Different Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Scavenger Hunt
The materials needed are as follows: any number of plastic eggs, paper, pen, yard (which everyone has), and a lively group of kids that are ready to play a fun and exciting Easter game. This game is played like the old yet still fun game scavenger hunt. All you do is hide all the eggs in various places in the yard. You put a different message in each egg. To start the game out you give the kids a starting point. You give them the color of the egg they need to find and a little description of the place where it is hidden. Then you just sit back and enjoy watching the kids entertain themselves. To make the game even more fun, the last egg will say where a prize is. This is a option, but some good prize ideas are: stuffed bunny , money, toys, chocolate egg or bunny (my personal favorite), or Easter basket full of different goodies. Shane L. - age 17
Number Egg Hunt
For this game you must write ODD or EVEN numbers on each egg. When the kids are lined up for the egg hunt give each an odd or even number assignment. They can only get eggs in their assignment.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
This is really fun. Have each kid bring his or her own flashlight. Have them have a egg hunt in the dark.
Find Your Name Egg Hunt
Before your party write each person's name on one egg. For the NAME EGG HUNT they have to find the egg with their name on it.
Easter Egg Hunt with a Message
Have a regular egg hunt, but in 12 plastic eggs put a number and a scripture telling the Easter Story. Then when the kids find the eggs and are sitting all together call out the numbers one by one and have each person read their scripture. You can tell the story of Easter this way!
Paint a number or symbol on each egg and then place it about a yard. Each child would then find the eggs look at the number or symbol and then put it back. When you get everyone assembled you call out a number and have each person (or team) tell you where that particular egg is hidden. If they get it right they get a point!
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny, Where's Your Egg?
Make a colorful Easter egg shape and covered it with contact paper. Then play "Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny, where's your egg?" It's played like the familiar game "Doggie, Doggie where's your bone?" The group sits in a circle and one child sits in the middle as the "bunny". The bunny hides their eyes as one person is chosen to sit on the egg picture. Then the group yells out "Easter bunny, Easter bunny, where's your egg? Somebody stole it from your home!" The Easter bunny then has three guesses to find the child who is sitting on it. That child then becomes the new bunny in the middle.
Bunny Face Race
Make bunny faces for four children out of construction paper. The bunny needs a white head, two white ears with pink inside. two eyes made of any color. The nose is a black circle on a pink oval with black whiskers drawn on. the mouth is a black smile shape with two large white teeth. I made a bow-tie for each bunny out of yellow. Laminate all pieces. The object of the game is to make a bunny face. Using a die, for each number rolled you get a piece of the bunny's face. For example, roll a one and get a head, roll a two and get an ear, roll a three and get an eye, roll a four and get a nose, roll a five and get a mouth and roll a six and get the tie. Keep rolling until all have created a bunny.
Egg Drop Contest
GREAT GAME IDEAS FROM FAMILYFUN Last year, our Easter celebration included a hilarious "egg drop" contest. We asked each family attending to package, in any manner they chose, a raw, unfrozen egg so that it would withstand being dropped and thrown. We specified that the packaging couldn't be larger than a shoe box. Families brought eggs packed in Jell-O, marshmallows, popcorn, a sponge, gauze with bubble wrap, a Nerf football, a cabbage and mashed banana, to name a few. We went through five rounds, each successive one getting harder-from simply dropping each package to throwing it up and out to spiking it down-before we found a winner. I can't tell you the winning package because it might spoil your contest, but I can tell you that my dad's egg, packed in Jell-O, exploded on impact from the first toss.
Capture The Egg
Instead of playing the old favorite "capture the flag" try "capture the egg!" Give each team an equal amount of eggs 4 - 6.
Easter Fashion Show
Pick up plain white hats or t-shirts and then have the children decorate them with crayola fabric crayons, paint, ribbons, etec. with an Easter theme. Then put on some music and have the kids model their creations for a video camera. You can also do this with plain white socks and have a sock fashion show!
This game the same way you do DUCK DUCK GOOSE except that you hop instead of run. When the person who is it walks around the circle and taps kids on their heads they would say "bunny. . .bunny. . ." and when they tap someone on the head and say "hop" that person is the new IT who must hop to catch the person.
Duck Pond for Pre-teens and Teens
Write numbers with corresponding prizes (or gag prizes) on the bottom of rubber ducks. Throw into a swimming pool. And then have each person one-at-a-time jump in to get a rubber duck. When they get a duck they come out and call out the number. They are then given the corresponding prize.
