1. Clue cards
Create egg-shaped clue cards with fun riddles leading to each egg. This will save your kids from running around like headless chickens while upturning every pot in your garden to find the magic eggs, and also adds a puzzle element to the Easter egg hunt.
2. Colourful eggs
The ‘colour and sticker’ method is a great Easter craft idea that creates funky looking eggs that look like they’re straight from the Easter Bunny’s basket. First hard boil some eggs, then submerge your egg for 10 minutes in a mixture of 20 drops of food colouring, two tablespoons of vinegar and 250ml of water. Once dried, pat dry with kitchen paper and add bright stickers in a contrasting colour so they’re easy to spot.
3. Draw a map
If your egg hunt’s taking place in a large space like a park or a big garden, create a cartoony map to help the kids track down their eggs more easily. If it’s on your own land, you could even bury a few eggs and leave a spade or small trowel for the Easter pirates to dig up their treasure with.
4. Leave Easter bunny footprints
Create cute Easter Bunny footprints out of paper or felt that lead to each egg. It might be a bit easy for older kids, but tracking the bunny’s footsteps is bound to be a magical adventure for little ones.
5. Alternative prizes
There’s already so much chocolate involved with Easter, so give your young hunters something else exciting as a reward for finding all their eggs. A colouring book to keep them occupied over Easter break, a fluffy toy bunny or a trip to the local farm to see some newly hatched chicks could all be perfect alternatives.