Easter is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring with the Easter bunny's delivery of sweet-filled baskets, dyed eggs and egg hunts. For many Christians, it is also a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However you celebrate the holiday, there are lots of games and puzzles that can make it more fun for kids.
Easter crossword puzzle and word find
Create an Easter theme crossword puzzle using a template found online or make one in a word processing program. Crossword puzzle terms include words like Easter, basket, eggs, cross, candy and bunny. Make the clues that correspond with each word easier or more difficult depending on who is doing the puzzle. Create an Easter word find for younger children using the same terms; they only have to find the words in a jumble of letters.
A traditional Easter egg hunt can be made more interesting, especially for older kids, when you incorporate a special treasure egg. The treasure egg has a high value prize inside; money or a small toy are commonly used but the prize can be something even more valuable like a note giving the finder a trip to the zoo, a movie or some other fun activity. The egg should be well hidden in the hunting area. Use a gold coloured egg so kids know it is the treasure egg when they find it.
Make up your own riddles or search online for commonly used ones. Create a worksheet for the list of riddles; give each person time to solve the riddles then give out the answers. The person with the most right answers wins. Examples of Easter riddles include, "What is the Easter bunny's favourite game?" Answer: "Hopscotch," or "What treat does the Easter bunny hide at the bottom of the ocean?" Answer: "Oyster Eggs."
Easter egg relays
Easter eggs can be used for any number of relay races. Have kids line up with an Easter egg and a spoon along a starting line and have them carry the egg on the spoon without dropping it. Another race can have the kids using the spoon to roll the egg across the grass. Have kids put an egg between their legs or under their chin, and have them run along an obstacle course or down a field without dropping or breaking the egg.
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