Even if Easter may have looked different back home in Cuba, it is the perfect time to honor traditions and play fun activities that everyone can participate in. Funny silly games bring the family even closer together and make the celebration memorable. Years from now, you will remember “that Easter when we played all those games”… :)
If you don’t know what to do after that big family meal, maybe you can find something inspiring here:
Like an (egg) walk in the park…
Place two (or more) eggs on the plate and let the players walk from start to finish without dropping the egg. You can cheer them on or try to jinx their focus and determination, whatever helps to make the game more fun.
The treat rope
Playtivities.com suggests another fun and tasty game: the treat rope. You need to tie a rope between two trees (or ask two people to hold it). String some donuts or cookies (or any other sweet treat that has a hole) onto the rope, making sure the rope is above the kids’ mouth level. If adults are playing, let them adjust. Now comes the fun part: players have to eat the sweets on the rope without letting them fall and without touching them.
Who/What came first? The egg or… the spoon?
Host an old-fashioned spoon race! This brings together the whole family as they dash to the finish line without dropping the egg. Simple and fun, right?
Get ready to find your (egg) match
First, gather an even number of plastic eggs. Divide eggs into pairs and fill each pair with different small objects. For example, fill one pair with jelly beans or candy and another with coins. Put all the eggs together, and then let each child shake the eggs and attempt to place the two matching eggs together. Whoever has the most correct matches wins!
A dynamic and engaging activity, recommended by GoodHousekeeping.com – Easter Tag. This game is similar to regular tag, except to avoid being tagged, players can yell out an Easter-related word to keep whoever’s “it” at bay. To make the game more challenging, choose a theme. For example, themes could be “types of Easter candies” or “types of flowers.” Players can only use the same word once.
No matter what you choose to do this Easter, we hope the holiday finds you at peace, surrounded by your loved ones or at least in touch with them. We know it’s hard to have all your family by your side these days, but let’s try to enjoy the time off and make the most out of it. Happy and peaceful Easter, everyone!