From decorating and stuffing to painting and scavenger hunts, Easter eggs are a cheap and versatile instrument for games and learning. Now, I am sure you’ve tried all the common Easter-themed activities, but these little orbs can be used for so much more! Not only can you use these teaching tools at home for fun and exciting family time, but you can also incorporate them into classroom activities and prize incentives. So here are 43 of our cutest and most creative ideas for how to use Easter eggs with your kids.
1. Egg Relay Race
This classic outdoor activity incorporates motor skills, teamwork, and competition all wrapped up in one little egg! You can use real eggs for an added challenge and set up obstacles to make the terrain more difficult to maneuver.
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2. DIY Egg Bath Bombs
Time to get in the tub and relax with these easy-to-make Easter egg bath bombs. Get the ingredients you need and put them in bowls for easy assembling. Have your kiddos help you mix and mold the baking soda and oils into a plastic egg and freeze them until they are ready for the bath.
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3. Easter Egg Roll
Another one of our egg-tastic activities for kids that gets them laughing and moving is a good old fashion egg roll. First, you can give your kids an egg to decorate and make their own, then bring everyone outside, give them a big spoon or ladle, and watch them fling their eggs across the field!
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4. Easter Egg Sensory Bin
Kids love seeing, touching, and playing with different materials, and sensory bins are a great container for Easter egg fun and learning! Fill the bin with rice or beans, plastic eggs, and other colorful toys for sensory play.
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5. Kid-Approved Easter Egg Treats
This yummy dessert is a favorite Easter activity in our house. These eggs are so easy to make, sticky and gooey rice crispy treats with whatever colorful toppings your kiddos’ creative minds dream up.
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6. Bunny-shaped Easter Desserts
These delicious and adorable bunny heads are decadent and fun to make as a family. The bunny ears are made with chocolate, and the inside is crushed Oreos and cream cheese, yum!
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7. Dip-Dye Easter Eggs
We all know there are many ways to decorate Easter eggs. Dip-dying is one of the easier ways to cover your egg with color and make cool geometrical designs. You can use food coloring and dip with your fingers or use tongs.
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8. Easter Egg Experiment
For this explosive experiment, you’ll need some plastic eggs, baking soda, and vinegar. Your little scientists will love mixing the baking soda with whatever colors they like, then dropping vinegar in the egg and watching it grow and fizz like a volcano!
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9. Easter Egg Flower Bouquets
There are lots of different craft ideas using Easter eggs for flower arrangements. This one uses construction paper cut into petal shapes to turn our eggs into beautiful blooming flowers. You can fill your flowers with candy for a fun and flowery surprise!
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10. Easter Egg Bunnies
We can’t get over how cute these pipe cleaner bunnies are, and how easy they are to make! Get some white eggs from the market, a fine-tipped pen, and some pipe cleaners. Twist the pipes to make the ears and draw on a smiling bunny face!
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11. Easter Egg Succulents
Did you know eggshells can be used as a planting vessel for small plants? They contain organic nutrients and minerals that are a hospitable host for plant life to thrive! Be gentle and help your kids put soil and little succulents inside for an all-natural plant decoration.
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12. Easter Eggs-Ercizes
Here is one creative Easter egg activity that will have your little bunnies jumping for joy! Fill each plastic Easter egg with a piece of paper giving active instruction like “hop like a bunny!” or “run to the closest tree!”. Place a bunch of eggs in the grass outside and let them run wild.
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13. Decoupage Easter Eggs
Time to get fun and fancy with these artistic ideas for uniquely decorated Easter eggs. Decoupage uses mod podge and other mediums like tissues, plastic, and paper to trace, draw, and create patterns and designs on your eggs.
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14. Easter Egg Tree
There are many different variations of the Easter egg tree, but this one is special. The tree is filled with birds! Yes, that’s right, it’s time to decorate our eggs to look like little flying birds around the tree.
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15. Family-Friendly Easter Movies
While it isn’t as popular as Christmas, there are still plenty of Easter-themed kids movies out there that will get your little bunnies excited for the holiday. Check out our list of top Easter movies to watch as a family.
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16. Faux Fur Easter Eggs
These furry little toys are a fun activity you can do with your kids at home or in the classroom. Get some fake fur from the craft shop in a variety of colors, help your kids cut the fur to the right size, and glue it on their plastic eggs. These can look like little troll heads or furry little critters depending on if you add googly eyes or legs!
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17. Puzzle Piece Egg Hunt
There are so many creative ways to make an Easter egg hunt exciting and rewarding for kids. This is one we love! Put a puzzle piece in each egg, so once the hunt is over your kids can come together and use their combined pieces to put together an Easter-themed puzzle!
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18. Confetti Eggs
This fun Easter egg activity is simple and full of color…literally! Empty and dry your eggshells, then fill them with confetti and close them with tissue paper and tape. Hide them around the yard and once the egg hunt is finished, the kids can break them and play in the messy color explosion!
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19. Frozen Easter Eggs
Time to step up your Easter celebration with these adorable DIY frozen ice cube eggs. You’ll need to glue your plastic eggs closed and use a syringe to put water inside, then freeze and break open when ready to serve!
