Easter games

12 Fun Easter Games for Kids That Go Beyond an Egg Hunt

This easter game for kids is even more exciting than a regular egg hunt. Hide a gold Easter egg with a dollar in it. Put plenty of eggs in plain view if you have younger ones to keep their interest. Finding the golden egg is a delight.

37 Best Easter Games to Make the Holiday the “Hoppiest” One Yet

Enjoy a day of bean bag tosses, scavenger hunts, sack races and more with the entire family.

preview for 14 Easter Traditions for the Whole Family

After a morning of digging through Easter baskets for chocolate bunnies, attending Mass and getting all dressed up for Easter dinner, both the kids and adults will be ready to continue the fun. Luckily, these exciting Easter games and family activities are egg-cellent at keeping everyone from toddlers to teens entertained.

Of course, you can always stick with a traditional Easter egg hunt. But if you’re looking to change it up this year, keep the holiday fun going with scavenger hunts, bean bag tosses, relay races, puzzles and more fun games, many of which you can create yourself right at home. And the best part? Most of these games are designed to work indoors or outdoors, in case this upcoming Easter isn’t as sunny and warm as we hope. There are even some more advanced options, like charades and croquet, for the teens and adults to get involved. Pick up a few fun prizes from the dollar store and give them out to the winners for an added bonus or make the prize what everyone really wants — first dibs on the Easter desserts table.

Easter Egg Counting Printable

easter egg counting printable and carton of eggs

Typically Simple

A game that kids can play by themselves and used to help them practice their math skills. Using the free printable, cut out each egg and then horizontally cut each egg in half. Hide all the paper slips in different eggs. The player’s job? Collect all the eggs and then match the halves with the numbers to the halves that have the correct number of dots on them.

Peeps War

two kids playing easter game with peeps

Play Party Plan

Peeps — the treat that’s fun to eat and play with. Two players each get a pack of Peeps marshmallows and line them up on opposite sides of the table. Using plastic Easter eggs, players must try to knock all of their opponent’s marshmallows off the table first.

12 Fun Easter Games for Kids That Go Beyond an Egg Hunt

Keep the whole family entertained with these fun and free Easter games for kids.

Sarah Martens is the Senior Editor overseeing food at Better Homes and Gardens digital. She has been with the BHG brand for over 8 years.

Whether you’re attending morning services, having a family brunch at home, or organizing an egg hunt, Easter can turn into a long day for little ones. Our Easter games for kids keep them entertained (and out of the kitchen).

These are our favorite indoor and outdoor games and activities the entire family will enjoy. These games are inexpensive (some even free), so you can easily set up several of them the day before. The whole family can get involved in games like egg bowling and a golden egg hunt. Pick a few and start hopping your way to an egg-straordinary good time.

Indoor Easter Games for Kids

DIY easter Eggs

You don’t need a sunny day or a big backyard to play these fun Easter games for kids. Gather the family around the kitchen table and start playing.

Pin the Tail on the Bunny

This Easter game for kids is just like the classic pin the tail on the donkey, except you’ll use cotton balls with tape on them rather than a donkey tail.

Egg Bowling

This traditional Easter game for kids calls for one dyed hard-boiled egg per child and one white hard-boiled egg. Roll the white one into the center of a room and take turns to see who can roll their colored egg closest to the white egg.

Bunny Count

All players sit in a circle and take turns counting off numbers one by one. When the number 7 is reached, that player must say, “I love the Easter Bunny,” instead of saying the number 7. When a player fails to do so and says “7,” that player is out of the game. Start over at 1 after 7 or “I love the Easter Bunny” is said. The game continues until only one player is left to be declared the winner.

Family Easter Games

Egg hunts and bunny hops aren’t just for children. These family Easter games are fun for all ages.

Easter Egg Memory

plastic easter egg game

Use colored plastic eggs and place each half over pairs of items; try small things like coins and candy. Take turns flipping them one at a time, and see who can match up the most pairs.

Hot Egg

Play hot potato with a hard-boiled egg. This free Easter game for kids is easy enough for every family member to play.

Duck Races

Players line up on a start line. At the signal, they all bend over and grasp their ankles. The first one to waddle to the finish line without letting go of their ankles is the winner!

Easter Bunny Tag

Everyone knows how to play tag, so this easy Easter game is fun for the whole family. This game is played in the same fashion except everyone must hop. If you don’t hop, then you are automatically “it.”

Bunny, Bunny Hop

This game is like duck, duck goose with a hop. Change the words to bunny as you tap each child and hop when one child is selected. Instead of running around the circle, players hop with their feet together.

Outdoor Easter Games for Kids

easter eggs

If you’re lucky enough to have good weather, gather your family after brunch and head outside. These outdoor Easter games for kids and are fun for the whole family!

Golden Easter Egg

This easter game for kids is even more exciting than a regular egg hunt. Hide a gold Easter egg with a dollar in it. Put plenty of eggs in plain view if you have younger ones to keep their interest. Finding the golden egg is a delight.

Egg Toss

This Easter game for kids is played in pairs. Each pair faces each other at a starting line and is given one egg. The person with the egg tosses it to the person without it. With each toss, each person takes a large step backward. This continues until they reach an end mark and return to the starting line with an unbroken egg. If a team doesn’t successfully complete their toss and the egg breaks, they’re out of the game.

Egg Hunt for Little Ones

Use plastic Easter eggs, and let the younger ones find as many as they can. No matter how many eggs they find, everyone gets the same prize.

Egg Rolling

Take a hard-boiled egg for each person along with a hockey stick or bat. Each person stands at the starting line. The egg is placed on the ground and pushed along with a stick to the finish line. The hockey stick must stay below waist level, and the egg cannot crack or break. The first one to the finish line wins.