Target : For us the main aim of a party class is to give students a break from studying, relax, and learn a little about western culture. Besides the egg and spoon race and the Easter egg hunt, there aren’t many traditional games played at Easter, so we try to find games that involve balls (representing eggs), foxes, chickens, lambs, and other Easter words. Students of older age groups tend to be more interested in puzzle games that require careful thought, or tests of balance and skill than wild and exciting games.
Lesson length : 40 to 50 minutes
Class size : Small Group class
Preparation time : 20 – 30 minutes to prepare the “Easter Word Scramble”, 60 – 120 minutes to prepare the “Easter Egg Hunt” game, 15 – 20 minutes to prepare the “Elastic Egg Battle” games, 10-15 per egg minutes to prepare the “Marble Dyed Eggs” craft, and flashcards.
1. Write the word Easter on the board and brainstorm Easter vocabulary with the class. Teach students some additional Easter vocabulary, such as “lay an egg”, “hatch”, etc. Teachers can find free flashcards at the website https://en.islcollective.com/
2. Play the “Easter Word Scramble” game : Instructions can be accessed by left-clicking the button below.
4. Play the “Easter Egg Hunt” : Instructions can be accessed by left-clicking the button below.
5. For a little excitement, set up a high speed battle game, such as the one in the photo below. Teams battle to fling eggs into their opponents half using a stretched elastic band. The game in the photo required a long, thin box, 2 elastic bands and a spare 2 hours to make, but a less time and material consuming version ca be easily played with 10 or so bottle tops(preferably with Easter eggs drawn onto them for a little Easter authenticity), two elastic bands, a couple of strips of cellotape and some spare boxes to form the net. For this version, stretch out to the elastic bands to their limit and tape them to either side of the table. Place boxes along the centre of the table with a gap in the middle, and give 5 bottle gaps to each team. Set the timer for two minutes and divide the class into teams. On “GO”, students of each team take turns trying to fire bottle caps from the elastic bands on their side of the table to the other side, through the gap. If the team successfully sends a cap through (over the net doesn’t count), the cap is added to the cap-count of their rival team. When the time is up, students count how many caps their team has. The team with the least caps at the end of the game is the champion.
6. One craft that can be fun, given some trial and error with the nail varnish, is to make the “Marble Easter Egg” craft, an interesting and unique enough activity that even older children can enjoy themselves. Each student drips nail varnish into a tub of water, then styles the colours into shapes using toothpicks. Once they are happy with the shapes, they take their skewered eggs and dip them into the water to dye the eggs, then remove them from the water and allow them to dry.
*It’s worth point out that this is an extremely foul smelling craft, and teachers would be wise to make sure that the classroom windows are wide open when attempting.
For the past 6 or 7 years we have used the Blas-Fix kit for separating the yolk and white from the egg shells.
Holes were driven into the top and base of the eggs.
The contents of the eggs were then removed and the insides of the eggs were cleaned out with water.
Once clean, the eggs were scewered and we could begin decorating.
* Teachers worried about nail varnish fumes, may instead like to turn to our “More Easter crafts” page. Making, and testing Easter eggs paracutes with this age group was incredibly popular, especially after seeing the resulting crushed of eggs from badly made devices. Access the crafts page by left clicking the button below.