Easter printables are one of the best-value Easter games ideas. Whether you are organizing an event for your school, a family celebration or the local community hall or church group, there are printable Easter games to fit. Here’s a short list of questions you should ask yourself when planning your Easter celebrations.
Who are your guests?
Easter printables usually come in either a single game format, or a larger bundle. It’s wise to select games suitable for your mix of Easter party attendees. Is your focus on children? Seniors? Younger couples?
Most solo games are a single theme, such as Easter bunny games, Easter trivia, or Christian party games, such as a left-right gift exchange themed to the Easter Bible story. Check with your chosen supplier of printables before you make a purchase: they should make it very clear who the game targets, how many players you’ll need and anything extra required to play (gifts or other props).
What do you want to spend?
Most suppliers of printable Easter games price single titles at $6.95.That price seems fairly reasonable, but examine the cost on a per-head basis rather than as an outright expense. If ten people attend your celebration, you’ll be paying 70c per person for that game, but if you have thirty people coming, it’s less than a quarter per player.
For longer parties or larger crowds, bargain games packs make excellent financial sense. Most packs contain an excellent mix of Easter party games, Easter trivia games, Christian party games, Easter egg games… sometimes even a scavenger hunt! Expect to pay around $20 for a multi-game pack, which can entertain an unlimited number of people.
Here’s a thrifty tip: if you are going to be involved in more than one Easter party this year (not necessarily as the organizer), those games can be reused — entertainment for both events for one unbeatable price.
Are you properly prepared?
The strong appeal of an instant download, print-and-play product should be tempered by your need to be able to host the entertainment without hiccups. So take a few minutes to look over each of your printable Easter games before the party starts. Understand the rules of Easter party games before you have to explain it to the group. This will help things to run smoothly.
Think before you print dozens of games! It’s possible to play most printable games without printing a single copy. Just open a laptop at the party venue. You can read trivia questions from the screen as Quizmaster or Quizmistress. Players can record their answers on blank, or even scrap, paper. One or two Easter printables will require cut-out props and you’ll have to print at least one copy, but if you have access to a photocopier, typically that is a much cheaper and faster way to create multiples of a game sheet than by using a computer printer’s ink.
When hosting an Easter party with multiple games, don’t play them all back-to-back. An ice-breaker style of game can be a good way to get things moving, but leave plenty of space for the games to “breathe”. A lot of the fun of party games is the post-mortem of a previous game and anticipation of the next round.