Easter egg hunts are always tons of fun. Learn how to create the best Easter egg scavenger hunt – even on short notice!
Easter egg hunts are one of the most family-friendly events of the Easter and spring season, and with a lot of places remaining closed this year, they are sure to be all the rage.
Let’s make this Easter the best one yet and bring a bit of chocolatey fun to the homestead!
How To Throw The Word's Best Easter Egg Hunt
To help make yours fun for all ages (and better than all the rest!), we’ve come up with these handy tips and ideas.
Easter Egg Hunt For Everyone: Give Them A Challenge
For Younger Kids: The simplest and most basic of easter egg hunts is when you hide them all in an area and let your kids run free until they are all found.
There’s little guidance, and it’s more of a free for all to find the most. This kind of hunt is ideal for younger kids who are more interested in having some straightforward fun and finding chocolate to chow down on.
For Older Kids: Why not give them a bit of a challenge with a more complex and thought-out event? Something almost like…a scavenger hunt!
It will be much more fun for them, and it will help with their child development too as they will need to solve problems and use forward planning and strategy to find them all.
Here are some ideas for how to make your Easter egg scavenger hunt challenging:
Don’t Limit Yourself To The Outdoors
Hide the eggs inside and out and give your family the largest search area possible. Think of high hiding spaces as well as low, and make the most of all the nooks and crannies available too.
Add Some Clues
If your family is old enough (and smart enough), give them some riddles or hints to the eggs hiding location – make it more of a quest and encourage them to find the eggs in order. This will mean they have to use all their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to find the eggs.
Make It An Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
How about instead of hiding eggs, you give them an easter checklist with loads of items that they need to collect for you? This will save you time hiding the eggs, and there’s no chance they’ll find the big prize too soon either.
Expand Your Easter Egg Hunt Range
Consider hiding easter eggs and clues along your regular walk to the playground and have the final clue or prize hidden somewhere there.
Maybe on the chicken springer or one of the swings support beams? There's enough fun to be had for everyone!
The Easter Bunny And Baskets: Embrace The Theme
Without the easter bunny, eggs, and baby chicks, every easter egg hunt would be a treasure hunt without a theme. That’s why you should go all-in if you can.
Here are a few ways you can make your hunt a little eggstra:
- Make some personalized egg trophies for everyone
- Give them easter baskets to collect their eggs
- Dress up as a giant bunny and give the rest of the family bunny ears to wear.
- Decorate all the eggs. Give some bunny ears, other fun patterns and make the final one glittering and sparkling for the winner.
- Bring in a hint of spring by attaching green pipe cleaners to the bottom of the eggs? They will look like springtime flowers in the garden.
- Buy some easter balloons and fill them with helium before attaching them to the eggs – they make great egg markers this way.
- Download and make the most of some Easter-themed directional markers
- Don’t forget o decorate the house with d-egg-orations and easter garlands.
It’s More Than Eggs: Extra Games And Easter Activities
Just because the Easter egg hunt is over does not mean the fun has to end. There are plenty of games and ideas to keep the family together all through the weekend:
As well as all your classic family board games, there are easter games you can all get involved in that are super fun and physically-challenging.
First up, Easter Egg bowls. Get a chick toy or a bunny figurine and plant it in the middle of your sitting room or garden. Next, get an egg from the hunt for each family member – make sure they’re all easily distinguishable. Then take turns rolling it towards to figurine or toy – whichever egg gets closer wins!
Then there’s the easter bubble game. Buy an orange bubble wand and stick some green paper strips to the top – it should look a bit like a carrot. Then take turns and see who can make the biggest bubble. Alternatively, see who can catch the most bubbles.
There are loads more options online too.
Do Some Festive Baking
As a time for chocolate and tasty food – there are loads of baking opportunities for all baking levels.
The Easter season is one of the most family-orientated, and there are genuinely loads of things to do together. So, put your Easter bunny ears on, grab your basket and cook up some creative ideas to make this year's Easter egg hunt full of scavenger hunts, games, tasty treats, and memories!
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