Easter Games and Races

Three Easter games

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Hold a tri-hop-athon in which two relay teams compete rabbit-style. Choose three backyard landmarks, such as a picnic table, a tree and a large rock. Both teams line up at the same mark. When the contest starts, the first player on each team must hop on one foot to the second mark, skip from there to the third mark, and then jump all the way back on two feet to tag the next teammate in line. The first team whose members have all completed the course wins.


Cut a bunch of carrots from construction paper and "plant" them around the house--under sofa cushions, in the silverware drawer or taped to the refrigerator door, for example. Let your kids collect and redeem them for snacks, such as a small box of raisins, a pack of gum, a bag of pretzels or a piece of carrot cake.


It wouldn't be Easter without a parade, even if it's just a quick march--or hop--through the living room dressed like the Easter bunny. To make long, floppy rabbit ears for your child, just cut a pair out of felt. Then glue the base of the ears onto a plastic headband. For upright ears, glue a pipe cleaner to the back of each one. As a finishing touch, use face paints to give your child a pink bunny nose and whiskers.

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