dessert

Test your bunny making skills by creating a dessert that forms the shape of a bunny. After the contest is over, everyone will have something yummy to eat!

Materials:

  • Baking decor such as candy glitter, chocolate chips, marshmallows and sprinkles
  • Baked goods such as cookies, brownies and cupcakes

Instructions:

  1. Have each participant choose a baked good.
  2. Place all of the baking decor on the table.
  3. Set a timer.
  4. Have everyone create their own fun version of a bunny rabbit with materials provided.
  5. Everyone votes on which bunny they think looks best.
  6. Whoever made the best-looking bunny wins.

I Spy Easter

Spy as many items from the list as you can. Incorporate anything you’d find at an Easter party such as pink eggs, a type of dessert and a pretty dress.

Materials

  • Printable I Spy sheet
  • Writing instrument

Instructions:

  1. Print out the “I Spy” sheet and give one to each player.
  2. Have each person try and find each item on the list.
  3. Whoever brings back the printed completed list first, wins.

Eggs and Spoons

Try to balance the egg on a spoon and make it across the finish line as fast as you can. The feet must touch the finish line, not the spoon!

Materials:

  • Eggs
  • Spoons

Instructions:

This can be done in groups or individual players.

  1. Create a finish line.
  2. Place an egg on top of a spoon and hand one to each player.
  3. Have all players race to the finish line with the spoon in hand and see who gets to the finish line first.

Easter Memory Game

Pair up fun items hiding underneath your plastic Easter eggs. Having objects to pair instead of pictures makes the game extra fun.

Materials:

  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Fun items (charms, candy, stickers)

Instructions:

  1. Separate the top of the plastic egg from the bottom.
  2. Line up the plastic egg tops in 4 rows.
  3. Place a pair of fun items underneath two egg tops. (Make sure the players aren’t looking during this setup.) Then have players lift an egg and find its pair.
  4. Whoever gets the most pairs, wins. The items can be the prize!

Which game will you try first? Make sure to start with the  easiest ones so that you don’t tire out your family and friends! If you are looking to have a treat for each kid in your family, check out our personalized Easter baskets. Fill them up with candy or fun gadgets for a memorable Easter.