Eggcellent Kids Easter Games.
“Let’s Celebrate Easter in Eggceptional Way!”

Bunnies, Colorful eggs & a nice little basket of candies…What if I add some interesting kids Easter games with this list?

You guessed it right…“A blockbuster holiday recipe for kids”!

Background of Easter

Easter is a special day for a Christian family. Moms and dads like you and me want their kids to learn the importance of this significant day. Easter day is observed to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a period of fasting, atonement, and prayer. Parents should take the kids to the Church and teach them the history behind Easter observance.

Easter Bunny & Easter eggs have become a synonym of today’s Easter celebration. But have you ever wondered…

easter “From where did the Easter Bunny come?”

The origin of the traditional Easter Bunny is related with the pagan festival of Eostre, who was a goddess worshipped by the ancient Anglo-Saxons to celebrate the return of spring. They used to offer rabbits as an honor to the goddess. The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter Bunny to America.

“What about Easter Eggs?”

In many cultures an egg has been considered a symbol of rebirth. It was a popular custom to offer a basket full of eggs to the fertility goddess who in return would favor with a good harvest.

“Who brought the Easter baskets?”

Easter basket was a custom started many years ago in Europe, and was introduced to the America in the early 18th century by European immigrants especially from Germany.

Let’s Celebrate Easter with our families with these fun filled Kids Easter Games!

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Click! Easter Hunt

Age Group: 9-12 years

Game Objective: In this kids Easter game kids have to look out for targets, Click a picture and win the Easter basket by completing all the tasks.

Game Learning: Team-work & Coordination.

No. of Players: Small teams of 4 kids each.

Materials Required:

  • Some colorful plastic eggs.
  • An Easter basket filled with Easter goodies for kids.
  • Plastic Easter bunny face mask.
  • A digital camera for each team.

How to Play:

  • Make a list of Easter theme targets that the teams have to look out for.
  • The targets can be – A church with a white gate, a lady wearing an Easter hat, a white bunny with an Easter egg, a basket of silver color eggs, a shop with Easter decoration outside etc.
  • Assign each team a camera, a car, a “driver bunny” (any adult from the family who can drive around and control the kids), some colorful Easter eggs and the target list.
  • The teams will drive around in their respective cars and have to look out for the targets one by one enlisted in the target list. When found, click a photo with the target with an Easter egg alongside it.
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  • The team that gets all the enlisted targets photos correctly and the earliest WINS!!! & gets the prize Easter basket.

Game Variations: You can use your own creativity and innovation to make this kids Easter game easier or challenging. For example, kids can ride their bicycles with a pillion team member instead of an adult driving them in a car. Adjust the targets accordingly so that the kids don’t have to go to high traffic roads.

My Tip :

  • This game can also be played with a Christmas party theme or Halloween theme.

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Easter Party Supplies

Before we move forward & explore more kids Easter games ideas, take some time to have a look at some of the best Easter Supplies that you might need to make this Easter a memorable extravaganza for the whole family.

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Scavenger Easter Hunt

Age Group: 5-8 years

Game Objective: In this kids Easter game kids have to search for the Easter basket using clues.

Game Learning: Logical reasoning & Thinking speed.

No. of Players: A group of 6-8 kids.

Materials Required:

  • Some colorful plastic eggs.
  • A pack of candies.
  • An Easter basket filled with Easter goodies for kids.
  • A plastic Easter bunny face mask for yourself.

How to Play:

  • Select the play area. It can be indoor or your back yard and front garden.
  • Fill the plastic eggs with some candies and a clue about the next egg in form of a riddle or directional hint.
  • Hide the eggs and the Easter basket at appropriate places that is accessible to kids
  • You may play the role a “Bunny Guide” in case kids need some help to crack the code.
  • Let the kids find the prize Easter basket within the stipulated time period.
  • Bunny Guide may intervene for help in case time is running out!
  • Once the kids find the Easter basket make sure that the goodies are equally distributed among them.

Game Variations: If there are more than 10 kids then split them into 2 teams and let the Hunt begin. This will make this kids Easter game more fun.

My Tip :

  • For a challenging Scavenger hunt buy a set of Zero Gravity Eggs. The set comprises of various varieties of eggs like Glow in dark eggs, Sticky eggs, Hanging eggs & Vacuum suck eggs…a perfect plot for the next Indiana Jones blockbuster!!!
  • Instead Easter basket use Fossil Dig Dinosaurs Egg. This comes as a kit which has a small plastic hammer, plastic tweezers and a ceramic egg. Kids can realize their paleontologist fantasies by cracking the egg bit by bit to reveal a tiny Dinosaur!!!

