Time to use those eggs to play some Easter egg games!
At Easter time, eggs are everywhere! Not just on your breakfast plate but also as part of fun games and activities. Here are some ideas for Easter egg games that use eggs as props or ingredients.
Whether you’re looking for something to do on Easter Sunday with your family or an activity to do at parties, these games will provide hours of entertainment. Happy egg-citing times!
Egg and Spoon Relay
Easter is coming, so it’s time to start thinking about fun Easter traditions. This year, why not try an egg spoon race? You only need hard-boiled eggs and some spoons for this Easter egg game.
It’s a great way to get the whole family involved in the fun. Plus, it’s always exciting to see who wins!
Divide into two groups. Have half of each group stand at a line drawn about 10′ away from the first group.
•Each team is given a dyed Easter egg and a wooden spoon to carry it on.
•The team members race to the other line carrying the egg on the wooden spoon. If the egg should fall off the spoon, the team member must pick it up with the spoon. No hands.
• The teams exchange the egg and spoon until all team members have carried it across a line.
•The first team to have its’ last team member carry the egg over the line wins….if the egg has not been broken.
Variation: Players carry the egg on a partially filled water balloon.
Easter Egg Bowling
Roll a white egg into the middle of the room or lawn. The surface will need to be flat. Players see who can roll their egg closest to the white egg without hitting it.
The person whose egg is closest to the white egg gets the point. If an egg hits the white egg, that player loses a point. The first player to 10 points wins!
If you’re looking for a more challenging game, try this variation: The first player to 20 points wins, but if your egg hits the white egg, you lose 2 points instead of just 1.
Egg Statue: Another Easter Egg Game
Divide into teams of two. Each team is given ten eggs. One player stands with arms straight out, palms down. The second player gently lays eggs on the first.
Eggs cannot be placed in pockets or inside clothing but in the mouth, between fingers and legs, under the chin, and wherever an egg can balance on the player without falling.
After two minutes, time is called. The team with the most eggs wins.
Egg Roll with a Twist
Each player is given an egg that they will roll to the finish line using their nose to push it.
If an egg goes out of bounds, it is placed back at the starting line, and the player must start over.
The first player to reach the finish line with their egg intact wins the game!
Rolling an egg with your nose is harder than it looks! However, this game is sure to have everyone cracking up.
Egg and Hound
The players divide into groups of two. The first team member gets a basket. The second team member is the hound. The “hound” searches for the eggs and howls when he finds one.
The first team member runs to the hound, collects the egg, puts the egg in the basket, and then returns to the starting line. The team with the most eggs wins.
If you want to make the game more challenging, you can increase the distance between the starting and finish lines. You can also have players roll their eggs instead of carrying them.
This game is perfect for large groups and can be played indoors or outdoors.
Chicken Laying Eggs
This Easter egg game is hilarious to watch.
You will need two baskets holding boiled eggs or plastic eggs. Two more baskets without handles filled with plastic grass are placed at the other end of the room or yard.
Divide players into two teams. The players place an egg between their thighs, race to the basket at the other end, drop the egg in, and run back to tag the next player on their team.
The first team to get all their eggs in the basket wins!
If an egg is dropped, the player must stop, pick up the egg, and return it to the start line before continuing. If the egg misses the basket when laid, the player must return to the start line with the egg and try again. I
•Try to sneak up on somebody and crack your egg over his head.
Objective is to be the last player not to have a cracked egg.
To start, players place their hard-boiled eggs in front of them on a flat surface (this can be a table, the floor, or even outdoors). Then, when the game begins, players must hit the ends of their eggs together until one cracks.
The player whose egg didn’t crack claims the other player’s egg and continues to challenge other players. The player with the most eggs at the end of the game wins!
This one is messy. You may want to create garbage bag smocks.
The objective is not to pick the raw egg.
You will need a hard-boiled egg for each player, one or more dyed raw eggs, paper towels, hand wipes, and a table.
To play, each player selects an egg. First, instruct the players to pull their hair back or use a shower cap. Then, one at a time, each player takes their egg, leans over the table, and cracks it on their forehead.
If you get the raw egg, you are the loser.
A classic game that people of all ages can enjoy. The game’s objective is to toss an egg back and forth between players without dropping it. This game can be played with teams of two or as individuals.
Divide into two groups. Have the groups form two lines. Have the players face each other, and each player takes a big step back.
An egg is given to each member in one of the lines. At the signal “toss,” the players toss the egg to the person standing across from them. If the egg is dropped, that team is eliminated.
After each toss, the remaining players take another step back before the next toss.
Players repeat tossing, eliminating those who dropped the egg and taking one step back until only one team remains.
Variation: Use plastic eggs. You fill one half with flour and tape any holes. If the egg breaks open and the flour spills. That player is out.
The Other Egg Toss Game
This one is also played with plastic eggs. One person is the tosser and is given a bucket of plastic eggs. The other players stand about ten feet behind him with their Easter baskets.
The tosser turns his back to them and tosses eggs backward over his shoulder. Then, the other players try to catch the eggs in their baskets. The first player to catch five eggs wins that round and becomes the tosser.
The first person to win four rounds is the winner of the game.
How many players can join an egg hunt?
There is no limit to the number of players that can join an egg hunt. In fact, the more people playing, the more difficult it will be to find all the eggs! If you have various ages, you may want to divide into groups based on age.
Is there a fun variation for the egg hunt?
Yes, Egg and Hound. It is played in teams of two. One player is the hound that searches for eggs. When he finds one, he howls, and his partner runs up from the start line and collects it. The player then returns to the start line.
Is there a variation for the laying eggs relay?
You could use blown-up balloons instead. The game is played the same with the exception that if a balloon bursts, it must return to the start line and start again. You will also want to use a larger container for them to lay the eggs in.
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For games for young children, please see Kid’s Easter Party Games