You're all done decorating Easter eggs and shopping for Easter candy. Now it's time for the really fun part: planning the Easter egg hunt. Make the traditional Easter game even more exciting this year with these creative and unique Easter egg hunt ideas. Turn the Easter activity into a counting game for preschoolers, or make it more challenging with an Easter egg hunt checklist. Not up for hosting? Check out this list of events across the country to find an Easter egg hunt near you. Ready, set, hunt!
Taking her childhood tradition of hanging plastic eggs to the next level, Kelly of Studio DIY ties candy-filled poppers to branches and lets the kids pull on them and collect goodies. Perfect for kids who may think they're too cool for a traditional Easter egg hunt.
Get the tutorial on Studio DIY.
What you'll need: Plastic Easter Eggs, ($3, Target)
Hide a few eggs with a special golden ticket inside or provide enough tickets for each child, and allow them to swap the ticket for a bigger prize at the end of the hunt.
Get the tutorial on Play Party Plan.
What you'll need: Glitter cardstock, ($9, .com)
Hide foam letters inside the eggs and have your kids spell out a few Easter-themed words for an educational twist on a traditional Easter egg hunt. Color-code the word sheet with the color of each foam letter.
Get the tutorial on Hands On As We Grow.
What you'll need: Plastic Easter bucket, ($2, Target)
Avoid the chocolate and candy overload by having the kids hunt for little lunch items.
Get the tutorial on Gluesticks by Brandy Nelson.
What you'll need: Bunny snacks ($3, Target)
We love this idea from Bit of Everything that has kids scan QR codes for a fun surprise. It's perfect for older kids who can't be torn from their phones.
Get the tutorial on Bit of Everything.
What you'll need: Festive Easter basket, ($2-$20, Target)
Instead of hunting for eggs as a free-for-all, have each child find the eggs with the letters of their name on them. If they need help remembering the letters, writing the name on their Easter basket could be helpful.
Get the tutorial on Adventures and Play.
What you'll need: Plastic Easter Eggs, ($3, Target)
Turn your Easter egg hunt into a fun scavenger hunt where kids have to find every letter of the alphabet. Angela of About A Mom made a letter print out so kids can cross out the ones they find as they go.
Get the tutorial on About A Mom.
If you're hosting Easter brunch or dinner, why not have a mini Easter egg hunt right there at the kids' table? Iris + Daughter designed this interactive Easter table centerpiece using flats of wheatgrass and flowers "planted" in vials of water. Hide eggs among the blooms, and let the kids go to work!
Get the tutorial at Twink + Sis.
Let the kids play Easter bunny and hide the eggs for the parents. But instead of candy, the eggs are filled with special coupons to skip a chore, choose a special meal, or pick the film for family movie night. The adults have to grant whatever wishes they don't find.
Avoid fights over Easter eggs by assigning each kid a color to collect.
Get the tutorial at Sew Many Ways.
What you'll need: Colorful metal buckets, ($20 fo 12, .com)
Balloons attached to plastic eggs are a whimsical addition to an Easter egg hunt. Plus, the markers make it easier for little kids to find the eggs.
Get the tutorial at Celebrations at Home.
What you'll need: Mixed color balloons, ($5, Target)
Tell youngsters to follow the bunny tracks to the Easter egg hunting area.
Get the tutorial at The Larson Lingo.
What you’ll need: Flour ($4, .com)
Kiddos will be extra motivated to get in on the family fun with this game: Find a giant plastic golden egg and fill it with cash, candy, and other goodies for a special treat.
What you’ll need: Golden egg ($3, Target)
Your preschoolers will be able to practice their counting skills with this simple Easter learning exercise.
Get the tutorial at Coffee Cups and Crayons.
What you’ll need: Easter basket ($3, Target)
Take the Easter egg to the next level but adding a scavenger hunt component. While they search, kids can cross items off this checklist.
Get the tutorial at A Mom's Take.
What you’ll need: Multi-colored Easter eggs ($3, Target)
Add more movement to the hunt by attaching sporty challenges to each egg.
Get the tutorial at No Time For Flash Cards.
What you’ll need: Sports-themed Easter eggs ($8, Amazon.com)
Your little Lego fans will love this Easter egg hunt idea that involves putting together a set.
Get the tutorial at Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls.
What you’ll need: LEGO® Classic set ($14, Target)
While this activity might not be the most traditional Easter egg hunt idea, it's a great indoor option, as well as a way for toddlers to learn their colors.
Get the tutorial at Mom Inspired Life.
What you’ll need: Watercolor paint and paintbrush set ($2, Target)
Make hunting for eggs a little more fun for older kids by hosting the activity at night with glow-in-the-dark eggs.
Get the tutorial at Lil' Luna.
What you’ll need: Glowsticks ($7, .com)
Print these clues to give your Easter egg hunt a twist — the kids have to figure out the clues before finding the eggs.
Get the tutorial at One Time Through.
What you’ll need: Treats from the Easter Bunny ($7, Target)
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