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How To Organise an Easter Egg Hunt

Whether you’re at home or heading to a park. Here are some easy ideas for hosting an egg hunt that’s fun for all ages.

The Essentials For Any Egg Hunt

The first step of organising any Easter Egg hunt is to get your egg-collecting baskets ready. Paper sweet bags, colourful buckets or empty egg boxes, all of these options work well, plus they’re fun to decorate before the game begins. 

It wouldn’t be an egg hunt without plenty of prizes! Add some wrapped chocolate eggs to your trolley to fill your plastic eggs with.

Top Tips for an Outside Easter Egg Hunt

In the garden

Create a trail of Easter bunny footprints for the kids to follow: simply dust flour on the ground in paw shapes, or cut shapes out from cardboard. Scatter eggs along the way, making some more difficult to find. In larger gardens, add cardboard arrows or use soft toys as markers to show little ones where to look. If you’ve got a few children playing, avoid arguments by colour-coordinating their buckets and eggs.

Local park

If you’re out at a local park, keep set up time to a minimum with a scavenger-style game. Give each egg hunter a ‘shopping list’ of things to collect, or draw simple pictures for preschoolers.  Include things from nature like a feather, stone, shell and leaf. You could also plant the odd Easter-related item, such as a carrot, chick or wrapped egg. When they’ve collected all the items on their list, they win a prize.

Top Tips for Indoor Easter Egg Hunt 

Make it interactive

Older players will love cryptic riddles, and creative hiding places to make the game last longer. Include clues or directions for your kids to follow around the home if your hiding places are a little tricky or creative. 

For those slightly younger try leaving tasks with each treat e.g. ‘hop like a bunny’ – all those chocolates will certainly be giving them enough energy. For toddlers learning shapes or numbers, label an egg box and eggs to match. Or try a ‘letter hunt’ for younger kids: write a letter on each egg to spell out a word like ‘bunny’ or ‘chick’. If they complete their word, they win a special prize. 

Hunt in the dark 

Let the glow of some fairy lights guide those chocolate scouts around your home. Alternatively, blindfold the kids and direct them as a hot/cold style search. If they’re younger, shake some chocolate coins in one part of the room till your toddler finds you.

Want to find more Easter inspiration? Check out our Easter Celebration collection here.

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