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Egg and Spoon Race

Materials Needed

  • A spoon for each player
  • A hardboiled egg for each player
  • The simple instructions for this game are that you give each guest a spoon and a hardboiled egg. They race while carrying the egg with the spoon and are not allowed to touch the egg at all. If they drop the egg, they must pick it back up only using the spoon. The first person to cross the finish line is the winner. But there are a few options you can add to this game:

    – Instead of a simple straightforward course you can make it zigzag or even add obstacles they have to navigate.
    -You can run the race for the young kids with a simple course and then increase the difficulty for older party guests.
    -Another way to level the playing field with younger and more mature guests is to change the size of the spoon. Give kids large serving spoons or even a ladle while the adults must use a small plastic spoon.
    -For a real challenge require them to hop like an Easter bunny instead of running.

    Don’t Say Easter (Taboos and Tokens)

    Materials Needed

  • Clothespins or some other token for each guest
  • The first order of business is to select a taboo word, meaning a word your guests are not allowed to say. The most obvious choice is “Easter” which will work just fine, but if you wish you can choose another word like jellybean, chocolate, bunny, or anything you wish that is likely to be said frequently at your party. Now you need tokens. Clothespins are commonly used since they are easy to clip onto and remove from clothing without doing any damage.

    To start the game inform all of your guests of the taboo word. Give them each a token and explain to them that whenever they say the taboo word they will lose their token to the first player to call them out. Now start the game. If Aunt Sue accidently says the taboo word and Cousin Earl is the first to point out her mistake, then Aunt Sue must give Cousin Earl her token. Now Sue has no tokens and Earl has two tokens. The only way for Aunt Sue to get a token back is to be the first to call out someone else when they say the taboo word.

    The game continues throughout the party until close to the end when the person who has collected the most tokens is declared the winner.

    Peter Cottontail Lyric Challenge

    Materials Needed

  • Lyrics to Here Comes Peter Cottontail
  • Pens
  • Print out a copy of the lyrics for Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Highlight small sections of the lyrics where the guests will be asked to fill in the blank. For example the song starts: Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail. You could highlight “bunny trail” so your game sheet would read, “Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the _________”. Go through the first verse(or first two if you want a real challenge) leaving about ten blanks per verse.

    Pass out pens to your guests along with your game sheets with the blanks. Give them five minutes to fill in the blanks. The person with the most correct answers is the winner and leads the whole group in a singing of the song.

    Here Comes Peter Cottontail Lyrics

    Verse One:

    Here comes Peter Cottontail
    Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
    Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way

    Bringin’ every girl and boy
    Baskets full of Easter joy
    Things to make your Easter bright and gay

    He’s got jelly beans for Tommy
    Colored eggs for sister Sue
    There’s an orchid for your mommy
    And an Easter bonnet too

    Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail
    Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
    Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

    Verse Two:

    Here comes Peter Cottontail
    Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
    Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way

    Try to do the things you should
    Maybe if you’re extra good
    He’ll roll lots of Easter eggs your way

    You’ll wake up on Easter mornin’
    And you’ll know that he was there
    When you find those chocolate bunnies
    That he’s hiding everywhere

    Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail
    Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
    Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

    Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

    Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny

    Materials Needed

  • A big bunny picture without a tail
  • Enough paper tails for each player
  • Tape
  • A blindfold
  • DIY Method: Get a big poster board, draw and color in a picture of a bunny without a tail. Make lots of little bunny tails and put tape on the back. Place the bunny poster on the wall at the appropriate height for the kids playing the game. Make sure that the area is clear of anything that the little guests might trip over. One at a time, blindfold the players, give them a paper bunny tail with tape on the back, and spin them around three times leaving them pointed in the direction of the bunny poster . Their task is to stick the bunny tail as close as possible to where it should be on the poster. The person who is closest wins.

    With very young kids there is no need to spin them around before their turn, just being blindfolded is challenge enough. If adults want to play spin them around as much as you like.

