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Super-Fun Easter Egg Hunt Ideas Every-bunny's Gonna Love

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The egg hunt is one of our most time-honored Easter traditions, but that doesn’t mean it always has to be the same. Mix it up this year by trying one of these creative Easter egg hunt ideas, whether you are planning an indoor, backyard, or neighborhood hunt.

There are so many ways to make your Easter egg hunt more fun, but one of the main things to keep in mind is age. Older kids will love challenging scavenger clues leading to their Easter baskets, eggs filled with coupons offering coveted privileges (an extra hour before bedtime, oh boy!), or even hunts that incorporate other Easter games and activities, like a relay race or tag. For tweens and teens, a nighttime glow-in-the-dark hunt will take the adventure to the next level (BTW, this is one of our favorite Easter egg hunt idea for adults too).

Got a first timer on the field? Easter Bunny tracks marking the way, whimsical signs, or even helium balloons tied to each egg are all eggscellent Easter egg hunt ideas for toddlers who might need a little extra help. Next year, you might try stepping up the challenge with a color matching or counting activity.

Whoever you're planning an Easter egg hunt for, you are sure to find an awesome idea here. Ready, set, hunt!

Veggie Egg Hunt

Plop these cute, crafted eggs in the veggie patch. They will blend right in and make for an interesting challenge.

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Easter Egg Busy Bag Scavenger Hunt

These busy bags will keep kids busy long after the initial egg hunt ends. They have a card attached to them that prompts the player to find Easter-themed objects.

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Hanging Easter Egg Hunt

Don't be afraid to hide eggs in branches to make it more challenging for the hunters.

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Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

If weather rains on your Easter parade, find clever ways to hide eggs indoors. Candlesticks make a fun hiding spot and double as a festive decoration.

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Galaxy Slime Easter Egg Hunt

Kids will love hunting for these eggs filled with slime and mix in's.

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Kids' Easter Charades Hunt

Combine your Easter egg hunt with a round of charades the whole family will enjoy. Instead of candy or small prizes, fill plastic eggs with fun charades prompts for the kids to act out after the hunt is done.

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Easter Egg Hunt Relay Race

It's just like a traditional relay race, but this one involves eggs! We love that this cute idea fosters teamwork.

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan.

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Winner-Picks-the-Movie Egg Hunt

Who gets to pick the Easter movie? It's only fair to let a little friendly competition decide. Fill plastic eggs with small goodies, except for one special egg that will contain a coveted privilege—the right to choose the springtime flick on the evening docket!

Related: 7 Outdoor Movie Screens You Can Easily DIY

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Hunt for Lunch

Turn lunch into an adventure by hiding snacks inside eggs and having kids hunt for them.

Get the tutorial at Gluesticks.

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Blooming Eggs Hunt

Stick these "plantable" eggs in your garden and encourage little ones to uproot them.

Get the tutorial at Make and Takes.

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Perfect Patterns Easter Egg Hunt

Maybe a traditional Easter egg hunt just won't cut it this year. If that's the case, try asking kids to look for specific patterns within the game instead.

Get the tutorial from Play Party Plan.

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Mystery Numbers Egg Hunt

Want to make things interesting for an Easter egg hunt for teens or adults? Try this game of luck. The meaning of the mystery numbers written on the eggs will only be revealed only after the hunt is through. Some will go home a little richer, but others will have to pay up!

Get the tutorial at Busy Toddler.

Note: As the organizer, you will assign a monetary value to each mystery number. Keep those values low to ensure no one owes more than a few bucks at the end.

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Water Egg Hunt

If you're fortunate enough to be somewhere warm for Easter (or have a heated pool), head to the water for your Easter egg hunt. Simply toss eggs in, and let the kids track them down. If you have older kids who are strong swimmers, add weights to some of the eggs so they sink to the bottom. Make sure plenty of adults are on hand to make sure everyone stays safe.

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Easter Egg Hunt Trophy

Sure, chocolate is the actual trophy when it comes to Easter egg hunts. But an additional real one doesn't hurt!

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

If you're not traveling to see family this Easter, host a virtual event! Simply send out a Zoom invite to your loved ones letting them know what time to join in. Label an egg with the name of each friend and family member who will be attending the virtual hunt. When your child finds that egg, have them show it to the corresponding loved one. You can also designate special prizes from guests, like an extra chocolate bunny from Grandma and Grandpa. Or, get guests more involved by assigning each person a clue to read hinting at the location of an egg.

