These 12 fun games are the perfect way to welcome spring! Thanks to Jelly Belly for sponsoring this post. My entire family pretty much loves Jelly Belly beans, so I’m excited to share that love with you through fun games you can play with Jelly Belly beans! While I may have been compensated for this post, the ideas are all 100% honest and my own. This post also contains affiliate links.
There is just something magical about spring. Maybe it’s the fact that you can be outside for more than five minutes without freezing or that the hours of light are longer or the colorful flowers popping up all over the place. Who knows.
Robin Williams had it right when he said said “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party.” So naturally, with the weather finally being warm enough to be outside for a few minutes, I threw a party to celebrate spring. I’ll be sharing all of the fun and colorful details from the party soon but for now, I wanted to give you a reason to throw your own spring celebration, okay 12 reasons in the form of 12 fun games you should play to celebrate spring finally being here! But be warned, you may be laughing too hard to actually get through all of them.
How to Play
There are a couple of different ways you can play these games.
For groups of six or under – Play the games Minute to Win It style where you have each person play each of the games, all at the same time. Players try to be the first to complete each game.
For groups of more than six – Split your group into equally sized teams (i.e., split into teams of six or teams of four depending on how many people you have). For each game, have each team send up a representative from their team to play the game and the team representatives will compete against each other to be the first one to complete each game.
Scoring – You can either just give the winning team one point for each game they win or if you want to make it a little more fair, you can give the winning team five points, 2nd place three points, and third place, one point. Then the team with the highest total at the end wins the prize.
Fun Games to Play in Spring
Egg hunt relay – Hide plastic eggs like you would for an Easter egg hunt. Line each team up in a straight line. The first player on each team must run to the designated area, find an egg, and return to their team. The next player must do the same, continuing until every person on the team has found an egg. To make it more challenging, fill the eggs with a certain color of Jelly Belly beans and tell the teams they have to find an egg with their assigned color Jelly Belly beans inside.
It’s Popsicle Time – Give each player a little cup (like these ones from Celebration Lane) filled with Jelly Belly beans and a popsicle stick. When the game starts, players must put the popsicle stick in their mouth and then add Jelly Belly Beans to it until they are balancing six Jelly Belly Beans on the popsicle stick to win.
Don’t Spring Break – This game requires two players from each team and is played like a water balloon toss. Have one player from each team line up in a horizontal line then have their teammate stand facing them in a parallel line. Give each team a plastic egg filled with Jelly Belly beans. One teammate will toss the egg to the other teammate and they must catch it without breaking it. If they drop the egg or break the egg and spill the Jelly Belly beans out of it, they are out. After each toss, one of the teammates must take a step back and they toss again. This isn’t a speed game, last team to drop or break the egg wins.
Spring Cleaning – Give each player a bowl full of five different colored Jelly Belly beans such as blueberry, green apple, island punch (purple), lemon drop, and very cherry. By picking out one Jelly Belly bean at a time, the player must sort the Jelly Belly beans by color into five different piles on a nearby table or chair.
Let’s Play Ball – Players must race to knock a stack of bottles off completely off a surface using just a baseball (like the carnival game).
A Mouth Full of Spring – Fill a bowl completely full of Jelly Belly beans. Give each team a spoon and a small cup, or you can set the cup on a table a few feet away from the bowl. Players must transfer Jelly Belly beans from the bowl to the fill their small cup using only the provided spoon, which must be in the player’s mouth at all times.
Spring Up – Players must keep three spring colored balloons (like these polka dot balloons from Celebration Lane) up in the air. If players can keep them up for more than a minute, start adding an extra balloon per 30 seconds until someone gets out.
Spring Fling – Pick up a couple of silk flowers from a craft store and connect them to the ends of actual metal springs (coils). Give each player a flower with a spring attached and a little cup of Jelly Belly beans. Players put one of the Jelly Belly Beans in the middle of the flower (on top of the spring) and then must push the spring down to make the Jelly Belly Bean spring up. You can either play the first person to catch five of their own sprung Jelly Belly beans or you can have them spring the Jelly Belly beans to a teammate. Either way, it’s pretty hilarious.
Swing Into Spring – Give a member of each team a small bouquet of fake silk flowers. Another member of the team must toss a plastic Easter egg from a designated “pitching” line, and the first player must try to hit the egg with the flowers (like baseball). The first player to hit and crack open five plastic eggs with the flowers wins.
Puddle Jumper – Give each team two water bottles, one completely filled with Jelly Belly beans and the other completely empty. Teams must be the first player to transfer all of the Jelly Belly beans from one water bottle to the other. If they drop Jelly Belly beans on the ground, they have to put the ones that dropped back in the bottle they started in.
Sweet as Spring – Pick out 3-4 spring Jelly Belly bean recipes such as strawberry shortcake, fruit salad, and berry smoothie. Give each team a bowl full of Jelly Belly beans that includes the necessary Jelly Belly beans for the chosen recipes AND other Jelly Belly beans. In addition to the bowl of Jelly Belly beans, give each team a recipe card that has just the names of the flavors (not the pictures) for each recipe they have to “make.” When you say go, teams must put together the correct Jelly Belly bean combinations for the chosen recipes by tasting the Jelly Belly beans in the provided bowl. First team to make all of the recipes wins.
Spring Fever – Give each team a chilled wash cloth. One teammate must toss the chilled wash cloth onto the other’s forehead to “cool” their spring fever. First team to get the chilled wash cloth to stay on their teammate’s forehead (without the teammate’s help), wins.
You can find more great spring recipes and ways to use Jelly Belly beans on the Jelly Belly website or by following Jelly Belly on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. And make sure to check back later this week for all of the details from my it’s a spring thing party!