Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
3 creative twists on the classic egg hunt
Easter egg hunts and basket scavenger hunts are quintessential parts of Easter morning. Together with friends and family, it’s a great way to spend the holiday. But year in and year out, the same search and find in the backyard can get boring, and for older kids, more of a chore than an adventure. This Easter, try these twists on the classic hunts to take the holiday classic and make it a new loved tradition.
For the youngest cousins and kids, a typical Easter egg hunt and clues to finding their basket are still applicable, but change things up a bit this year. Here’s how:
Tape a picture of their favorite stuffed animal to their bedroom door and tell them to follow the picture clues to find another egg, and eventually their basket. Use pictures of their favorite toys, rooms in the house, or even the tree in the backyard to keep them moving. Do this for about eight different locations and watch as they hop around for their basket.
As they grow, kids need a new challenge, and this twist is the perfect way to make finding their basket an adventure!
Like the younger ones, set up clues around the house in obvious – and not so obvious places – by creating riddles and rhymes. Make them as creative or complicated as you want, and place each one in a plastic egg. Make the final egg the most creative to keep them on their toes about the location of their basket.
By the time your kids are nearing their teens, finding Easter baskets and plastic eggs can be boring, but planning this idea with your kids will lead to a whole new adventure.
Instead of hiding the eggs and clues, devise a plan with all of the kids and parents attending your Easter morning to split into teams and make it a competition! The parent group will take one floor or place in the house to hide eggs and the basket, and the kids will do the same with a creative gift at the end for their parents. Then, on Easter morning, have someone keep time to see which team finds their prize first!