Easter is a time to bring out all the fun and games. And while you may think the day starts and ends with an epic Easter egg hunt, there are a number of other festive activities that'll help you and your loved ones keep the spirit alive long after all the eggs are found. Keep the party going with these incredibly fun Easter games, perfect for toddlers, kids and adults.
We've got a range of indoor and outdoor games for the entire family, everything from scavenger hunts to guessing games. Since Easter, like most holidays, is all about food, most of these ideas will get everyone up and moving to work up an appetite by the time the Easter ham is on the table (or ya know, the candy dish is replenished). But if you'd rather have everyone stay put, opt for a board game or puzzle to put their mind to work instead. Of course, any game is more enjoyable if you know that there's a prize on the other side, so be sure to have an assortment of delicious Easter treats on deck for the winners a.k.a. everyone at the party.
These bowling pins are earresistible, aren't they? Just add hand-drawn faces and paper ears to make this classic game fit for the occasion.
Since they've already got their detective hat on, keep the search going by scattering a bunch of clues around your house to lead your little bunnies to a special prize.
When kids yank on the string, they'll crack open the colorful poppers and shower themselves in sweet surprises a.k.a. candy and confetti galore.
Egg hunts aren't all about chocolates and coins. Fill half of the plastic eggs with fun challenges (think: quack like a duck) to get everyone — young and old — in the holiday spirit.
Checkers gets an Easter twist when you exchange the round pieces for easy, DIY chicks and bunnies. You might even want to keep this one out as a decoration when you're not playing it.
Switch up the age-old bean bag toss for this silly bunny version. The game is as fun to make as it is to play.
Mix and match different tops and bottoms of plastic Easter Eggs, and use the resulting combos to come up with a Bingo board. First one to get five in a row wins!
Head outside and split your family into pairs. Have each pair toss water balloon "eggs" back and forth. When someone pops an egg, their team is out — and soggy!
If you have a smooth, flat surface in your house or patio, you can try rolling eggs in a traditional bowling game and try to knock down empty water bottles. Or you can go for a game of precision, challenging players to see if they can get closest to a marker (in this case, the plain, white egg).
Christmas gets a fun countdown, so why not Easter? The kids can start counting down the days until Easter Sunday with these confetti-filled eggs. Each egg contains a slip of paper with a fun activity or privilege (like staying up past bedtime).
Set up five hula hoops on the floor and assign a point value to each (ex: the closest hoop is 10 points and the furthest hoop is 50). Give each player five plastic eggs. Have them toss the eggs into the hoops to see who can rack up the most points.
This surprise game is perfect for getting in the Easter spirit. Players pull carrots from the base and wait for Jack to launch from his perch. Once he jumps, players race to catch him. Ages 7+
Turning a burlap sack into hours of Easter fun has never been easier. Set up each player with a sack — decked out with bunny tail — and have them race to the finish line.
As fun to watch as it is to play, players crack plastic eggs on their heads in this roulette-style game — and hope they aren't cracking one filled with water! Great for outdoor get togethers and bringing together a crowd — just remember to let the plastic eggs dry completely before packing it back up. Ages 6+
Perfect for toddlers, this game encourages color recognition. Just make sure they don't eat the jellybeans before they finish!
Host an old-fashioned spoon race! This brings together the whole family as they dash to the finish line without dropping the wooden egg. Ages 4+
This game is similar to regular tag, except to avoid being tagged, players can yell out an Easter-related word to keep whoever's "it" at bay. To make the game more challenging, choose a theme. For example, themes could be "types of Easter candies" or "types of flowers." Players can only use the same word once.
Paint a corn hole board in your favorite Easter pastels and get tossing! A bag in the hole is three points and a bag on the board is one.
Perfect for Hatchimals fans, this game comes with four exclusive Hatchimal figurines — including one in a surprise egg to hatch! It also helps practice strategy and matching skills. Ages 5+
Donkey, who? This version of Pin the Tail is the hoppiest one yet.
Jumbo Jenga gets an Easter makeover thanks to cheery shades of paint. Players take turns removing blocks from the stack, trying their best not to knock it over.
This game is a seasonal and adorable way to practice learning shapes with the little ones.
When the baskets are opened, how do you trade your least-favorite jelly beans for the best chocolate eggs? Try this dice game, which makes the best use of any extra candy you have lying around.
Easter-fy this classic outdoor game by using wooden eggs instead of traditional bocce balls. Toss one egg as a marker and then see which player can toss their egg closest to it.
You create an Easter-themed puzzle using blank pieces. Hide pieces inside the eggs, and then have the kids work together to make it. Genius!
If your kids have their color-naming skills on lock, kick it up a notch with this tricky sorting game that asks kids to hunt for plastic eggs that match an illustration.
Pour a hefty amount of jelly beans into a large jar and have everyone at the party submit their guesses. The prize? The jar of jelly beans, of course!
Everything's a bit more fun with a little mystery. You'll have to hide the eggs and candy separately, but seeing your little ones have that "aha!" moment will make it worth it.
Get ready to get silly! With this game, players wear a pair of inflatable rabbit ears while their partners try to toss the rings onto them. It's impossible to do without giggling. Ages 4+
Fast-paced games always get the heart racing! For this game, see who can stack up the most plastic Easter egg halves in 60 seconds. Don't let it topple!
For the littlest ones, players can spin the wheel in this game, and then use the bunny tweezers to pluck the correct color carrot to put in their baskets. The first one to fill their basket wins. This game works on fine motor coordination and color matching skills. Ages 3+
For older kids, you cam up the competition factor in the egg hunt by introducing stealing rules. Declare that it's allowed for kids to steal eggs from each other's baskets — but if the snatcher gets caught, they have to fork over one of their own eggs.