When I was coming up with Easter ideas for kids this year, I had really high hopes of being able to play outside. I was picturing my two little guys running around on the green grass on a nice warm spring day. Reality, however, has delivered about two feet of snow in our backyard that has been there for three months. We don’t even remember what that green grass looks like!
So this game of Easter egg tag will have to remain indoors for now. Can’t wait for it to warm up so we can take it outside!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Balloons in white and/or other pastel colors
-Washi tape in different springy/pastel patterns and colors
-Yarn or string
-Scrap paper and scissors
WHAT TO DO:
This game is similar to our Firecracker Tag game from the 4th of July – but with an Easter twist!
First, give the kids some practice with scissors by having them cut your scrap paper into lots of tiny pieces to make confetti.
Put a small handful of the confetti into each balloon and blow them up (one for each child playing).
Now, use the washi tape and let each child decorate his balloon like an Easter egg! Watch as your kids get creative and work on their grasping skills by pulling and tearing off pieces of tape and placing them on the balloons.
Next, you’ll tie one end of a length of string or yarn around the bottom of a balloon. Tie the other end of the string around the child’s ankle. Repeat until each child has a balloon tied to one of their ankles.
Then, let them loose! The object of the game is to be the last one standing with an unbroken (unpopped) Easter egg! Kids chase each other and try to stomp on their friend’s eggs to pop them – which is even more rewarding when the confetti flies out all over the place!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Have older kids try blowing up the balloons for some great oral sensory input!
-If you’re playing with younger kids, they may have a hard time with the idea of their beloved Easter egg getting popped. Don’t worry! Just ditch the string, throw a bunch of the confetti-filled Easter egg balloons into the backyard or living room and let the kids go crazy chasing them and popping them however they want!
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Ann Denny says
Opened your blog for other reason then got excited over what was here and started reading a lot of interesting articles. I have 4 grandchildren with varying degrees of misfunction, they are just different. Each with their own different personalities. Love the games you have for them even with the ages ranging from 15-3 they can learn to help each other more.
I have a different question to ask you, regarding OT, can you add something to the front of a wheelchair for shopping to help the person in the chair? Does this stop the patient from getting out on their own or is it a safety violation?