Not sure if it’s the cool sunny weather or just the beauty of the budding flowers and trees but this is one time of year I enjoy being outside. This year instead of being here in town, we are headed to the country house in Navasota. We’ll gather family and a few friends for an epic Easter egg hunt followed by a great cook-out, thanks to the Mister. My job is Hostess with the Mostess and one thing I’m thinking about doing is having extra games to play instead of watching the kiddo’s play on their electronic devices all day. With that in mind, here are 5 games to play after the Easter egg hunt.
5 Games to Play after the Easter Egg Hunt
1. Pin the Tail on the Bunny
Supplies: Chalkboard or large piece of paper, large marshmallows cut in half, blind fold, or pins w/paper like shown below
Rules: After drawing out the bunny on the chalkboard, blind fold the kids and give them half of a marshmallow. Spin them around 5 times and have them lick the end of the marshmallow (licking it makes it damp so it sticks to the board). Tell them to place it where they think the tail would go on the drawn out bunny. Closest tail to the correct place wins. If you need too, you can use a sharpie on the marshmallow do add the names of the players.
2. A Spoon Full of Sugar
Supplies: Bowl full of jelly beans, plastic spoons and small cups
Rules: Give each player a plastic spoon and a small condiment sized cup. With their hands behind their back, each player has to fill the cup with the jelly beans using only the spoon which they are holding in their mouth. First one to fill the cup wins.
3. Balancing Act
Supplies: Bowl full of jelly beans and popsicle stick
Rules: Have each player balance 6 jelly beans on the popsicle stick in their mouth. First one to accomplish this balancing act wins.
4. Chubby Bunny Game
Supplies: Bag of large sized marshmallows (maybe more depending on the number of players)
Rules: Each player places a marshmallow into their mouth and says ‘chubby bunny’. If they are able to state the whole phrase CLEARLY, you add another marshmallow. After each round, you add another marshmallow until you cannot CLEARLY understand the words Chubby Bunny. The winner of the game is the player who fits the most marshmallows into his or her mouth and clearly says Chubby Bunny.
5. Don’t Break the Egg
Supplies: Plastic Eggs filled with jelly beans
Rules: This game requires teams of 2. Each player will stand about 6 feet apart tossing the egg to each other. After each successful toss each player takes one step backwards enlarging the gap between them. The team that is the furthest apart and is still catching the egg without dropping/breaking it is the winner.
Bonus Game: Stack ’em, don’t crack ’em
Supplies: Left over plastic eggs
Rules: The player that can stack the most egg halves without it toppling over wins. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
Since I’m talking Easter, below is a picture of our bunny. He’s a Californian rabbit left over from an FFA project. We had 11 at one time and he’s the only one left. Hal-le-lu-iah! Our girls named him Boingo after the bunny in the movie Hoodwinked. Have you seen it? I find it hilarious. Boingo is introduced as a friendly, innocent and sweet rabbit who is one of Red’s (Little Red Riding Hood) woodland friends. But later you find out he’s hiding his true nature which is a nasty, bitter, sneaky, evil little bunny…much like our Boingo (insert those rolling eyes). If you look closely, you can see him glaring at me; telling me to drop the food and walk away. He’s seriously no Easter bunny, more like a
big tiny grouch.
Well I hope your Easter is filled with fun, laughter and remembering the most important thing about Easter… Our risen King.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Mathew 28:6