The beginning of spring is a great time to start getting outdoors with your kids and getting some fresh air, as well as getting active together. Playing games together is one great way of enticing your children to spend more time outdoors, and since Easter is almost upon us, we thought we’d round up some of our favourite Easter games for kids.
While we are all in a lockdown, these games can be a nice way for you to pass the time together as a family, and have some fun in your home or back garden.
These games are tons of fun for kids and adults alike, and some of them even involve chocolate – read on to get inspired!
Easter egg hunt
Without a doubt the most exciting part of Easter for any child is our favourite activity of them all – the Easter egg hunt. It doesn’t matter whether you have one child taking part or ten, it’s just as fun hunting down chocolate either way.
You can hide eggs in your house, garden, or both, and you can keep things simple or get really creative, there is no limit to the amount of fun you can have with an Easter egg hunt.
Whether you want to provide clues that lead to each egg, or simply hide eggs in different places and let your children hunt for them on their own (providing hints if you know they’ve missed any), the choice is yours!
Easter bingo game
Kids love playing bingo, and making special bingo games for different seasonal holidays makes the game extra fun! It goes without saying that the prize for winning this Easter bingo game will most likely be Easter eggs, but it could be anything you like if you’re trying to limit the amount of sugar your children consume during the Easter period.
Britni at Play Party Plan has created these fabulous printable Easter bingo cards, so all you need to do is download them and print them out, and you can start playing right away!
Egg and spoon race
What better time for an egg and spoon race than Easter time? It’s a great way for your kids to develop their balance and coordination skills, and it is entirely up to you whether you use raw, breakable eggs (maybe best to hold your race outdoors somewhere you can easily clean up if you choose this option), hard-boiled, or even fake eggs.
Rubber eggs are a fun way to really mix things up, as dropping the egg will result in having to chase it down as it bounces in every direction, while if you want to minimise chaos, plastic eggs might be best.
The rules of the race are simple – each child must balance their egg on their spoon, and place their other arm behind their back. When you shout go, they must then try to make it to the finish line as quickly as they can without dropping their egg from their spoon.
If a child drops their egg, they must start again – the winner is which ever child crosses the finish line first, with their egg still in place on their spoon, and their other hand still behind their back.
Whether you have one child or siblings who can race each other, you can always join in too!
Get your children moving with this clever idea from the Seasoned Mom, who has come up with this gamified exercise activity. A great way to burn off excess energy and keep your kids active, we think this makes a great addition to an Easter party, or just an afternoon at home with your children around Easter time.
Simply print off a list of activities such as jumping jacks, bunny hops, donkey kicks, and big steps, and cut them out. Then, hide them inside plastic eggs, and get your children to take it in turns opening the eggs and reading out the activities, and then carrying them out!
This is a great activity to do on a rainy day indoors, or outside in the sunshine, depending on how kind the weather is being!
If you need an activity to fill an afternoon with, this game of Easter checkers is a craft activity and a board game all in one! You can make the board and playing counter together first, and then spend many fun hours playing the game together afterwards.
The counters themselves are cute bunnies and chicks – perfectly Easter themed! They are made from egg boxes and crafting items such as pompoms and googly eyes, which is perfect as you’re bound to have plenty of egg boxes lying around. Check out the full instructions here.