Easter Egg Games

Here are some fun and exciting games you can play with Easter eggs! These games are perfect for introducing a Bible lesson on Easter.

Bible: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: See Below

Easter Egg Games

Easter Egg Games Essentials

While several of the games below must be played with plastic Easter eggs, many of them can be played with hard boiled eggs or even foil-wrapped chocolate eggs. And if you’re up for some mess, you can even consider using raw eggs or water balloons.

Additional supplies needed are in purple bold italics below.

1 Easter Egg Toss

How far can you and your partner toss and catch your Easter egg without dropping or breaking it?

Objective:
Be the pair that tosses and catches your Easter egg from the furthest distance without dropping or breaking it.

Supplies and Set-up:
Players pair up.
Give each pair of players 1 Easter egg.
Real eggs and water balloons may be messy, but they will make this game more fun and exciting.

How to Play:
Each pair of players stand about 5 feet apart from each other.
One player from each pair tosses an Easter egg to other.
If you drop the egg or if it breaks, you are eliminated.
The remaining pairs proceed to the next round.
Slowly increase the distance between each pair of players and repeat.
The pair that manages the furthest distance without dropping or breaking their egg wins.

For Younger Players:
Use plastic Easter eggs and catch it with a basket instead of with bare hands.
Pair up a younger player with an older player.

2 Would You Rather Easter Egg Hunt

In this game, each Easter egg contains a “Would you rather…” question. Players first race to find 10 Easter eggs each before gathering for a hilarious (and sometimes thought provoking) session of “Would you rather…”

Prepare the Easter eggs (about 10 eggs per player):
Download, print and cut up the Would You Rather Easter Egg Hunt Cards.

Would You Rather Cards

Each set contains 60 cards and is enough for 6 players.
If you need more cards, print additional copies.
Place 1 card in each plastic Easter egg.

Additional supplies:
At least 1 pen to share.

Objective:
Look for 10 Easter eggs.
Guess what the majority in the group would choose for each “Would You Rather” question.

Rules:
Each player can only pick up a maximum of 10 Easter eggs.
Do not open the Easter eggs yet.

Gather everyone in a circle.

The first player opens one of their own Easter egg and reads out the “Would You Rather” question it contains.
That player must try to guess the majority answer of all the other players in the group and circle his/her guess on the card. A poll is then taken to see which is the majority answer.
Award 10 points for every correct guess and 5 points if the poll results in a tie.

The person on the left goes next.

Award prizes for:
The first player to find 10 Easter eggs
The player with the highest points

Adult Easter Egg Hunts

The Would You Rather Easter Egg Hunt is really great for youths and adults. Click here to see more Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Adults.

3 Easter Egg Water Express

Players must transfer water form one point to another by tossing water-filled plastic Easter eggs.

Objective:
Transfer as much water as possible within the given time.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into 2 or more teams of roughly equal number.
Further divide each team into roughly equal number of “Fillers” and “Catchers”.

Use string, tape or cones to mark out 2 parallel lines to divide the playing field into 3 zones:
1. “Fillers” zone at one end.
2. “No Entry” zone in the middle.
3. “Catchers” zone at the opposite end.

In the “Fillers” zone:
Place 1 bucket of water for each team.
At least 1 plastic Easter egg for each “Filler”.
We recommend using a different colored Easter egg for each team.
Teams should have equal number of Easter eggs.

In the “Catchers” zone”:
Place 1 empty bucket for each team.

How to Play:
“Fillers”:
Fill your team’s plastic Easter eggs with water.
Toss the eggs across the field to the “Catchers”.
Catch the empty eggs tossed back by your “Catchers”.
Repeat.
Must remain in the “Fillers” zone.

“Catchers”:
Catch the eggs tossed by your “Fillers.
Empty the water into your team’s bucket.
Toss the empty eggs back to the “Fillers”.
Repeat.
Must remain in the “Catchers” zone.

“No Entry” zone
Eggs that land in the “No Entry” zone are out of play.
Players cannot step inside this area.

The team that transfers the most water within the given time wins.