Ducky Walk Relay Race
Ducky Walky Relay Race Have the kids line up on a start line. On GO they must squat down and grasp their ankles with each hand from behind. They then waddle to a designated END LINE. They cannot let go of their ankles or they must start over.
Pass the Eggs, Please!
This is a fun game similar to passing the BANANA. Ideal for sleepover parties. Everyone sits on the floor in a circle. Then only using their feet pass each person must past an egg around the circle. If anyone drops the egg they have to eat it!
Nosey Egg Roll
Line kids up on a clean floor. Have a relay race with kids rolling eggs only with their noses.
Pass the Egg and Decorate
This is a great activity for a group of friends and family. You will need a hard-boiled egg for each person and a collection of colored markers. The smaller tip permanent markers work best. Everyone gather around the table. Each person takes an egg and draws hair on it. Then each one passes their egg to the person next to them. That person draws the eyebrows. Pass the eggs again and draw the eyes. Keep passing and drawing until all the parts the face are done. You can include cheeks, nose, mouth, ears, and special features like freckles and moles. Then everyone can admire the results! if you think you can't draw well enough to do this, just get the Sunday comics out to use as inspiration
We play pass the Easter egg. The children make a circle and pass the egg to the music. When the music stops the one with the egg is out.. We've also played egg toss with the plastic Easter eggs. The children line up facing each other and then toss the eggs back and forth. The one to still have their egg when the music stops is the winner. (I give all an Easter sticker just for playing the game. The winners also get to pick out of the "prize box". I do this activity with K's.
Rabbits on Parade
It wouldn't be Easter without a parade, even if it's just a quick march-or hop-through the living room dressed like the Easter bunny. To make long, floppy rabbit ears for your child, just cut a pair out of felt. Then glue the base of the ears onto a plastic headband. For upright ears, glue a pipe cleaner to the back of each one. As a finishing touch, use face paints to give your child a pink bunny nose and whiskers.
Egg Cloloring Tips and Hints
Here is a good method to use if you want to make a design made up of fine lines. Because it requires the use of melted paraffin wax, be sure you get help from an adult. No kidding. You could end up badly burned or.... a burn down house! Before you melt your wax, be sure an adult is nearby to supervise. Always melt your wax very slowly in a double boiler. Never, ever, ever melt wax over direct heat. Do not try to melt wax in a microwave oven. The only safe way to melt wax is over water very slowly and never taking your eyes off it. As soon as it is melted, remove it from the heat. First dye your egg any color you wish. This will be your background color. After it is dry, dip it into melted paraffin wax. After the wax is dry, etch your design by scratching through the wax with a darning needle. Then dip the egg into another color of dye. Because of the wax coating, only the lines you scratched will pick up the new color. Remove the wax by heating the egg slightly in hot water, and polish the surface by rubbing in any remaining wax.
Easy Batik Eggs
Easy Batik Eggs Batik is an Indonesian method of hand-printing cloth by brushing melted wax on to the parts that are not to be dyed. The traditional method of making Batik eggs also uses melted wax alternating dipping the eggs in colored dyes and adding designs by painting on melted wax. This method uses masking tape to produce very interesting results. Cut out designs from masking tape and stick them onto your egg. Dip the eggs into dye. When they are dry remove the masking tape. You can repeat the process by sticking on new cutouts and re-dipping the egg. You can overlap some of the colors for variety. Be sure to start with the lightest dye and work your way to the darker ones. If you want to keep an area a particular color, cover it with masking tape. You can use a white crayon (actually any color you want) or hard paraffin wax to draw on designs which will resist the dye
Tie-Dye" Eggs Ahh... remember the 60's? The good old days of love beads, bell-bottoms, hair, and tie-dye T-shirts. Well if you can (and I'm not saying I can) then these eggs will bring back memories. And if not, they are mighty pretty anyway. You may want to use rubber gloves for this project or you may be caught red-handed! Make up several colored dyes with food coloring or egg dye. Be sure they are strong solutions (about 2 Tablespoons of water to a tablet of dye). Add two or three drops of vinegar to each color for staying power. Now, dampen a piece of cloth with water and wrap it around the egg. With an eye dropper, drop spots of different colors of dye on the cloth. Twist the cloth tightly around the egg so the colors blend together. Gently unwrap the egg and let it dry.
*Hint 1*Candy Control
This is for parents who want to control HOW MUCH candy children get when finding eggs. Hide empty plastic eggs and pass out candy when the hunt is over.
*Hint 2*Make it Equal
This is for parents who want to make it equal for their kids - to only paint ONE color per child. When the children begin their egg hunt they can only collect the eggs with their designated color.