5 Kid-Approved Easter Activities

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5 Kid-Approved Easter Activities

The Egglo Easter egg hunt program is centered on the theme that Jesus is the light of the world. The idea is so simple, yet so rich with potential for children’s activities. Describe Jesus as light, and then have an Easter egg hunt in the dark to find glow-in-the-dark Easter eggs. Children search in the darkness for glowing eggs that represent the light of Jesus.

Here are five kid-approved suggestions for fun Easter activities. You can also find some of these activities, as well as many others, on the Egglo Eggs Pinterest boards. (Some of these activity ideas were obtained from the Internet.)

Traditional egg hunt
There are many ways to use glow-in-the-dark Egglo Eggs. For outreach events, the eggs can be used in a traditional Easter egg hunt, only held at night or in a dark room. Fill the eggs with candy, toys or Egglo Stuffers and then hide them like you would regular Easter eggs. In addition to the Egglo eggs, you can also supplement with regular eggs that the kids use flashlights to find. If possible, try to ensure each child receives at least one glow in the dark egg or they will be disappointed. But if that’s not possible, you can put special tickets in regular eggs that get a prize of an Egglo egg or The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure storybook. This also works well with Sunday school groups.

Reverse Egg Hunt Game
In this game, use lots of colored plastic Easter eggs and do it in the light. The eggs will be empty. Split the children into teams, the number of teams depends on the size of the group. You need large Easter baskets, buckets or containers, one or two for each team. Scatter the eggs in a large area, as far apart from each other as possible.

Assign each team a color of egg, or colors of eggs to collect. For example, if you have two teams, assign Team 1 to collect the purple, blue and orange eggs. Assign Team 2 to collect the yellow, pink and green eggs. If you have a very large group, you could have a team for each color of egg, (i.e., a blue team, pink team, orange team, etc.). You need large baskets spaced far apart for each team to put their eggs in. For instance, Team 1 is going to put their eggs in the designated 1 or 2 “pink” baskets. It would be helpful to make each team’s baskets the same color, so Team 1 knows they are putting their eggs in the “pink” basket. Team 2 would put their eggs in the 1 or 2 “blue” baskets.

At the word “go,” the kids run out to collect the correct colored egg and then put the eggs in their designated basket(s). Each egg needs to be intact; the eggs can’t be broken apart, or the team has to go back and fix them. They also can’t have any of the incorrect colors in their basket. When all the eggs are collected, each team member runs back to the starting line. The first team to finish wins, as long as there are no broken or wrong colored eggs in their basket. If there are, the team members must run to the fix it, and then back to the starting line. The winners get to pick a prize from the prize basket. It sounds a little complicated, but it is very easy, very fun and very cute to watch.

Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is a fun activity. Use Egglo Eggs to lead kids on a treasure hunt. It can be similar to the book. Hide riddles, clues and/or Bible verses in each egg that lead to the next egg and so on. At the end, the prize or treasure can be a basket of the glow in the dark eggs that kids choose from. You can also set it up as a team event. (Note: the scavenger hunt activity will be included in the Egglo event curriculum for Easter 2014. You can also find the Egglo Light of Jesus Treasure Hunt HERE.) This works great with Sunday school, youth and small groups.

Single egg hunt game
There are several ways to do this game. You can use glow in the dark Egglo Easter Eggs alone, or add regular eggs.

Option One (for a large group)…each child will get one egg. You need approximately the same number of eggs as children. Number all the eggs, starting from one using number stickers placed directly on each egg. Give each child a number that matches an egg, starting at one. Scatter the eggs as widely as possible, and/or hide them. The children will search for only the egg that corresponds with their number. For example, Jenny has #10. She will go around looking at all the eggs until she finds the egg that has #10 on it. She then gets to keep that egg.

Option Two (for smaller groups)…the kids can get more than one egg, so you would need double, triple, etc. the number of eggs as children. Number the eggs, but put each number on more than one egg. For example, if you have 20 kids and 100 eggs, each child would find five eggs. So you would number five eggs with the #1, and five eggs with the #2, and so on. Give each child a number. The kids must search for only the eggs with their number.

Flashlights and/ or some ambient light would be recommended for this game. You can do this in the dark or the light, and in a large area or small area. Scale to the size of the group of kids. Since kids are only getting one or a couple eggs, make them special, and include a Bible verse. Find a free to download printable with 12 memory verses HERE. You could also put tickets in the eggs, which allow the kids to pick a prize. You can have different levels of prizes from smaller items up to a grand prize.

Sleepover and Pancake Breakfast
Another youth group suggestion is a sleepover. Use the Egglo glow in the dark egg hunt and event theme, but in addition kids can spend the night. There are many glow in the dark activities and glow in the dark sports equipment and beach balls are available in stores or on the Internet. Some churches have a Good Friday service and then hold a sleepover event for their youth groups afterward. On Saturday morning, they have a pancake breakfast. Such an activity can also be done before Easter weekend.

There are many more Easter activities to be found on the Egglo blog. Ready? Set…GLOW!

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