Easter egg hunts are one of the most memorable things about springtime as a child and while there are loads of organised egg hunts going on around the country, it’s so much more fun to organise your own!
So today we’ve got some great tips for organising one at home and we’ve even done all the hard work for you with free printable Easter egg hunt clues and signs. So all you need to do is stock up on chocolate eggs and think of some good hiding places. Let’s get cracking!
What do you need for an Easter egg hunt?
Easter egg hunts require a little bit of forward planning but they’re not too much hard work. Just make sure you stock up things to hide a few days before and have enough ink in your printer for our free printable Easter egg hunt signs (which you can download further down).
What should you hide?
Chocolate eggs (of course) but fillable Easter eggs are also great. Fill them up with whatever you want and if you’re not keen on your kids eating loads of chocolate over the Easter period, small non-edible gifts work well too.
Here are a few suggestions for what to put in your fillable eggs:
Top tip: If you’ve got a dog and you’re hiding chocolate eggs, make sure you keep them indoors during your Easter egg hunt. We can guarantee they’ll be better at finding them than you!!
How many eggs should you hide per person?
We’d recommend about 7 – 10 eggs per person as it’s more fun if everyone gets a good haul!
Make sure everyone has a basket to collect their eggs in and if you’re feeling crafty, you could have a go at making our paper plate Easter baskets to store the eggs that you find!
Free printable Easter egg hunt signs
You don’t want to give all your secrets away but our printable Easter egg hunt signs are a great way to point everyone in the right direction (or you could be sneaky and steer them off course!)
Download and print them below, attach them to a wooden stick and stick them in the ground ready for your hunt.
Hiding the eggs
It’s important to make your egg hunt the right level of difficulty for your kids’ age group. Older kids will get bored if it’s too easy and younger kids might get frustrated if it’s too hard.
If you’ve got a mixture of younger and older children, we’d suggest dividing the garden into two zones (one for older children and one for younger children). Make sure you set clear boundaries (no climbing up on fences/rooves, etc) to keep things safe and you could even hide two special eggs that can be exchanged for special prizes (make these harder to find).
Top tip: If you’re hiding real eggs, keep a record of how many you’ve hidden to avoid the stink of un-found eggs rotting in the garden!!
How to make your Easter egg hunt harder
There are also lots of ways to make your egg hunt more challenging for the older ones.
For example, draw a letter on each egg or hide a letter inside it (if you’re using fillable eggs). At the end of the hunt, the person who makes the longest word out of their letters wins.
Free printable Easter egg hunt clues
Coming up with your own clues can be very time-consuming (and who has time for that when you have a million other things going on?) so we’ve made some free printable clues for you to download and print at home.
And depending on where you’re having your hunt, we’ve got some for both indoors and outdoors!
Easter egg hunt clues for outdoors
Behind the tree, under the wheelbarrow, tucked behind a flower pot… Download and print our free outdoor clues, hide them in fillable eggs with some sweets, and start the hunt!
Easter egg hunt clues for indoors
Do the same with our free printable indoor clues – and if you’re feeling creative you could even make up a few of your own!
Other Easter activities for kids
Easter egg hunts aren’t the only great activities for kids around this time of year. Why not try a couple of our other ideas to keep your children occupied during the holidays?
- Pin the tail on the bunny game
- Making Easter bonnets
- Making Easter carrot treat bags
- Throw an Easter bunny themed party
Ready to get cracking? Stock up on everything we used to organise our Easter egg hunt (including handy Easter egg hunt kits) at Party Delights.