When you celebrate Easter with children or you throw a kid’s Easter party, it is important to have some games for them to play, along with some delicious Easter treats. There are many Easter-themed games that will keep children entertained and engaged for hours.
This year you can mix up the routine a little bit with one or more of the following Easter party entertainment ideas:
Easter Egg Hunt
Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic Easter egg hunt. Depending on the age of the children, you can make it relatively easy or quite challenging. Children will enjoy searching for the eggs and will be thrilled when finding them.
Treasure Hunt or Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt
If you want to make the egg hunt idea a little more involved, consider turning the activity into a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt. Gather the items that are put in a traditional Easter basket. Hide the basket and the items and give children clues to find these hidden items.
Run a string of yarn all through the house that kids have to collect in order to get to their Easter baskets or a special Easter surprise, i.e. a stuffed animal, a large chocolate bunny etc. To increase the length of the maze, simply add more yarn.
Egg and Spoon Race
Give each participant a spoon and a hard-boiled egg. The players must get from the start to the finish holding the egg in the spoon without dropping it. You can also turn this game into a relay race in which kids have to pass the egg from player to player.
Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny
This game is played just like pin the tail on the donkey except that you use a large picture of a bunny and paper or cotton ball bunny tails. Blindfold the children and ask them to take turns and pin the tails on the Easter bunny.
Bunny Hop Race
Set up start and finish lines. Instead of running, the participants have to hop. This is a great activity for little kids. If they enjoy it, have them complete the race again using another method such as crawling on their hands and knees, skipping, galloping or crab walking.
Try these interesting games and make your Easter party fun for children!
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.