Upgrade Your Egg Hunt

Happy little girl with toothy smile putting painted Easter egg into flowerpot

Are you planning an Easter egg hunt for your kids, a youth group, or a family event? Well, instead of just hiding a few candy-filled eggs around the house or the yard, try out one of these fun ideas to upgrade your Easter egg hunt.

Make it a Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hide the Easter eggs out in the yard just like you normally would. In addition to candy and chocolate bunnies, add a scavenger clue to each egg. Your kids will have to read the clue and then find the item on the list and take a photo of it. The clues can be things like:

  • Find a smooth rock.
  • Find a pine cone.
  • Take a picture of a pink flower.
  • Do you see anything green nearby?
  • Is there a feather in the bushes?

This is a great way to get your kids to take a moment and observe the beauty of nature. Just make sure the clues you create can be found in their environment. If you don’t have a lot of interesting elements in your yard, it’s okay to plant things like feathers, colorful stones, or pine cones in the area to make it more fun.

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

If you have older kids who have out-grown the traditional egg hunt, try appealing to the nocturnal nature of teenagers with a glow-in-the-dark hunt. You can purchase translucent Easter eggs and mini-glow sticks separately or find a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg kit like these.

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Secret Mission Hunt

If the weather doesn’t allow you to go outside for an Easter egg hunt, you can still have fun indoors with a secret mission. Let your kids pretend to be secret agents searching for evidence of an Easter egg burglary. To set up the mission, label a manila envelope “Top Secret” and place a list of evidence inside. If you want to get more detailed, you can also include pictures of the items. Just make sure not to snap pictures of the items already in their hiding spots. Hide the evidence throughout the house. Evidence can be things like a water gun, stolen Easter gems (marbles), the Easter queen’s necklace (costume jewelry), or anything else you can think of.

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