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Easter Games for Kids That Go Beyond the Same Old Egg Hunt

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These Easter-themed games turn the holiday into a good old fashioned field day

Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt, but they really only last a couple hours before the kids are in need of some other form of entertainment — not to mention some physical activity to burn off all the sugar from the candy they loaded up on during the hunt.

Instead of doing the same old, same old this year, consider starting a new tradition by hosting a backyard Easter party/field day. These fun games will ensure everyone (including the adults) will be having a blast until the sun goes down.

1. Easter egg hunt outside-the-box

These Easter-themed games turn the holiday into a good old fashioned field day
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.

More: Easter Egg Hunt Ideas You Haven't Tried Before

2. Egg toss

These Easter-themed games turn the holiday into a good old fashioned field day
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!

Next Up: Bunny hop sack race

Updated by Sarah Long on 3/20/17

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