For Younger Players:
Reduce the distance between the “Fillers” and “Catchers”.
Roll the eggs instead of toss.
If eggs land in the “No Entry” zone, “Fillers” can run in to pick them up, then run back to the “Fillers” zone and roll again.

4 Easter High Strung

In this Minute to Win It game, players must use a piece of looped string to pick up an Easter egg from the top of 1 soda bottle and place it on the top of another soda bottle positioned 15 feet away.

Supplies and Set-up:
Tie a piece of 36-inch string into a loop.
Place 2 soda bottles on 2 separate tables.
The soda bottles should be 15 feet apart and secured to the tables using Sticky Tack.
At least 1 Easter Egg.

How to Play:
Using a piece of looped string, players are given 60 seconds to pick up an Easter egg from the top of 1 soda bottle and place it on the top of another soda bottle positioned 15 feet away.

Players cannot touch the Easter eggs with their hands.
They can only use the looped string to transfer Easter eggs from one bottle to the other.

For Younger Players:
Use a shorter string or thick rubber bands.
Reduce the distance between the soda bottles.

This game is adapted from the Minute to Win It game: High Strung.

Easter Minute To Win It Games

If you like this game, be sure to check out our collection of Easter Minute To Win It Games.

5 Silly Easter Egg Relay

Players take turns to run to the opposite end of the playing area to pick up a plastic Easter egg. They must then open the Easter egg and perform the silly action specified in the egg while walking back to drop the egg in the team’s basket. The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

Objective:
Transfer as many Easter eggs as possible within the given time.

Supplies and Set-up:
Download, print and cut up the egg-shaped Silly Easter Egg Hunt Cards.

Silly Easter Egg Hunt Cards
Print as many copies as you need.
Place one card in each plastic Easter egg.

Divide players into 2 or more teams of roughly equal number.
At one end of the room or field, place 1 empty basket for each team.
The first player from each team stands next to their team’s empty basket.
The other team members stand behind the first player in a straight line.
At the opposite end, facing each team, place 1 basket of Easter eggs for each team.
(Each egg should contain 1 Silly Easter Hunt Card.)

How to Play:
The first player from each team runs to the opposite end to pick up an Easter egg.
He/she must quickly open the egg and perform the silly action specified while walking back to drop the egg in the team’s basket:

• Walk like a robot
• Cry like a baby
• Walk on tippy toes
• Give yourself a big hug
• Rub your tummy and pat your head
• Dance
• Stick out your tongue and touch your nose with your finger
• Clap your hands
• Hop on one leg
• Skip

Example: If the card says, “Walk like a robot”, you must walk like a robot all the way back.

The turn then passes to the next player in line.
The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

For Younger Players:
Have an older person help read the instructions on the cards.

6 Animals Easter Egg Relay

The Animals Easter Egg Relay is very similar to the Silly Easter Egg Relay above, but with animal actions. Players take turns to run to the opposite end of the playing area to pick up a plastic Easter egg. They must then open the Easter egg and perform the animal action specified in the egg while walking back to drop the egg in the team’s basket. The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

Objective:
Transfer as many Easter eggs as possible within the given time.

Supplies and Set-up:
Download, print and cut up the egg-shaped Animals Easter Egg Hunt Cards. (All these animals lay eggs.)

Animals Easter Egg Hunt Cards
Print as many copies as you need.
Place one card in each plastic Easter egg.

Divide players into 2 or more teams of roughly equal number.
At one end of the room or field, place 1 empty basket for each team.
The first player from each team stands next to their team’s empty basket.
The other team members stand behind the first player in a straight line.
At the opposite end, facing each team, place 1 basket of Easter eggs for each team.
(Each egg should contain 1 Animals Easter Hunt Card.)

How to Play:
The first player from each team runs to the opposite end to pick up an Easter egg.
He/she must quickly open the egg and perform the animal action specified while walking back to drop the egg in the team’s basket:

• Walk and cluck like a chicken
• Hop and croak like a frog
• Swim like a fish
• Pretend your arms are the mouth of an alligator
• Fly gracefully like a butterfly
• Flick your tongue and hiss like a snake
• Waddle and quack like a duck
• Walk sideways like a crab
• Flap your arms like a bird
• Fly and buzz like a bee

Example: If the card says, “Walk and cluck like a chicken”, you must walk and cluck like a chicken all the way back.

