If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt this year or you’ve done one in the past, then you know how fun they can be. Yet, they can be a little wild with some kids getting a lot of eggs while other kids hardly get any. There can be multiple reasons for this: age, a shy kid, being overwhelmed, etc. Check out these ideas I’ve used in the past to make this a fun an interactive experience for all. I also included some alternative ideas to an Easter egg hunt.
What you’re going to want to do is figure out how many kids you plan to have. Then buy enough Easter eggs for each kid to have their own color eggs for the Easter egg hunt. For us this year we were going to have 7 kids all together. So, I went to our local Dollar Tree and got 7 different color Easter eggs. I also go 7 easter egg baskets with alphabet stickers to write the kids name on their baskets.
Next, I labeled each kids basket with their name using the alphabet stickers.
Then we sorted the eggs by color into each of the baskets. We filled the eggs with money and a few pieces of candy.
This is a fun and simple way to make an Easter egg hunt enjoyable for all ages. It doesn’t require much extra time and the kids really seem to enjoy it. When we’ve done this in the past it’s awesome to see the kids working together to find each other’s eggs, instead of the crying and fighting mess it can turn into sometimes at an Easter egg hunt.
A great thing about this idea is that I completed this Easter egg hunt for 7 kids spending only $16 (for the baskets, alphabet stickers, Easter eggs, two pieces of candy for each kid). Then I was able to fill the rest of the eggs with money at my discretion, keeping the kids age in mind.
How to Remember Which Egg Color Belongs to Who
Here’s a couple ways to do this:
- I’ve done in the past where I hide all the eggs and try to remember who’s color is who’s.
- Have each parent hide their kid’s eggs and remind their kids which color is theirs.
- Have each kid hide another kids eggs and they have to tell the person what their color egg they’re looking for.
- Put the color on the kid’s basket to remember their color. Using a sticker, marker, or even a pipe cleaner wrapper around the basket handle will work.
- Use each kid’s favorite color.
More Easter Eggs Hunt Ideas for Kids
Here are some of our favorite Easter egg hunt ideas
1. Treasure Hunt
Another fun option is to hide eggs around the house or yard and give the kids clues to find them. This is a great way to get them thinking and using their problem-solving skills.
2. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
This is a fun twist on the traditional scavenger hunt. Give the kids a list of different color eggs they need to find. You can have fun with this and put out extra eggs then required. You can always draw or paint on the eggs to have pictures, stripes, or polka dots to make it more interesting or challenging. Then hide the plastic eggs around the house and/or yard and have the kids find them. Then, they can trade in their eggs for prizes!
3. Easter Egg Hunt
This is a classic Easter egg hunt that everyone will enjoy. Hide eggs around the house or yard and let the kids find them. Be sure to have plenty of eggs hidden so everyone can find some! This is a great way to get the kids up and moving. You can make it as easy or difficult as you like.
We hope you enjoyed our list of Easter egg hunt ideas! Get out there and have some fun this Easter!
What Can You Do in Place of Easter Egg Hunt?
There are many alternative activities that can be done in place of an Easter egg hunt. Here are some ideas:
1. Have an Easter Egg Decorating Contest
This can be done individually or in teams. Provide some basic supplies like paint, glitter, and markers, and let everyone get creative! The best decorated egg wins a prize.
2. Play Easter-Themed Games
Let them play game like Easter BINGO or an Easter egg hunt game. These can be found online or in stores.
3. Make Easter-Themed Arts and Crafts
There are tons of ideas out there, from painting eggs to making bunny ears out of paper. Get creative and have fun!
4. Have an Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist
Instead of hiding eggs, hide other small objects like coins or chocolate Kisses. Or, make it a scavenger hunt and have people find specific items.
5. Easter Egg Toss
The Easter egg toss is a popular game played during Easter celebrations. The game is simple: players take turns throwing an egg at another player, with the goal of hitting them with the egg. If the egg hits the player, they are out of the game. The last player standing is the winner!
6. Bake Easter Cookies or Cakes
If you’re looking for a festive way to celebrate Easter this year, why not try your hand at baking some Easter cookies or cakes? This is a great activity for the whole family, and it’s sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.
7. Easter Egg Relay Race
Divide the kids into two teams, and have them race to see who can collect and put away 10 eggs the fastest.
8. Plant an Easter Garden
Plant an Easter garden to enjoy colorful blooms all season long. Start with daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths for early color, then add annuals like impatiens and petunias for late spring and summertime interest. Don’t forget the chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks!
9. Easter Egg Bowling
Set up some empty soda cans as pins, and bowl a few eggs down the lane to knock them over.
10. Easter Egg Tower
Have each child build a tower out of plastic eggs, using no more than 10 eggs per child. The tallest tower wins!
11. Egg Balancing Challenge
See how many eggs you can balance on one end of a spoon
Are Easter Eggs Only For Easter?
What’s great about these ideas is that Easter eggs are not only for Easter. We have used them in the past for Halloween instead of trick or treating during the pandemic. And the kids still loved them just the same.
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I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.