We have a growing collection of Easter Games for your children and family – some printable, some not! We also have ideas for your Easter egg hunt, so that you can adapt it for all ages. Here are some of the Easter Games that you can play with your friends.
Print out the Big Egg Game – there are 6 pages, with 12 big patterned eggs, in total. Then follow the instructions below.
Use these printable Bunny Matching Game cards to play all sorts of games – here are some suggestions.
Boxes (also known as Dots or Dots and Boxes) is a well-loved classic strategy game with enough of a challenge to keep older kids and adults amused, but easy enough for younger children to enjoy (and learn from) too. We have three Easter Games of printable versions here to suit all ages.
Easter Games for kids that go beyond the same old egg hunt
Spring is a time of rebirth, and Easter is the perfect time to try something new. Instead of doing the same old, same old, consider starting a new tradition this year by inviting all the kids on your block or in your social circle to a backyard Easter party. Of course, you’ll organising a few party Easter Games to keep the kiddos happy. Luckily, we have just the thing.
An Easter egg hunt is to be expected — which is exactly why you have to mix it up this year. Keep parents and kids on their toes with a new and interesting interpretation of the traditional Easter egg hunt. Try an egg hunt “upgrade” like a dusk hunt, treasure hunt, egg puzzle or golden egg hunt instead. You can also up the ante by throwing out the candy altogether and filling eggs with fun prizes, like stickers, movie tickets or even some cold, hard cash.
Each child should partner up to create teams of two, with each team given one raw egg. For the first round, the partners stand just three feet apart and toss the egg to each other. If the egg breaks, then the team is eliminated. After each round, the partners take a giant step back (becoming even further apart) and toss the egg again. The rounds continue until there is just one team left — the egg toss champions!
This page has a selection of Easter Games and activities that can be used in an ESL Kids classroom. Some have specific teaching functions, others are just fun games (good for parties!). At the end of each game is a Teaching Point (TP) Section.
Easter Games & Activities:
Bunny Hopping Exercises. Have Ss hop to your commands (like an Easter Bunny): Hop slowly, hop quickly, big hops, small hops, turn around hops, hop on left / right foot, hop forward / backwards / sideways, close your eyes and hop, flap your arms and hop, etc. This is a great activity to do after making ‘Bunny Ears’ (see links below). (TP: V: hop, slowly, quickly, big, small, turn around, left, right, backward, forwards, sideways, flap, close. F: giving instructions to play a game using adverbs and prepositions of direction).
Chocolate Egg Bowling. Roll a ball across the classroom. Ss take turns to roll their eggs to get closest to the ball. (TP: V: roll, closest. F: giving instructions to play a game).
Duck Walk Race. Have the kids line up at the Start Line, squat down and grasp their ankles with each hand from behind. On GO, they waddle to a designated Finish Line. They can’t let go of their ankles or they are disqualified. The first child over the Finish Line wins a prize. .
Easter Egg Blow. Use real hollow egg shells (before class get some eggs, puncture a hole at both ends and blow out the insides of the egg, then wash out). Use a straw to blow the eggs across the classroom. First person across is the winner!(TP: None).
Easter Egg Decoration. Use real egg shells (before class get some eggs, puncture a hole at both ends and blow out the insides of the egg, then wash out). Use colored felt pens, glue and glitter, stickers and anything else to decorate the eggs. You can use these eggs in the ‘Egg Blow’ Easter games.
Easter Egg Emotions. Use real egg shells (before class get some eggs, puncture a hole at both ends and blow out the insides of the egg, then wash out). Use felt pens to draw faces in different emotions (happy, sad, angry, sleepy, etc). (TP: V: various emotions vocab. F: using adjectives to describe emotions).
Easter Egg Faces. Review face vocab (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, eyebrows, cheeks, chin, etc.). Use real egg shells (before class get some eggs, puncture a hole at both ends and blow out the insides of the egg, then wash out). Do as a listening activity – T says “draw a nose” and children draw a nose, and so on. Also good for adjectives – “Draw a long nose”, “draw big eyes”, etc. (TP: V: various face vocab. F: giving instructions using face vocab).
Easter Egg Hunt. Hide small chocolate eggs around your classroom / school / the park and send your Ss off to find them. Teach them expressions like “I’ve found one!”, “Where are the eggs?”, etc.
Here are some of the Easter games that kids can play .
Easter Egg Roll. Ss use a chocolate Easter egg (small) and a straw to roll the egg across the classroom. First person across is the winner! (TP: None).
Egg & Spoon Races. It’s up to you whether you use real, uncooked eggs! Teams relay race with eggs on spoons across the classroom. (TP: None).
Nosey Easter Egg Roll. Ss roll the eggs using only their noses. The first one over the finish line wins.
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
The secret of a successful Easter Egg Hunt is to tailor it to the ages of the children involved.
Youngest children – Easter Egg Trail:
Give each child a small basket to collect eggs. Lay out a little trail of miniature eggs for each child from a starting point – pacing the eggs at just the right distance so that they can easily find the next one. At the end of the trail, put a larger egg or a small gift. We suggest no more than 10 small eggs in the trail!
All over Easter Egg Hunt:
If you have a large group of children, you may find it easiest to just hide a number of eggs and send the kids out to find them. It’s a very interesting Easter Games for kids.Obviously this can end up being to the advantage of older children – and pushy children! You might want to set limits of eggs for each child, after which you assign an older child to help a younger child to find their quota.
You can also check out: Amazing Happy Easter Wishes 2017 and Quotes