30 Fun Easter Games to Play with the Whole Family (2024)

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Updated: May 23, 2024

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    Fun Easter games for kids and adults

    Easter Sunday is time for families to come together and share their favoriteEaster traditions. From going to church and sharing a family feast to watching Easter movies and creating Easter baskets, these yearly rituals make the holiday special and memorable. This year, consider adding some new Easter games and activities to your festivities, and make more happy memories that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

    For many, the classic Easter egg hunt is the activity of the day. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. We built our list to include Easter games for every hoppy scenario, whether it’s giving kids a fun activity in the backyard or riddles to entertain adults at the end of the evening. From egg races and bunny hops to Easter trivia and memory games, you’ll find something for everyone here.

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    Easter croquet

    Consider this Easter game if you’re looking to break free from the indoors. Croquet can accommodate two, four and even six players. The goal: to guide the ball through the numbered hoops in the right order with your mallet. First team to conquer the course takes home the victory.

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    Aim the hula hoops

    Here’s an Easter game that incorporates hula hoops (with a twist!). Scatter hula hoops around, each with its own point value. Think 5 points for the closest hoop, 10 points for the middle hoop and 20 points for the farthest hoop. Arm each player with plastic eggs and let the tossing madness begin. Give everyone a certain amount of tries, and the player with the most points wins.

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    Easter tag

    Imagine tag with an Easter twist. When you’re about to get tagged (oh no!), unleash an Easter-themed word to dodge your pursuer. Spice it up by picking a theme, such asEaster punsor Easter candy. The catch? Use each word only once.

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    Easter egg stack race

    Get your heart pumping and tune into your competitive spirit with this speedy challenge. Race against time and find out who can stack the most plastic Easter egg halves before time runs out. It’s a balancing act—can you keep the egg tower from tumbling?

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    Easter egg snatch

    Here’s one of those Easter games sure to boost the egg hunt for the older kids. Throw in some stealing drama—they can snatch eggs from each other’s baskets. But if they get caught, they’ve got to give up one of their precious eggs. For an egg-stra touch of fun, if you get caught stealing an egg, you have to answer an Easter riddle. If you guess correctly, you get to keep the egg, but if you guess wrong, you’ll have to find another basket from which to steal.

    Easter egg hunt

    Just in case you haven’t done this one, here’s how it goes: Hide your dyed Easter eggs all over your lawn, garden and porch, and set the little ones loose with baskets. Another variation is hiding hollow plastic eggs with clues inside about where to find the next egg. The last egg contains directions to the treasure (a Lego toy, stuffed animal or other fun prize)! To avoid disappointment, provide some kind of treasure for each child. Hollow eggs also work well to style the hunt for teens (filled with age-appropriate prizes, easter candy, coins and coveted dollar bills).

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    Easter egg spoon race

    Give each child a tablespoon and a bucket full of plastic or hardboiled Easter eggs. Line up children side by side, with Easter baskets some distance away from each child. Each child must place their egg on the spoon, and with the flat end of the spoon in their mouth, walk across the yard to drop the egg in the basket. No hands allowed! Anyone who drops an egg has to start over.

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    Easter limbo

    Make a limbo stick from an old broom handle or similar long pole. Start with the stick high and have the children line up and limbo underneath the bar as music plays in the background. Lower the stick after each round. If a player touches the bar above or the grass below (or falls!), that person is out of the game. The last player remaining wins a chocolate or stuffed Easter bunny.

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    Easter parade

    For this Easter game, provide a hat for each child (traditionally a white plastic fedora, but any kind will do) to decorate with flowers, ribbons, glitter, stickers, plastic fruit, lace and paints. Once they’ve finished, have the kids line up to parade around (ideally in a backyard), and show off their Easter bonnet fashions.

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    Easter piñata

    Kids adore smashing things with a blindfold, making this one of the best Easter games for your little ones. Pick up a premade piñata from a party store or make your own, and fill it with Easter candy and small toys. Let children take turns hitting the piñata with a broom handle. Older kids should be blindfolded before they take a swing at the piñata. Be sure to keep bystanders out of hitting range. When the piñata breaks, kids can scoop up the candy and prizes. Make sure that every child gets some of the loot.

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    Jelly bean hunt

    Hide jelly beans all over your home, then set the kids loose with baskets. Make sure some are easy to find for younger kids, and that some are in more challenging places for older kids. And be forewarned, after this Easter game, you may be finding jelly beans in interesting places for weeks to come. If you have pets, you may want to keep track of where you’ve hid jelly beans, so they don’t eat them.

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    Egg decorating

    Buy Easter egg dye to color hardboiled eggs (white eggs—brown don’t show colors very well), and encourage the kids to add their personal touch by decorating with crayon, markers, glue and glitter or stickers.

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    Carrot scavenger hunt

    Cut out 20 carrots from orange construction paper and glue on tops made from green construction paper. Hide them all around the house—under sofa cushions, in the silverware drawer, in kitchen cabinets or taped to the refrigerator door. Send the kids out to collect and redeem their carrots for snacks, such as a small box of raisins, a pack of gum, a bag of pretzels or a piece of carrot cake.

