Easter Games and Activities for Kids

Whether you are looking for sit-down Easter games for kids or high-energy activities to burn off their excess energy (from eating all that Easter candy?), we’re sure you will find something suitable here!

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

Ages: 6 to 14

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: See Below

Easter Games and Activities For Kids

Supplies needed are in purple bold italics below.

1 Easter Egg To and Fro Relay

In this game, pairs of players race to transfer Easter eggs from one end of the field to the opposite end by tossing the eggs to and fro between them. The player holding the Easter egg must have both feet planted on the ground.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into pairs.
For each pair, place a basket of Easter eggs at one end of the field and an empty basket at the opposite end.

How to Play:
Players who are holding on to Easter eggs must have both feet firmly on the ground; they cannot move their feet so long as they are holding on to an egg.

On “go”, the first player of each pair picks up one Easter egg.
The second player runs slightly ahead of the first player.
The first player then tosses the egg to the second player before running slightly ahead of the second player.
The second player then tosses the egg back to the first player.
Continue tossing, running and catching until you finally toss the egg into the basket at the end of the field.
Both players then run back for the next egg.

If the Easter egg is dropped before it reaches the destination basket, players must pick up the egg, return to the starting point, and start again.

The pair that finishes transferring all the eggs in the shortest time wins.

2 Silly Easter Egg Hunt

In the Silly Easter Egg Hunt, players must perform the silly actions specified in each Easter egg they find.

Prepare the Easter eggs (about 10 eggs per player):
Download, print and cut up the egg-shaped Silly Easter Egg Hunt Cards.

Silly Easter Egg Hunt Cards
Each set contains 10 cards, enough for 1 player. Print as many copies as you need.
Place one card in each plastic Easter egg, in addition to the usual candy and/or small toy.

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

Rules:
There is one silly action card in each egg. For each egg that you find, you must keep doing that silly action until you find your next egg:

• 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 first egg you find says “Walk like a robot”, you must keep walking like a robot until you find your next egg, and so forth.

Award prizes for:
Player who finds the most Easter eggs
“Silliest” player
Best “robot” / “baby” / etc.

Variation for Cooperative Play:
Play in the same way as above except that everyone must work as a team to find all the hidden eggs within a given time. The person who finds the last egg must round everyone up, and if the last egg says, “Cry like a baby”, everyone must cry like a baby until they reach the game master.

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.

3 Easter Egg Memory Game

Play a memory game with 12 pairs of opaque Easter eggs containing matching objects.

Supplies and Set-up:
12 pairs of Easter eggs (or any number of pairs that you like).
Fill each pair of Easter eggs with identical items.
You can use small toys, candy, jellybeans or any other object that fits.

How to Play:
Mix up all the Easter eggs and place them on a table.

Players take turns to open any two Easter eggs.
If the eggs contain identical objects, you may keep these two eggs and open another two eggs.
Otherwise put the objects back inside the eggs and the turn passes to the next player.

Continue playing until there are no more eggs on the table.
The player who has the most Easter eggs wins.

Easter Indoor Party Games

If you like this game, be sure to check out our collection of Easter Indoor Party Games.

4 Easter Egg Splatter Art

Create works of art by tossing paint-filled Easter eggs against blank canvases! This activity is pretty messy and requires a fair amount of preparation, but it’s going to be a smashing hit with the kids. (Pun intended.) Your kids will probably enjoy helping you with all the preparations as well!

Easter Game - Easter Egg Splatter Art

Prepare the Eggs:
We recommend at least 4-6 eggs for each player, each filled with a different colored paint.
Make a small hole on the top of each egg and empty out the contents.
Wash and dry the eggs.
Fill the emptied eggshells with washable kids’ paints.
Glue a small piece of paper over the hole at the top of the egg to keep the paint in.
You may like to use a drop of paint on the paper to identify the color of paint inside the egg.

Prepare the Playing Area:
Play outdoors
Use a large plastic sheet to cover the areas you don’t want stained.

Prepare the Blank Canvases (1 for each player):
Use any white paper or canvas that you like.
Place your blank canvases on the ground or tape them to a wall.

Kids may get splashes of paints on them, so it’s best to play while wearing aprons or old clothing.

How to Play:
Give each player 4-6 eggs, each filled with a different colored paint.
Simply toss your eggs onto the canvas to create your beautiful art pieces.
The harder you toss, the bigger the splashes on the canvas (and everywhere else)!

Variations:
Instead of 1 canvas per player, everyone can work together on 1 large canvas.
Instead of using washable kids’ paints, you can use non-washable paints if you plan to frame up your artwork for display.

5 Easter Bingo

Our Easter Bingo game featuring Easter eggs, bunnies, candy and other festive illustrations is perfect to liven up your celebration! Download 24 unique Easter Bingo Cards and 40 Easter Bingo Calling Cards Here.

Easter Bingo Cards Printable

 

6  Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs are a great way to tell the story of Easter. To learn how you can make your own set of resurrection eggs using items that are really easy to find or using our printable Resurrection Eggs Cards, Click Here.
Also included is a printable script for telling the story of Easter and several fun games you can play with Resurrection Eggs.

Resurrection Eggs Printable Cards

 

7 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:
These are your prizes or gifts. You can have a bigger gift for the winning team, and smaller gifts for all the other teams.

Hide the Easter eggs:
Hide the 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.

The Easter Treasure

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 12
Attach this to the Easter Treasure. This can be a simple gift box containing a prize that the winning team can share. (If you are using this activity as part of your Sunday school lesson, do not put anything inside the gift box. Use this activity to introduce the story of the empty tomb before finally giving out your Easter Treasure Hunt prizes and gifts.)

