Hoppin’ into Easter Fun: Playground Activities for Schools!

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Spring is sprung, and Easter’s on its way! It’s almost time to ditch the textbooks and hop into some egg-cellent playground fun. This blog is packed with ideas to keep your students entertained, from classic egg hunts to inclusive games, all while celebrating the spirit of Easter.

Egg-cellent Easter Games:

  • Egg and Spoon Race: A timeless classic with a twist! Use brightly coloured plastic eggs for a splash of fun. For younger children, consider using a larger spoon or letting them carry the egg in a basket.
  • Bunny Hop Relay: Divide the class into teams and have them hop (like bunnies!) across the playground to reach the finish line.
  • Pin the Tail on the Bunny: Give this classic game an Easter makeover! Draw a large bunny outline on a sheet and provide fluffy cotton ball tails for blindfolded students to pin on.
  • Egg Decorating Relay: Set up stations with different decorating materials like paints, markers, and stickers. Teams race each other to decorate their assigned egg.

Making it Inclusive:

  • Sensory Egg Hunt: Hide plastic eggs filled with different textures like beans, cotton balls, and crinkled paper. Blindfolded students can then reach into a basket and guess what they’re feeling.
  • Adapted Egg and Spoon Race: For students who might struggle with balance, use a larger spoon or let them carry the egg in a netted bag attached to a belt.
  • Cooperative Nest Building: Provide large pieces of fabric, blankets, and pillows for students to work together and build a giant “nest” for the Easter bunny.

Rainy Day Fun:

Don’t let wet weather dampen your Easter spirit! Here are some ideas to keep the fun going indoors:

  • Easter Egg Craft Extravaganza: Set up tables with different craft materials like construction paper, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. Challenge students to create their own Easter masterpieces!
  • Easter Charades: Write down Easter-themed words like “bunny,” “egg,” or “basket” on slips of paper. Students take turns acting out the words for their classmates to guess.
  • Bunny Hop Freeze Dance: Play some upbeat music and have students hop around like bunnies. When the music stops, everyone freezes! This is a great way to get the wiggles out even when stuck indoors.

Bonus Tip: Get the parents involved! Organize a “Bring Your Own Decorated Egg” competition or invite them to join in on some of the playground games.

Remember: The most important thing is to have fun and celebrate the joy of Easter with your students. With a little creativity, you can make this a memorable time for everyone in th playground!