Want some simple Easter fun? These 10 simple games require little more than plastic eggs, but they will crack the kids up and provide dozens of fun Easter memories!
Easter Scavenger Hunt
Egg hunts are so much fun, why not do a “practice” run?! Only use the egg hunt as a learning game too! Here are a couple of my favorite Easter Egg scavenger hunt ideas:
- Egg Scavenger Hunt to Make Words from Hands On: as we grow
- Color Scavenger Hunt with Easter Eggs from Sugar Aunts
Easter Egg Matching Game
This is the easiest way to play an Easter Egg matching game, and with no prep time involved! Take the eggs apart and place them in a bin, a large bowl, or even spread them on the floor. Then let your child match the tops and bottoms of the plastic eggs according to colors and sizes.
Here’s another fun color matching game: Color Matching Easter Egg Game from Pink and Green Mama
Easter Egg Guessing Game
Shake up some fun by making turning your plastic eggs into shakers! For filler ideas to get the most out of your shake, check out Guess what’s inside: Sound shakers with plastic eggs from De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire (Don’t worry, the instructions are in English first, then French. This is a lovely site with great resources so please check it out!)
Kids love to be active and get up & get movin’! So why not set them up with some racing activites to work their mind and body?!
- Egg on a spoon race. Yup, I’m talking about a classic now… only replace the raw egg with a plastic egg! You’ll want to weight the plastic egg to help it stay on the spoon. (A little Easter candy would be a great weight.) Make sure to explain how the race works to your child and show them the “racetrack”. It be fun the whole family cracks up over!
- Plastic Easter Egg Races: Exploring Angles of Ramps from Little Bins for Little Hands
Easter Egg Scramble
Take apart 3 plastic eggs. Using half of the egg (either the top or bottom), line up 3 eggs halves. Place a jelly bean or a piece of Easter candy under one of the eggs. Show the kids under which egg you are placing it. Then, keeping the eggs on the table, rearrange them quickly and have child #1 guess under which egg the candy is hiding. If the child gets it right, they win the piece of candy. If not, rescramble the eggs, and child #2 gets a turn. Keep going until all the children have had a turn. (Just make sure you have the candy stash closeby to replenish the hidden candy or to make sure even the kids who didn’t find the candy, get a consolation prize!)
Plastic Egg Stacking Game
Kids love to build and stack things! Check out Toddler Approved’s simple “Stack ‘em Don’t Crack ‘em” : Plastic Egg Stacking Game!
Moms, before you panic at the thought of your child wildly egging your house (or his brother), check out this creative egg toss that uses water bottles and plastic Easter eggs: Easter Game – Egg Toss Bottles from JDaniel4’s Mom.
Easter Egg Hot Potato
Yes, the classic game of hot potato will get these eggs cookin’!
Easter Egg Bowling
Strike up a fun Easter game by bowling over some plastic eggs! Don’t be a turkey, read Bowling with Wobbly Easter Eggs from And Next Comes L!
Easter Egg Tic-Tac-Toe
Instead of having an X or an O, to win, get 3 eggs in a row! Using halved plastic Easter Eggs, draw out a tic-tac-toe board and play!
I am pleased to be participating with a group of fabulous kid bloggers to bring you “Top 10” lists that encourages play and learning with an Easter theme. Please check out these other Top 10 Easter Lists Posts for more great Easter fun!
Top 10 Easter Early Learning Activities from Little Bins for Little Hands
Top 10 Easter Crafts for Kids from Craftulate
Top 10 Easter Recipes for Kids from B-Inspired Mama
Top 10 Easter Coloring Pages & Printables Sources from Lalymom
Top 10 Things to do with Egg Shells this Easter from Powerful Mothering
Top 10 Ways to Play and Learn with Plastic Eggs from P is for Preschooler
Top 10 Activities to do with Easter Candy from Still Playing School
Top 10 Easter Science Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures
Happy Easter, friends! I hope you and your little ones can get some great game and play time together!