Celebrating Easter with Scrabble

Author: Brian Bowman

Date Published: 28 March 2024

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the joy of Easter celebrations! As families gather and festivities unfold, why not add a dash of friendly competition and wordplay with a game of Scrabble? Here's how you can weave the magic of Easter into your Scrabble night

Scrabble Tiles

Themed Board

Bunny Bonanza - Cut out bunny shapes from construction paper and use them as tile holders. You can even assign point values based on bunny size (bigger bunnies for higher points!).

Egg-cellent Board - Decorate your Scrabble board with colorful Easter eggs. You can paint them yourselves or use stickers and markers for a creative touch.

Springtime Scrabble - Decorate the board with spring-themed elements like flowers, chicks, and butterflies.

Egg-stra Special Rules

Double Trouble Eggs - Place plastic Easter eggs containing double letter or double word score tokens on random squares on the board. When a player lands on a square with an egg, they get to use the hidden token!

The Easter Bunny Bonus - Designate a specific tile (like the blank tile) as the "Easter Bunny Bonus." When a player uses this tile, they can choose to either steal a letter from another player's rack or exchange their entire rack for a new set of tiles.

Word Hunt Challenge - Hide small pieces of paper with Easter-themed words (bunny, basket, egg, chick, etc.) around the playing area. Players who score a word using these hidden words earn bonus points.

Scrabble Word Inspiration

Classic Easter vocabulary - Use words like Easter, egg, bunny, basket, chocolate, chick, hunt, and spring.

Get creative - Think of words related to Easter traditions, customs, and symbols. This could include words like dye, decorate, church, sunrise, feast, and family.

Challenge yourselves - Try forming words that incorporate the letters from "Easter egg" or "chocolate bunny."

Beyond the Board

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Hide Scrabble tiles around the house or garden, forming Easter-themed words. Players have to find the tiles and unscramble the words to win a prize.

Scrabble Story Time - After a game, gather around and take turns telling a story together, each player adding one word at a time based on the previous word. Choose an Easter theme or let your imagination run wild!

Adding a Personal Touch

Sweet Treats - Bake Easter-themed cookies or cupcakes and award them to players with the highest scores or most creative words.

Prize Basket - Fill a basket with Easter goodies and small prizes like candy, toys, or gift certificates. Award the basket to the winner or have a fun raffle at the end of the game.

By incorporating these ideas, you can transform your next Scrabble night into a unique and memorable Easter celebration. So gather your friends and family, get ready to unleash your inner wordsmith, and create some unforgettable Easter memories with a twist of Scrabble fun!