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 can find all 11 clues before finally reaching the Easter Treasure.

Easter Scavenger Hunts

If you enjoy scavenger hunts, click here to see more Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas.

8 Easter Word Search

Our collection of printable Easter word search puzzles are based on Biblical accounts of events leading to Jesus death and resurrection. Solutions to each Easter word search are provided. View all 14 Easter word search puzzles Here.

Easter Word Search Printables

 

9 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.

Easter Egg Games

If you like this game, check out our collection of Easter Egg Games.

10 Easter Candy Suck It Up

Using a straw in their mouth, players suck 6 different colored jellybeans, 1 at a time, and place them in 6 matching colored bowls.

Supplies and Set-up:
Place 1 plate containing of 6 different colored jellybeans on a table.
Place 6 small colored bowls near it. The colors of the bowls should match the colors of your jellybeans. (Alternatively, use disposable bowls and write/mark the color on each bowl.)
Place a straw next to the plate.

For Younger Players:
Play with fewer jellybeans.

This game is adapted from the Minute to Win It game: Suck it Up.

Easter Minute To Win It Games

If you enjoy quick, easy to prepare games like this, be sure to check out our collection of Easter Minute To Win It Games.

11 Easter Egg Shootout

Use a Nerf gun to shoot Easter eggs off soda bottles.

Supplies and Set-up:
Place 10 soda bottles, evenly spaced on a table.
Secure them to the table using sticky tack.
Place 1 Easter egg on each soda bottle.
Easter Game -Easter Egg Shootout

Place another table 10 feet away.
(Place it closer if you are playing with younger kids or if you prefer an easier game.)

Place at least 1 Nerf gun and 5 Nerf darts on this table.
(Having more sets of Nerf guns and darts will help move things along faster.)

How to Play:
Stand behind the table and shoot the Easter eggs off the soda bottles.
Award 10 points for every Easter egg that falls off the soda bottles.

Award prizes for:
Players who score a perfect 50 points.
Players who score 40 points.
(You can vary this scoring system depending on how generous you want to be in giving out prizes.)

Easter Carnival Games

If you like this game, check out our collection of Easter Carnival Games.

12 Easter Sack Race

Players take turns to put on a pair of Easter bunny ears, get into a large sack, and hop to the opposite end of the field and back. The team that finishes first wins.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into 2 or more teams of equal number.

Each team forms 1 line at one end of the field.
At the opposite end of the field, place a cone (or any marker) for each team.

Give the first player of each team a large sack or pillowcase that reaches at least up to the players’ waists.
Optional: Give the first player of each team a pair of Easter bunny ears.

How to Play:
The first player from each team puts on a pair of Easter bunny ears (optional) and gets into the sack.
He/she then hop to the opposite end of the field, around the cone and back.

The bunny ears and sack is then passed to the next player.
The first team that completes the race wins.

13 Easter Bunny Tag

In this variation of tag, everyone hops around like a bunny instead of running.

Supplies and Set-up:
Use string, tape or cones to mark out the playing area.
Optional: Easter bunny ears for all players.

How to Play:
Players can only hop; no running allowed.

Decide how long you want each round to last.
Assign someone to be “It”.

When the game begins, “It” chases the others to “freeze” them by tagging them with one hand while they try to escape.
Once frozen, the player must keep totally still (cannot move or talk) until he/she is “unfrozen” by another player (also by tagging).

“It” wins if he/she manages to freeze all the other players within the given time.

Play as many rounds as you like with different people as “It”.

14 Easter Dog and Bone

“Dog and Bone” is a fast-paced, active game, where 2 teams of “dogs” compete to bring home the “bone”. In this Easter adaptation, the bone is replaced by an Easter egg.

Supplies and Set-up:
Divide players into two equal teams.

Assign numbers to the players of each team.
For example, if each team has 5 players, they should be numbered 1 to 5.
The players must remember their assigned number.

Each team stands in a straight line at opposing ends of the playing area.
This is each team’s “dog house”.
The players should be facing each other in 2 parallel lines.
Place an Easter egg in the middle of the playing area.
The teams should be the same distance away from the Easter egg.

How to Play:
The game master starts the game by calling one number.

The players with that assigned number (one from each team) must quickly run to try to grab the Easter Egg and run back to their “dog house” without getting tagged by the opponent.
Only players holding the Easter egg can be tagged.

If both players are not confident of making it back without getting tagged, they can stay in the middle of the field to guard the Easter egg from their opponent.

The game master then calls another number, so two additional players can run forward to join in the attempt.

If no player is making any moves on the Easter egg, the game master can call more numbers.
The game master can also call back some players if the playing area gets too crowded.

The team that successfully brings the Easter egg back to the “dog house” without getting tagged scores one point. If a player gets tagged in an attempt, the opponent scores a point.

The Easter egg is then returned to the middle of the playing area for the next round.

Bible Lesson for Kids/Youths – Easter: Resurrection of Jesus

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy these Easter 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

Share the Gospel this Easter

Easter is a great time to share the message of salvation. As you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, consider giving out unique Easter tracts such as The Lost Easter Egg Pop-up Tract during your Easter lesson, event or party. These Easter tracts feature clever pop-ups which tell the story of 3 children in search of a lost Easter egg. The 3 friends really, really want to find the lost Easter egg, just as God really, really wants to be with each one of us.

Easter TractEaster Tract Inside

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