Host Easter games for a fun holiday.
While an Easter egg hunt will get everybody's legs and feet moving, dyeing Easter eggs builds dexterity and lets those creative juices flow. Along with Easter games, kids can create fun “Egg Head” characters by drawing faces on their eggs and attaching yarn for hair and then topping their eggs with tiny hats. Try decorating for Easter dinner or an Easter brunch by using dyed eggs instead of place cards. Before serving Easter food, place colorfully dyed eggs adorned with guests' initials around the table.
Pack Easter jelly beans into pink, yellow, purple and green plastic eggs and hide them along with dyed eggs for a sweet treat on your Easter egg hunt. Take your Easter party to a local park that's filled with plenty of picnic tables for other activities like dyeing and decorating Easter eggs. Serve your Easter food and Easter treats on pastel paper plates that capture springtime colors and offer easy cleanup so you have more time to play. Hosting your Easter games in a park ensures that kids get plenty of fresh air and exercise for the afternoon.
For gathering their Easter candy
and Easter eggs, give kids Easter baskets to take along on their Easter egg hunt. Baskets ensure that no Easter treats go lost, and for parents, keep all of their child's treats in one handy place. Make sure your Easter egg hunt isn't too difficult by hiding Easter eggs within a kid's reach. Place some Easter treats and Easter eggs low for wee ones, and find a few higher spots (like tree trunks) for taller kids.
Easter games other than an Easter egg hunt will keep the party moving at a fun clip. After dyeing Easter eggs and hunting for Easter eggs, consider other egg-centric activities like an egg toss, using boiled eggs, or, for more messy fun, toss raw eggs. Between bites of Easter food, host an egg race, with kids and grownups pushing eggs to a finish line with a spoon. Fill a jar with Easter jelly beans and have guests jot down how many beans they think are in the jar, then announce the winning guess after the Easter games–just be sure you've carefully counted the jelly beans as you've filled the jar!