Creative Egg Hunt Ideas For All Ages

A s we face another Easter where things may look different than they have in previous years, we are no longer strangers to rethinking new ways to celebrate old traditions.

Fortunately, there are limitless creative ways to partake in one of Easter’s oldest traditions: the egg hunt. Here are seven egg hunt ideas that offer a new experience for all ages.

Ingredient Hunt:
Choose and print a fun Easter recipe (making sure you have ingredients on hand) before cutting and folding each listed ingredient and step to fit into an egg. Once all eggs have been found, searchers must compile the complete recipe before assembling in the kitchen to cook from it. If you need inspiration, these resurrection cookies are a great way to incorporate the story of Easter into your cooking fun.

Piñata Hunt:
If you need to adjust your hunt to be inside, or to accommodate one at a time social distancing measures, consider using a piñata to put a spin on things. Fill a pull string piñata with the small prizes usually reserved for the inside the eggs. Attach the plastic egg to the ends of strings and take turns choosing an egg to pull release the bounty.

Parental Privilege Hunt:
Fill eggs with coupons for special household privileges – staying up late, getting out of daily chores, choosing the dinner menu. Have either the kids hide them (and parents can honor the coupons in the eggs that they fail to find) or the parents hide them (and each child keeps the coupon within the eggs they find).

Do your teenagers think they are too old and cool for an egg hunt this year? Turn the activity into an act of service and choose a family with young children for your teens to plan and put on an egg hunt for. Experiencing joy from the joy brought to others is a great life lesson to demonstrate to soon-to-be adults.

Window Hunt:
Involve the neighborhood by distributing Easter egg printouts for neighbors to creatively decorate or color and hang in street facing windows. Enjoy a walk down your street with children writing down the addresses where they find eggs and voting for their favorite. This hunt has two winners – the house with the best egg and the person who finds the most of them!

Charade Hunt:
Each participant gets an allotment of eggs to fill with charade clues. Once all eggs have been found, gather for a lively game in which each person is tasked with acting out the clues in the eggs they found. Whoever acts out the most correctly guessed clues is the winner.

Virtual Photo Hunt:
If distance is an issue this year, use a photo editing app to create a slideshow hunt featuring an prominent Easter egg on the background of a famous national or international landmark – Grand Canyon, Taj Majal, or Mall of America. Send the slideshow via emails to participants and have them send back an answer sheet of locations for each numbered slide.

We hope that one of these hunts can inspire new traditions for you and loved ones to enjoy!

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