Since Valentine’s Day was on Saturday this year, I decided to prepare a few quick and fun games for my family to play before we enjoyed our usual homemade surf and turf dinner. I’ll share the details about those games close to Valentine’s Day next year. But for now, I’ll tell you that we had so much fun that we decided to make Valentine’s games an annual tradition.
Why am I telling you this? Because, apparently, our Valentine’s Games inspired my sweet Lovebug to plan some Easter games for our family to play this weekend. Honestly, could she be any cuter?
I wanted to be sure we had all the supplies for the games she had planned, so we talked through and tested them today. Here are the games Lovebug came up with:
My creative child came up with this one on her own. She wanted to put an egg in a balloon then, essentially play a game of catch. The challenge was that the balloon would go up, like a normal balloon would, but then the egg would hit the bottom of the balloon mid-air and the balloon would come crashing down super quick. The object of the game is to keep the egg from cracking in the balloon. If the egg cracks, both the thrower and the catcher would be out. Since there was only three of us playing, that meant that the person not participating in that particular turn won. But, if you have a big group, you can have extra materials on hand so you can continue playing until there is one person left.
Notes: We found that sometimes the balloon would pop but the egg would survive. So, extra materials are kind of necessary for this game. We also learned that this game can be messy. In one turn, the balloon popped and the egg cracked at the same time… on Lovebug’s head. I’m so glad that this game was her idea and not mine!
Here’s how we got the egg into the balloon:
1. Carefully pull the balloon open.
2. Have someone with super cute hands carefully press the balloon into the opening. Note: Cute hands are optional, but really helpful.
3. Gently, walk your fingers up, while moving the egg down into the balloon.
4. Then blow the balloon up, like you normally would.
Lovebug had a few more games planned but they were either not logistically possible or they weren’t actually games. For example, one game she came up with was to put an egg in water and see what happens. I’m pretty sure that isn’t a game, and if it was, it would be the longest. game. ever.
Here are the games I came up with / found online and added to the mix:
Egg Blowing Race
In this game, we gathered 10 plastic eggs and filled each one with increasing number of jellybeans, starting with 1, then 2, then 3, and continuing until we ended with 10. Then, we closed the eggs and mixed them up. The object of the game was to put the eggs in order, starting with the one with one jelly bean and ending with the one with ten jelly beans, by feeling their weight and/or shaking them.
I found the instructions for this game here. They have a bunch of Easter Game ideas and this one is Game 3.
I can’t wait for Easter!! We are a pretty competitive family, so this should be interesting!
Are you doing anything fun to celebrate Easter? I’d love to hear about games you have planned so we can add to our collection!