Easy Easter egg hunt ideas

Easter egg hunt signs on colouring pencils

Searching for hidden eggs is one of the highlights of Easter. Make the hunt extra fun with these quick and easy ideas.

Set the trail

Make your Easter egg hunt more fun this​ year. Download our free printable, cut around the black line, stick the image onto a pencil or lollipop stick and place around the home or garden to set a trail.

Make egg-shaped clue cards

Jazz up your Easter egg hunt and make egg-shaped clue cards with fun riddles leading to each egg. This will save your kids from running around and turning over every pot in the garden.

Make colourful eggs with food colouring

Hard boil as many eggs as you need, then submerge each egg for 10 minutes in a mixture of 20 drops of food colouring, 2 tbsp vinegar and 250ml water. Take the egg out and once dry, pat with kitchen paper before decorating with fun stickers.

Cover with clingfilm – so the food colouring doesn’t stain any surfaces, and hide them around the house, just remember to keep them away from any pets.

Draw a map

If your egg hunt is taking place over a wide area, create a simple map to help the kids track down their eggs more easily. You could also bury a few eggs for the kids to dig up for a fun spin on a traditional treasure hunt.

Leave Easter bunny footprints

Using paper or felt, create cute Easter bunny footprints that lead to each egg. For older kids who'd like something more challenging, why not try our easy DIY bunny boxes instead.

Alternative prizes

There’s already so much chocolate around at Easter, so why not give your young hunters something a bit different as a prize at the end of an egg hunt? A colouring book or a small toy, for example, is more likely to keep kids busy throughout the Easter holidays and can be equally exciting for children, too.

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