Pirates Rescue

Age Group: 8-12 years

Game Objective: In this kids Easter game kids have to search for the prize Pirates booty using clues.

Game Learning: Logical reasoning & Thinking speed.

No. of Players: A group of 6-8 kids.

Materials Required:

  • Some colorful plastic eggs.
  • A pack of candies.
  • An Easter basket filled with chocolate gold coins.
  • Plastic Easter bunny face mask for yourself.
  • Glow in dark Easter eggs.
  • Glow sticks or Flash lights.

How to Play:

  • Before starting the game familiarize the kids with some typical Pirates dialects’ like :
    • Aargh Matey = Hi, my friends
    • Me = I am
    • Fer = for
    • Booty = treasure
    • Me Bucko = My friend

  • Draw a pirate map on your own on a blank paper indicating the locations of the clues leading to the Big Red “X” (a pirate symbol for the final booty). Make sure to rub the map on some muddy floor & crush it to give it an authentic look.
  • Hand over a copy of the map to each player.
  • Another alternate is to use a Glow egg and put a clue for the next egg inside it. The clue can be in the form of a riddle like –“Sail 10 points to the north “Me Bucko” to find the “Dead Man’s Chest”.
  • You may play the role a “Bunny Guide” in case kids need some help to crack the code.
  • Kids can use flashlights and flow sticks to hunt for the next clue in the dark.
  • Once the Li’l pirates hunt down the booty they can distribute it among themselves

Game Variations: If there are more than 10 kids then split them into 2 teams and let the Hunt begin.

My Tip :

  • Invite your neighbors to hop in with their kids to join the fun. This way you will have a larger area for the Hunt and the kids will enjoy this kids Easter game more!!!
  • To give this Easter hunt a real feel for bigger kids try to purchase some inexpensive real coins of other countries and make it the Booty!!!

Bunny Tag

Age Group: 5-8 years

Game Objective: In this kids Easter game kids have to finish the task without getting tagged.

Game Learning: Physical agility.

No. of Players: A group of 5-8 kids.

Materials Required:

  • An Easter bunny hat.
How to Play:

  • This game is best played outdoors.
  • One kid is Chosen as “Bugs Bunny”.
  • Choose a kid to be a Fox.
  • Remaining kids will become Eggs.
  • Each kid (playing the role of an egg) will be given a different colored egg which he should keep in his pocket
  • Eggs will stand behind the start line.
  • The Bugs Bunny will stand behind the finish line.
  • Maintain a a gap between the start line and finish line as per space availability. Wider the better!
  • Fox will stand at the middle of the two line.
  • The Fox will say “I want to eat an egg”
  • Bugs Bunny will ask “Which color?”
  • The kid having the color named by Fox will have to run to the Bugs Bunny in order to save himself from the Fox without getting “Eaten” (tagged)
  • If the Egg is Eaten the he will become the Fox.

Game Variations: If the Fox tags the Egg then that Egg will also become the Fox and joins him. Both of them will hold hands and name the next prey!

My Tip :

  • If playing at night in the backyard, use Colored Glow Eggs to bring more fun to this amazing kids Easter game.

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Egg Race

Age Group: 5 to 8 years

Game Objective: In this kids Easter game the team has to finish the given task.

Game Learning: Motor Skills.

No. of Players: 2-3 kids per team.

Materials Required:

  • 1 empty Easter basket per team (small size).
  • Hard boiled eggs.
  • Marking tape (to draw the starting lines).
  • A few Easter bunny hat.
  • 1 Tablespoon per child.

How to Play:

  • Arrange all the baskets in a horizontal line, one for each team.
  • Divide the kids into teams of 2 or 3 max.
  • Divide the distance between the starting line & the basket into 2 or 3 equal gaps (depending on the no. of kids per team).
  • Mark them with marking tape.
  • Teams will take their position.
  • All the Kids will hold the tablespoon in his mouth, gripping it firmly between his/her teeths.
  • First child from each team, balancing the egg on the tablespoon, will start from starting line and pass on the egg to his next team mate…and so on.
  • The last team mate will then drop the egg into the basket.
  • If the egg is dropped from the tablespoon in between then that kid has to go back to his position and start afresh.
  • First child has to pass on his Easter hat to the second team mate…and so on.
  • Team with maximum egg in the basket WINS this cool kids Easter game!

