Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes one of the most egg-citing holidays of the year – Easter! While Easter egg hunts are a staple tradition for many families, why not switch things up this year and take the fun to your backyard? With a little creativity and a lot of fun, you can plan an unforgettable Easter celebration that the whole family will love. From silly games to creative crafts, we’ve got you covered with our list of family-friendly Easter games that will surely put a hop in your step.
Before we hop into the fun and games, let’s talk about how you can make your Easter celebrations more convenient and flexible with our golden egg, Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL). This payment option from Payflex allows you to split your purchases into four interest-free instalments, making it easier for you to buy everything you need for your backyard Easter party without breaking the bank.
3 Fun and Family-Friendly Backyard Easter Games to Try This Year
1) Egg and spoon race
The egg and spoon race is a classic Easter game played for generations, and it’s easy to see why. It’s simple, fun, and can be played by the entire family. Here’s how to set it up:
- Each player is given a spoon and an egg. Hard-boiled eggs work best to avoid a scramble.
- Players line up at the starting line, and on “Go,” they race to the finish line while keeping their egg balanced on their spoon.
- Players must return to the starting line and start over if they drop their egg.
To make the game more challenging and fun, consider adding some variations. For example, players could race backwards or sideways or add obstacles like cones or boxes to navigate around.
To add to the Easter spirit, you can also decorate the eggs before the race. Encourage players to use their creativity to make their eggs stand out. You can have a prize for the player with the best-decorated egg.
The egg and spoon race is a timeless classic that will never go out of style. It’s a great way to get everyone moving, laughing, and having fun while enjoying some friendly competition. So grab your spoons, balance those eggs, and get ready to race your family and friends to the finish line!
2) Bunny hop relay
Bunny Hop Relay is one of the most fun and playful games you can play this Easter. It’s perfect for bringing out the inner child in everyone and getting the whole family involved. Not only is it a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to bond with your loved ones.
Let’s hop in on how to set it up!
- Divide the players into two teams and line them up at the starting line.
- Each player should be given a pair of bunny ears (you can make them using paper, or felt or even purchase them from a party store).
- The first player on each team should hop to a designated point and back, then tag the next player in line. The relay continues until each player has had a turn.
Sharing moments like these during Easter is so important as it allows you to make memories that will last a lifetime. And what better way to make those memories than by laughing at the silly antics of your loved ones having a hoppy good time?
3) Pin the tail bunnye bunny
If you’re looking for a game that will get your family’s competitive spirit going, then Pin the Tail bunnye Bunny is a perfect choice! This Easter spin on the classic game is sure to have everyone giggling. Here’s how to play:
- Draw a large bunny on a piece of paper or poster board, and cut out a cotton ball or pom-pom for the tail.
- Blindfold the players and spin them around a few times before letting them try to pin the tail bunnye bunny. The person who gets the closest wins!
If the game isn’t challenging enough, you can have players use their non-dominant hand or stand on one foot while pinning the tail. Not only is Pin the Tail bunnye Bunny a fun game, but it’s also a great way to improve hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to create a sense of healthy competition among family members.
Why Backyard Easter Games With the Family Are a Must-Try!
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be challenging to find time to connect with those closest to us. However, taking a break from our daily routine to play games and enjoy each other’s company can be rejuvenating and nourishing for our souls. Whether you’re young or old, playing the fool together provides a chance to forget our worries and simply enjoy the moment.
Whether you’re organizing a friendly competition or just having some fun, these games can help break down barriers, promote teamwork, and encourage laughter. Plus, by playing outside, you’ll all get some much-needed fresh air and exercise, improving your physical and mental health.
Make Your Easter Celebrations More ‘Flexible’
One of the biggest downfalls during Easter preparations are the costs associated with it. From buying Easter baskets and decorations to purchasing food and gifts for loved ones, the expenses can quickly add up and put a strain on your budget. This can lead to stress and anxiety, making it difficult to fully enjoy the holiday.
However, with Payflex Buy Now Pay Later, you can spread the cost of your Easter expenses over four interest-free payments. This means that you can get everything you need for Easter without having to pay the full amount upfront. Instead, you can pay your purchases off over 6 weeks, which can help make your budget more manageable and reduce your financial stress. Have a look at our store directory to see which Easter goodies make you want to whip your ‘hare’ back and forth.
We would like to leave you with a note of good-festvivity: No matter how your Easter celebrations turn out, the most important thing is to spend quality time with loved ones and create lasting memories. So, get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and have a Happy Easter holiday!