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100 Happy Easter Words

Updated on January 20, 2016

“Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail. Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way!” Ahh… we’re all familiar with this Easter classic song. Although there’s a lot of emphasis on the Easter bunny, Easter eggs, and candy, let’s not forget what the holiday is really about!

Like many holidays, as many know, Easter is about celebrating Jesus Christ. More specifically, Easter is the day when Jesus rose from his tomb. It’s actually quite interesting to think that somewhere along the line, Easter became associated with colorful Easter eggs and a bunny that fills baskets with goodies!

Easter Word Games

Regardless of how or why you celebrate Easter, there’s plenty of games to be played in observance of the holiday. Easter words can make up many different games to play at school, church, or even during family celebrations! Just what kinds of games can be played with Easter words?

  • Easter egg memory: You’ve probably played “the matching game” with a deck pf cards or even an official Memory game, this is the same concept. Rather than using playing cards, use plastic easter eggs, making sure to use two of each word in separate eggs. Why not put a jelly bean in each one, too, for the person who finds matches?

  • P’egg’tionary: Fill a basket with plastic Easter eggs that each have an Easter word inside. You must draw a picture of the word you drew in 60 seconds or less while everyone attempts to guess your word!

  • Crossword puzzles: This is just like any other crossword puzzle, just Easter themed. Religious beliefs or fuzzy chicks and bunnies versions are both popular.

  • Word search: Just like crosswords, everyone knows how to play word searches! Use only words related to Easter, of course.

  • Charades: Fill an Easter basket with plastic eggs that contain Easter words. You must act out the word you picked while everyone tries to guess!

  • Easter stories: Everyone picks an Easter word, whether it’s out of a hat or plastic eggs. Then everyone works together to write an Easter story with their words. Once they write their story, read it aloud for everyone! Make a few separate teams if there’s a lot of people. This is a great group activity!

  • Scrambled eggs: Take a bunch of Easter words and jumble the letters up. Set a time limit to see who can get the most!

  • BIBLE BINGO: Choose a word bank of religious words related to Easter. From this word bank, everyone can fill in a blank BINGO grid and mark off each word as it is called. Played much like the traditional BINGO!

When planning games, be sure to keep in mind the rewards for any winners! Jelly beans make the perfect reward as they are small and strongly associated with Easter. Otherwise, a chocolate bunny or chocolate cross is always a welcomed surprise for many! Now, here’s a list of words to use, broken down into categories!

The Easter Story

Angel
Holy of Holies
Ash Wednesday
Jerusalem
Bible
John
Blessings
Joseph of Arimathea
Calvary
Judas
Church
Last supper
Communion
Lent
Cross
Mary Magdalene
Crown of thorns
Palm branches
Crucifixion
Palm Sunday
Disciples
Passover
Donkey
Pentecost
Doubting Thomas
Peter
Easter lily
Pilate
Easter story
Prayer
Empty tomb
Rejoice
Eternal life
Resurrection
Faith
Risen
Fast
Sacred
Glory
Sacrifice
Golgotha
Salvation
Good Friday
Third day
Gospel
Three days
Heaven
Three nights

Names of Jesus Christ

Alpha and the Omega
Lord of Lords
Emmanuel
Prince of Peace
I Am
Redeemer
Jehovah
Savior
Jesus Christ
Son of God
King of Kings
Son of Man
King of the Jews
The Bridegroom
Lamb of God
The Good Shepherd
Light of the World
The Rock

Easter Fun

April
Easter service
Bouquet
Egg and spoon race
Bunny Trail
Egg hunt
Cadbury Eggs
Egg toss
Carrots
Flowers
Chicks
Garden
Chocolate bunny
Jelly beans
Daffodils
March
Daisies
Marshmallows
Duckling
Paiting eggs
Dying eggs
Pastels
Easter basket
Peeps
Easter bonnet
Peter Cottontail
Easter Bunny
Plastic eggs
Easter dinner
Rabbit
Easter eggs
Spring Break
Easter grass
Springtime
Easter parade
Tulips

Make Easter even more fun by making it tradition to include a few games in the mix of all of the festivities. Don’t forget to take a moment to realize why this holiday is being celebrated in the first place. It’s easy to get caught up in the Easter bunny, Easter this, and Easter that. Bow your head, say grace, count your blessings, and eat some Peeps!

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    • Mark Sammut profile image

      Mark Sammut 23 months ago from Malta

      Fun topic