Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Do you know there are many different ways to conduct an Easter Egg hunt? As a young child growing up, my parents used to add fun new twists to our Easter Egg hunt each year and some of them have become fond memories. Today, we often do the same with our children as well. If you’re looking for a fun twist for your Easter Egg hunt this year, here are a four great versions we have tried in the past.

The Easter Bible Verse Hunt:

This version works best with older children and teens who can read and decipher clues well. The year that we did this, the older teens were paired up with one of the smaller children. Then, each “team” was given an envelope with a Bible verse in it. The verse was a clue to the location of the first treat and the next clue. After 4-5 clues, the last clue took us to the biggest treat: a large Easter basket for each of us.

Putting together the clues may seem like a lot of work at first, but it’s actually fairly simple. A verse about rocks told us to look in the rock garden. A verse about sleeping would mean to look in your bedroom. If your children are a little younger, you could help by highlighting the portions of the verse that are most important to finding the location.

An Easter Treasure Trail:

This version is perfect for very small children/toddlers. When our eldest was 18 months old, we greeted her on Easter morning at her crib with a basket. Leading from her crib was a trail of mini Easter eggs. She took the basket and followed the trail, putting the eggs in her basket as she went. The trail led through the house and ended behind the couch where a bigger treat was waiting.

When laying out your treasure trail, keep your child’s attention span in mind. Some children will follow the trail for quite a while before getting bored, others may need something shorter or more broken up. Perhaps a series of smaller prizes along the path where they can stop and enjoy if they wish?

An Easter Scavenger Hunt:

A scavenger hunt is another fun variation and it can be modified to suit any age. For older children, a written list of items to collect will work. For younger children, a sheet with pictures of the different treats they need to find may be a better choice. A very simple version would have children look for specific colors: 1 red egg, 3 blue eggs, etc.

For those who, like us, add other items besides chocolate eggs, your list might include a chocolate Easter bunny, a skipping rope, a chocolate bar, a crème egg, a small toy, etc. Items are hidden at random throughout the specified area and make sure children understand not to remove items that are not on their own list.

The Easter Challenge:

The Easter challenge is a fun party game version of an Easter egg hunt that older children and adults will love. Instead of hiding candy eggs, you would hide small plastic eggs. Inside each egg would be a task that has to be completed. Sing a song, recite a verse from memory, jump on one foot for 10 seconds, draw a picture, etc. After each task is completed, the child receives another treat for their basket. Make sure to keep a camera on hand to capture all of the fun.

So, as you’re dyeing your Easter eggs and planning your egg hunt, take one of these suggestions – use as is or improve upon it – and make it a wonderful Easter egg hunt.  Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments! We love comments here at Simple Home Space!


  1. esther steward says:

    I put gold dollars in some of my plastic eggs and mix with the other plastic eggs. This even gets the teenagers hunting eggs at my house and for the little ones we put eggs in separate area of the back yard to make these easy to find for them. All are eager to hunt eggs for the gold dollars.

  2. Sharon says:

    Every person who comes to our house for Easter plays. Each one is given a basket with one plastic egg in it (everyone has a different set of colored eggs) There are a total of 10 eggs to be found. It’s a race to find all of your eggs. Each person is going to a different place. (up stair, middle floor, basement, front yard & back yard) each egg will give you a clue. The one to finish first gets the Easter Basket. We’ve even had neighbors come and ask if they can play. example of clues: You do this in the morning to your teeth, outside you’ll find an egg by two lips (tulips), this is where you clean your dishes (could be sink or dishwasher) If its raining or too wet outside, then they have to come to me and do what I say. (put your shoes on and hop on 1 foot, okay now take them off) This takes alot of work but well worth it.

  3. ebbie oneal says:

    What a great idea! I have all different ages of nieces and nephews and I am going to try it…

  4. Destiny says:

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  5. lornavillanueva-castañeda says:

    It will be more fun if you ask the kids to put on a rabbit costume or an egg costume instead of sack relay. I’ve tried this to my child minding and learning center it’s fun…fun…fun…

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