The ham leftovers are in the fridge, dyed eggs are peeled, a chocolate bunny is missing it’s ears and the plastic eggs are back in storage. But wait! Keep those eggs out a little bit longer this year and have some family fun.
Start by splitting all the eggs in half. Depending on the ages and abilities of those playing you can lay out 130 or just 10. They can be organized by color or all mixed up.
Under each half put an item. Make sure you always have a matching pair. It can be a paper clip, rubber band, coins, Fruit Loops, jelly beans or anything else you can come up with. Those who find a set get to eat what they find.
A benefit for little ones is the eggs are easier to pick up than the traditional cards. Also the color of the egg helps them to remember which egg had what under it.
Even teenagers have fun when candy is involved.
I saw this on Pintrest and thought it sounded like fun and gave it a try at last weeks meeting. The idea is to use tape to create a ball. As you continue to wrap the tape you add a piece of candy to stick. When the ball is complete have the kids sit in a circle. Just like musical chairs, play music and the ball is passed around. When the music stops, the person holding the ball has till the count of 5 to unwrap as much candy as they can.
I learned a few tricks that would have made this more successful. First, if you reach the end of a piece of tape, put a piece of paper so that you can find it again. If you cannot find the end you have to make one and that does not work as well.
Second, have scissors handy so that you can cut the tape off for each participant. I always have a pair with me at our Girl Scout meetings and they were very useful.
Third, make sure you use candy that won’t come unwrapped when the tape is being ripped off. I was originally going ot use Hershey Kisses but the foil came off too easily. You don’t even have to use candy, you can also use small toys if you like, or toy coins the girls can trade in later for other items. Heck, why not use real coins and make them ecstatic. Pennies are just as much fun for little ones as quarters.
Have sandwich bags ready for them to place their haul in to take it home.
They girls loved the game, from Daisy to Cadette. We used an Aqua CD for the music and I let the ball be passed for about 20 seconds each time. I did keep track to make sure every girl got a chance at unwrapping the ball.