Just because it’s Easter doesn’t mean you need to drop teaching for playtime! Instead, have a hopping good time with these adorable and educational Easter games that are perfect for kids. These Easter activities use colorful Easter eggs that will definitely delight your little one.
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5 Fun Kid’s Easter Games
As with all of my kid’s crafts and games the focus is going to be on simple and fun for you and your family to have a blast over the Easter 2019 holiday.
1. Find the Bunny
This Easter game is like a game of peekaboo. You can customize it to use any sight words you want and work on teaching your child how to read!
Get the full tutorial for Find the Bunny.
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2. Say and Peel
I’m going to get real with you guys…sometimes you spend 30 minutes creating a game, only to find that your kids are more interested in using it a different way!
If your kids are like mine, don’t get frustrated or upset; instead, refocus and roll with the punches to turn that into a different learning game!
My kids enjoyed Find the Bunny okay…but what they REALLY wanted to do was peel the tape off of the eggs and put it back onto the plastic binder divider. So that’s what we did!
Create your word list just like in Find the Bunny and then follow these instructions.
Say and Peel Directions:
- Take all the eggs covered in sight words and put them in a basket
- Have your child select ONE egg or egg half (one at a time, otherwise it becomes a free-for-all)
- Have your child say the word on the egg out loud…you can cue them with the first sound or syllable if necessary
- Once they have said it correctly, allow them to peel the tape off the egg and place it onto the plastic binder divider…don’t aim for perfection, they are kids 😉
- Repeat until all eggs have been read and tape removed
3. Easter Egg Hunt for Sight Words
This game uses both the eggs as well as sight words in the form of the classic Easter egg hunt.
- When your children are NOT AROUND take all the tape sight words and place them INSIDE the eggs…you will only be able to do 12 at a time since the eggs will be “closed”
- Close the eggs and hide them throughout the house (or outside, if that floats your boat)
- Have your children hunt for the eggs
- Once they have collected all the eggs, they can break them open ONE AT A TIME to read the sight words inside
- Repeat until all words have been read
4: Easter Egg Sight Word Memory Game
This game will again use both the Easter eggs and sight words…with a twist!
***Special note, if you have never played “Memory” before, start with fewer eggs (maybe 6 – 10 rather than all 24) until they get the hang of it.
- You will need to create DUPLICATES for 12 of the sight words. Take 12 of your sight words from your list and write them out on tape like in Find the Bunny. For example, “my” x 2, “do” x 2, “why” x 2, and so on
- Put 12 of the sight words and 12 of their duplicates INSIDE the egg shells (or however many you want to start with
- Place all eggshell halves down upon the floor (or table)
- Have your child select one egg, read it out loud, and then try and guess where it’s “match” word is…read the second word out loud as well
- If they found the match, they get to keep the egg halves! If not, replace and the next player takes their turn
- Repeat until all the eggs have been matched with their duplicates
5. Easter counting activity
For this activity, you will need some small objects to count as well as a mini-muffin pan…it has 24 spaces, the perfect amount of space for our eggs!
I love these gemstones for counting, and they are great for tons of other sensory activities, games, and crafts…but you could also use other things you have lying around (pennies, dry beans, etc).
***Not a game for smaller children, as they may try to swallow them and are at risk for choking.
You will also need to create numbers on painter’s tape, numbered 1-24, just like you did with Find the Bunny. (Write the numbers vertically, rather than horizontally like the words…they fit better).
- Place the painter’s tape numbers inside the Easter Eggs (you wouldn’t THINK that there is a wrong way to do this but I found it! See pic below for best way…put the numbers at the TOP with a little hanging out for easier removal).
- Take all the egg halves and place them inside the mini muffin pan
- Taking the gemstones, have your child count out the correct number of gemstones and place it inside the shell with the matching number
- You do not have to go in order! Also, if your child has difficulty counting over 10, you could either only do 10 or duplicate the numbers so that they can do the same number several times.
- Repeat until bored or finished
Have a Hoppy Easter!
I hope that these additional Easter Games will bring lots of joy and learning into your home! I know they did ours 🙂