Learn more: A Subtle Revelry
20. Q-Tip Easter Eggs
Find a printable egg design online, set out some paints, and plenty of q-tips for your kiddos to use, and make a creative dot design.
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21. Natural Egg Crafts
Did you know there are natural substances you can use to dye your Easter eggs? Think of a fruit or vegetable you’d like to use and cook it down with water so it’s in juice form. Then dip your egg in vinegar and into the juice mixture to get a beautiful natural color!
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22. Jelly Bean Bingo Game
Colorful Easter-themed bingo is a great indoor game for kids they can play using jelly beans as the markers.
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23. Pineapple Easter Eggs
This clever Easter activity uses hollowed-out eggshells dyed yellow, and some small strips of green paper to make the top of the pineapple. You can paint small brown lines on them to give them even more texture and design!
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24. Magnetic Easter Egg Hunt
Whether you choose to do the hunt outside or in the classroom, magnet eggs are a super fun tool for learning about things that attract and repel each other. Put some regular fridge magnets inside your plastic eggs and give your kids magnet wands.
Learn more: Happy Toddler Playtime
25. Egg Hunt Board Game
There are plenty of classroom-friendly activities you can do during Easter time, and this egg hunt board game is a great one! You can download a printable for free and bring it to your next holiday class.
Learn more: Mr. Printables
26. Jelly Bean Memory Game
This jelly bean-themed game is easy to set up, good for memory practice, and gives your participants sweet prizes when they do well! Hide jelly beans under plastic eggs and have your kids lift one at a time and try to find the matching jelly beans.
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27. Easter Egg Letter Matching
This crafty party idea is great to do with a group of kids. Get different colors of play dough, some glitter, and other gem decorations to make designs on their eggs. You can find an egg-shaped mold during Easter time in a craft or baking store.
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29. Rubber Rainbow Eggs
This crazy cool experiment turns regular eggs into bouncy colorful eggs! You’ll want to soak your eggs in vinegar mixed with food coloring, after a few days the egg will be colored and the shell will slide off. Your kids can squish them and bounce them and have a ball!
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30. Egg Scoop Game
This game is a great learning tool for kids’ coordination and motor skills. Put some plastic eggs in a container of water and give your little one a few different instruments to try and pick up the eggs and place them into another bucket.
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31. Salt Dough Easter Eggs
These adorable Easter decorations are a fun craft to do leading up to the holiday. Have your kids help you make the salt dough using flour, salt, and water. Cut them into egg shapes, use acrylic paint to paint them, and glitter for extra sparkle!
Learn more: The Best Ideas for Kids
32. Number Recognition With Eggs
Time to improve your kiddos’ math skills with this fun counting game using plastic eggs! Write a number on each egg and have a bowl of small erasers, candies, or any other small items. Your kids will read the number on the egg and fill it will the correct amount of items.
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33. Easter Egg Paint Rolling
This art project is a creative mix of colors your kids can pick up, roll, and shake. Put some drops of paint in a container with paper on the bottom. Put an egg or two inside and roll them around making cool designs on the eggs and on the paper!
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34. Plastic Egg Stamps
This craft is perfect for school time, not too messy or hard to set up/clean up. Have your kids cut a piece of construction paper into an egg shape. Give them halves of plastic eggs to dip into various colored paints and stamp their egg paper for a cool design.
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35. Glowing Easter Eggs
Get some glow-in-the-dark water beads and let your kids play and fill their plastic eggs with them. Turn off the lights and see the eggs glow, they can try to toss them around and watch the lights inside.
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36. Skittles-Dyed Easter Eggs
Here’s another alternative way to dye your eggs with delicious skittles candies! Put different colored skittles into cups and then add your egg, vinegar, and hot water in each. Leave for 20 minutes and take your eggs out to see their sweet colors.
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37. Easter Egg Cake Pops
Everyone loves cake pops! They are a cute bite-sized version of regular cake, usually decorated in unique ways. These cake pops look like Easter eggs! Mold them, bake them, cover them in white frosting, and decorate them with Easter egg designs.
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38. Egg, Mouth, and Spoon Game
Partner up, and get ready to pass your egg like a hot potato! Get some big spoons and plastic eggs and have your kids try to pass the egg back and forth without dropping it! Oh yeah…did I mention the spoon is in your mouth?
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39. Bunny Easter Egg Toss
This adorable DIY bunny box is the perfect Easter addition to all your lawn game ideas. You can try to throw or roll plastic eggs into its mouth or toss rings onto its ears.
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40. Plastic Egg Piñatas
These DIY egg poppers are easy to assemble and even easier to break open to get a sweet surprise! See how to put them together here and hang them in a tree for an exciting outdoor game.
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41. Emoji Easter Eggs
To make eggs that “LOL” and “Drop Dead”, you’ll want to first dye or paint them bright yellow. Then follow a drawing guide and use black, red, white, and blue markers to create the classic emotive faces.
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42. Plastic Egg Bath Games
Bath time is a great time to mess around with some plastic eggs. Your kids can practice opening and closing them, filling them with water, throwing them into a basket, and other fun things that improve their motor skills and tickle their curiosities.
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43. Egg Towers Game
This fun game of balance and coordination is easy to put together at home. Poke plastic straws into a box and have your kids try to stack as many egg halves as possible on each straw!
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