Ever found yourself wondering how to how to organise the perfect Easter egg hunt for toddlers?
The boys have been to a fair few Easter egg hunts over the years and I’ve come to the conclusion that — whilst they are a fun way to while away a morning — they’re not always weighted fairly for the littlest members of the party.
More often than not, all of the chocolate eggs have been located before the toddlers have even grasped what they’re supposed to be doing.
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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
Reading Easter egg hunt clues out to two year olds has proven to be somewhat ‘challenging’; cue blank faces and the realisation that they don’t understand the majority of the words you’re using, let alone unscramble a riddle.
So with this in mind, I thought I’d share my fail-safe tips for the perfect Easter egg hunt at home for toddlers — minis, tweens, teens, adults — basically the best, most fool-proof Easter egg hunt ideas for large groups (or small groups) of all ages!
How Do you Plan an Easter Egg Hunt for a Toddler?
1. Gather together a selection of vessels to collect the ‘treasure’.
Bags, boxes or baskets — you can trawl charity shops for traditional wicker baskets or buy Easter themed bags from places like Amazon and supermarkets.
2. You’ll also need a selection of eggs in a range of colours; aim for around 5-10 of the same colour. One colour per child or — if you’ve a lot of egg-hunters joining in — per group.
If you fancy getting your craft on, you can paint — or spray — boiled or blown eggs — or white polystyrene ones.
Alternatively if you’re lazy or rushed for time (I like to think I fall in the latter category) you can buy egg-sellent pre-coloured plastic eggs.
3. Decorate the garden with hanging eggs and ribbons and hide the coloured eggs around the garden (or house if you’re planning on doing an indoor hunt).
If you’re feeling particularly generous you can also hide extra treats and spot prizes.
4. Explain to your little egg-hunters what they’re supposed to be doing.
Do I Need Easter Egg Hunt Clues For an Older Child?
No — not at all!
Simply allocate each child with a colour; or — if if you have lots of kids joining in — split them into teams and give each team a colour.
Give the starting orders.
Off they go!
There’s no need for clues – literally give them a colour and let them go and search for the eggs in that colour!
Backyard Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
This Easter egg hunt is absolutely perfect for large and small gardens.
Little one’s can use their skills to lift up pots to find the coloured eggs. And you can even hang them in bushes and trees.
You can get really creative with where you’re hiding the eggs for older children. One word of warning. Just make a note of where you’ve hidden all the eggs!
One year, we hid a couple so well, we couldn’t find them either!!
It took ages to locate them!!
When all of the coloured eggs have been found, count them up.
Then give out the prizes!
- Bags, boxes or baskets
- Coloured eggs - one colour for each child (or team) taking part
- Easter decorations (optional)
- Prizes — chocolate eggs or candy prizes always work a treat!
- Hide coloured eggs around the garden (or house if you're doing an indoor Easter egg hunt). You can also hide 'bonus' treats and spot prizes.
- You can decorate the garden or house with hanging eggs and ribbon too if you have the time (or energy!)
- Allocate each child with a colour. Or -if if you have lots of kids joining in-split them into teams and give each team a colour.
- Then you can either tell the children to locate as many eggs of their colour as they can. Or tell them exactly how many eggs they've got to look for. If your child is still not at counting age, just telling them to find the colour is a great, easy and fun option.
Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
If you don’t have a garden — or outside space — at your disposal, don’t worry!
This Easter egg hunt is just as easy to do indoors as it is outdoors.
The same rules apply; just allocate a colour of egg to one child — or one group; hide the eggs.
Then give the starting orders and let the fun commence!
By far the easiest — and fairest — way to host an egg-cellent egg hunt.
No need to worry about complicated riddles and rhyming couplets and no upset for any of the participants because someone has found more chocolate than them!
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.