8 Easter egg hunt ideas
Play it again
Odd one out
Write a bunch of numbers on Easter eggs and then assign each kid to search for “even” or “odd” numbered eggs. This tactic also works well as a team effort. For example, the first team to find all 20 eggs wins a prize.
Clue on this
Set up an Easter egg hunt – scavenger style. Using words, drawings or photos (depending upon age and reading level), create puzzles kids can solve to get the next clue. If your kids have cell phones, you can text clues for a more interactive experience.
Draw a treasure map of where you roughly plan on hiding Easter eggs. You can stain paper in tea to give it a weathered look and singe edges with a lighter. Once complete, roll it up and seal with wax or tie with some string.
On the list
Write-up a creative checklist of where eggs are hidden and have kids find ‘em. Give locations fun names like “The Bunny Lair beneath the Oak Tree.” Whomever completes their list first gets a prize!
Okay, so a helicopter drop Easter egg hunt probably isn’t a feasible option for most folks. But, HOW COOL IS THIS IDEA?!
Put on your best bonnet for a Downton Abbey-style Easter egg hunt. In place of Highclere Castle, substitute a bouncy castle – the perfect place for kids to wear off a post-egg hunt sugar high.
First family day
So maybe you don’t invite 35,000 guests to your Easter egg hunt, but you can still plan a Presidential-worthy event. Include some musicians, local “celebrities” and dress your dog in bunny ears to re-create your own Presidential Easter Egg Roll.