Want to be a hit with your family and friends this Easter? Planning an Easter egg hunt and games can be a challenge, but we’ve got you covered. Get in that spring spirit and follow these steps to plan out the best Easter egg hunt for your friends and family:
- Set the date. Choose a time around Easter weekend. Make sure to have a back-up plan if you plan to have the hunt outside.
- Pick the location. Choose an area big enough for the hunters but not too hard to find the eggs. Don’t forget to keep defined boundaries to ensure hunters don’t wander off too far! If hosting inside the house, make sure to keep the hunt to one floor.
- Stock up on eggs. If you’re entertaining a large group of young kids, it is best to use plastic eggs. We’d recommend about a dozen eggs per person, so everyone is able to find a decent amount. You can choose to fill the plastic eggs with toys, candy or numbers that indicate bigger prizes such as chocolate, Easter books or stuffed animals.
- Easter decorations. Decorate your house to encourage Easter fun from the moment your guests step through your door. Not a fan of inside Easter decor? Consider simply adding pastel-colored balloons or Easter welcome signage on your front door. You could even have a festive printable sign for your Easter egg hunt egg-stravaganza.
- Be prepared with ample baskets, buckets, pails. Whether you’re opting for traditional pastel painted wicker baskets, brightly colored plastic pails, or personalized buckets with each egg hunter’s name decorated on it, be prepared to provide fun and appropriate egg catching tools for everyone invited.
- Hide the eggs. Make sure to pick hiding spots that are appropriate for the ages of children invited. For younger children, hide eggs in more obvious locations and easily accessible for them in open places. For older children, have fun nestling eggs up in clever locations or corners only they can reach.
- Ready to hunt. If there are numerous children of different ages, consider having separate rounds to make it fair for the younger children. Have the younger children hunt first, then allow the older children to seek for the remaining amount after a certain time limit.
- Count the eggs. After you have made sure all the eggs are collected give out the prizes!
Easter egg hunt tips:
- Make sure to count the eggs beforehand so you know how many there are to find.
- If you plan to use real eggs, make sure to boil and dye them at least a week in advance so you don’t worry about having them ready then store in the fridge till the day. Remind all guests that Dyed Easter Eggs are not safe to eat. For plastic eggs, stuff them a week in advance to have them ready and skip the last-minute stress.
If you wish to play Easter Games with the eggs, try these ones:
- Golden Easter Egg: Put a dollar in an Easter egg and hide it. Kids will compete to find the golden egg first.
- Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt: Hide clues or prompts around the house which leads you to the next clues location and make the end clue a filled Easter basket.
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