Not Your Average Egg Hunt: 12 Fun and Creative Easter Games for Kids
Whether you’re attending virtual morning services, having a family brunch at home, or organizing an egg hunt, Easter can turn into a long day for little ones. Keep them entertained (and out of the kitchen) with our Easter game ideas. These are our favorite indoor and outdoor games and activities the entire family will enjoy. These games are inexpensive (some of them are even free) so you can easily set up several of them the day before. Kids can color on our free printable Easter mazes by themselves, and the whole family can get involved in games like egg bowling and a golden egg hunt. Pick a few and start hopping your way to an egg-straordinary good time.
Indoor Easter Games for Kids
You don’t need a sunny day or a big backyard to play these fun Easter games. Gather the family around the kitchen table and start playing.
Download and print our free printable Easter games and set out activity stations. Don't forget to add crayons or colored pencils!
Pin the Tail on the Bunny
This Easter day game for kids is just like the classic pin the tail on the donkey, except you'll use cotton balls with tape on them rather than a donkey tail.
This traditional Easter game for kids calls for one dyed hard-boiled eggs and one white hard-boiled egg. Roll the white one into the center of a room and take turns to see who can roll their colored egg closest to the white egg.
All players sit in a circle and take turns counting off numbers one by one. When the number 7 is reached, that player must say, "I love the Easter Bunny," instead of saying the number 7. When a player fails to do so and says 7, that player is out of the game. Start over at 1 after 7 or "I love the Easter Bunny" is said. The game continues until only one player is left to be declared the winner.
Family Easter Games
Egg hunts and bunny hops aren’t just for children. These family Easter games are fun for all ages.
Easter Egg Memory
Use colored plastic eggs and place each half over coordinating pairs of items; try small things like coins and candy. Take turns flipping them one at a time, and see who can match up the most pairs.
Play hot potato with a hard-boiled egg. This free Easter game for kids is easy enough for every family member to play.
Players line up on a start line. At the signal, they all bend over and grasp their ankles. The first one to waddle to the finish line without letting go of his or her ankles is the winner!
Easter Bunny Tag
Everyone knows how to play tag, so this easy Easter game is fun for the whole family. This game is played in the same fashion except everyone must hop. If you don't hop, then you are automatically "it."
Bunny, Bunny Hop
This game is like duck, duck goose with a hop. Change the words to bunny as you tap each child and hop when one child is selected. Instead of running around the circle, players hop with their feet together.
Outdoor Easter Games for Kids
If you’re lucky enough for good weather, gather your family after brunch and head outside. These outdoor Easter games are fun for the whole family!
Golden Easter Egg
This easter egg game for kids is even more exciting than a regular egg hunt. Hide a gold Easter egg with a dollar in it. Put plenty of eggs in plain view if you have younger ones to keep their interest. Finding the golden egg is a delight.
This game is played in pairs. Each pair faces each other at a starting line. Each pair is given one egg. The person with the egg tosses it to the person without it. With each toss, each person takes a large step backward. This continues until they successfully reach an end mark and then return to the starting line with an unbroken egg. If a couple does not successfully complete their toss and the egg breaks, they are out of the game.
Egg Hunt for Little Ones
Use plastic Easter eggs, and let the younger ones find as many as they can. No matter how many eggs they find, everyone gets the same prize.
Take a hard-boiled egg for each person along with a hockey stick or bat. Each person stands at the starting line. The egg is placed on the ground and pushed along with a stick to the finish line. The hockey stick must stay below waist level, and the egg cannot crack or break. The first one to the finish line wins.