5 Ideas For Fun Easter Games
Holidays help bring family and friends together, but once you have everyone gathered in the same place, it's nice to have some festive activities planned to keep them entertained. Whether your house is filled with kids crazy for chocolate or adults wondering what to do during the egg hunt, these games will get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Messy Egg Matchup
Many cultures around the world tap hardboiled eggs together to see which one outlasts all the rest, but friendly competitions are always better with a little mess. Instead of hard-boiling your eggs, pick them fresh out of the carton and pair up to toss the egg back and forth until one player cracks. Before the game, parents can keep kids busy by creating egg catchers for the competition.
Capture The Egg
After a few chocolate bunnies and Easter snacks, it's a good idea to counter kids' sugar rushes with an activity that eats up some of their energy. Split them into teams and give each a colorful egg to hide in the yard. Then, have each team try to find the other's egg. The first team to capture the egg and bring it back to their base wins, but all players have to "freeze" if an opposing player tags them, and can only "un-freeze" if a teammate dares to save them.
Twist On The Traditional
Easter egg hunts are a staple of the holiday. Fun for kids and adults, the thrill of competition and the promise of candy is enough to liven up any party. Even so, your hunt doesn't have to be totally traditional. Boost your game by adding a golden ticket to one of the ordinary eggs and reward the finder with a special prize, move your main event to twilight and play with glow-in-the-dark eggs, or restart the game by letting kids hide the eggs after the first round for the adults to find. Be sure to check pet bowls afterward to make sure eggs don't accidentally wind up on the family dog's menu.
Hardboiled Bocce Ball
Enjoyed by a variety of societies for centuries, bocce ball is another great game for kids, adults or both. Create an Easter-style game set by dying a bunch of hardboiled eggs in separate colors for each team. Don't forget to dye a couple eggs with a special color to use as the jack, then stand on opposing sides of the lawn and take turns tossing eggs to see which team can get their eggs closest to the jack.
Inviting your kids' friends to the party sometimes means meeting a few new parents. As long as the kids are entertained, break the ice with simple games like guessing the amount of jellybeans or chocolate eggs in a jar, give new parents a break from bibs and baby rattles and get out a deck of cards to play poker with candy instead of chips, or start an Easter-themed game of charades. Make any game feel a little more grown up by swapping sweet prizes for small gift cards or even scratch-off lottery tickets.
A little twist on the traditional can make all the great Easter games you remember from childhood even more memorable. Discover a wide variety of fun prizes for your Easter competitions, party favors for parents, and so much more at The Lakeside Collection.