Creative Easter egg hunt ideas for all ages

Sometimes, old-fashioned is better – and what’s more charmingly traditional than an Easter egg hunt? Perfect for keeping the kids busy over Easter (especially if you’ve got an Easter Sunday roast in the oven), keep your bouncing little bunnies entertained with our Easter egg hunt ideas, complete with some top Easter egg hunt clues for adults and kids alike.

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How to organise an Easter egg hunt

Throwing an Easter egg hunt can be a lot of fun, and it’s not that much work to give kids a wonderful memory to look back on. Here are the simple steps to follow to organise an Easter egg hunt at home.

  1.   Decide what to hide

First things first, you’ll need something to hide for the hunt! It’s up to you whether you want to hide lots of small eggs around your house and garden, or just clues written on slips of paper leading to an eggstravagant final prize. (We’re sorry.) Small, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs work well for an Easter egg hunt if you’re hiding both an egg and a clue in each spot.

  1.   Write out your clues

If you’re hiding clues in each hiding spot of the trail instead of eggs, it might be worth writing them on coloured paper, especially if you’re organising an Easter egg hunt for smaller children. Fluorescent post-it notes work perfectly for this!

  1.   Hide your treasure

Start tucking the eggs and/or clues into their hiding spots, based on the Easter egg hunt clues! If your little one is likely to get excited and want to start first thing in the morning, get hiding once they’ve gone to bed.

  1.   Get hunting!

Don some bunny ears, give the kids a basket, and set them off on the hunt! If they’re really struggling, give them a hint by telling them if they’re getting warmer or colder depending how close they are.

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Easter egg hunt clues

The joy of an Easter egg hunt is… well, okay, it’s chocolate, obviously, but there’s a significant amount of delight to be had in solving clues to lead you to the chocolatey treasure.

When you start planning your Easter egg hunt ideas, you’ll need to pick locations that you can easily drop a hint about in clues. So here are our top suggestions for some Easter egg hunt clues, perfect for Easter egg hunting through different areas in your house!

Rhyming clues

Rhyming is a great way to make the whole game feel more fun. And in the case of the rhyming clues with a blanked out word, in the (admittedly unlikely) event that the riddle stumps them, you can help them along by asking what rhymes. Here are a few of our favourite suggestions for easy Easter egg hunt clues:

  • ‘This place is where you lay your head! Check under the pillow on your ____’
  • ‘I have four legs to keep me stable – look for your next clue under the ____’
  • ‘This next clue is such a breeze – it’s been left in the place you leave your ice cream to freeze’
  • ‘You’re almost there, so don’t give up! Check the kitchen cupboards, perhaps in a ____?’
  • ‘The eggs are escaping! They won’t get far – make sure they don’t drive off in the _____’
  • ‘If you’re in a snacking mood, head here to find some chilly food’
  • ‘Well done, that’s great, you’re nearly there! Now check the place you wash your hair’

Easter egg hunt riddles

For a slightly more puzzling time, use some of these classic ‘what am I?’ riddles as Easter egg hunt clues. We’ll leave the careful hiding of clues and/or eggs in these locations up to you.

  • ‘I run all the time, but never move from the kitchen’ (The tap)
  • ‘I have two hands and a face, but never smile’ (A clock)
  • ‘The more I dry, the wetter I become’ (A towel)
  • ‘I get smaller every time I take a bath’ (A bar of soap)
  • ‘I have four legs and a single foot – what am I?’ (Bed)
  • ‘Tall when I’m young and short when I’m old, I’ll help you to see when the darkness unfolds.’ (A candle)

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Easter egg hunt clues for older children

If you’re hiding Easter egg hunt clues for older children or even for adults, get a little bit more cryptic! Here are some simple suggestions for how to make their clues a bit more challenging.

Give them anagrams to unscramble

Maybe their next clue is hiding in the degfir, or behind the act ruins… (don’t scramble your head, it’s just fridge and curtains, anagrammed. Is that a verb? We’re making it a verb).

If you’re doing Easter egg hunt clues for adults, you can even step this up a bit by scrambling the whole phrase – ‘in the fridge’ becomes ‘deer infight’ and ‘behind the curtains’ becomes ‘ancient Edith shrub’. Hand over the clues and delight in their befuddled faces.

Use movie references

If there’s a film buff helping you hunt for eggs, movie and TV references make great Easter egg hunt clues for adults or older children! Try some of these clues for locations to hide clues or eggs, or make up your own…

  •       ‘Your next egg is hiding in Westview’ (television – a fun WandaVision reference for any Marvel fans)
  •       ‘The Breakfast Club danced here’ (taped under a table)
  •       ‘Find your next egg in Narnia’ (hidden in the wardrobe)
  •       ‘You’ll need this for Singin’ in the Rain’ (tucked inside an umbrella)
  •       ‘Head to where Harry Potter used to sleep’ (cupboard under the stairs)

Holding an Easter egg hunt is a sweet and time-honoured tradition – so brave the inevitable sugar high at the end of the treasure trail, and organise some egg-hunting fun for your family this year. For more Easter inspiration, check out our range of sweet Easter cards, and for more fun celebration ideas, check out the rest of the thortful blog.

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