This Easter egg exchange dice game is a fun egg swap game to play after your Easter egg hunt this year. Grab the free printable Easter game at the end of this post to make it easy!
One of my girls’ favorite Easter activities is our annual Easter Egg Hunt, even though they’re a bit older and it only takes them about 10 minutes to find all the eggs. So to prolong the fun festivity, we started adding in Easter Egg Hunt Clues and this fun Easter Egg Exchange Dice Game!
After the Easter egg hunt is over, just gather all the kids together for this fun Easter egg swap game. Here’s how to play:
Easter Dice Game Supplies
- Free Printable Easter Egg Exchange Dice Game – Download it at the end of this post!
- printer and paper
- two dice
- plastic filled Easter eggs
How to Play the Easter Egg Exchange Dice Game
This free printable Easter game is super easy to play, making it an awesome activity for all ages! Here’s how to play:
Step 1: Have an Easter egg hunt or pass out plastic filled eggs.
In order to play this fun Easter egg swap dice game, you first need plastic Easter eggs to exchange!
You can either:
- Have a regular Easter egg hunt and let kids do an Easter egg swap afterwards.
- Do a fun Easter egg scavenger hunt with clues for kids to find the eggs.
- Put a big pile of filled plastic eggs in the center of the floor and let kids take turns picking out one egg from the pile until all of the eggs are gone. Then, let them do an Easter egg exchange with the eggs in their pile.
- Add filled Easter eggs to your kids’ Easter baskets for them to exchange.
- Pass a bag of filled plastic eggs around the circle, and let each child select one egg from the bag to use for the egg swap.
*I HIGHLY recommend this fun Easter scavenger hunt with clues, because it makes the egg hunt a little more challenging and prolongs the fun! Check out the post for 32 free printable clues, for both indoors and outdoors!
Once everyone has filled Easter eggs, DON’T open them! I think this egg exchange game is more fun when the kids don’t know what eggs they’re giving away or receiving!
Step 2: Have all of the kids sit in a circle.
Gather all of the kids together and have them sit in a circle. You can even give each of the adults at your Easter party an egg and let them join in the fun, too!
It’s important to have everyone in a circle of sorts, because some of the actions on the game card are based on direction, like “Trade with player to the right.“
Step 3: Decide who will roll the dice first.
My family decided to let the youngest player go first, but here are some other ideas for determining who will roll the dice first:
- Pass the two dice around the circle and let each person roll both dice. The person that rolls the highest number (adding the two dice together) gets to go first.
- Play in alphabetical order of first name. The person whose name starts with the letter “A” goes first, etc.
- Draw numbers out of a hat to determine who gets to go first.
- Hide a “golden egg” for the Easter egg hunt. The person who finds that special egg gets to go first for the Easter egg exchange game!
Step 4: Play the Easter Egg Dice Game until everyone has a chance to roll the dice.
This Easter exchange dice game is a little different than most you’ve probably seen because there are actually two dice involved, which means more fun options for what to do on your turn!
Since the printable dice game is set up like a quadrant, you’ll need to have players roll just one dice at a time.
Roll the first dice and find the corresponding number at the top of the game card. Then, roll the second dice and find that number on the left side of the card. You’ll find the action to be done for that turn where the two dice numbers meet on the printable dice game.
Let’s look at an example:
Susie rolls a number 4 on the first dice. Then, she rolls a number 2 next. So, Susie looks on the printable Egg exchange game card for number 4 on the top row and number 2 on the left side column. The corresponding action is:
“Trade with someone wearing blue.”
So, Susie would pick anyone in the circle wearing blue and then trade one plastic filled Easter egg with that person.
You can continue the game until everyone has had a chance to roll the dice, or you can even go around the circle multiple times for a longer egg exchange!
*ALTERNATE GAME PLAY – If you choose to play the egg swap game by giving each player just one egg, then you can play until each player lands on “Keep your egg and eat it!”. Since each player only has one egg to start out with, then once they land on that space, they are out of the game because they won’t have an egg left after opening it.
Step 5: After the egg exchange is over, let everyone open their Easter eggs!
This is the fun part! Now it’s time to see what prizes are hiding inside the eggs!
I prefer to play this game BEFORE anyone opens any of their plastic eggs, because then the kids have no idea what prizes they could be giving away during the exchange!
Free Printable Easter Egg Dice Game
Think your kids would enjoy this fun Easter game? Just click on the link below to download the free printable Easter Egg Exchange Game and you’re ready to add this fun activity to your annual Easter festivities!
Other Fun Easter Ideas for Kids
If you loved this fun printable Easter game, then be sure to check out some of my other Easter ideas for kids below:
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Markers and Coffee Filters – Learn how to use markers and coffee filters to dye Easter eggs for a mess-free option!
Easter Bunny Money for Easy Egg Fillers – Printable Coupons! – Need ideas for non-candy Easter egg fillers that your kids will LOVE? Try these awesome Easter coupons!
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