E A S T E R
Give two players a small pack of Peeps and a basket of empty Easter eggs. Have each player stand on either ends of a table and setup their Peeps along the edge of the table (within 2 inch of the end of the table). When you say go, players must roll Easter eggs and try to knock their opponents’ Peeps off the table. The first player to knock off all of their opponents’ eggs wins!
Easter Egg 500
This game is played similar to the regular 500 game (instructions in my outdoor games post). Give everyone playing an Easter basket except for one player who will be the first tosser. Give them a bucket full of plastic Easter eggs. Have the tosser stand on one side of the yard (facing away from the catchers) and the catchers with their baskets stand about ten feet away. When everyone is ready, the tosser should pick an egg, toss it over their head and say a number – 100, 200, 300, 400, or 500. The catchers have to hold their Easter baskets with just one hand and holding the Easter basket, have to try and catch the eggs that are tossed. If they catch the egg, they win the points associated with the egg. If the egg drops, no one wins the points and the tosser tosses another egg. First person to get to 500 switches with the tosser.
Egg Hunt Relay
Hide plastic eggs like you would for an Easter egg hunt, making sure there are enough eggs hidden for each player playing. Line each team up in a straight line. The first player on each team must run to the designated area, find an egg, and return to their team.
The next player must do the same, continuing until every person on the team has found an egg.
The first team to have every player find an egg (or the first team to find a certain number of eggs if team numbers aren’t even) wins!
Easter Egg Toss
This game is played like a water balloon toss (one of my favorite water games) but with plastic Easter eggs that are filled with flour. Start by filling large Easter eggs with flour – one per team. I also recommend taping over the holes if your eggs have holes in the top and bottom! Have one player from each team line up in a horizontal line then have their teammate stand facing them in a parallel line. Give each team a large plastic egg half filled with flour. When you say three, one teammate will toss the egg to the other teammate and their teammate must catch it without breaking it. If they drop the egg or break the egg and get floured, their team is out. After each toss, the back line of players must take a step back before everyone tosses again. The last team to break or drop their egg wins. So basically, no flour = winner!
An Egg-Xtra Hand
Split into teams of two and give each team a basket full of 10 plastic eggs that are cracked apart (not the ones with attached hinges). When you say go, teams must work together as pairs to put the eggs back together, colors matching to the same colors. The catch? Each player can only use one hand to help put together the eggs. First team to finish putting together all of their eggs wins!
Easter Egg Balancing Act
This is another team game! Split into pairs of two and give each pair a big basket of plastic Easter eggs of all shapes and sizes. One person on each team is going to be the “scarecrow” (for lack of a better term). When you say go, the first teammate has to put their arms out straight (palms down) by their sides and keep them there.
The other teammate has to race to try and balance as many eggs as possible on their teammate. Eggs cannot be put into clothing, pockets, etc. but can be held in the mouth, in between fingers, squeezed between knees, etc. The team that can balance the most eggs at the end of a minute wins.
A Pair Of Eggs
Fill eggs with pairs of prizes – meaning matching prizes in two different eggs. So for instance, you might have Reese’s peanut butter eggs in two eggs, $1 bills in two eggs, and Easter bouncy balls in two eggs. Make sure all of your prize matches are different because you’re going to use them to play a memory/matching game. Fill 24 eggs (so 12 sets of matching prizes. Once all 24 are filled, lay them out in a 6×4 grid of eggs. Have one player go first and just like with Easter memory game, pick two eggs and open them up. If the prize inside is a match, they win the prize inside and remove the egg from the grid. If the eggs don’t match, they put them back where they were and close them back up.
The next person goes and does the same thing. Keep going until all prizes are matched and removed from the board. Everyone keeps the prizes they found and whoever finds the most matches total wins a bonus prize!
Jelly Bean Juggle
In this game, the goal is to the best first person to get three sets (a set = three of the same color jelly beans), and it’s played a bit like the card game Spoons.
