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One of my favorite things about Easter is the Easter morning Easter Egg hunt. Every year my parents would make us kids go upstairs while they hid plastic eggs all over the house filled with candy and sometimes even money. While the Easter egg hunt is definitely not the purpose of Easter, it’s still a fun tradition that I’ll be continuing with K this year. I thought it would be fun to come up with some creative alternatives to the typical Easter egg hunt to put a little twist on one of my favorite traditions. A number of these would also make fun Easter party games.
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
If you want something to do other than an Easter egg hunt this weekend, make sure to check out these 12 spring themed party games, perfect for kids or adults!
#1 – Reverse the Roles Egg Hunt
Reverse the roles this year and have the kids fill the Easter eggs with things that they want written on slips of paper (like stay up for an extra hour, skip chores for a day, etc.). Once all of the eggs are filled, have the kids hide the eggs and have parents try to find them. Any eggs that are not found in a certain time limit are the ones that kids get to keep.
#2 – Easter Egg Eggstravaganza
Fill each of the eggs with a slip of paper with a task that the finder has to complete such as a sing “Itsy Bity Spider,” name three fruits that are red, or do a handstand. This is an Easter egg hunt so make them fun. Once the finder does the task, they can pick out a piece of candy or a toy.
#3 – Easter Egg Adventure Hunt
Write clues that send your kids around the house searching for the next location where they’ll find a clue (e.g., Run really fast, use your legs, this is where we keep the eggs). Hide the clues in eggs and put a number on each of the eggs so they don’t accidentally skip an egg in their searching. Have the clues lead to a bigger prize at the end, one for each kid, or one that everyone can share. At the beginning of the hunt, give your kids the first clue and send them off on their adventure.
#4 – Golden Ticket Egg Hunt
Have a Willy Wonka themed Easter Egg hunt by hiding a golden ticket for each of your kids in one egg, so if you have three kids you would have three eggs with golden tickets inside. Tell your kids that they can only find one golden ticket. If your kids aren’t the “open as I find it” kind of kids, you can also put a golden star or something on the outside of the egg so they know when they find a golden ticket egg. Once they find a golden ticket, they can immediately (or after the hunt is over) trade it in for a bigger prize.
#5 – Easter Egg Relay Race
Split your kids into teams. When you say go, have the first kid from each team go search for an egg. Once they’ve found an egg, they come back and tag the next teammate who has to go find an egg. And repeat. Continue until one team has found a specified number of eggs (e.g., 20) as a team.
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Older Kids & Teens
#6 – Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Put together a list of eggs that the kids have to find such as a striped egg, an egg with green Jelly beans, an egg with a quarter inside, etc. Once the kids have found each item on their list, they can trade it in for a big gift (e.g., movie, toy, gift card, $10). This is a great way to still let kids search for a lot of eggs without a candy overload.
#7 – Choose Your Own Easter Egg Hunt
Similar to the Easter Egg Adventure Hunt, write clues that send your kids around the house searching for the next clue. The only difference is that for this adventure hunt, you are going to put two eggs with two different clues in each location. Kids can open both eggs but will have to choose which one to follow. So for example, one egg might lead them to the microwave while the other might lead them to the bathtub. This is a little more complicated to put together but so fun for kids to have a choice.
#8 – Scrambled Easter Egg Hunt
Pick out some bigger prizes and print out the names of those prizes on a sheet of paper (e.g., Movie Night) with each prize printed in a different color. Cut out each of the letters from the prizes and put one letter in each egg that you hide. Make a poster with matching colored blank spaces for each letter in each prize (kind of like the game hangman) so that kids know how many letters are in each prize. Have kids search for the eggs until they’ve found all of the letters for a particular color and then have them unscramble the letters to win the prize. You can either let them find all of the words or just win the first 2-3. You could also do this with puzzle pieces and have them find the pieces to put together the puzzle instead of unscrambling letters.
#9 – Perfect Patterns Egg Hunt
Before the race, put together a pattern or specific order that you want kids to find eggs in (e.g., red, green, blue, striped, black) then hide the eggs. Have your kids search for eggs only in the pattern that you specified. Every time they find an egg, they have to bring the egg back and put it in the room with the pattern then go search again. Once they’ve found all of the eggs in the correct pattern, they are rewarded with a bigger prize.
#10 – Skip the Candy Egg Hunt
Similar to the reverse the roles egg hunt, have kids fill Easter Eggs with slips of paper that have reasonable rewards (stay up for an extra 15 minutes, lunch date with mom) for them rather than candy/toys. Hide the eggs and the eggs that the kids find are the rewards that they get. You could also just do this in addition to the typical candy eggs.
Don’t stop there, check out these 12 other fun spring party games that are perfect for your Easter celebration!