5 Easter Games to Play with Your Cat

With Easter hopping just around the corner, it’s the purr-fect time to think about some fun ways to celebrate with our furry friends. Cats are not just pets; they’re part of the family, and they deserve to join in on the Easter excitement too! So, we’ve put together a list of 5 egg-stra special Easter games that you and your cat can play together. From egg hunts with a twist to playful bunny hops, these activities are sure to keep both you and your kitty entertained. Get ready to make this Easter the most memorable one yet.

Easter is uniquely suited to cater to our cats’ hunting skills. Cats love to hunt and they don’t really care what they’re hunting, as long as there is a reward at the end of it. This year, help your cats out by creating a hunt they can get into:

Easter Game 1. The Easter Food Forage

easter eggs

Transform those colorful plastic Easter eggs into a super fun food hunt adventure. Imagine this: egg-shaped puzzles that you can fill up with your kitty’s favorite treats and kibble. It’s like a treasure hunt but for cats!

These aren’t just any old toys; they’re specially designed to make your cat think and work a little to get their yummy rewards. It’s like turning mealtime into a game! Instead of gobbling down their food super fast, your cat will have to tap into their inner hunter and figure out how to get to the tasty treats inside. It’s a bit like how wild cats have to hunt and solve the mystery of finding their next meal. Pretty cool, right?

Slowing down eating is good for your cat’s tummy and helps them not to eat too much too fast. Plus, figuring out these puzzles is great for keeping their brain sharp and busy, which means less chance of them getting bored and deciding your couch looks like a fun scratching post (we’ve all been there, right?).

Easter Game 2. The Bunny Hutch Hunt

cat in the grass

For anyone who wishes they could let their cats outdoors once in a while, but has a cat who is prone to escape, don’t worry – there are lots of fun ways you can bring the great outdoors to your cat. Outdoor enclosures are perfect for any clowder of cats.

Just set up the enclosure, make sure all areas are secure, and hide your cat’s favorite treats and catnip inside. This will keep your cats safe and entertained while you sit outside with them. Remember to never leave your cats unsupervised in any outdoor enclosure.

Easter Game 3. Empty Egg Shell Feeder

empty easter egg carton

You know those 12 little compartments in an egg carton? They’re like mini treasure chests waiting to be filled with your cat’s favorite food. Instead of giving your cat their whole meal in one go, spread it out into each of those compartments. This way, your cat gets to go on a mini adventure at mealtime, exploring each compartment to find their food. It’s like a treasure hunt right in their bowl!

This clever trick does more than just entertain your cat. It also helps them eat slower, which is super important, especially during busy times like the holidays when our pets can feel a bit stressed. Eating too fast can lead to that yucky “scarf and barf” situation, and we definitely want to avoid that. By making your cat think and work a bit for their food, they’ll slow down, enjoy their meal more, and digest better. Plus, it’s a great way to keep them occupied and happy.

Easter Game 4. The Herbal Resurrection


Only about 60 percent of cats respond to catnip, but nearly all of them respond to valerian root. Just cut a piece of cloth from any old remnant and place the catnip or valerian root on one side. Place a styrofoam egg in the center and quickly use the cloth to cover the egg so the kitty herb is just under the cloth.

Use a twist tie to secure the ends and you have a brand new cat toy that is the perfect size for your cat. Now place the eggs around the house and let your cat go on his own Easter egg hunt!

Easter Game 5. The Faux Fur Bunny Hop

faux fur

A fantastic way to get your cat up and moving is by introducing some playful interaction with an Easter Bunny toy drag. This engaging activity involves a wand toy with a faux fur cat toy attached to the end, perfectly designed to simulate the scurrying motion of bunnies across the floor.

Faux fur toys are particularly enticing for cats because they mimic the texture and movement of real prey, tapping into their natural hunting instincts. By dragging the toy across the floor, you can encourage your cat to chase, pounce, and leap, providing them with a healthy dose of physical exercise. This type of play not only helps in keeping your cat physically fit but also mentally stimulated, reducing the risk of boredom-related behaviors.

Have a Happy Easter!

These are just a few fun ways you can include your cat in your Easter festivities! By giving your little hunter a new way to play, you’ll keep him entertained and prevent the behavioral issues that so commonly come along with boredom.

How else do you like to celebrate the holidays with your best feline friend?

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