If you’re looking for something fun and different to play during singing time, your kiddos will love this themed Easter Primary Connect 4 Game! You can play as a competitive game against 2 teams or with you versus the kids as they work towards connecting 4 pieces in a row.
For fun songs to pair with this activity, head over to this post to see 75+ Easter Primary Songs you can use for this activity, or just use any songs you’re working on for the year!
You will also love this full post with 15 fun Easter Singing Time Ideas!
Easter Primary Connect 4
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How to Play:
To play Connect 4, first create a grid 7 wide by 6 high. You can print the chart pages below and assemble them, as follows. Or, simply draw a grid on the whiteboard.
Prepare the game pieces by cutting each egg out and adding a magnet or piece of tape to the back. You will likely want 18 game pieces per color (print 3 copies of page 2).
I’ve even created a cute title you can also post on the board!
Divide the Primary room into 2 teams. Each team sends up a child to place one of their colored eggs in the Connect 4 grid wherever they would like. After both pieces are placed, sing through the song.
Then, continue placing one piece from each team and singing through the song until a connect 4 is complete! A successful Connect 4 will line up four pieces either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
When a Connect 4 is complete, you can switch to a different activity, switch to fun wiggle songs to celebrate the win, or start the game over!
- Add a song or way to sing on the back of the eggs. The kids will randomly select an egg from all the available ones, then read what’s on the back. Pick between the two ways to sing or the two songs drawn or if you get one of each then do as it says! You can do songs on one color and ways to sing on the other, or let the kids have a little bit of say!
- Hide the game pieces around the room and let the kids hunt for the eggs during the song.
- For a smaller Primary, play teachers (or music leader) vs kids for your teams!
Printable Easter Primary Connect 4 Game
This printable singing time lesson plan includes a Primary Connect 4 game board that’s easy to assemble and colorful and cute Easter Eggs as game pieces! I’ve also included an optional game title that can be posted above the game to add interest and color!
The grid is completely optional for printing, you can also just draw a large grid on the whiteboard!
The printable also includes a 1-page overview of how to play this fun game in Singing Time and extension ideas to help you make the most out of the activity and fit it in with your Primary!
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For another adorable Easter idea, head over to our Easter Song Hunt singing time! It also had adorable eggs you could use in your Connect 4 game!
Have you tried this fun Easter Primary Connect 4 game? We’d love your feedback or any other fun extension ideas you’ve added!