If you’re a parent who likes to plan fun traditions, try these Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for an easy hunt to remember!
One thing I always knew I wanted to do was to have family traditions. We’re a busy family, so our traditions also have to be pretty easy to put together and keep going each year. We’ve been doing an Easter Egg Hunt since Weston’s first Easter. He couldn’t hunt on his own but we still hid some Easter eggs and helped him hunt.
It’s been a tradition in our family since we became a family because I keep it pretty simple.
We’ve partnered with Spin Master to share some Easter Egg Hunt Ideas that make it easy to plan a fun time for the kids!
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
If you ask your kids if they want to have an Easter Egg Hunt, you’re going to get a positive reaction. I’ve seen how even the adults in our family love a good hunt!
So it’s a great tradition to start because everyone can get involved!
But if you’re worried about planning the same old egg hunt, our ideas will not only keep it simple to plan but exciting for everyone involved!
1. Prepare the Easter Egg Hunt Eggs Ahead of Time
One of the biggest tips I can offer when it comes to having a good experience with your hunt is to prepare the eggs you plan to use for the hunt ahead of time. When it comes to Easter Egg Hunt Ideas, all you really need are some eggs and some kids. Everything else are just details!
So by prepping your eggs early, you’ll be ready for the hunt no matter what happens.
It doesn’t matter what kind of eggs you use unless you’re planning on using hard-boiled eggs. You can’t prep them too far in advance but otherwise, as soon as you have your eggs, do whatever you need to do to have them ready for the event.
And be sure to prepare enough eggs! Prep about a dozen eggs per guest so that everyone has a chance to find a good number of eggs.
2. Make Easter Egg Prep Easy
For most of our egg hunts, I’ve used plastic Easter eggs for our Easter activities. Last year, I discovered a new tip for planning an easy day!
Instead of spending time filling tons of plastic kids Easter eggs, I picked up some themed eggs that were pre-filled with items that my kids loved. It saved me time prepping the eggs and the eggs were a hit with the kids.
That’s a win for everyone!
Out of all of these Easter Egg Hunt ideas, this is the one I’m definitely doing again this year! Spin Master is helping make it easy with Hatchimals CollEGGtibles!
My kids are both HUGE Hatchimals fans! They’re also fans of blind bags and boxes. This makes the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles perfect for them!
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are adorable collectible Hatchimals that come in small, speckled eggs. The egg shape makes them perfect for Easter too! So I know I’ll have eggs this year that don’t need any filling and that my kids will have hunting and then hatching them!
The mini Hatchimals inside the eggs are a mystery until the kids hatch them! That makes it even more fun! The speckles on the egg tells you what family the Hatchimal comes from. My kids were excited to try and collect eggs with different speckles when they collected their eggs so they could each start a good collection.
I was excited to have eggs prepped and ready to hide without any work on my part. The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles products definitely make Easter activities so easy!
3. More Egg Hunt Ideas for Organizing the Event
While the eggs are key to the hunt, there are a few more details you’ll probably want to tackle when you’re getting everything organized.
- Be ready to take notes when you hide the eggs. Write down how many eggs you’ve hidden and write down any of the really sneaky hiding places for eggs. This will ensure that none of the eggs are forgotten!
- Don’t let the weather slow you down! Spring is all about the unpredictable weather so make sure you have a backup plan for your hunt in case you need to take it inside! As long as you’ve given it some thought before the day of the hunt, you’ll be prepared for anything!
- Stock up on some affordable Easter baskets or gather baskets from around your house. You can ask your guests to bring their own but be prepared in case someone forgets! We like to buy an Easter egg basket for all of our friends as an extra little prize to take home with them.
- Set boundaries to keep all of the kids safe while they’re hunting for Easter eggs. Be sure to establish very clear boundaries. If you have younger kids hunting, you may want to use sidewalk chalk to actually draw out the boundaries.
- Decorate the egg hunt area! You can keep this as simple as you’d like or go crazy if you want. But it’s a fun way to really get everyone in the mood for an egg hunt!
4. Making the Egg Hunt Fun for Everyone
One of the biggest challenges when coming up with Easter egg hunt ideas is making sure that everyone has a good time when you have hunters of different ages. I’ve seen this happen with our family egg hunts and community egg hunts.
There are some easy ways to handle age differences so even the youngest gets to enjoy finding eggs!
- Divide the hunting space. One of the easiest things to do is divide your space into an area for younger kids with more visible hidden eggs. Then make the hiding spots more challenging in the area for the older kids.
- Give the eggs a code of some sort. This is another one of the easiest Easter egg hunt ideas! Label your eggs so kids know which ones they can collect. There are plenty of different ways to do this!
- If using colored plastic eggs, make certain colors be for different age groups.
- You can also color code eggs like the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles using colored dot stickers or by drawing colored dots with permanent markers.
- If your kids are all similar in age but you want to make sure both the girls and boys have a chance to collect, you can color code by gender too.
- If you’re with a smaller group of kids, you can write names on the eggs or write their ages right on the eggs!
- Change up the hiding spots. If you have an egg hunt every year, try to get creative! Don’t hide the eggs in the same places every year or the hunt will get too easy!
- Give the younger kids a head start. If you have hunters of different ages, another way to even the playing field is to let the younger kids have a head start and make sure there are plenty of very easy hiding spots so they can snag a few eggs before the older kids join in the hunt.
These tips can help build a sense of cooperation during the hunt rather than older or faster kids grabbing all of the eggs and the others feeling disappointed.
5. Egg Hunt Ideas to Extend the Egg Hunt Fun
Hunting for Easter eggs is the star activity of the day, but you can keep the fun going after the Easter egg basket is full!
- Easter Egg Hunt Games are easy and fun to play. After the eggs are collected, you can play games and other activities.
- Sort the eggs by color.
- Have an egg in a spoon relay race.
- Trade or swap eggs (if the kids can handle this).
- Hide the eggs and hunt again!
- You can add in a little learning fun. Write letters on the eggs or put little slips of paper in the eggs. Challenge the kids to make words with the eggs they’ve collected. You could add a prize for the longest word. Or just offer an additional small prize to any child who creates a word with the letters on their eggs.
- Use eggs that have their own activities. Eggs like the Hatchimal CollEGGtibles are a perfect way to extend the fun. The kids have to hatch each egg to find which of the little Hatchimals they found!
How Do Hatchimals CollEGGTibles Work?
Hatching Hatchimals is so easy to do! All the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles need is love to hatch!
- Hold the egg in the palm of your hand.
- Rub the heart on the egg until it changes from purple to pink. That’s the sign that it’s ready to hatch!
- Press down on the egg until it cracks!
It’s that easy to hatch your Hatchimals CollEGGtibles!
Then your kids can create a nest by peeling the eggshell down to the wavy line.
Once they’ve hatched all of their eggs, the Secret Scene Playset adds even more fun to the day!
It’s a great gift idea for Easter that pairs perfectly with using the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles as your Easter egg hunt eggs!
Your kids can hold the Secret Scene Playset egg up to the light and look through the flower to see one of three Glittering Garden Secret Scenes!
They’ll also find an exclusive Hatchimals CollEGGtible in each playset!
With these easy Easter egg hunt ideas and Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, Easter activities are covered in our house this year!
You can stock up on your own Hatchimals CollEGGtibles at Target!
And for another fun Easter activity to do with the kids, try making marshmallow playdough!