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Games & Outdoors : Holidays > Easter

Bunny Pokey added 6-27-98 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Hokey Pokey"

You put your bunny ears in
(Place hands on head to make ears)
You put your bunny ears out.
You put your bunny ears in.
And you shake them all about.
You do the Bunny Pokey
And hop yourself around,
That's what it's all about!

Additional verses: "You put your bunny nose in, You put your bunny tail in, You put your bunny paws in"

Easter Egg Blow added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Divide the children into two teams. Place each team on one side of a table opposite of each other. Place a colored cotton ball on the table and pretend it is a Easter egg. The object of the game is to blow the egg off the opposing teams side of table. Players can not use their hands in any way.

Spoon and Egg Course added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Gather a spoon for each child and plastic or hard boiled egg. Set up a course throughout the classroom or outdoors. Once a child is part way through the course allow another child to start.

Swinging Basket added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Use a piece of rope to hand a basket from the branch of a tree. Fill plastic Easter eggs with popcorn kernels for weight tape shut. Have the children line up behind the basket, have them practice throwing eggs into the basket. Once the children can to this with ease try swinging basket.

Easter Egg Roll added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Mark a starting point and a finishing point. Divide children into two teams. Gather one plastic egg for each team. The children must roll the egg using only their noses.

Easter Bunny "Skipping Game" added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

1 Easter Basket (A lightweight, DEEP basket works best)
1 Dozen Plastic Eggs (The fillable kind, but leave them empty)
1 Bunny Ears Headband (I make a white headband, and attach 2 pink "ears" made from construction paper)
1 Record or Tape of any Easter Bunny song (such as "Here Comes Peter Cottontail")

How to play the game:
All children stand in a large circle. Choose one child to be the "Easter
Bunny". This child puts on the "ears" ,and gets the Easter basket which
is filled with the plastic eggs. While the record or tape is played, the
"Easter Bunny" skips around inside the circle of children, and hands out the
eggs. As a child receives an egg from the Bunny, he/she joins the Bunny in
skipping in the circle . The Bunny continues to pass out eggs, and is joined by
the recipients, until the record is over. If the Bunny passes out all of the eggs
before the song is done , the Bunny and egg holders just keep skipping to the
music until it is over.

Bunny Flop added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

Equipment: 10 stiff paper rabbits.
To play:
This game may be played individually or in small teams. Cut 10 rabbits, about 8 cm in size, from stiff paper. Leave about a 3 or 4 cm tab at the bottom so the rabbits will stand when the tabs are bent. Space the rabbits out in a long row on the floor. Each Child gets on her hands and knees and sees how many rabbits he can blow over with on breath.

Bunny Buzz added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

To Play:
All players sit in a circle. Players take turns counting off numbers in turn: 1,2,3,4....
When the number seven is reached, that player must say, "I love the Easter Bunny",
instead of seven. When the child fails to do so and says seven, the child is out of
the game. The game continues until only one player is left to be declared the

Egg's Out Game added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

Play hot potato with a plastic Easter egg.

Cardboard Egg Hop Game added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

Draw and cut out two large cardboard eggs. Decorate them with paint, markers, or crayons. Have each player choose a partner and give each pair of players two eggs. To play: In each pair, there is a hopper and a helper. Starting at one end of the room, the helper places an egg on the floor in front of the hopper, who hops onto it with both feet. The helper then places the other egg a little way ahead and the hopper jumps onto it. This continues until the pair gets to the end of the room. Now players change roles. The first pair back to the starting line wins. If you don't want it to be a competition, young children have fun just hopping.

Movement Activity added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

HOPPING!!! Give kids a variety of "hopping" commands such as: (Be sure kids are told to take their time hopping, hold a hand of younger ones, if nec.)

Hop in one place
Hop and turn in circles at same time
Hop on left/right foot
Hop backwards, sideways, make a square or circle
Hop over a line
Hop with a partner
Hop to different rhythms (clap hands, use drum, music, etc...)

Pin the tail on the bunny added 3-21-99 Original Author Unknown

Just like the donkey birthday game, we played the bunny version, and blind folded the kids , (good for 4's and 5's) spun them around, and using a cotton ball with tape on it, they tried to put the bunnies tail on. We didn't do any type of reward to the one getting the closest, just had fun watching the kids try to put it on!

Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny added 3-18-01 Original Author Unknown

Play Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny, Where's You Egg? Played like the familiar game "Doggie, Doggie where's your bone?"

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail added 3-31-03 Original Author Unknown

Prepare a bunny trail by placing two lengths of rope on ground outside) or two lengths of tape on the carpet (inside).  Arrange for both straight and curvy sections.  Along the path, place baskets filled with plastic eggs.  Provide each child with a small basket and encourage him to go hopping down the bunny trail.  Along the way have him stop and pick up an egg from each basket to put in his own basket.  After completing the trail once, the child can return to the start putting an egg back in each basket.

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