Easter has been known for its many traditions. The first and most important tradition is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eggs were the prized gift for servants and children and seen as a symbol of fertility. They are dyed decorated, decorated with designs painted to symbolize new life and celebrate various church traditions. The Easter Bunny also shows fertility and originated in Germany and later the tradition came to Pennsylvania. Easter Cards originated in England the symbol of most of them was a bunny. Today cards are the third most important holiday they are given behind Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day and Christmas. And lastly, parades were given to show the new life of Christ and to celebrate the new clothes that are often given on Easter.
Egg Skee Ball
Materials: cardboard boxes and plastic eggs
Have the kids stand a selected distance away and throw eggs into the various holes like skee ball. The child who accumulates the most points wins.
Materials: Materials: Egg for each child with instruction written on one side and
Instructions might include: Hop like a bunny, walk like a crab, waddle like a duck, skip, walk backwards, etc.
Children divide into two teams. Put the eggs at the end of the room in two piles. On your mark, the first child on each team runs to the pile, takes an egg and does what the egg says while returning to their team, then sits down. The next team member then runs to the pile…etc. The first team to be sitting down wins.
Easter Egg Roll
Supplies: Plastic Egg and Hockey Stick
How To Play: Divide children into teams. The goal is for the first person to roll the egg with a stick to the end of the course and back. The person hands the spoon to the next person in line and the relay continues until a team finishes.
Materials: Pillow egg for each team
How To Play: Children divide into two teams. Give each team an egg pillow the size of an orange. On your mark, the first child puts the pillow between their chin and neck and passes it to the next player. Here’s the catch, players may only use their heads to pass (no hands or teeth allowed). The process continues to the last person in line and then reverses sending the pillow back to the first player in line. The first team to complete the game wins.
Materials: Tape to mark distance lines
On your mark the children bend over and grasp their ankles. The first one to waddle to the finish line without letting go of their ankles, wins.
Straw and Easter Cup Relay
Materials: A bendable straw for each child
An Easter cup for each team
How To Play: Each child receives a bendable straw. Each child will place the short piece in mouth. A cup will be placed on the first person of each team’s straw. The first person passes the cup to the next person in line without touching the cup only by using the straw. First team with the cup to the end wins!
Easter Egg Relay
Materials: 2 large construction paper eggs per team
How To Play: Divide children into teams. The first person of a team takes the 2 eggs and lays one of the eggs out on the floor. The child steps on the first egg and then places the second egg in front of them. The child steps on the second egg, reaches back and picks up the first egg and then places that egg in front of them. Continue to the end of the course and then run back and tag the next team member. Variation: Divide the teams in half and have the person walk on eggs to the other side.
Walk the Egg
Materials: Plastic spoon and egg
How To Play: Divide children into teams and have them form a line. The first child in line puts an egg on the spoon and passes is to the next person in line. The egg goes all the way to the end and then comes back to the front of the line to determine the winner.
Materials: Place a variety of eggs with exercises in them like simple exercises.
Students will try to get around a chicken guarding the eggs. If they can get pass through they get an exercise and run back and the team is supposed to do 10 reps of each exercise. The first time to successfully retrieve 10 eggs and do 10 reps of each win.
Partner Bunny Hopping
Materials: Stretch band
Students partner up and are given a stretch band. Each student places one foot inside the stretch band and they must try to hop from one end of the gym to the other. If there is an odd number they can try to use three people and two bands.
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