Easter Swimming Lesson Game Ideas and Activities

If you are looking to add some Easter-themed swimming game activities into your swimming lessons this year then take a look at five fun game ideas:

1. Sleeping Bunnies

Following the nursery rhyme ‘Sleeping Bunnies’ learners do a star float on “see the little bunnies sleeping”, and on the “hop little bunnies” they have to stand up and jump like a rabbit.

See the little bunnies sleeping til it’s nearly noon. Shall we go and gently wake them with a merry tune? They’re so still, are they ill? No! Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop. Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop. Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop. Hop, hop, hop.

2. Easter Egg Hunt

Put floats and toys out across the lesson station in the pool and ask swimmers to hunt and collect specific items. Give swimmers a bucket or area on the poolside to place retrieved objects.

Equipment: Toys, floats, buckets.

Adaptability: Use sinkers for the swimmers that can touch the pool floor (stages 4 +)

3. Egg and Spoon Race

Swimmers hold a small float and balance a ball on top and make their way as quick as they can to the other side of the station.

Equipment: A small float and a small ball each.

Adaptability: Ask swimmers to hold a float above the water and swim to the other side of the station whilst still balancing the ball on top of the float.

4. Catch the Egg

Swimmers need to work in pairs to throw and catch an Easter egg between them. Each time they catch the egg, they need to take a step back to create a larger space between them.

Try not to drop the egg as the shell will crack on the water.

Equipment: Easter egg (something to represent this – balls, beanbag, spaceship toys)

Adaptability: Can be performed in the deep end with the higher Stages – practising treading water

5. Egg Flip Race

Learners race against each other blowing egg flips to a target/ marker. Learners pass their egg flip to a team mate at the target/marker, who then blows it to the next target/ marker on the course, and so on.

The first team to complete the course wins.

Equipment: Two teams, one egg flip per team.

Rules: the egg flip must flip over at least once, count the number of times the toy flips over. Allow plenty of space between teams.

Adaptions: work in shallow or deeper water.