The Easter holiday is usually associated with the Easter bunny and the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Children do not always know the facts behind these associations or why we celebrate Easter as we do. Because children have more energy and shorter attention spans than most adults, trivia games are an easy, entertaining way to teach kids about the holiday.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Insert trivia questions into plastic eggs and hide them around the house or in the yard. The children hunt for the eggs and return to a central area where adults have placed candy with the answers to the trivia questions. Each child takes a turn reading their question, and then they search for the answer amid the candy. When they find the correct answer, they get to take the candy.
For this trivia game, print out or draw two copies of any Easter-related shape, such as a bunny, a cross or a basket. Divide each of these copies into sections, and on one copy, write trivia questions, and on the other, write the answers. Next, cut the shape with the answers into sections to make a puzzle. The child will read the questions on the first copy and then reassemble the corresponding shape, using the first copy as a guide. Your child may be more interested if your first copy is completely white and the second copy is coloured and detailed. This creates some excitement about how the puzzle will look when put together.
This is a simple Easter trivia game intended for large groups. You provide half of the children with a set of cards upon which you've written commands such as "Find a person who knows what country the Easter bunny is from" or "Locate someone who can tell you the name of the woman who discovered Jesus' empty tomb." You give the second half of the children a set of cards upon which you've written statements that satisfy the commands, such as "Mary discovered Jesus' empty tomb." When each child has a set of cards, the children scatter. The children with the command cards have to ask the children with the answer cards if they have the command card information. If they ask a child who doesn't know, they must continue to ask until they find the answer. Playing several rounds of the game will ensure that everyone gets to use the command cards.
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