We have a tradition that we normally go to Kirkless Light Railway every year for their Easter Eggspress! I am really going to miss the games that they have up at Shelley for a second year in a row … I am very competitive and like the prize of a Creme Egg! However last year in lockdown, we made ‘Hungry Bunny Roll’ and loved it!! I can’t wait to get it back out and use this year!
So we don’t all miss out on the Easter fun, here are some Easter themed games that you can play at home with the kids!
1) The Classic Egg & Spoon Race
If you really want to be brave and try it with fresh or boiled eggs then feel free but I like using a ball with a normal dessert spoon. Depending on the age of your children you can choose the size of the ball to make it fair for the little ones. To make it a bit harder for the big ones you can also get them to hop on one leg between the start and finish line!
2) Find the Carrot & the Golden Carrot
We all know that bunnies like carrots! Hide lots of carrots around your garden or house, as well as an extra special golden carrot! You need to bring as many carrots as possible back to the bunny’s Easter basket for the bunny to have a nice lunch! The winner is the one to find the golden carrot and / or the most carrots!
3) Bunny Hop Sack Race
A take on the traditional sack race. Don’t worry if you don’t have a hessian sack, just use a pillow case!
4) Easter Egg Advent Calendar
Pop two part fillable Easter eggs into an egg box. Number them up and on the week leading up to Easter, open one each day. Put a small gift, piece of a jigsaw puzzle or chocolate inside each one!
5) Hungry Bunny Roll
This one takes a little more preparation! Paint a bunny face onto a cardboard box and at the bottom cut a hole for its mouth. Roll small balls or half blown balloons into the bunny’s mouth
6) Bunny Hide & Seek
Everyone has a bunny soft toy or a Spring animal in their soft toy collection. Bunny can join the adult to take turns to either hide or find the children!
7) Pin the Tail on the Bunny
You can print a template of the Mumbler Pin the Tail on the Bunny here. The bunny’s tail could be some cotton wool, scrunched up tissue paper or a fluffy pom pom from the craft box. Cover the eyes of the person trying to stick the tail on the bunny!
8) Easter Egg Object Hunt
Run around the house to find objects that spell out ‘Easter Egg’ or the letter ‘E’.
9) Bunnies & Eggs
A take on noughts and crosses. Draw and cut out counters of bunnies and eggs and divide between each player.
10) Easter Egg Clue Hunt
Hide two part fillable Easter eggs around your house and / or garden. Each egg will have a clue that will lead you to the next egg and we usually have the final egg as a chocolate Easter Egg!
Some example clues … Where do we put dirty clothes?, Your toy trains are kept in this place, You put these on your feet to go outside, Where are your outdoor toys kept?