I grew up around family who love to play lots of games. Every single member enjoys to be challenged and even face the humiliation that comes with playing fun silly games. Easter is the second biggest family gatherings of the year, so after a big meal we usually gather and play some family games.
The best part about these games that everybody can play: young or old. Some of the games I suggest playing outdoors if weather permits to avoid mess in the house.
Here are 2 short videos if you want to see our family playing Easter and family gathering games.
1. SPRING SHOWERS
Players divide into teams. One member of each team puts shower cap on their heads and shaving cream/whipped cream over a shower cap. The other team member(s) needs to throw as many Cheetos on on shower caps as possible. Each Cheetos is 1 point. Team with most points (Cheetos on head) wins the game.
A good alternative if you don't want to take chance getting whipped cream all over your hair and face is this game.
2. CRAFT STATION
Set up a craft station ready with some basic supplies for kids to make some fun Easter Bunny ears. Make enough for everybody to wear. The supplies your can easily get at dollar store or order them here: pipe cleaners, plain headband.
3. EGGO DECO
Gather some stickers (these Easter themed stickers are adorable) and a plate. Put the stickers sticky side up all over the plate (or tray) and put the egg in it. The task of the game is to decorate the egg while rolling it around the plate and having stickers stick to the egg. Whoever drops the egg from the plate, needs to start over.
4. SHOUT IT
Shout it is a fun game for family gatherings.
A perfect family game that will have everybody play all night long.
It's Fast, Fun, Easy to Play and even Educational. Get the printable cards for the game instantly here.
5. EGG PUSH
This Easter family game is lots of fun. Each player needs to roll the egg with his nose (without using any other parts of their body) from start to finish. Whoever does it first - wins the race.
6. EGG WALK
Place two (or more) eggs on the plate and let the players walk from start to finish without dropping the egg.
7. FANCY EGG ROLL GAME
You can't spend Easter without egg roll game. This particular game has a special twist that makes it super fun and entertaining.
8. EGG TOWER
Get some toilet paper (or paper towel) rolls and cut them in pieces. Instruct the players to build the tallest tower using cut up rolls and eggs: roll, egg, roll, egg, etc.
You can either boil eggs and use them for the stacking or use raw eggs. Using raw eggs is more fun (especially when the tower collapses), BUT it's a waste and it's messy.
9. THE MOUTH GAME
This is the extension of the popular "Speak Out" game, where players put dental mouth openers in their mouths and have to read funny phrases for others to guess. If you need more funny phrases for this game, click on the picture.
10. JUMPING BUNNIES
Get these potato sacks and save your pillow cases.
11. THE TREAT ROPE
Tie a rope between two trees (or let two people hold it). String some donuts or cookies (or any other sweet treat that has a hole) onto the rope. Make sure the rope is above kids' mouth level. If adults playing, let them adjust.
The players have to eat entire treat without it falling on the ground. No hands!
12. PIN RABBIT TAILS
Get large pom poms and attach double stick tape to each of them. Instruct the players to attach/stick rabbit tails (pom poms) to one another. Whoever ends up with most tails after 5 minutes of playing looses the game.
However, if you feel a bit lost about the housework tasks before big family gathering, catch some ideas here:
- How to make your house ready for guests without a stress
- DIY Surprise Easter Eggs that will stand out in the neighborhood
- How to DYE Easter Eggs with kids
- Easter Family Gathering Games