The turn then passes to the next player in line.
The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

For Younger Players:
Have an older person help read the instructions on the cards.

7 Secret Code Easter Egg Hunt

Each player has a Secret Coded Message, which they must decipher with the help of 26 Decoder Cards hidden in Easter eggs (1 letter of the alphabet per egg).

Secret Code Easter Egg Hunt Single MessageSecret Code Easter Egg Hunt Decoder Cards

Prepare the Easter eggs:
Download, print and cut up the 26 egg-shaped Decoder Cards.

Secret Code Easter Egg Hunt Decoder Cards
Each card decodes one letter of the alphabet.
Place one Decoder Card in each plastic Easter egg.
If your playing area is small, 1 set of these 26 eggs is enough.
But if your playing area is large, we suggest preparing 2 or more sets of these eggs.

Prepare the Secret Messages:
Download and print the Secret Code Easter Egg Hunt Messages.

Secret Code Easter Egg Hunt Messages
Each set contains 12 unique Secret Messages, which together, tell the Biblical story of Easter Sunday found in Matthew 28:1-10. If you have more than 12 players, print additional copies.
Players must decode their Secret Message with the help of the Decoder Cards hidden in the Easter eggs.

Decoded Messages:
You may want to download and print the Decoded Messages.

Secret Code Easter Egg Hunt Decoded Messages

Additional supplies:
Pen/pencil for each player.
Small gifts for players (since the Easter eggs do not contain any toys or candy).

Objective:
Be the first player to decode your Secret Message.

Rules:
When you find an Easter egg, open it to look at the Decoder Card inside the egg and check against your own Secret Message. Then put the Decoder Card back inside the egg and put the egg back where you found it.
Players must not keep any Decoder Cards or Easter eggs.

Award prizes for:
First player to decode their Secret Message.

Variation for Cooperative Play:
Instead of giving each player one unique Secret Message, place the 12 Secret Messages all on a table.
Players work as a team to hunt for Easter eggs and place all the Decoder Cards on the same table.
Decode the secret messages within the given time.

Fun and Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

If you like this game, check out our collection of 10 Fun and Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas.

8 Easter Egg Beach Towel Volleyball

Pairs of players use beach towels to catch an Easter egg and toss it back to their opponent. You score 1 point if your opponent fails to catch the Easter egg or if your opponent sends the egg out of bounds.

Objective:
Be the first team to reach 10 points.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into 2 teams of roughly equal number.
(Each team must have an even number of players as they need to form pairs.)

Use string, tape or cones to mark out the playing area and use a volleyball net or string to divide the playing area into two halves.

Provide 1 beach towel for each pair of players.
(Trash bags also work.)

You will need at least 1 Easter egg.
Hard boiled eggs probably work best for this game.
Alternatively, consider adding weight to plastic Easter eggs by filling them with water or use water balloons instead.

How to Play:
Each team stays on either side of the net or string.
Each pair of players holds a beach towel between them (each player holds 2 corners of the beach towel).

To begin, one pair of players places an Easter egg on their towel and tosses it over the net or string to the opponent’s half.
The opponents try to catch the Easter egg with their towels and toss it back.
You score one point each time your opponent fails to catch the Easter egg in their towels or if your opponent sends the egg out of bounds.

The first team to reach 10 points wins.

Variation:
Play using water balloons. The game ends when the water balloons run out. The team with more points wins.

9 Capture the Egg

“Capture the Flag” is a classic outdoor game that is incredibly fun to play. During Easter, you can play this game using Easter eggs as flags.

Objective:
Capture your opponent’s Easter egg and bring it to your own territory.

Supplies and Set-up:
You will need at least 10 players to play.

Divide players into 2 teams.
If your teams are large or unfamiliar with each other, consider providing different colored bandanas for each team.

You will need a large playing field, preferably with some obstacles to duck and hide.
Divide the field into two equal sections. Each team is assigned one half as their territory.
It would be helpful to mark out the territories with string, tape or cones.
Or simply designate trees as boundary markings.

