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Inside: Discover 9 creative Easter egg hunt ideas that will bring a lot of fun to your kids!
One of our favorite family traditions is the Easter egg hunt, so every year I try to come up wit new ways to make this activity a lot of fun for the kids!
Over the years, I discovered many awesome Easter egg hunt ideas, so I gathered all of them here so you can use them as inspiration when planning an egg hunt for your little ones.
I’m pretty sure your kids will have a lot of fun searching for the eggs and discovering the surprises inside them!
Fun Easter egg hunt ideas for kids
Here are some of our favorite ideas for making the Easter egg hunt fun for the kids:
1. Puzzle Easter egg hunt
For this egg hunt you will need plastic eggs and a 48-piece puzzle (or a smaller puzzle for young kids). Hide each puzzle piece inside one egg and invite the kids to find all the pieces and complete the puzzle to win a prize.
Details here: Puzzle Easter Egg Hunt (by It’s Always Autumn)
2. “Glow in the dark” Easter egg hunt
For this egg hunt, you’ll need large plastic eggs, mini glow sticks, and egg fillers of your choosing.
Place the egg filers and the mini glow sticks in the eggs. Wait until dark and hide the eggs throughout the house or backyard, then invite the kids to find them.
Kids love the glowing eggs and this is an awesome activity especially if you can do it outdoors.
3. Easter egg hunt with tokens
A great way to avoid offering kids too many sweets during the egg hunt is to replace the treats inside the eggs with tokens that the kids can redeem for prizes.
Details here: A Different Kind of Easter Egg Hunt (by Life As Mom)
4. LEGO themed Easter egg hunt
If your kids love Legos, they will certainly like this activity!
You’ll need plastic eggs and a Lego building kit or mini figurines. I prefer the building kit because it’s a lot more affordable. I’ve found this very nice set that is great for Easter and perfect for planning this activity for older kids.
To prepare the activity, you just need to hide the Lego pieces in the eggs. Then invite your child to find them and use their creativity to build something out of all the pieces they find.
More ideas here: Ideas for a LEGO Easter Egg Hunt (by Frugal Fun for Boys)
5. Coupon hunt
A coupon hunt is a nice way to offer kids some nice experiences instead of candies or toys. And it’s very easy to prepare!
You’ll need plastic eggs and small slips of paper. On each piece of paper, you write a nice activity to do with your kids or a reward they would like.
Here are some ideas: a trip to the zoo, a movie night, a family bike ride, a trip to a farm, pizza night, board game night, a day with no chores, their favorite treat.
Place all the coupons in the eggs and hide them. Invite the kids to find them and enjoy the little surprises!
6. Easter egg hunt with clues to finding a gift
For this egg hunt you’ll need plastic eggs and small pieces of paper.
On each paper, write a clue about the location of the next egg (e.g. “under a chair”, “under a pillow”, “next to your favorite toy”, etc). Offer an egg with the first clue to your kids and invite them to find all the clues and discover the surprise at the end.
Easter egg hunt ideas with an educational twist
If you want to add some fun learning to your egg hunt, here are 3 great ideas to try:
7. Alphabet hunt
Place the letters in the plastic eggs and hide them in your house or backyard. Create a checklist with all the letters, then invite your kids to find all the eggs and check the letters on the list as they find them.
Additional idea: You can also use alphabet puzzle pieces instead of the magnetic letters. Details here: Alphabet Easter egg hunt and match (by I Can Teach My Child).
8. Egg counting game
This idea is a fun way to get preschoolers to practice number identification and counting while having fun running around to find all the eggs.
Details here: Egg Number Identification and Counting Game (by Coffee Cups and Crayons)
9. Letter hunt (with a surprise)
Think about an activity that your child would love and write it on a paper (e.g. “Trip to the zoo” or “Movie at the cinema”). Then select the letters that compose the message and place each one in plastic eggs.
Hide all the eggs and invite the child to find them, place the letters in the right spots on the paper, and “unlock” the surprise.
This activity is very fun for young kids who don’t read because they only find out what the surprise is at the end, when you read the message on the paper.
More Easter egg hunt ideas:
- create an egg tree (by Be a Fun Mom)
- try this DIY Egg Popper Tree (by Studio DIY)
- add a fun twist to your egg hunt using a golden egg that offers a special prize (by KiwiCo).
I hope you’ll enjoy trying these ideas with your kids! Have a wonderful Easter celebration!
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