There are three things that I think of when I think of Easter – the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, and carrot cake. These three printable Easter games for kids incorporate all three!
Once upon a time I watched an episode of Amazing Race where the contestants were forced to knock down sand castles to try and find a clue buried underneath one of the hundreds of sand castles built on the beach. I used this idea to create three Easter games for kids that incorporate this same idea – picking a random option from a bunch of different options to try and pick the lucky one.
All of the games start the same way, by setting up a candy carrot patch full of the new Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies, which are so yummy and they’re orange, so it actually looks like a carrot patch! I’m not normally a huge fan of straight chocolate but carrot cake chocolate, umm amazing. And that cream cheese flavored frosting, so good. You can find the new Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies and all of #HersheysEaster exclusively at Walmart now.
So anyway, before you put together your carrot cake patch, first download and print out the cute Hershey’s kiss stickers I created just for these games. I recommend printing them on full sheet labels (like these ones) and punching them out with a 3/4 inch circle punch (I love this one because you can actually see it when you’re punching the paper). Then stick each of the stickers on the bottom of your Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies. Mix the candies up and line them up in a carrot patch on a flat surface.
That’s how all three of the games start. You can choose which of the three to play based on the descriptions below. I’ve included who each would be best for to help you out but you know your guests better than I do, so just pick whichever sounds like more fun to you. Along with the instructions, I’ve also included free printable signs/instruction cards that you can download and print to set along with your carrot patch if you’re playing at a class party or something.
Easter Games for Kids
#1 – Easter Bunny Carrot Patch Chase
Goal: The goal of this game is to choose the candy that has an Easter bunny on the bottom.
Play: I purposely made a lot more eggs than Easter bunnies in the printable sticker set and this game is why. Players get to choose one Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies at a time. If they get an Easter egg on the bottom, they get to eat the candy and go to the back of the line. If they find one of the coveted Easter bunnies, they win an Easter basket filled with your favorite Hershey’s Easter candy and plastic eggs filled with surprises! Keep playing until all of the Easter baskets are given out.
Best for: Older kids, teenagers, adults (basically anyone who will be okay with someone winning a larger prize while they just get the chocolate kiss)
Prize Ideas: Small Easter basket filled with Hershey’s candies, Easter stickers, Easter activities, etc.
#2 – Carrot Patch Easter Egg Hunt
Goal: There really isn’t a goal for this game, it’s more like the pick a duck game where everyone wins.
Play: Players get to choose one Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies to turn over and they win the prize associated with the ring around the bunny or egg on the bottom.
Best for: Young kids like preschoolers where you want everyone to win something
Prize Ideas: Silly putty, Easter egg filled with Hershey’s candies, an Easter sticker, etc.
#3 – Carrot Patch Easter Egg Match
Goal: Match pictures on the bottom of the Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies to each other.
Play: Player gets to choose two Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies to turn over. If they are the same picture, the player wins a small prize. If they are not, it’s the next player’s turn to try. Like any other matching game, players can watch other players to get clues to where the matches might be.
Best for: Elementary school kids or older who will be able to find matches. This would also be a great game for playing with your preschooler or elementary school child at home where they are trying to get all of the matches to “win,” no prizes necessary.
Prize Ideas: Silly putty, Easter egg filled with Hershey’s candies, bracelets, stickers, etc.
How do you celebrate Easter in your home? Check out the Celebrate with Hershey website to read more Easter crafts and treats if you need additional ideas! And if you want more Easter games for kids, make sure to check out these Easter egg hunt ideas!