Easter games are an important part of the celebration for many
people and provide many a child with happy memories for years to come. In the
U.S., even the White house gets in on the action, with their annual Easter Egg
Roll on the White House lawn.
This game is reputed to be played at the White House in the USA every year.For an egg roll, you must have some sort of incline, preferable a hill.
The Egg Roll is basically a race, the eggs are rolled down the hill and the
one that reaches the bottom first, wins. Steep hills make great races, but
When coloring boiled eggs, leave one white for this game which is very
similar to Italian Bacci Ball. Place the white egg in the center of an open
space and take turns to see who can roll their dyed egg closest to the white
egg without touching or moving.
and Spoon Races - Eggs, spoons and an area to run are all you need for this
game. Variations could include relays and obstacle courses. Balance an egg in a
spoon and see if you can reach the finish line before your egg falls off.
Got the Egg? - This game is best played with 16 or more but can be played by
smaller groups. Divide the group into 2. Give each group four eggs - plastic or
hard boiled. (If your group is smaller, use 2 or 3 eggs.) Each group must pick
four players to hide the eggs in their back pockets or wherever else in their
clothing it can be hidden. After the teams have hidden the eggs, they line-up
facing the opposing team. Alternating turns between the 2 teams, players go down
the line calling out the name of the opponent that they think may have the egg.
When a player with a hidden egg is called, he or she must reveal the egg. The
first team to uncover their opponents' four eggs wins.
Easter Games Egg Hunt
Probably the most popular Easter Game is an egg hunt. You might not have
to worry about preparing for this one, because if you're lucky, when you wake
up on Easter morning, the Easter Bunny will have already come to your house
and hidden the eggs. In this case, all you'll have to do search until you find
them. However, if the bunny was too busy to hide the eggs (which he frequently
is), you'll have to do it yourself. Here are a few egg hunt hints:
Take a count of how many eggs are hidden and how many are found. Make sure
they match. The aroma of eau de rotten oeuf in July can be
2. Don't hide eggs where pets might eat them.
3. Hide eggs in easy and difficult places to find to keep it interesting for
all the kids.
4. Sometimes it's a good idea to give little kids a minute or so head start on
their older siblings.
5. For extra fun, let the kids know that finding certain designated colored
eggs will earn them an extra prize.
Similar to the English game of knockems played with conckers (I believe that is
what they are called anyway!), this game is played with each player choosing an
egg and tapping them on a partner's egg. The first egg to crack loses and the
winner goes on to challange other winners in a knock out competition until there
is one egg left.