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There’s no getting round the fact that for most children Easter is all about the chocolate. But there are only so many eggs that one kid can (or should!) eat so if you’re planning to host an Easter gathering consider introducing a few games to keep kids occupied after the Easter egg hunt and help minimise the sugar rush. We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started.

Egg and Spoon Race

This one is a classic that almost everyone knows how to play and can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Give players a spoon along with an egg to place on it then have them race to the finish line. If the egg is dropped then it has to be picked up and placed back on the spoon before setting off again. The winner is the person who finishes first.  Unless you’re playing outside and you don’t mind a bit of mess, make sure your eggs have been hard-boiled!

Pin the Tail on the Bunny

A variation of the popular Pin the Tail on the Donkey party game, this one has a bit more of an Easter theme. Print off (or draw if you’re arty enough) a picture of an Easter bunny without its tail. Make some fluffy tails from cotton wool and give one to each player. The players will take turns to be blindfolded, spun around and attempt to stick the tail in the right place. The winner is the person who places the tail closest to the right spot.

Make an Easter Bonnet

For hosts who would rather be mingling with guests than overseeing party games, this activity is ideal, as it requires minimal supervision. Cover a table in loads of art and craft stuff and see what beautiful bonnets the kids can create. Put a time limit on it and have a little parade to show them all off to a judging panel that will decide on a winner.

Egg Roll

Easter gamesNot to be confused with something you might have for lunch, this game is particularly popular with primary school aged children. Give players a decorated hard-boiled egg and have them line up at a starting line. Players have to get down on their hands and knees and roll their eggs to the finish line using only their noses. The first person to cross the finish line wins.

Bunny Race

Brilliant for young kids, the bunny race is similar to a regular race but rather than running to the finish line, competitors have to hop like a rabbit. As well as a prize for the first to finish you could also have awards for the best hop and the best bunny face.

Egg Toss

Under no circumstances should egg toss ever be played indoors! Get the kids to pair up and stand in a line opposite their partner (as if they were about to do the Grand Old Duke of York). Give each pair a raw egg and have them toss it to each other. Any pair that misses a catch is out of the game. After each pair has tossed and caught the egg they each take a step back so they are further away from each other. The winning pair is the one left with an intact egg at the end.

 

 

 

 

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Maria is a freelance writer with over 10 years' experience producing content for a variety of publications and websites. When not working or looking after her two gorgeous sons, she can usually be found playing flugelhorn in a brass band, helping out at her local hospital radio station, shouting at the television while watching Formula 1, at the cinema or plonked on the couch with a cold glass of wine.

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