Posted by Debbi Benedict on April 12, 2017
What do pantyhose and tennis balls have to do with Easter? At the Benedict household, last year we started holding our Easter Eve Olympics because our oldest three grandchildren are 11, 13, and 15 and Easter egg hunts were just not cutting it. I wanted to do something that the whole family could join in on, so came up with the Benedict Family Easter Eve Olympics! We played four or five games last year and when I asked said grandchildren what they wanted to do this year, they all said new games, so on to Pinterest I went.
This is what we are doing this year: Water Bottle Pantyhose Bowling. You stick a pair of pantyhose on your head with tennis balls in each leg and you line up 12 medium size water bottles. You shake your head back and forth trying to knock over the water bottles. Whoever does it the fastest, wins that game.
Next we have the Peter Cottontail Race. You start by covering your nose with Vaseline and loading up a paper plate with cotton balls. You dunk your face into the cotton balls and get as many as possible to stick on your nose. Then you run from one side of the yard to the other where there is an empty paper plate waiting. You wiggle as much as you can without using your hands to get the cotton balls to fall onto the empty plate. Whoever has the most cotton balls at the end of one minute wins.
For Flying Peeps, you set an Easter basket 10 feet from the starting line and you use a plastic spoon to launch Peeps into the Easter basket. Whoever gets the most Peeps in the basket in one minute wins.
With A Spoon Full of Sugar, you fill a bowl full of jelly beans and give each person a spoon and a small cup. You must transfer the jelly beans from the bowl to the small cup using only the spoon, which must be in the player’s mouth at all times. Whoever gets the most jelly beans in the cup in one minute wins.
The Jelly Bean Egg Toss uses a two-person team. Each team has a plastic egg filled with jelly beans. One person tosses the egg to the other and they must catch it without breaking it open. If they drop the egg and spill out the jelly beans, they are out. After each toss, one of the team members must take a step back and they toss again. The last team to break open the egg wins.
We hold our Easter Eve Olympics after dinner, but before dessert. When we have completed all the games, it’s back inside for dessert where everyone’s a winner!
Stayed tuned on Friday for a peek at my completed Easter Eve dinner tabletop!
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