These creative Easter egg hunt ideas will liven up your traditional Easter egg hunt and make it more fun for the kids. There's a great mix of activities here, from "popping" Easter eggs to following scavenger hunt clues. These are really unique ideas that your kids will love. You may even want to do more than one of them this Easter!
These activities are for all ages of kids but tweens and teens will really love these unique Easter egg hunt ideas because they're more challenging. Adults might even want to get in on the action as well!
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Easter Egg Hunt Trophies
Celebrate the winners and the losers of your next Easter egg hunt with these fun trophies. There are plenty of ideas here on what to write on your Easter eggs including "Most Eggs," "Fewest Eggs," "Good Egg," and "Eggcellent." This is a cute way of awarding the kids for hunting eggs.
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Egg Popper Tree
This is a truly creative Easter egg hunt idea and is perfect for any age but tweens and teens especially. It takes the traditional Easter egg hunt and takes it off the ground to up in the trees. Pull on the string and the eggs "pop" open to reveal the candy inside.
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Glow In the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Here's an idea that will make your egg hunt way more challenging: having it in the dark. Small glow sticks are placed inside Easter eggs and they glow from within. This would be perfect for a night Easter egg hunt. You could stick candy in there too or just have a prize for who found the most eggs.
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Easter Egg Hunt Tokens
In this unique Easter egg hunt, paper tokens or "yolks" are placed inside the eggs instead of candy. The kids can add up their tokens and then redeem them for prizes at the end. This is a great candy alternative that's still a lot of fun.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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Easter Egg Privilege Cards
Here's another candy-free idea for an Easter egg hunt. Instead of candy inside the eggs, there are printable privilege cards. You can put whatever you like on these cards but some ideas include getting out of eating veggies, an extra piece of dessert, staying up late, and one-on-one time with mom or dad.
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Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt and Match
This idea is perfect for little ones who are learning their letters. Puzzle piece letters are placed inside plastic eggs and then they are matched to the letters on the sidewalk. It makes for a more interactive Easter egg hunt that also serves an educational purpose.
Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt and Match from I Can Teach My Child
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Easter Egg Hunt Clues
Take your Easter egg hunt to the next level with this scavenger hunt. The clues will take the kids from one egg to another, collecting prizes or candy along the way. You can have a bigger prize at the end of the scavenger hunt.
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Printable Easter Egg Hunt Checklist
This fun activity slows down the Easter egg hunt and gets the kids to look around for different colors of eggs, hidden bunny tracks, flowers, animals, and their Easter basket. As they find them, they'll check them off on this free printable.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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Get the kids up and moving with these exercise eggs. Inside the sports-themed Easter eggs are activities like jumping jacks, marching, stomping, skipping, and more fun activities that will get them up and having fun.
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Easter Scavenger Hunt
An Easter scavenger hunt is a great idea for older kids who want more of a challenge than finding hidden eggs. Each clue will lead them to the next until the final egg where they can find their Easter basket or a prize.
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Egg Number Identification and Counting Game
This is a fun Easter egg hunt idea that also practices counting and number identification. There's a number posted on the bucket and that bucket should be filled with that number of eggs. You can make this as easy or as difficult as you want depending on the age of your child. We also love how this game can be played over and over again.
Egg Number Identification and Counting Game from Coffee Cups and Crayons
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Color Matching Easter Egg Hunt
Another way to sneak some learning into an Easter egg hunt is by using color identification. Paint the buckets the same color as the plastic eggs and let the little ones match them up. Even though the older kids don't need help learning their colors, they'll still find this Easter activity a whole lot of fun.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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Puzzle Easter Egg Hunt
For this egg hunt, puzzle pieces are placed inside plastic eggs. The kids collect the eggs and then put the puzzle pieces together to earn a prize. It takes a regular Easter egg hunt and adds another fun component. The kids won't even know that they're learning at the same time. You could easily adjust the puzzle level for the ages of kids that you have.
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Magic Jelly Bean Garden
Perfect for the little ones, this adorable idea has you "plant" jelly beans and find that they magically turn into lollipops. Was the Easter Bunny responsible? This fun surprise will have the kids amazed.
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Easter Egg Hunt Signs
Help the Easter egg hunters find their way in this fun idea. You'll make your own signs telling the kids to go "This Way," "That Way," or "Follow Me." You'll first assemble the signs and then paint them. Finally, the vinyl message is added. You can keep these signs and use them year after year.
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Printable Easter Egg Notes
These free, printable Easter egg notes could be used in so many ways. With fun Easter designs and colors, they'll fit right in with your Easter celebration. One idea is to use them to grant privileges, tucking them inside plastic eggs. It's a great idea for a non-candy item to be put inside of the Easter egg.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Easter Egg Tag
For older active kids, this is a fun idea that will have them running all over the place. Glue eggs, candy, and prizes to the back of their shirts. Can the others snag them off the shirts? This is a fun game that's something truly unique.
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Easter Hidden Message
This Easter egg hunt idea is actually six ideas in one, including scavenger hunts, puzzles, jokes, scrambled messages, trivia, and even balloon popping. You could use all of them or some of them to create a fun Easter celebration that the kids are going to love. The Easter hidden message game is a fun Easter morning scavenger hunt where the clues are revealed in some very cool ways.