FIVE Games You Can Play With Plastic Easter Eggs

Use the Empty Easter Egg Shells To Make Some Games You Can Play Year Round

By Christel M. Hoydic ~ Macaroni Kid Middletown March 28, 2020

Sunday, April 12 is Easter and every year families love using those plastic Easter Eggs to hide treats and prizes inside. But after Easter, what do you do with those plastic Easter Eggs? Well, we have FIVE fun games that you can play with the kids and those empty Easter Eggs.


Find small items in matching pairs (I used stickers) and place them underneath plastic egg halves.

  • Players take turns revealing two items at a time by picking up the egg. 
  • If they are a match, the player keeps the items and takes another turn. 
  • If they are different, the items are covered back up and the next player takes a turn. 
  • Keep going until all of the matches have been discovered.


Get ready for some egg-citing races and fun competition!

  • Gather as many plastic eggs as you can find, open them, and place them in a pile in the middle of the table. 
  • Set a timer and have the players race to see who can stack the highest tower of eggs in one minute. 
  • When the timer dings, all players put their hands in the air.
  • If your tower topples over you are disqualified.


A great way to practice logic skills and have fun at the same time!

  • Everyone playing takes an egg.
  • Then everyone playing looks around the house to find an item that will fit in the egg. 
  • Gather back at the table and take turns giving three clues to the other players. 
  • Take guesses as to what is in everyone's eggs.


This one brought a lot of competition and laughter to our table.

  • Set up the bottom halves of your plastic eggs with the curved part down (so that they look like mini bowls). 
  • Take turns tapping the underside of the eggs to try to flip them. 
  • If they fall on the floor, pick them up and try again. 
  • Keep going until all the eggs are flipped. 
  • You can play one at a time and time each person or compete all at once.


For this game, you will need a plastic cup and a piece of string, ribbon, or rope. 

  • Punch a small hole through the bottom of the cup and secure the string through it (tying a few knots at the end did the trick for me). 
  • Poke the other end of the string through the small hole in the plastic egg, tie a few more knots, close the egg, and play. 
  • Holding on to the cup, swing the egg back and forth, up and down trying to catch it in the cup. 
  • The longer the string, the easier it is! 

How many tries will it take you? Challenge your friends to see how it takes each of you to do!

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