My Tip :

  • Can be played as a birthday party game.
  • Can be played as Kids party game.

Pin the Bunny!

Age Group: 5 to 12 years (parents can also play!)

Game Objective: A kids Easter game where kids have to pin the tail of the Easter bunny.

Game Learning: Direction sense & imagination.

No. of Players: Everyone at home!

Materials Required:

  • A poster of Easter bunny or make one at home if your drawing is decent enough (a bunny should not look like a lamb!)
  • White chart paper/ construction paper to make bunny’s tail
  • Some white cotton and glue to make the tail fluffy

How to Play:

  • Stick the Bunny’s poster on the wall.
  • Blindfold the kid.
  • Turn the child in a circle once.
  • Let him go ahead and stick the tail on the poster.
  • All the kids will take turns to do the same.
  • Kid who has placed the tail closest to the actual position WINS this evergreen kids Easter game!

My Tip :

  • This evergreen kids Easter game can be played as a birthday party game like pin the Hat of the Pirate! Or pin the magic wand of Harry Potter!!!.
  • Other kids waiting for their turn can try to confuse the blindfolded kid by saying up…down…a little bit left, slightly right…

Who Stole the Egg!

Age Group: 5 to 8 years

Game Objective: A kids Easter game where Bunny has to find out the culprit.

Game Learning: Logical guessing.

No. of Players: 5-8 kids

Materials Required:

  • A plastic Easter Egg full of candies.
  • A bunny face mask or hat.

How to Play:

  • A child is chosen as bunny.
  • Remaining kids sit in a circle.
  • While the Bunny is made to wait in a separate room, an Easter egg is given to the remaining kids.
  • One of them hides the egg in his/her pocket and other kids stay silent.
  • When the kids rhyme Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Who Stole your Egg? Then, the Bunny will enter and sit in the centre of the circle.
  • The Bunny will get 2 chances to guess the culprit.
  • If the Bunny made the right guess then he will get the Easter egg full of candies and the culprit will become the next Bunny

My Tip :

  • To mix a funny twist into this kids Easter games, kids can confuse the Bunny by pointing fingers to each other or by raising hands claiming that he/she is the culprit. Believe me, this will be hilarious!!!

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Match the Eggs

Age Group: 9 to 12 years.

Game Objective: A kids Easter game where kids have to hunt the matching eggs.

Game Learning: General Knowledge

No. of Players: 8-10

Materials Required:

  • Colored plastic Eggs.
  • An Easter goodies basket.
How to Play:

  • Write some general knowledge questions on a sheet of paper.
  • Cut all the questions into separate strips.
  • Put one question in one egg.
  • Color code the questions for difficulty level. More difficult carries more points.
  • For example: A question in the red egg is most difficult and therefore carries maximum points. A question in the Pink egg is the easiest hence carries minimum points.
  • Write answers to these questions on a separate sheet of paper.
  • All the answers must have multiple choices.
  • For example: Answer to the question, what is the capital of North Carolina state? should have choices like Oklahoma, Washington, Santa Barbara & Raleigh. The kids have to match the right one.
  • Cut the answers in strips and put them in separate eggs.
  • All answers eggs should be of White color as they are not colour coded for points. This will eliminate any confusion and bring consistency.
  • Make sure that each choice is written on a separate strip i.e. Oklahoma, Washington etc are written in separate strips.
  • Similarly complete for all the answers.
  • Hide the Questions eggs in the front yard & back yard.
  • Place a sticky note on each egg giving the clue for the next one.
  • Hide the Answers eggs indoors
  • Place a sticky note on each egg giving the clue for the next one.
  • Divide the kids into two teams.
  • Send the first team to hunt the colored Questions eggs.
  • Send the second team to hunt the White Answers eggs
  • Tell them beforehand about the total number of Questions & Answers eggs.
  • Both the teams after finding their respective eggs, will report to the “Judge Bunny”.
  • The team who found their eggs first will be given the first chance to match their questions and answers while the second team will wait and watch.
  • Once both the teams are through the Judge Bunny will tally the points and the team will more points WINS this interesting kids Easter game!!!

My Tip :

  • This kids Easter game can be played with a Christmas party or a Halloween party theme also. Just replace Easter eggs with Santa stocking of different sizes or Halloween plastic pumpkins of different sizes or colors.

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