Each team is given a different colored Easter egg.
Before the game begins, teams hide their own Easter egg in their respective territories.
Hidden eggs can be partially concealed but must not be fully out of sight.
They must be easily grabbed and cannot be tightly wedged or buried or placed beyond the reach of their opponents.

How to Play:
When the game begins, players go into their opponent’s territory to search for and steal their Easter egg.
Some players can remain in their own territory to guard their own Easter egg.

While you are in your opponent’s territory, you can get “captured” when you are tagged by any of your opponents.
You must remain “frozen” in that position until your teammate rescues you by tagging you.

The first team to capture the opponent’s Easter egg and bring back it to their our own territory wins.

10 Easter Treasure Hunt

In this Easter Treasure Hunt, players hunt for Easter eggs containing various clues that eventually lead them to the Easter Treasure!

Play individually or in teams comprising 2-5 players. (Teams can be larger, but smaller teams allow everyone to be involved.)

Prepare the Easter eggs (11 Easter eggs per player/team):
Download, print and cut up the egg-shaped Easter Treasure Hunt Clues.
(You will need 1 copy per team.)

Easter Treasure Hunt Clues

You do not need to use all these clues. For example, if there are no beds where you are playing, simply leave out clue #10.

You will need to use plastic eggs for this game. We suggest using one colored eggs for each team, so the Red team can only pick up Red Easter Eggs, the Blue team can only pick up Blue Easter Eggs, and so forth. Alternatively, paste stickers on the outside of the eggs to differentiate them for each team.

Place one clue in each plastic Easter egg, in addition to the usual candy and/or small toy.
Temporarily bag all the eggs containing the same clue together and label the bag to avoid confusion when hiding the eggs.

Prepare the Easter Treasure:

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 12
Attach this to the Easter Treasure.
These are your prizes or gifts.
You can have a bigger gift for the winning team, and smaller gifts for all the other teams.

(If you are using this Easter Treasure Hunt as part of your Sunday school lesson, you can attach this card to an empty gift box. Use this activity to introduce the story of the empty tomb before finally giving out your Easter Treasure Hunt prizes and gifts.)

Hide the Easter eggs:
Do not hide the Easter egg containing the first clue as these will be given to the teams at the start of the treasure hunt.
Hide the remaining Easter eggs such that the first clue leads you to the second clue, the second clue leads you to the third clue, and so forth.

Clue #1

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 1
Hide the next clue near anything white.

Clue #2

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 2
Hide the next clue near a faucet.

Clue #3

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 3
Hide the next clue inside a shoe.

Clue #4

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 4
Hide the next clue near anything round.

Clue #5

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 5
Hide the next clue under anything made of wool. Example: blanket, coat, sweater, socks.

Clue #6

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 6
Hide the next clue in a corner.

Clue #7

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 7
Hide the next clue inside a box of muffins.

Clue #8

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 8
Hide the next clue inside a teapot.

Clue #9

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 9
Hide the next clue inside or near a clock.

Clue #10

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 10
Hide the next clue on a bed.

Clue #11

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 11
Hide the Easter Treasure near a Bible.

Objective:
Be the first team to find the Easter Treasure.

Rules:
To begin, give each team the Easter egg containing the first clue.
Based on this first clue, teams will hunt for subsequent clues.

If you are Red team, you can only pick up red Easter eggs.
You must look for the clues systematically, so that you should have all 11 clues before finally reaching the Easter Treasure.

Easter Scavenger Hunts

If you like this game, check out our collection of Easter Scavenger Hunts.

11 Easter Egg Roll

Each player rolls an Easter egg down a hilly slope. The egg that travels the furthest wins.

Objective:
Roll your Easter egg as far as possible.

Supplies and Set-up:
1 Easter egg per player.
Hard boiled eggs probably work best for this game.
Alternatively, consider adding weight to plastic Easter eggs by filling them with water or use water balloons instead.
Markers to mark or decorate the eggs for identification purposes.

How to Play:
Decorate your own Easter egg or write your name on it.
Players stand behind the starting line at the top of a hilly slope.
On “go”, everyone rolls their Easter egg down the slope.
The Easter egg that travels the furthest wins.

