All 3 of these are great jelly bean games for on the go and give your kids a fun Easter themed way to learn through play. Grab one or all 3 of them for long car rides, doctor visits, or while waiting at a restaurant to keep little ones occupied.
3 Simple and Fun Jelly Bean Games For On The Go
Jelly Bean Tic Tac Toe
- a handful of jelly beans
- a ziplock bag
- a permanent marker
Take an old favorite and give it a fun Easter spin to make it feel fresh and new!
Draw a large tic tac toe board on the outside of your ziplock bag with a permanent marker, then allow to dry to avoid smearing.
Throw a handful of jelly beans in the bag and seal.
That’s it! You are ready to carry a simple and fun game wherever you may find yourself.
To play: Each player chooses a color jelly bean and takes turns placing them in squares until someone has 3 in a row in any direction-horizontal, diagonal, or vertical or there is a draw. Repeat!
Jelly Bean Color Match Game
You will need:
- A handful of jelly beans
- 3-10 egg carton cups in a strip
- Paint to match your jelly beans
Depending on your child’s age decide how many colors you would like them to match. For very young children just hitting the toddler age 3-4 is a good number. Older children can even divvy up light purple, dark purple, light blue , dark blue, etc.. to give them a bit more challenge.
Once you have decided on your colors paint the bottom of each egg carton cup with the coordinating color, allow to dry well.
All your child has to do is choose jelly beans and place them in the matching cup. It can be done over and over. For little ones especially this really helps build up fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
To store and make this game portable you can toss it into a gallon size zippered bag with a handful of jelly beans for playtime (and snack time!).
Jelly Bean Dice Game
This one is for the preschoolers and gives them an enjoyable Easter themed way to practice some math skills.
You will need:
- 1 die
- 3×5 cards
- Ziplock bag to store
Write the rules on a 3×5 card to help the children remember.
To play: Children take turns rolling one die and performing the action assigned to that number.
You can come up with your own rules based on your child’s age, but I will share with you what we assigned to each number on the die.
1- Lose a Jelly Bean
2- Take 1 jelly bean from the pile
3-Lose 2 jelly beans
4-Trade jelly beans with the person of your choice
5- Take 2 jelly beans from the pile
The first person to 20 jelly beans wins!
You can do 10, 50, or whatever number your child can handle.
Load beans and card up in a bag to make it portable.