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Easter games for kids that go beyond the same old egg hunt

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

These Easter games will help the kids burn off all those jellybeans

Spring is a time of rebirth, and Easter is the perfect time to try something new. Instead of doing the same old, same old, consider starting a new tradition this year by inviting all the kids on your block or in your social circle to a backyard Easter party. Of course, you'll need a few party games to keep the kiddos happy. Luckily, we have just the thing.

1. Easter egg hunt outside-the-box

These Easter games will help the kids burn off all those jellybeans
Image: Conor McClure/Flickr

An Easter egg hunt is to be expected — which is exactly why you have to mix it up this year. Keep parents and kids on their toes with a new and interesting interpretation of the traditional Easter egg hunt. Try an egg hunt "upgrade" like a dusk hunt, treasure hunt, egg puzzle or golden egg hunt instead. You can also up the ante by throwing out the candy altogether and filling eggs with fun prizes, like stickers, movie tickets or even some cold, hard cash.

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2. Egg toss

These Easter games will help the kids burn off all those jellybeans
Image: Scott Ableman/Flickr

Each child should partner up to create teams of two, with each team given one raw egg. For the first round, the partners stand just three feet apart and toss the egg to each other. If the egg breaks, then the team is eliminated. After each round, the partners take a giant step back (becoming even further apart) and toss the egg again. The rounds continue until there is just one team left — the egg toss champions!

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