(Thrift stores and garage sales are great places to look.) Set out glue guns, craft foam, ribbon, lace, artificial flowers and any other decorations you have available. Set a timer and have each team decorate their Easter bonnet. When they are done, you can judge them for tallest, funniest, etc. or just have an Easter parade in the back yard.
2. Egg toss
One of the most traditional Easter games for kids, watching raw eggs break, is too much fun to resist. Have each team of two line up facing each other a few feet apart. Hand each team a raw egg. One team member tosses the egg to the other. If they succeed without the egg breaking, they each take two steps backward and repeat. Keep the teams moving backward until only one team is remaining. Be sure to thoroughly wash the goo off your hands afterward!
3. Animal pairs
This is one of the loudest Easter games and can be played indoors or out. Give each child a piece of paper with an animal written on it. There should be at least three of each animal, depending on the size of the group. When someone says “go,” each child must act like his or her animal and make that animal’s sounds while finding others in the group. When all three have found each other, they should sit down together to signal they are done.
4. Easter Pictionary
This is a holiday twist on the traditional game. Get a large chalkboard and separate the party into groups.