“Egg-citing” Easter Activity Ideas

Easter Activities

As Easter approaches, here are some fun ideas to enhance your celebration.

All-Inclusive Easter Egg Hunts

It is usually the children (or the young at heart) who take part in Easter Egg Hunts, however this year, why not think out-of-the-Easter-egg-basket? Include anyone who wants to participate! Or, perhaps, have one hunt for the little ones and another for the adults. Your Easter Egg Hunt can be an event for all your family and friends!

Easter Egg Hunt at Government House by MDGovpics (CC BY 2.0)
Easter Egg Hunt at Government House by MDGovpics (CC BY 2.0)

Easter Egg Alternatives

Tired of finding spoiled hard-boiled eggs in your yard months after Easter has passed? There are other options that will also provide treats for your Egg Hunters.

  • Besides switching to reusable plastic eggs, actual eggshells can be used. Eggs can be emptied by just cracking/ removing the smaller end of the shell and then rinsed out. After fully drying, the shells can be decorated, filled and sealed with tape or glue and tissue paper.
  • Trying to cut-back on sugar intake? Fill your plastic eggs or empty eggshells with slips of paper that can be redeemed for fun prizes – even small monetary amounts or gift cards/ certificates (iTunes, Starbucks and Amazon gift cards are a huge hit with our family).
  • Plastic eggs and empty eggshells can also be filled with healthy treats like trail mix, nuts, crackers and dried fruit.
  • Egg-shaped cut-outs can be made from sturdy construction paper or even an old wallpaper sample book. Prizes can be written on the back of the “eggs” – or perhaps the person who finds the most cut-outs wins the prize.

Treasure Hunts

To add a more competitive level to your festivities, turn your egg hunt into a treasure/ scavenger hunt. Individually or in teams, family and friends can follow a series of clues to find eggs hidden outdoors and/or indoors. You can also label eggs with your guests’ initials so each person looks for the eggs that are uniquely theirs.

Easter Candy Guessing Contest

Display a glass jar with jelly beans or any other Easter candy along with slips of paper which your guests can fill out their names and guess the total amount of candies. The person who guesses closest to the actual amount (without going over) is the Winner!

Easter-themed “Draw & Guess” Game

An easel art pad or whiteboard (and dry erase marker) are needed along with slips of paper listing Easter symbols or phrases. Guests, separated into teams, choose an Easter symbol or phrase to draw (silently) for their team to guess what the symbol is before the time is up. There can be a separate draw bag for children with single words such as “bunny”.

Easter Egg Toss

Europe District hosts Easter Egg Hunt for USACE employees, families by USACE Europe District (CC BY 2.0)
Europe District hosts Easter Egg Hunt for USACE employees, families by USACE Europe District (CC BY 2.0)

Each team of two stand a few feet apart and one person tosses a raw egg to the other. If they succeed without the egg breaking, they each take two steps backward and the egg is tossed again. Teams continue to move backward and toss until there is only one team remaining.
Implementing all or some of these ideas may take a little “eggs-tra” effort and time, but everyone will enjoy themselves and have an “egg-cellent” Easter!

In The End…

Implementing all or some of these ideas may take a little “eggs-tra” effort and time, but everyone will enjoy themselves and have an “egg-cellent” Easter!