The Great Easter race
The Great easter race is lots of fun for all the family. Get into the Easter spirit with this fabulously fun party game. Ready or not, it’s time to see who can keep their egg balanced in their spoon while everyone races to the finish line! We’ve got a range of indoor and outdoor games for the entire family. Easter is a time to bring out all the fun and games.
- number of players: from 3 players
- age: from 4 years old
- materials: starting line, clearly marked finish line, one egg per person (raw or boiled), one spoon per person
- Played indoors or outdoors
- Play time: 15 min
The Great Easter race rules
Should you have a nice yard and good weather then it is best if you play this game outdoors. So gather all the materials you will need and head outside to get your guests some fresh air and sunshine!
Start by supplying each one of your party guests with an egg and a spoon. For this game, I recommended that you first boil the eggs beforehand so that they can be dropped a few times without a party member being completely disqualified right away. While you are at it, why not go ahead and color the eggs after you boil them so you have a more Easter themed egg game as well!
Next, have all of your contestant’s line up on the starting line and place their colored egg in their spoon. Let them know that they are going to race each other to the finish line while balancing their egg in their spoon, but that they cannot use the other hand to hold the egg in place. However, in this race, if they drop their egg and the shell is just cracked but the egg itself is not actually broken they are allowed to pick it up, place it back in their spoon and start again from the beginning of the race.
Make sure you have your finish line very clearly marked so that none of your contestants get confused and think they have completed the race when really the finish line is further away and someone else beats them to it just because they stopped, thinking they had already won!
If you and your contestants have the ability you may even want to make an obstacle course for them to complete for more of a fun filled challenge.
- rabbit hills (boxes to step over)
- rope / string tied between chair legs.
- the farmers garden (chair mazes)
- mine fields ( plastic eggs spread out all over the ground – don’t touch them)
- the carrot patch (cones to weave in and out of)
It is best to hold this race in the grass or on another softer surface to allow a dropped egg better protection and party guests better chances of finishing the race.
The first contestant that reaches the finish line with an unbroken egg wins the race. But feel free to give out a prize for everyone that can actually make it!
The educational advantages of the game
- It generates fun atmosphere
- helps to develop your child’s hand-eye coordination
- will help to develop your child’s balance
- increases physical strength and coordination skills
- play in community: social activity
- promotes rule-following: ability to follow instructions.
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