    It you are not the artsy type you can sometimes buy a version of the game at your local party supply store or there is a printable version of Pin the Tail on the Bunny for sale online.

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    Pass the Egg

    Materials Needed

  • One hard boiled egg for each team.
  • Divide party guests up into teams of 6-8 players and have each team stand in a line. Give the first player in each line a hard boiled egg and have them hold it under their chin. When the game starts the first person has to try to pass the egg from their chin to under the chin of the second person without touching it. If successful the second person attempts to pass the egg to the third person, then third to the fourth and so on. If the egg should drop or be touch at any time it returns to the front of the line and that team starts over. The first team to successfully pass the egg to the last person wins.

    Easter Hop-stacle Course Race

    Materials Needed

  • Orange cones or similar items to mark the course.
  • Obstacles to jump over.
  • This game is simple, the players hop their way through a course to the finish line. But, it does require some set up time and for most parties you are going to want to change the course a few times so all ages of guests can compete.

    For Young Kids: Set up a simple course with one or two turns and a short distance between the start and finish line.

    For Older Kids: Add a few turns as well as a few obstacles to hop over on a longer course.

    For Teens and Adults: Make the course a nightmare with numerous turns, stairs or a steep hill to hop up, tall obstacles to hop over, anything you can imagine.

    While it does take some time, it is rare to have one active game that can challenge all of your party guests. Be sure to reward the winner at each skill level with a prize.

    DIY: Easter A-Z Game

    Materials Needed

  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Distribute pens and paper to all of your guests and have them write out every letter of the alphabet leaving a blank space next to the letter. Set a time limit of eight minutes for the players to come up with an Easter related word for each letter(only one answer per letter counts). So for the letter “J” a correct answer would be jellybean. Once the time has expired the person with the most Easter appropriate answers is the winner.

    Easter Memory Game

    Materials Needed

  • A large tray
  • Around 20 small Easter themed items
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Get a large tray and place on it around 20 small Easter themed items. You might use different color eggs, different types of candy or chocolates, a spring flower, an Easter card, or a small stuffed bunny. What you use is up to you, just keep it within the Easter theme. Once you have your tray set and are ready to play bring it out to the party and place it where it is convenient for the guests to study the items(but not touching). Give them around 15 minutes to take inventory then remove the tray. Pass out pens and paper and give the players five minutes to write down as many of the items as they can. The person with the most correct answers is the winner and gets all of the contents of the tray as a prize.

    Kamikaze Egg Toss

    Materials Needed

  • Half as many uncooked eggs as players
  • Break the kids up into teams of two players. Outside, position the kid in two straight lines so that each player is facing their teammate. Give all of the players on one side an uncooked egg. Countdown One, Two, Three, Toss! and the kid with the egg must toss their raw egg to their teammate across from them. The teammate tries to catch the egg without the egg breaking. If the egg breaks for any reason that team is eliminated.

    Once the turn is complete all remaining teams should take one step away from each other and the player with the egg tosses it back to their teammate. Repeat the tossing and stepping apart in turn until only one team still has their unbroken egg. Congratulations, you have a winner.

    Easter Egg Bocce

    Materials Needed

  • One white hardboiled egg
  • At least one unique hardboiled egg per player
  • This game is generally played outdoors but in a pinch you can play it inside. Take an undecorated white hardboiled egg and place it a few yards away from the start line. Each kid is given a unique and identifiable hardboiled egg. One at a time the participants step up to the start line and roll their egg towards the white target egg. Once everyone has had a turn determine which egg is closest to the white target egg and the roller of that egg is the winner.

    Since this game is easy and quick to play it can be repeated any number of times. You can award a prize to the winner of each game and/or reward the person who wins the most games as the grand champion. Be aware that the eggs can get damaged so the more you plan on playing the more back-up hardboiled eggs you should have in reserve.

    TIP: Let the kids decorate or personalize their own eggs to add some fun to the game.