When I was younger, my parents would always host a family Easter egg hunt. I have fond memories of searching for eggs with my cousins and siblings. We haven’t had an Easter egg hunt in years because we’ve all gotten older. This year, I’m planning one for my nephew and am hoping to make it fun for the whole family!
Here are 5 ideas to make Easter egg hunts for the whole family!
Glowing Easter Egg Hunt
This is a fun twist on the classic Easter egg hunt. You can put either mini glow sticks (50 for $3 on Amazon) or glow stick bracelets (100 for $9.95 on Amazon!) into the eggs. Just hide the eggs, turn off the lights, and let kids search! If you only want to have a few glowing eggs, you can also find packs of glow-sticks and glow bracelets at the dollar store. I’ve found packs of 3-5 for a $1!
Easter Egg Necklace
If you’re looking for an Easter activity that will be fun for older kids, this might be just what you’re hoping for. For this activity, you simply fill plastic eggs with beads to make an Easter necklace. Check crafts stores for bunny, easter egg, pastel, and carrot beads. Don’t forget to include a leather cord for stringing them!
Color Coded Easter Egg Hunt
This is the perfect idea for Easter eggs hunts with kids of many different ages. Assign children a certain color egg to hunt for. This will prevent anyone leaving without any eggs. The color coded eggs can also be filled with treats that pertain to the child’s age group. Think, bouncy balls and puzzles for toddlers and jewelry or money for teenagers. This also makes it easier for hiding the eggs. You won’t have to worry about older children finding all of the eggs meant for toddlers, so you can hide the eggs in more open places for young children and be sneakier for older kids!
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
This is a cool way to get kids thinking on Easter Day. For this activity, you create clues to where eggs are hidden and hide them in the eggs. To start, give each child a different clue. You can fill the clue eggs with the clues and small prizes OR have the clues lead to the children’s Easter baskets or one big prize.
Puzzle Easter Egg Hunt
This Easter Egg hunt is even better because it’s two activities in one! To start, find a small 50-piece puzzle and place a few pieces in each egg. You’ll want to make sure that the pieces are small enough to fit in the eggs. You can find them at the dollar store for $1. Then, hide the eggs in the house or the yard. Next, have kids meet in one place to put together the puzzle! As an added treat, you can also give the kids rewards for completing the puzzle!
What are your favorite Easter egg hunt ideas?