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    Easter bunny bowling

    For this Easter game, cut out pictures of Easter bunnies and tape them to 10 empty water or soda bottles. Set them up at the end of a hallway or in the driveway, and let the bowling begin. Keep score and give the winner a special treat, or just play for fun.

    Bunny hop

    This Easter game, along with these happy Easter quotes, will help get your family in the Easter spirit! Give each child a large pillowcase and three hardboiled or plastic eggs. Set up a straight course, with kids lined up next to one another with their eggs. At the end of the course (a yard’s length if your kids are hardy enough), opposite each child, line up an empty bucket (or their basket). Each child must hop with their feet in the pillowcase while holding one egg to put it in the basket, then they must hop back to retrieve the next egg. Whoever gets all three of their eggs in their bucket first wins.

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    Egg toss

    Use raw or hardboiled eggs for this Easter game. To avoid making a mess, we recommend that you play this game outside. Separate into teams of two, with partners facing one another, about 5 feet apart. Partners take turns tossing the egg back and forth. Every time someone catches an egg, they both take a step back. They continue until someone drops the egg. The pair that can get the furthest apart without dropping the egg wins.

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    Easter egg push

    Create a start and finish line with tape on the floor (or on the grass). Each player must push as many eggs as they can from start to finish in an agreed upon amount of time (say, 3 minutes). The trick: Players can only touch the egg with a spoon, held by their mouth.

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    Carrot in the hoop

    Create a standing line with a piece of rope on the ground. Place two hula hoops about 6 to 20 feet beyond the line (depending on room size and skill level). The player that throws the most carrots into the hula hoop wins.

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    Bunny nose race

    For this Easter game, fill a bowl with cotton balls and put a small amount of Vaseline on your nose. Move the cotton balls out of the bowl using only your nose.

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    Easter egg memory game

    Collect multiple pairs of same-colored eggs and hide them under plastic cups on the table to start this Easter game!Turn it into a memory game, during which players find pairs of matching eggs.

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    Guess the number of jelly beans

    This is one of those Easter games for kids that’s easy to throw together, and winners get a tasty prize. Fill a mason jar with jelly beans and allow everyone to guess how many they think are in there. Whoever comes closest to the actual number wins, and gets to keep the candy.

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    Easter bingo

    Download our printable bingo cards to enjoy a game of Easter-themed bingo. Keep it festive by swapping out jelly beans for the small chips to keep track of the spaces you’ve gotten.

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    Pin the tail on the bunny

    You may have seen a few Easter memes about this game or the Easter Bunny, in general. Draw a bunny on a chalkboard or poster board and hang it on the wall. You can use a large cotton ball as a tail with a piece of double-sided tape on one side that will stick to the board, or you can just use a sticker as a makeshift tail. Blindfold and spin each player around three times before their turn. The players’ mission: to stick the round bunny tail on the bunny (in the right spot, of course).

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    Bunny Hop memory game

    This Easter board game is a great choice to keep little ones entertained. Players roll the die, then push down a matching colored bunny. If the bunny hops up into the air, the player collects the bunny. The first player to have one bunny of each color wins.

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    Uncle Wiggly

    Uncle Wiggly is an Easter game that puts a spin on Candy Land. It will be a blast for the whole family, and we’re sure elder generations have fond memories of playing it back in the day. Uncle Wiggly is a gentleman of a rabbit that will accompany players on their adventure to Dr. Possum’s house—the first to arrive wins the game.

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    Easter Egg Challenge

    Download the Easter Egg Challenge from Etsy, and all you’ll need is a printer and some scissors to create the cards. Players take turns pulling cards from a bowl—will they get a challenge card, treat, swap or give? Each card has its own instructions on what to do. This Easter game is a great all-ages game that little kids will love too—except for when they get a card asking them to give a piece of Easter chocolate to another player.

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    Easter Escape Room

    The Easter Escape Room is another quick download from Etsy. It’s designed for four players, but it is easily adaptable to fit a larger group and makes a great party game for all ages. Just like in an escape room, teams have to solve puzzles and challenges to unlock the next step. Only here, the object is to help the Easter Bunny find its way home.

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    Easter Candy Match

    There’s a ton of Easter candy going around during the holiday, so why not make a game out of it? The object of the Easter Candy Matchgame is to match the candy with its slogan. Sound easy? It’s more challenging—and fun—than you may think.

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    Easter icebreaker

    All you need for this fun icebreaker gameis a printer to make copies of “Who is Most Like the Easter Bunny?” Each player gets a certain amount of points for each statement. For example, give yourself a point if your birthday is in March or April, and two points if you ate eggs today. The player with the most points wins.

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    Easter trivia

    Who doesn’t love a good trivia game? Print this Easter game from Etsy and give each player their own copy plus a pencil. It’s more fun and social when one person reads each question out loud. The person with the highest number wins.

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    Originally Published: February 22, 2022

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