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Egg Hunt Bunny Markers

It's easy to make these bunny markers, which can be scattered throughout your yard and used to "mark the spot" where eggs are hidden! Simply cut bunny, egg, and carrot shapes out of sturdy card stock and glue them to wooden craft sticks.

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Easter Egg Hunt for Rewards

Hide rewards inside each egg so that instead of candy, your kids get a prize that will last much longer!

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan.

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Puzzle Easter Egg Hunt

Combine a traditional hunt with a follow-up activity. This set includes a dozen mini puzzle-filled eggs for ages three and up. Once everyone finds an egg, it's a race to see who can finish their puzzle first.

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Indoor Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

Leave clues around your house that will lead your kids to the grand prize—which is up to you to decide.

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan.

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Find Your Name Easter Egg Hunt

Spell out kids' names on eggs (one letter per egg), then hide them. Kids are tasked with finding the eggs that have the letters to their name. First one to spell out their name wins!

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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Lead your kids to their Easter baskets full of candy and eggs with these clever scavenger hunt clues.

Get the tutorial at Happiness Is Homemade.

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Crack the Code Easter Egg Hunt

Create codes that your kids have to crack before they can find the next egg. There are even steps to write them in invisible ink if you're really getting into it!

Get the tutorial at Science Sparks.

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Scrambled Easter Egg Hunt

Have older kids? Give your traditional hunt the Freaky Friday treatment. Let the kids hide requests (say, for fewer chores or a favorite dinner) in eggs, and have parents do the hunting. But beware: Parents are on the hook for whatever they don't find.

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Preschooler Egg Counting Game

For your littlest ones, this game is a great way to incorporate Easter fun while practicing counting.

Get the tutorial at Coffee Cups and Crayons.

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Color Matching Easter Egg Hunt

This game is great for younger kids to even the playing field. Instead of a free for all, assign each child a color and set them out on a mission to find each egg of that designated color.

Get the tutorial at Sew Many Ways.

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Candy-Free Easter Egg Hunt

Fill your Easter eggs with these yolk "tokens" that your kids can then redeem for prizes depending on how many they have by the end of the hunt.

Get the tutorial at Life as Mom.

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Egg Privilege Cards

Instead of candy, sneak "privilege cards" into each egg that your children can redeem for something equally sweet—like getting extra dessert one night.

Get the tutorial at Over the Big Moon.

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Play Easter Egg Tag

From toddlers to teens, your whole crew will get a kick out of hunting for eggs on-the-run (literally!). Designate a family member to wear the egg hunt goodies on a shirt. Then, the chase is on to see who can snatch them the fastest.

Get the tutorial at Get Your Holiday On.

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Create Easter Coupons

Customized bonuses like an extended bedtime coupon (for one night only) and special one-on-one parent time go way beyond candy.

Get the tutorial at Growing Up Gabel.

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Steer Toddlers in the Right Direction

These DIY signs are perfect for directing the tiny peeps toward the best Easter eggs.

Get the tutorial at Morena's Corner.

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Get Active

This interactive Easter hunt is filled with activities like somersaulting, singing, and even making animal noises.

Get the tutorial at Alice and Lois.

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Opt for Egg Poppers

Transform candy-filled Easter eggs into poppers, hang them up, and let kids go wild.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Make an Interactive Checklist

Make your own unique checklist or use this printable to craft a hunt that's even more fun and engaging for the kids.

Get the tutorial at A Mom's Take.

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Tie Balloons to the Eggs for Toddlers

Help the littlest hunters out by attaching balloons to some of the eggs.

Get the tutorial at Celebrations At Home.

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Leave an Easter Bunny Trail

Create "bunny tracks" around where you're hiding the eggs. Toddlers will be thrilled to see the Easter Bunny's paw prints!

Get the tutorial at Smart School House.

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Let Your Eggs Glow in the Dark

Plant some of these glowing eggs around your backyard for a nighttime egg hunt that older kids will love.

Get the tutorial at Lil' Luna.

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Make It a Game with Confetti Eggs

Fill all your eggs with confetti—but fill one with biodegradable glitter instead. After the egg hunt, older kids and adults will have a blast cracking them over each other's heads. Whoever gets the glitter egg will win a grand prize!

Get the tutorial at Oh Happy Day.

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