11. Bunny Pokey
You’ll have to sing this bunny version of the Hokey Pokey
for the kids to dance along to:
You put your bunny foot in, you put your bunny foot out,
You put your bunny foot in and you shake it all about. You do the bunny pokey and you hop yourself around, that’s what it’s all about!
- Put your bunny ears in.
- Put your bunny tail in.
- Put your bunny nose in.
- Hop your whole bunny self in.
12. Easter Bonnet
Have kids sit in a circle. Play music and have them pass around an Easter bonnet. As each player receives the bonnet, he must put it on his head, then take it off and pass it to the next player. When the music stops, the player wearing the bonnet is out. That player must have her picture taken wearing the bonnet before giving it back to the circle for play to continue. Make this game even more fun by decorating the Easter bonnet
in as creative or silly a fashion as you can.
13. Musical Easter BasketsThis game is based on the concept of the classic, Musical Chairs, but with an Easter-themed twist. Instead of lining up chairs, line up Easter baskets, making sure you have one less than there are players. Play “The Bunny Hop” and have kids hop around the baskets as the music plays. When the music stops, each kid must pick up a basket. The player left without a basket is out, another basket is removed and play continues this way until only one player remains.
14. Decorate an Easter Tree
To make your own Easter tree, you can place a block of foam (found in the floral section of craft stores) in a decorative pot, and then “plant” a small tree branch in the foam. Cover the base of the foam with artificial Easter grass. Have the kids decorate cardstock paper that has been cut into the shape of eggs. They can use decorating items such as crayons, colored markers, rubber stamps, stickers and glitter. Punch a hole in each paper egg and feed a length of ribbon through so they can hang their egg ornaments on the tree.
15. Easter Pinata
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Always a hit at kids’ parties is the pinata
game. Fill an Easter pinata
, such as a bunny or Easter egg with treats and token prizes. One fun idea is to fill plastic eggs with treats and then fill the pinata with the eggs. Blindfold kids and have them whack away at the pinata until it breaks, releasing the treats for them to claim.
16. Bunny Hop-Scotch
Draw a hopscotch
board using bunny heads in place of the traditional square boxes. Instead of a rock, use a jelly bean to play the hopscotch game.
17. Chick, Chick, Bunny!For younger party guests, this is a fun version of Duck, Duck, Goose! Have the kids sit in a circle. The player who is it will walk around the outside of the circle, tapping players on the head and saying, “chick” as he does. When he taps a player and says, “bunny!” that player must get up and chase the it player around the circle. Instead of running, however, the players must hop around the circle. If she catches him before he sits down in the empty space, she returns to her seat and he remains it. If he sits down in the spot before she catches him, however, she becomes it.
18. Blind Bunny
Have your party guests sit around a table. Give them each a piece of paper and a crayon. Blindfold them or ask them to close their eyes and draw per your instructions:
- Draw a circle.
- Draw two bunny ears on the circle.
- Draw a bunny’s nose in the circle.
- Draw bunny’s eyes in the circle.
- Draw a bunny’s mouth and teeth.
- Draw a bunny’s whiskers.
- Write your name below the bunny’s head.
Players open their eyes and see if they were able to draw a bunny while blindfolded. The player that drew the best bunny wins.
19. Plastic Egg Race
Divide the party guests into two teams. Line them up and fill the arms of the first players in line with plastic Easter eggs. Those players have to walk or run to a designated spot a few feet away from the starting line, then turn around and return to their teams. If a player drops any of their eggs, they must stop to pick them up (trying not to drop any more in the process). Upon returning to their teammates, players must pass the armload of eggs to the next players in line. The race continues until all of the players have carried the eggs. The first team to complete the relay race wins.
The distance of the relay and amount of eggs placed in the children’s arms will depend on the age of the players. You want to give them enough eggs to make it a challenge without being too overwhelming.
20. Hop-a-thonThis contest will see which player can hop the most times in a set amount of time. Start with a timer set for two minutes. Have parents count how many times their child can hop before time is up. The three or four players with the most hops move on to the next round, where the timer is set for one minute. The top two hoppers from that challenge move on to the final, 30-second hopping round, which determines the winner of the hop-a-thon.