Do your kids like playing games? Are you running out of Easter craft ideas? Have them make an Easter Egg Checkers Board and grab some Jelly Beans to play!
Easter Egg Checkers Board
We did this craft for a Family Home Evening activity. It was so easy my 3 year old could do it, with some help of course. It only took minutes and now we have a game board to play on!
What you will need:
- Print out of Easter Egg Checker Board
- Colorful paper (construction paper works)
- A Pencil
- Jelly Beans or Checkers pieces
You can purchase all these items at any dollar store near you. Usually Dollar Tree and the 99 cent store have the best options.
How To Make The Easter Egg Checkers Board
Print and cut out the Checkers Board.
Then cut out strips of colorful paper. Once you have everything cut out all you need to do is weave the colored paper in between the cut flaps of the Easter egg. Then tape the ends of the colored strips to the egg. After that cut the ends off to make the Easter egg round again. You can do this in a matter of minutes which is great anytime you want a quick craft. It’s easy to clean up too because it was less mess in the first place!
Playing With Your New Checkers Board
There are a couple ways you can do this to make it really fun. You could grab some checkers pieces and play traditional checkers, only on a smaller scale (5 pieces per player instead of 12). Another way is to grab some Easter jelly beans and make them the checkers pieces! You could also substitute different colored M&Ms, or really any candy you can think of that has different colors. (You will need at least four colors, you’ll find out why later.)
Each player will pick two colors of Jelly Beans and place one color per team on the board. Save the other color you have for when you become a crowned King. I did this because you can’t really stack Jelly Beans all the well. With the board being so small the game doesn’t last long at all, but it is so fun for the little ones! It is also a great way to introduce a game of strategy at an early age.
We Really Enjoy This Game
Our family loves to play games together. It is a great way to bond with your kids too. To spice things up a bit I let my kids eat the Jelly Beans that they captured!
If you want an easy Easter Craft I know you’ll have fun making this one. You’ll make memories with your kids and you never know, they could remember it far down the road. If nothing else you’ll have a bonding activity. What a great way to celebrate Easter, don’t you think?
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