Let’s face it, the weather at Easter isn’t always great. It’s usually still chilly and if you’re brave enough to venture outside, you’ll probably get caught in an April shower.
So today we’re going to show you how to have just as much fun with an indoor Easter egg hunt.
We’ve even thrown in some free printable Easter egg hunt clues to help you create a real treasure hunt – just keep reading for a full list of what you need, useful egg hiding tips and to download our free clues.
Setting up your indoor Easter egg hunt
What you need
Setting up your indoor egg hunt is fairly straightforward – the only thing you’ll need to get in advance is a selection of goodies to hide.
Rather than using real eggs (which can get smelly if you forget where you’ve hidden them), we’d recommend using fillable eggs like these that you can fill with sweets and small toys for whoever finds them. You could even hide a large fillable golden egg like this that will contain the grand prize (just make sure you make this egg the hardest to find).
We’d recommend filling your fillable eggs with a selection of:
Hiding your eggs
Free printable indoor Easter egg hunt clues
Before you start hiding your Easter eggs, download our free Easter egg hunt clues. Print them out and each time you hide a fillable egg, put a clue inside it that’ll point the children in the direction of the next egg. Just make sure that the clues correspond with where you’ve hidden the eggs!
Should I use the whole house?
Whether you use the whole house for your indoor Easter egg hunt is up to you but we’d recommend limiting it to the downstairs or a couple of rooms.
If your kids get overexcited looking for eggs, it’s not a good idea to have them running up and down the stairs. Limiting your egg hunt to downstairs will make it much safer.
Where are the best places to hide Easter eggs indoors?
As for hiding places, we’d recommend using different coloured eggs for different age groups and hiding them in easier/harder places depending on how old the children are.
Easy hiding places for young children:
- Behind sofa cushions
- Behind curtains
- Behind doors
- Under a table
- In a shoe
Harder hiding places for older children:
- Inside a mug inside a cupboard
- Down the back of the sofa
- Inside a vase
- Coat pockets
- Inside a toilet roll
- Inside the teapot
- Inside pillowcases
- Tucked into the magazine holder
How many eggs should I hide per person?
How many eggs you’ll need for your indoor Easter egg hunt depends on how many children are taking part. As a general rule, we’d recommend around 7-10 eggs per child to give everyone a good chance of finding some goodies.
And there you have it – now you know how to do an indoor Easter egg hunt! Visit Party Delights for our full range of Easter egg hunt supplies or stay on our blog for even more Easter egg hunt ideas:
- How to Do a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
- Free Printable Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Clues
- Free Printable Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt Clues