Easter 2012: Fun Easter Games, Crafts and Printable Activities
Easter in 2012 is April 8th. What are fun things to do with children for Easter?
Easter is a fun time to get kids together and decorate eggs, have Easter egg hunts and color Easter pictures. Here are a few new ideas for Easter activities.
Easter Egg Race
Color an even number of eggs, half the number one color, the other half, another. Place all the eggs of one color on the floor in a line at intervals of one foot. At the end of the line put a basket. Form a similar line, a little distance from the other, of the remaining eggs. For convenience, we will say one line is of green eggs, the other of pink.
Choose two players as leaders, who select their sides. One side chooses the green row, and the other, the pink. Two, one player from each side, play at a time.
When all is ready the two leaders stand by their respective rows, each is given a large spoon, and when told to "go," each one spoons up the eggs, one at a time, and carries them to the basket at the end of the line. The one who succeeds in spooning up all his eggs first wins for his side.
Thus each player in turn works for his side until all have had a chance and the side whose players were the most successful is the winning side.
Give each child a tablespoon and a hard-boiled egg. The children form in line and one is the leader. Each one holds the spoon with the egg in its bowl at arm's length and hops on one foot, following wherever the leader leads them.
The leader may take them up stairs, over stools, and any place hard to reach on one foot. To drop the egg or rest on both feet prevents one from continuing in the game. She must stay out until the next time round.
On a sheet draw a rough-sketch of a good-sized rabbit, the regular Easter bunny, standing on its hind legs, and holding its paws as if it were carrying an egg.
Stretch the sheet on the wall and tack it firmly in place. Cut eggs out of different colored cloth to represent Easter eggs. The eggs should be as large as the space between the rabbit's paws. In each egg stick a pin.
Blindfold the children in turn and give each an egg, which is to be pinned on the sheet, and right in "Bunny's" arms, if possible.
As the children take their turn, no matter how straight on the way they were started, "Bunny" will be surrounded with eggs, until some child pins the egg in his arms. This child deserves a prize.
Fun Easter Crafts
Using craft sticks, crayons, construction paper, yellow and white pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and glue, make bookmarks and decorate them how you like.
Easter Egg Magnets
Find an egg pattern like this, magnetic stripping, glue, and colorful craft foam and make egg designs to keep on your refrigerator.
Tissue Paper Egg
Use an egg pattern to cut cardstock into the shape of eggs. Then, with glue, use colorful tissue paper to design the eggs the way you want. Attach string at the top to hang it just about anywhere.
Downloadable Easter Pictures and Crafts