1. SCAVENGER HUNT
This is a fun activity to do when you have at least one child who can read! The scavenger hunt will lead the kiddos to their baskets or if you have a special Easter gift you want them to hunt for, this is PERFECT. This can be done on it’s own or in addition to a traditional egg hunt. I have done this when I start to worry that the kids get too competitive with hunting eggs. This way, they work as a team! I made up a little list that you can download and print just to make your Easter prep a bit easier.
click here to download: easter scavenger hunt
After you print, cut out each riddle.
Then, ONE AT A TIME, fill the eggs and hide them in order so you don’t loose track of where you need to hide each egg. Believe me, if you’re doing this at 1 am, this can all of a sudden seem super complicated!!
2. STRING GUIDE TO YOUR BASKET
This is a fun idea that I’ve tried a couple of times. I have also used the same idea for other games or family night lessons with my kids. I got the idea from the blog, 71 Toes (one of my faves).
For Easter Morning you tie a different string to each of your kids’ beds.
…the string needs to be long! Yarn works great. Have the yarn zig zag throughout your house:
Eventually the string will guide kids to their baskets, each in a different hiding spot. The kids have so much fun just at the sight of all the string. Then following the string all over the place is a blast. Your kids will never forget it!
3. A LITTLE CASH WILL GET THOSE BIG KIDS BACK IN THE GAME
A few of our kids are starting to outgrow our dear Easter Bunny! To increase their enthusiasm we made the egg hunt a bit more (ahem) lucrative for them! Adding money to our plastic eggs is a real game changer for the big kids. Occasionally we will throw in a few “golden eggs” with larger bills inside. When one is found the kids work together to find the next until each kid has one. We try to hide the golden eggs in extra tricky spots!
Let us know if you try any of these or if you have other fun Easter hunt traditions!
Pete & Repeat