Ok, it’s time to get planning for this years Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Sunday is only days away, why not put a bit of effort in to create some nostalgic special memories for the kids this year.

Here’s Kiddipedia’s Top 10 Ideas for an “Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt”

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Little girl on Easter egg hunt

1. Colour coordinated eggs
To make sure each child gets the same number of eggs, assign them their own colour. Put a little bit of a competition edge to the hunt, tell the kids there is ONE colour they can ALL search for: GOLD hide one golden egg. Whoever finds the GOLD egg gets an extra special prize. Just don’t forget where you hid the eggs or how many eggs the kids are supposed to find. Oh, and make sure the eggs for younger hunters are easier to find.

Easter eggs hunt

2. Spell your name with easter eggs
This is a good one for children who recognise letters or who are just starting to. Using stickers, or just sticky tape paper on the eggs, write the names of your participants on eggs, putting one letter on each one. Then ask them to “find your name.” For children who aren’t sure, have their names written out on a piece of paper so they know what to look for. The one who find their name the fastest wins a prize and or once each participant spells their name, they receive an Easter gift bag with prizes.

3. Egg balloons
This is a great indoor scavenger hunt if it’s raining. Blow up some balloons and fill them with small eggs. After you tie each one closed, decorate the outside with markers drawing stripes, spots etc. Kids will get a kick out of popping each “egg” to get the prize.

4. Golden ticket
Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Then this is for you! Think up a fantastic GRAND prize. Embellish the egg with gold paint or plastic rhinestones so it looks different, or leave it to blend in with the rest. The child who finds it will get a special prize.

golden Easter egg hidden in green grass

5. Design an adventure
This ones good to get them thinking. Grab some of those plastic eggs from the $2 shop, in different colours if you can. This idea takes a little bit of planning and is similar to a scavenger hunt. Hand write paper clues for each egg and give each hunter a choice between 2 paths. Depending on the choice, the hunt might end in multiple places.

6. Glow in the Dark Eggs
Why not include a note in your morning hunt that they will have ‘another’ easter egg hunt before they go to bed- but ONLY if they behave ALL day or else they wont be allowed  
Using the plastic eggs mentioned before insert some glow sticks; bracelets work well maybe put a small treat in each too. The best way to get the bracelet to fit is to connect the ends, then twist it into two circles. Hide the eggs outdoors for a night time hunt. Even though it won’t yet be dark, hand them flashlights, and send them on their way. They’ll be sure to love this new twist on the traditional egg hunt.



7. Neighbourhood hunt
For kids that are a little bit older speak to your neighbours who have children and organise a neighbourhood-wide egg hunt, several families can get together and hide eggs. Set the boundaries and hide eggs in the bushes, in the mailbox or on the bumper of a car. Let the kids use their favourite transportation — a scooter, a bike or roller skates — to patrol the block.

8. Scavenger hunt
This will take a little bit of planning but will help make the egg hunt last a little longer by having children search for one at a time. Using the plastic eggs from the $2 shop hand write a clue and insert inside each egg, directing the hunters from one hiding spot to the next. Put the first clue in an empty basket to get started. The last clue can lead to a bigger prize, such as a new book or a non-chocolate prize

9. Fun charades
Younger children love showing off, and this is the perfect chance. Inside each egg, include a simple, silly activity that the hunter has to do before moving on to the next one. It might be singing Itsy, Bitsy Spider or turning a somersault.


Little girl with Easter eggs

10. Map it out with a Treasure hunt
Make a pirate-style map of the back yard that marks where all of the eggs are hidden. Include a few good landmarks, but don’t give too much away. For the extra-creative, add a few clues along the path, such as bunny footprints drawn on the sidewalk with chalk. Children can follow the map to find the “treasure.” As a bonus, you won’t have to worry about finding a lost egg in a few weeks.

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