Start by pouring a full bag of jelly beans into a brown paper bag. Then have everyone playing randomly pull four jelly beans from the bag and hide them in their hand (or on a table, covered with their hand). If anyone happens to pull a set (3 of the same color), they place that in front of them and pull another three jelly beans before the game even starts – just luck of the draw! To start the actual game, have everyone stand around a table in a circle (or sit in a circle) and when you count to three, everyone passes one of their jelly beans to the person on their left, keeping the jelly beans in their hand hidden but passing the jelly beans openly so everyone can see.
Anyone who can make a jelly bean set with the jelly bean they were passed puts the set out in front of them and takes more jelly beans (blindly) from the bag. Once all sets are complete for the round, count to three and pass again. Do the same thing with sets. Keep going, passing jelly beans, and making sets until one person has completed three sets and wins the game!
Jack And The Beanstick
Give each player a little cup filled with Jelly beans and a popsicle stick.
When the game starts, players must put the popsicle stick in their mouth and then add Jelly Beans to it until they are balancing six Jelly Beans on the popsicle stick to win. You can either have them complete this in a time limit or whoever does it the fastest. If this is too difficult for your group, you can have them try to a lower number!
Give each player a bowl full of five different colored Jelly beans such as red, purple, blue, green, and orange, making sure everyone has the same exact number of jelly beans. Place the five cups per player around them in a circle.
Players must sort the cup of jelly beans by picking out one Jelly bean at a time and then placing it in one of the cups, designating that cup for only that color. First player to sort their jelly beans into the five cups first wins.
Let’s Play Ball
Stack the bottles on top of each other so you have a pyramid with three at the bottom, two in the middle, and one on the top.
Players must stand behind a line and toss baseballs to knock a stack of bottles completely off a surface using just the baseball, like the popular carnival game.
Make things more challenging by blindfolding the player. Just make sure no one else is anywhere near the tossing area. And I recommend giving them a partner to help give them directions.
Spoon Full Of Sugar
Fill a bowl completely full of Jelly beans. Set the bowl on a table on one side of the room. Give each team a spoon and a small cup. Players must transfer Jelly Belly beans from the bowl to the fill their small cup using only the provided spoon, which must be in the player’s mouth anytime it is touching the jelly beans. Make it more difficult by putting the cups on the other side of the room or table.
Players must keep three spring colored balloons up in the air. If players can keep them up for more than a minute, start adding an extra balloon per 30 seconds until someone gets out. If it’s too tough, have them try again with two balloons or one balloon. This is one of my favorite minute to win it games for groups!
Connect the ends of the silk flowers to the ends of actual metal springs (coils), testing to make sure the flowers bounce.
Split into teams and give one teammate a spring flower and the other a small Dixie cup. To play, the teammate with the spring must place a jelly bean in the middle of the spring loaded flower and push the spring down to make the jelly bean spring up. The first teammate has to get the jelly bean to launch high enough that their teammate can catch it in their cup. The first team to catch five jelly beans wins.
Give each team two water bottles, one completely filled with Jelly beans and the other completely empty. When you say go, players must transfer all of the Jelly Belly beans from one water bottle to the other. If they drop Jelly Belly beans on the ground, they have to put the ones that dropped back in the bottle they started in and keep going.
First player to transfer all jelly beans wins.
If you want to make it harder, make it a team game and have one player transfer all of their jelly beans to a teammate holding an empty water bottle.
Sweet As Spring
Pick out 3-4 spring Jelly Belly bean recipes from this list such as strawberry shortcake, fruit salad, and berry smoothie. Give each team a bowl full of Jelly Belly beans that includes the necessary Jelly Belly beans for the chosen recipes AND other Jelly Belly beans. In addition to the bowl of Jelly Belly beans, give each team a recipe card that has just the names of the flavors (not the pictures) for each recipe they have to “make.” When you say go, teams must put together the correct Jelly Belly bean combinations for the chosen recipes by tasting the Jelly Belly beans in the provided bowl. First team to make all of the recipes wins.
Give each team a chilled wash cloth. Have the players stand across from each other, about 10 feet apart – just like in the egg toss above. One teammate must toss the chilled wash cloth onto the other’s forehead to “cool” their spring fever.
First team to get the chilled wash cloth to stay on their teammate’s forehead (without the teammate’s help), wins.