Remember, most games can be adapted to all ages of children with a bit of creative thinking. Also, if you choose to play a game that requires teams, and you have an odd number of children, one person will need to go twice. Ask for a volunteer and if one doesn’t surface you might want to leave it up to the team to choose who they think will be the fastest.
How Many Eggs?
Large glass jar filled with chocolate eggs
Small pieces of paper
How To Play: Have children write their name on a small piece of paper and their guess as to how many chocolate eggs are in the jar. The child who guesses the right number, or comes closest takes the jar of candy home to share with their family.
Papers with Easter objects written on them
How To Play: Put papers with Easter objects written on them into basket. Divide children into two groups. Flip a coin to see which team goes first. Invite a child from the playing team to approach the chalkboard, draw a slip of paper, and read it to themselves. On your mark, the child should then draw the object in hopes that his/her team members will guess the object on their paper. If the team guesses correctly, before time runs out, they score a point. If the playing team does not guess correctly the other team has five seconds to try to come up with the correct answer. If they guess correctly they score a point and it is their turn to play.
This game can be simplified for young players utilizing words such as: carrot, bunny, candy. Make more difficult for older players by using short phrases: chocolate bunnies taste good, marshmallow chicks are yellow, etc.
Take an Easter related word such as: Basket, Chocolate, Chickens, etc. and find as many little words as possible before the timer runs out.
Words: late, at, ate, tea, tale, tool, cool, hat, hot, cat, coat…
Words: ask, set, beat, tea, skate, bat, at, sat, bet, ate, eat…
Picture of animals-children must know what sound they make (2 of each animal)
Hat or bowl
How To Play: Have each child draw a picture out of the hat. They must then find their partner by making the sound that the animal makes and listening to the other children for an animal making the same sound as they are.
Find the Easter Eggs
Supplies: 100+ Construction paper Easter eggs cut out
How To Play: Hide the eggs while the children are out of the room. Have the children find as many eggs as they can. Then have children go back to their tables or groups and count how many eggs the whole group has. Highest number of eggs collected get to make their treats first.
Decorate Easter Cookies
Large sugar cookies for each child in shape of an egg
Small candies, sprinkles, etc.
How To Play: A deliciously fun way to be creative.