Variations:
If you don’t have a hilly slope, players can use spoons to roll their eggs from the starting to the finishing lines.
You may like to introduce some obstacles along the way. The fastest player wins.
Instead of rolling with a spoon, you can also get down on your hands and knees and roll the eggs with your nose.

12 Pass the Easter Eggs

Forming a straight line, players use spoons to transfer Easter eggs from one end of the playing area to the other. The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

Objective:
Transfer as many Easter eggs as possible within the given time.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into 2 or more teams of roughly equal number.
At one end of the room or field, place 1 basket of Easter eggs for each team.
The first player stands next to this basket of eggs.

At the opposite end, place 1 empty basket for each team.
The last player stands next to this empty basket.

All other players of each team spread out and stand in between the first and last players.
Each player holds a spoon.

How to Play:
The first player from each team scoops one Easter egg from the basket and passes it to the next player, who passes it to the next player…
The last player drops the egg into the basket at the end of the line.

Players cannot move their feet.
They can only move their arms and upper bodies.

Players cannot touch the Easter eggs with their hands.
They can only use their spoons to transfer Easter eggs from one player to another.

Any Easter egg that drops is out of play.

For Younger Players:
Use bowls, cups or hands instead of spoons to transfer the Easter eggs.

Variations:
Pass the Jellybeans: Replace Easter eggs with jellybeans.
Pass the Water: Players transfer water using one-half of plastic Easter eggs instead of spoons.

13 Easter Egg Spoon Relay

Players take turns to run to the opposite end of the playing area to pick up an Easter egg using a spoon. They must then walk back and drop the egg in the team’s basket before passing the spoon to the next player. The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

Objective:
Transfer as many Easter eggs as possible within the given time.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into 2 or more teams of roughly equal number.
At one end of the room or field, place 1 empty basket for each team.
The first player from each team holds a spoon and stands next to their team’s empty basket.
The other team members stand behind the first player in a straight line.
At the opposite end, facing each team, place 1 basket of Easter eggs for each team.

How to Play:
The first player from each team runs to the opposite end to pick up an Easter egg using a spoon, then quickly walks back and drops the egg into the team’s basket before passing the spoon to the next player.

Players cannot touch the Easter eggs with their hands.
They can only use their spoons to hold the Easter eggs.

If an Easter egg drops, pick it up.
Continue playing from where you dropped the egg.

The team that transfers the most eggs within the given time wins.

For Younger Players:
Use bowls, cups or hands instead of spoons.

Variations:
Easter Egg Hunt Relay: Instead of placing each team’s Easter eggs in a separate basket, scatter all the teams’ eggs in the playing field. You can specify that each team can only pick up Easter eggs of a certain color.
Egg in a Haystack Relay: Instead of a basket of eggs for each team, place each team’s eggs in a large carton filled with hay, shredded papers or foam packing peanuts. Players must dig in their carton for Easter eggs.

Bible Lesson – Easter: Resurrection of Jesus

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy these Easter egg games?
2. Which is your favorite game? Tell us why you liked it.
3. Which game is most difficult? Tell us more.
4. Most of these games are played using Easter eggs. What do eggs have to do with Easter?

Say
Although Easter eggs are not mentioned in the Bible, they are used by Christians around the world to symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus. Every year on Easter Sunday, we remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Read
Matthew 28:1-10

Discuss
5. Why did the women go to the tomb?
6. What did they expect to see in the tomb?
7. What did they see instead?
8. What happened to Jesus after he died on the cross?

Say
Yes, Jesus was crucified and died on the cross.
But Jesus did not remain dead for long. Jesus became alive again after 3 days!

Read
1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Discuss
9. Were the women (in Matthew 28:1-10) the only ones who saw Jesus after his resurrection?

Conclude
The women went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus with the spices they had prepared. But the body of Jesus was not in the tomb. The angel explained to them that Jesus had risen from the dead. Jesus is alive!
Jesus is the Son of God. He came to earth to die on the cross to take the punishment for our sins. And on the third day, Jesus became alive again.
Because Jesus died on the cross, our sins can be forgiven. We can be with God and have a relationship with him. We can become his children and will one day be with him in heaven.

Related Bible Passages about the Resurrection of Jesus
Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18

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