Easter is a holiday celebrated all around the world to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the holiday approaches, it’s a great time to gather your family and loved ones together to try new ideas to make it an especially fun and memorable day. Nothing breaks the ice like playing a game or two! Whether it’s a virtual Easter egg hunt, an egg race, or an egg toss, there are plenty of family-friendly games to make sure your Easter party is one to remember– minus the mess. Here’s a selection of some of the best fun Easter games for the whole family to enjoy.
Egg and Spoon Race
The egg and spoon race is a classic and easy game to play, sure to bring out the competitive nature in even the youngest players. All you need are hard-boiled eggs and spoons. Mark out a start and finish line, and players must each place a hard boiled egg on their spoons and race against each other or against the clock. The winner is the first to cross the finish line with their egg still intact.
“Hoppy” Easter Card Game
This is an easy card game to play with the family. To play it, you will need a deck of cards, multiple players, and a long rectangular table. Each player takes their own deck of cards and fans them out in front of them. Every card has a “hops” value, with face cards being worth five and the ace worth one. On the count of three, all players pick up the top card of their deck and try to match it with someone at the table. Once a pair is found, the two players show their cards, collect the two cards and put them at the bottom of their deck. The game continues until someone has collected all of the cards. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
Virtual Easter Egg Hunt
A virtual Easter egg hunt is a great game for playing online with friends and family. To play, draw a map or set up a scavenger hunt beforehand. You can fill the map with multiple tasks for players to complete. At the end, players must find the ‘virtual Easter egg.’
An egg toss is a fun game to play outdoors. To play, gather a group of people in a circle and have each person select a partner to stand next to them. Give each pair of players an egg and have them stand a few feet apart from each other. When you say “go” the players must toss their eggs to their partners and catch them without breaking. If the egg breaks, the tossers must start over. The game continues until every pair has successfully caught the egg without breaking it. The last pair with an unbroken egg is declared the winner.
Easter Bunny Relay
Easter bunny relay is a creative and fun game for the whole family. Give each team a spoon and an “egg” (you can use a hard boiled egg or a plastic egg filled with chocolates). Have everyone line up on the starting line and give each player a spoon. On the count of three, all players must race to the finish line, passing the spoon with the egg from each person, going in a circle. At the end, the first team to cross the finish line with an unbroken egg is declared the winner.
Easter Egg Roll
This is a traditional Easter game that requires hard-boiled eggs and a long flat surface. Divide your group into teams and give each team an even number of hard-boiled eggs. Draw a starting line at one end of the surface, and have each team line up with their eggs behind it. On the count of three, each team must launch their egg down the flat surface and try to steer it towards the finish line using nothing but the spoon they are provided. The first team to reach the finish line wins!
Easter is a wonderful time to gather the family to play games, make memories and celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. There are many ways to make your Easter celebrations even more fun and special with these family-friendly activities. Whether it’s participating in a virtual Easter egg hunt or your very own egg and spoon race, these games will ensure your Easter holiday is truly blessed. So get your chili-eating competition ready and bring your egg racing skills to the table this Easter, for some seriously fun and inclusive entertainment!